Ministry doesn’t have a handle on dengue

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current health minister and his stewards have all appeared to have lost any degree of control of the current dengue crisis.Now, to be fair, the blame cannot be solely levelled on the Ministry of Health. However, didn’t the…

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Letter of the Day | Venezuela target of US imperialism

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are two terms - oligarchy and imperialism - that define the problems faced by Maduro’s new government in Venezuela. Despite nearly 20 years of governance by the socialist forces - first led by Hugo Chavez and now by Maduro -…

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Misdiagnosis deadly in dengue epidemic

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:Condolences to the family of Rihanna Rupon, the four-year-old Kingston girl who died from dengue on January 8. It is a tragedy for a parent to lose a child.Now the blame game has begun. Medical doctors didn’t need to wait on Health…

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Canada needs an adult as prime minister

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:Even on a busy news day with governmental chaos in UK and USA, terrorists wreaking havoc in Kenya, and Syria, and Canadians kidnapped in Burkina Faso, there was still time for Canadian television national newscasts to dutifully pay…

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Don’t dump coach just yet

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:Claude Puel has recently come under fire for his managerial decisions at Leicester City Football Club. The home loss to Cardiff and the away defeat to minnows Newport County have not helped his cause. Craig Burley of ESPN has also…

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Letter of the Day | Use NHT surplus to boost paltry pensions

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having watched the current debate on TVJ regarding the minimum wage vs liveable wage, permit me to add my two cents.Most persons have come down on the side that the current $7,000 weekly minimum wage is not liveable. While this may…

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Fire victim says thanks

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been one month since my house was burnt down in Cockburn Pen, St Andrew, which was covered under the newspaper headline ‘Christmas crushed’.It has been a rough month having to start all over again, having been burnt out three…

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Hypocrisy in Venezuela vote

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see where the Jamaican Government has voted not to recognise President Nicol·s Maduro as the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. They have not really given us a compelling reason for their decision.The…

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Weird business logic at Max Glass Shop

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wanted to bring to your attention my experience at Max Glass Shop at 55 Manchester Avenue in May Pen, Clarendon, on Thursday, January 10, 2019.I was doing home renovation, and having decided to put a sliding panel on the bath, the…

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Haven’t had a proper bath for weeks

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am happy to hear that the Mandela Highway pipeline has been repaired, but the community of Whitehaven Gardens, on Whitehall Avenue, in the vicinity of Red Hills Road, has had no water, not even the normal little trickle that would…

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