Letters to the Editor

Casino gaming dillydallying continues

Casino gaming dillydallying continues

Dear Editor, Almost seven years ago, l watched then Prime Minister Bruce Golding's contribution to the annual budget debates in the Parliament as he announced that his Administration had decided to move ahead with the necessary legislation to make casino gaming in Jamaica a reality. The current ad ... Read More

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller & JLP leader Andrew Holness Let Portia and Andrew go at it
Dear Editor, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was referred to by the Leader of the Opposition ... Read More

Roger Clarke Condolence to Roger Clarke's family and friends
Dear Editor, It is with sadness that I learnt of the passing of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheri ... Read More

Roger Clarke Pig farmers regret death of agriculture minister
Dear Editor, The Jamaica Pig Farmers' Association (JPFA) expresses its regret and deep sadness at t ... Read More

Education vs celebration

Friday, August 29, 2014    

A section of the audience
at the Independence Gala
and Stage Show on the
Greens in Mandeville.

Dear Editor, Knowing when to and the willingness to say no to ourselves and others is essential for personal development and empowerment. It is about prioritising and sacrifice, goal-setting and achieving; denying ourselves or accepting less in the present to reap and enjoy the rewards of more in the future. It's a week away from the start of the new school year and many parents are experiencing severe financial constraints and are only able to educate their children by strict adherence to the ... Read More

If she's gonna fly, bring home bacon

Friday, August 29, 2014    

Prime Minister - Portia Simpson Miller 

Dear Editor, Portia Simpson Miller is often criticised for her numerous travels abroad, but her detractors and supporters alike are both misguided. According to her critics, the prime minister should exhibit fiscal prudence by travelling less; since this action represents that the country's burdens are being shared equally. Her supporters vehemently disagree with her perspective that leaders must travel since they are expected to forge partnerships with their foreign counterparts and even Jam ... Read More

Fix the JUTC engine

Friday, August 29, 2014    

JUTC buses

Dear Editor, The Government recently allowed the JUTC to once again hike the fares charged without requiring the company to take all necessary measures to reduce its constant waste. Currently the JUTC operates the 32, 42, 44, 46, 49 and a number of other buses that leave the Half-Way-Tree centre to downtown. On several occasions these buses are leaving the centre with no more than four or five passengers. I find it ridiculous to operate so many buses along the same route when one bus can do t ... Read More

Having nightmares over water

Thursday, August 28, 2014    

Having nightmares over water

Dear Editor, Ever since the announcement by the Minister of Education which suggested that parents may be asked to take not only drinking water to school for their children but also water for sanitary use, I began to have nightmares. The thought of the school corridors filled with all different sizes and shapes of containers labelled with children's names and then seeing a student hurrying to the bathroom with his of her bucket or bottle would be devastating to morale if parents complied. At ... Read More

Don't watch crowd size, Observer

Thursday, August 28, 2014    

Dear Sir, I have taken note of your editorial of August 27, 2014 and wish to bring a few of the observations contained therein into sharp focus. Your newspaper asserted that "the effectiveness of a protest is measured by the number of people who turn up", and intimated that by that measure the JLP-led protest on Monday was uneventful. It also went on to dismiss as excuses on the part of the Opposition things that are actually incontrovertible facts, such as the weather, people's fear of victi ... Read More

Can anyone stop God?

Thursday, August 28, 2014    

Dear Editor, I have had many questions on the reality of Christianity as I see it today, especially its desire to be like this world. It seeks to operate like this world, to acquire things like this world, to gain and use the wisdom of this world to operate, to make plans just like this world. It seeks after the riches of this world and, above all, it is in a lukewarm state. I am a Christian, and it has disturbed me no ends to see what I am a part of, and I have sought the Lord for answers to ... Read More

Ja's state of affairs shows no hope

Thursday, August 28, 2014    

Dear Editor, After watching the news of August 25, 2014, it confirmed what I long suspected, in that we are a failed state. How else can I describe it when I see the leader of the nation and the Opposition behaving that way; and, in the case of the PM, her supporters cheering her on? Yes, we have had instances where some individuals have made significant contributions to both country and the world. However, we have millions of Jamaicans living abroad and I am willing to bet that most of them h ... Read More

All of us must keep Ja clean

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Garbage washed ashore near the Palisadoes strip.

Dear Editor, Having read the Observer Talk Back of Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 'Changing this culture is not easy', I am left to wonder what is the culture of which we are speaking. Certainly, there is evidence of poor garbage disposal along roadways and shorelines. There is a long history of this nuisance. We also know it is not animals that are neglecting garbage receptacles and using the gullies for disposal, but rather thinking, capable human beings. While some of those who shared their op ... Read More

Tired ah di two ah dem

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Tired ah di two ah dem

Dear Editor, Jamaica is a nation facing perilous times, especially economically, socially, and with national security. Without any immediate intervention, we risk the country slipping into anarchy. All that being said and understood, I register my deep dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's selective tongue where it concerns the state of our nation. For months the media, civil society and the common man have voiced concerns about her silence, but she has finally broken i ... Read More

Grand waste of time

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Robert Montague

Dear Editor, What a grand waste of time the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) demonstration in Half-Way-Tree on Monday turned out to be. I'm still in the dark as to why the protest was even organised. Why should we be marching and protesting against a $20 increase for adults, $10 for children and the disabled, and $20 for seniors? The concessionary fare wasn't sustainable in the first place; neither on the Government's part nor that of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). There was one state ... Read More



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