Letters to the Editor

Dollar slide endangers prosperity

SHAW... all business peole must be able to access credit at five, six and seven per cent

Dear Editor, It is an oft-repeated truism: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” This truism bears repeating now for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). They made heavy water of the “policy of devaluation” which the previous Government, constituted by t ... Read More

Khajeel Mais Bizarre ‘X6’ murder case
Dear Editor, I appreciate why Judge Lloyd Hibbert, on the recommendation of the prosecution, who ha ... Read More

The report shows that two out of three countries in the region do not have a command and control centre for cyber security. Tackle cyber security threat
Dear Editor, Cyber security, as an industry, is experiencing enormous global growth as people and b ... Read More

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, October 21, 2016. (Photo: AFP) 
She’s no Mother Teresa, but a clear favourite
Dear Editor, I guess I’m unlike Pontius Pilate. Although, he found no fault in the man, he wa ... Read More

Does the hare or the tortoise make true progress?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016    

Hillary Clinton (left) and Donald Trump

Dear Editor, Months ago, I found Secretary Hillary Clinton boringly status quo and Donald Trump refreshing. However, upon witnessing Clinton’s compassion and graceful strength under tremendous and constant fire, and Trump’s lack of compassion and instant, emotional reactions, my understanding of them has dramatically changed. Careless, hasty, one-sided, overthrowing change is dangerous and counterproductive, whether by extremists abroad or at home. The result is divisive upheaval ... Read More

A report in the real sense?

Monday, October 24, 2016    

FERGUSON ... went to the gallows over dead babies issue

Dear Editor, I could have been mad and predicted with accuracy that Dr Fenton Ferguson and the political hacks would jump on the faulty report produced by the country’s public defender’s office. To make it clear, the confidence that I once reposed in the public defender’s office, especially during the time of Deputy Public Defender Matondo Mukulu, has diminished because of this report. The media published a piece basically saying the public defender has indicated that nothi ... Read More

Donald Trump is a winner

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Delaware County Fair, yesterday in Ohio. (Photo: AP)

Dear Editor, I think Donald J Trump is a winner. Like him or not, he is a winner. He is a winner because he demolished his opponents to become the Republican nominee for the presidency of the United States. He got the most votes ever of any Republican nominee to be the presidential candidate. Trump is a winner because he is the first-known Democrat-turned Republican nominee for presidency of the United States to single-handedly “mash up” — some say divide — the Repu ... Read More

Denied entry to my own country

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Dear Editor, I’ve read stories of Jamaicans being denied entry to other countries; however, nothing prepared me for being denied entry to Jamaica, the land of my birth. On Friday, September 30, 2016, I was the first passenger to disembark WestJet 2600 from Toronto in the early afternoon. As an airline professional, with over 20 years experience, I have never been to a country and on arrival found there was no one at Immigration to greet and process arriving passengers. This happened to ... Read More

Time travel is possible, but…

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Dear Editor, I am aware of very intensive efforts in some of the advanced countries in which several organisations, including military ones, are trying to accomplish the feat of time travel. What many may consider science fiction is not seen as such by the organisations that are trying to accomplish this. However, while I am convinced that time travel is possible, there are some things that some of these organisations are trying to do that I am not too sure about. There are several things tha ... Read More

Trump is the biggest threat to democracy in America

Monday, October 24, 2016    

TRUMP ... support for him still limited

Dear Editor, If Americans cannot see the threat that Donald Trump poses to democracy in America, then truly they are blind. Quite honestly, this is not even about a debate anymore, this is about the fact that a relatively unstable man might possibly be president of this country. Even if he loses, he has already planted the seeds of discontent among his supporters, much to the point that they have already declared that there will be war if he loses. For the GOP to sit back and allow this kin ... Read More

Spice set herself up for embarrassment

Saturday, October 22, 2016    


Dear Editor, My opinion on the ‘Spice Saga’ concerning her being contracted to work at the ‘Rio Salute’ is that everybody was in anxiety to see her performance, including me, knowing her lyrics. I was there when she was announced and that was the impression. Some people are saying that Spice was set up to perform at that show. My strong opinion on that is I don’t think the organisers set her up. Spice is the person that set herself up for embarrassment. I believe ... Read More

Place Greg Christie at Customs

Saturday, October 22, 2016    

Greg Christie

Dear Editor, Former distinguished Contractor General Greg Christie has been rumoured to be in contention to be Jamaica’s next commissioner of Customs. Media reports say the contract of Major Richard Reece ends shortly. Christie had an outstanding, successful and exemplary tenure as contractor general and served with vast distinction, probity and extensive professionalism over the period, which without a doubt served exceedingly well this country. He is credited as being fearless, uncomp ... Read More

How come?

Saturday, October 22, 2016    

A Jamaica Public Service
worker carries out
maintenance work on a
street light in this file photo.

Dear Editor, While I acknowledge and commend the efforts of Jamaica Public Service CEO Kelly Tomlin to improve the service of her company to the public, I must point out one area that needs attention: the policy of replacing broken street lights. Customer service says it takes two to three weeks because of a shortage of crews. But, ironically, when my bill is overdue, disconnection crews are there the next day. Please hire some more personnel to deal with the street lights. Hundreds if not tho ... Read More

Disgraceful treatment from CRH

Friday, October 21, 2016    

The Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James

Dear Editor, A few days ago I visited Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) Casualty Department, taking an uncle of mine for emergency treatment. I had to wait six hours before receiving medical treatment for him from doctors at the type one medical facility. The emergency waiting room was half-filled and nurses and doctors, from personal observation, were working at a slow pace, exhibiting very little concern for patients, despite working in an emergency room setting. What’s more, th ... Read More



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