Letters to the Editor

UWI and others need to be serious about rainwater harvesting

UWI and others need to be serious
about rainwater harvesting.

Dear Editor, With the country facing one of the most serious droughts in the last 20 years, there is a need for renewed focus to be placed on the issue of rainwater harvesting to ensure that, when the heavens open, we make the most of the opportunity to store the precious resource. Rainwater harve ... Read More

Minister of
Thwaites Why so PC, Minister?
Dear Editor, I don't always agree with Minister Ronald Thwaites, but the comment he made recently t ... Read More

Sometimes we should 'follow fashion'
Dear Editor, Noel Mitchell letter to the editor, in the Monday, August 31, 2015 issue, is quite rig ... Read More

Enforce punishment, harshly
Dear Editor, With much concern about penalties for crimes affecting our nation, I propose that pena ... Read More

Make Beijing 2015 more than a show

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Dear Editor, In watching the opening ceremony of the IAAF World Championships, I was awe-struck by the Chinese performance. Beijing was splendidly showcased and reflected, the many thousand man-hours poured into planning, designing, organising and executing same. Take a bow, Beijing, it was a fantastic display. The Jamaican athletes electrified the Championships. We had the scintillating Usain Bolt, the dynamo Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, and the meteorite Danielle Williams. The top performing and ... Read More

Pay cops fortnightly, reduce temptation

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Dear Editor, When will the Government find a solution to the police corruption problem? Are they even entertaining suggestions to solving the problem? If they are, then I have one. Why does the Government pay its civil servants once a month? Most employers in the United States pay their workers twice per month and those workers have a hard time stretching that money for two weeks. I can only imagine how hard it is to for Jamaican civil servants to stretch their meagre salary for a month. So, h ... Read More

Thank you, 'Money Talk Hackathon'

Monday, August 31, 2015    

HANNA… stop joining those who believe that 'nutten nah

Dear Editor, In appreciation of the Ministry of Youth and Culture's immense contribution to national development, unparalleled patriotism, loyalty to democratic ideals, and basic principles of good governance, we, the youth of St Thomas Parish Youth Council wish to state our gratitude for the hosting of the economic youth forum. The effort has given us hope of a rescue mission for Jamaica. Young people constitute a majority proportion of the population, commonly referred to as the 'youth bulge ... Read More

Open the gates to our Jamaican DNA... from Syria

Monday, August 31, 2015    

Munair Zacca stars as
Sonny T.

Dear Editor, Millions of Syrian citizens, including well-educated professionals, are now in a desperate state — homeless, shelterless, refugees frantically seeking a new life for themselves and their families. Their country has self-destructed and has fallen into an atrocious state due to the rise of terrorism. Human life means nothing, and even historic monuments, 4,000 years old, have been blown to smithereens. Greece, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and many other countries ha ... Read More

Award OJ to Francis and Mills

Monday, August 31, 2015    

(L) Stephen Francis    (R) Glen Mills

Dear Editor, Coaching is the first step on the road to success. It is perfected by specialists like Glen Mills and Stephen Francis. Our athletes could not have perfected their skills without these specialists, who exercised patience while motivating, and were adept in the physical and mental preparation of the athletes. Raw talent alone would have taken our athletes only so far and no further. The athletes were like clay in the hands of a potter, being moulded and prepared for the internati ... Read More

Let's resolve to unite around this greatness

Monday, August 31, 2015    

Let’s resolve to unite
around this greatness

Dear Editor, I want to start by saying congratulations to the entire Jamaican athletics team and the coaching staff that went to Beijing, China, for the recent World Championships. What we saw taking place in Beijing is nothing short of splendid. It was an awesome week of our athletic prowess being paraded worldwide to hundreds sitting in the Bird's Nest and then being streamed to millions around the world. Again our sportsmen and sportswomen proved to the world that, without the aid of any ba ... Read More

Make it the soundtack of our lives, NCB

Monday, August 31, 2015    

Let’s resolve to unite
around this greatness

Dear Editor, As Jamaica continues to bask in the golden glow of triumph at the World Athletics Championships, so too should they be humming the lyrics to that #ExcellenceJA song which has been the soundtrack to the National Commercial Bank's (NCB) ad campaign in sponsorship of the local broadcast. I cannot identify the singer, neither do I know the writer of that inspiring song, (sic) however, I really believe that NCB should consider producing an extended version of it in the hope that as man ... Read More

Out of many one... but not on my plate!

Monday, August 31, 2015    

This donkey leads the way home, while its owner follows behind in Fruitfulvale, Portland.

Dear Editor, Jamaica has been clearly established as a melting pot of cultural perspectives, customs and of course cuisine. Of all the cultural representations, food, by far, is the most significant aspect -- second only maybe to music that is -- of our daily lives that we share as a people. As a result of this fact, we engage in the consumption of many meals from our varied cultural pasts and because many of us either can't cook it or don't have the time to do it we depend on the representati ... Read More

What more evidence does the Gov't need?

Monday, August 31, 2015    

A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired
Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire, USA in
January this year. The COP 21 Paris talks scheduled for
later this year will be the stage for the countries of the
world to agree to reducing carbon emissions from
power plants, factories, and other types of industry, in
order to keep global temperatures down. US President
Barack Obama will today unveil the final version of his
unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon
dioxide emissions from existing US power plants. The
Obama Administration first proposed the rule last year.
Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule’s
implementation. (PHOTO: AP)

Dear Editor, Your recent editorial entitled 'America's clean power plan a good start to tackle climate change' should be directed at the Jamaican Government. There has been lot of talk about this subject globally. The president of the largest economy and most powerful country on Earth has addressed this issue repeatedly, along with the spiritual leader of billions of Catholics around the world, Pope Francis. President Obama has led by example in promoting renewable energy whenever he can, and ... Read More

Rest well, Julian Bond

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Julian Bond

Dear Editor, Words cannot describe my personal feeling of loss on being advised of the death of my friend and great champion of civil rights in the USA. I refer to that great Atlanta legislator, Julian Bond. From the late 1960s, when we first met through my brother Dennis, we shared many visions and ideas, and I had the honour of bringing him to Jamaica during that period of turmoil and intense championing of the rights of negroes in the USA. How vividly I still recall his first visit, which ... Read More



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