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Letters

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently released some troubling statistics that there has been an increase in murders in the first two weeks of this year when compared to the same period last year.According to the JCF stats,...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest your editorial of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 titled 'The shame of Port Royal', in which the town is referred to as "an unkempt and often rubbish-strewn dump".I had hoped that mention would also have been made of...

THE Editor, Sir:Lack of money is not Jamaica's national security problem. Violence production rivals any big industry from the state to the world stage. Trading in arms is a big global business. Who believes that the entrepreneurial titans want to...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why are Health Minister Chris Tufton and Permanent Secretary Winston De La Haye so reluctant to go full-speed ahead towards monetising Jamaica-based medical marijuana? Let's take a look at the pain and opioid industries. It is a US$...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article by Archbishop Emeritus Richard Reece ('Mentor boys as part of crime fight', Gleaner, January 11, 2018) was very on point with the state of many of our young boys, men and crime.Several studies have been done, and...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The people behind the proposed new Road Traffic Act are being led by the devil and are so blind that they cannot see the serious repercussions that this act, if not amended immediately, will bring on Jamaicans.Why propose to suspend...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must congratulate Linton P. Gordon for his Letter of the Day in The Gleaner of January 12, 2018. Mr Gordon's insight on what should have been done during the eight-hour blockage of the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day is sound.I...

THE EDITOR, Sir:"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." (Mark Twain)Ian Boyne, of blessed memory, was an avid, prolific, voracious reader, and that is why he was so rational, enquiring, analytical...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that several of the persons commenting on the eight-hour road blockage along the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day are seeking to allocate blame to persons who ought not to be blamed. However, we wish to look at this...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched with horror as the driver of a car narrowly missed hitting a student of the Donald Quarrie High School in east Kingston a few days ago as he raced across the road to get to his school. I wondered for the umpteenth time:...
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