What happened with Peter Bunting’s crime plan?

Gleaner on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Peter Bunting introduced his five- year crime plan to the nation. He promised to get murders down to 321 in 2017 by reducing them by 134 annually for the next five years. One thousand one hundred…

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State of emergency – opportunity wasted

Gleaner on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently drove through one of the areas under a state of emergency (SOE) in Kingston. Soldiers and police were stationed on every corner. They obviously had nothing to do, and, frankly, looked rather bored. The areas in which…

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Letter of the Day | Proposed Port Royal cruise pier not viable

Gleaner on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am sitting here almost daily reading about the proposed cruise ship pier for Port Royal, which, to my mind, is really a cop -out for where the pier should really go, downtown Kingston. The tourism officials are probably ready to…

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What to expect from the next US ambassador?

Gleaner on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: What should Jamaica come to expect from incoming US Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia? Likely, not much. Jamaica has been without a full-time US ambassador for over two years, and the negative impact of that has been felt. I want…

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Flow says service disruption due to damaged infrastructure

Gleaner on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR Sir: We write in response to a letter published in The Gleaner on July 9, 2019, titled, ‘Flow disconnected from quality service’. We regret the experience reported by our loyal customer, Ms Y. Annette Davis, and sincerely apologise for…

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The PNP is in turmoil

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

An open letter to Mark Wignall THE EDITOR, Sir: I have just finished reading your article in the online edition of the Sunday Gleaner, July 21, 2019. Though we always don’t see eye to eye on Jamaican politics (which you are well aware of), I must…

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Getting tough on corruption

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: A former Brazilian president is currently in jail, convicted for the second time on charges related to a vast corruption scheme spanning decades. Israel’s PM is also facing allegations of corruption. His wife (and first lady) was…

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Letter of the Day | Progress at Cornwall Regional

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Every effort is being made to ensure the rehabilitation of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in the best interest of the thousands of Jamaicans who rely on the facility for healthcare services and in the shortest possible time….

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Who advocates for the unborn babies?

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Thursday July 18, 2019, The Gleaner published a story titled “Pro-abortion activists turn up heat on Church”. In the story, human rights advocate Mrs Yvonne McCalla Sobers objected to the anti-abortion stance of the Church….

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Disappointed with the DPP

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Director of Public Prosecutions is being disingenous to say the least. Her recent ramblings - I suppose learned - is targetting the informer fi dead culture which I agree is indeed an issue that we as a country need to deal…

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