Letters to the Editor

Dr Munroe, the (Mombasa) grass is greener on the other side, right?

Dear Editor,I have never laughed so hard as when I saw The Gleaner's letter of the day titled 'Samuda should resign over Mombasa grass' on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, by Professor Trevor Munroe of the National Integrity Action. Read More

We have the studies, time to act!

Friday, May, 26 2017    

Dear Editor,It's on the table again, put there by a very reputable source, none other than the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). I am talking about Jamaica's approach to crime. An IDB study declares that the approach taken in Jamaica is... Read More

A tripartite partnership for tertiary education

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Dear Editor,Funding the education of a nation is the responsibility of parents, the Government and the private sector. That is not a concept some subscribe to, electing to shift the sole responsibility to Government. And, while undoubtedly all... Read More

Climate change is now!

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Dear Editor,The Jamaica Observer recently published an informative discussion, 'Jamaica highly vulnerable to climate change', by the technical officer in charge of the Government Climate Change Division, Dr Orville Grey. This is grave and... Read More

Peter Phillips hogging 'video light' now

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Dear Editor,'Video lights' find real people anywhere they are located in the dance; it just comes naturally. “Real people nuh run down di video light ting; video light run dem down.”I've been noticing a lot... Read More

Overtaxed and overburdened

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Dear Editor,Don't we all know that overtaxation has been inhibiting production and growth and so we must always cut our coats to fit our cloth?Why then do we continue to increase taxation to finance, for example the... Read More

Is there a legal age to smoke?

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Dear Editor,What is the smoking age in Jamaica? Sixteen, I suppose.That's still too young for one to start destroying one's lungs.We are accustomed of hearing these remarks: “Puss and dog... Read More

7 years later...still no justice

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

In the wake of the 2010 security forces operation in Tivoli Gardens, which resulted in the death of some 70 people, the Jamaican Government set up a commission of enquiry and gave it vague instructions in terms of probing responsibility of the superior commanders. The Government totally... Read More

Why don't the police seek counsel first?

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Dear Editor,I am disturbed by, and concerned about, the repeated actions of some Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members in flagrantly laying charges against citizens without conducting the proper investigations and obtaining counsel from the... Read More

Support MP Jackson's mission

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Dear Editor,In responding to Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson's revelation that he had indeed moved a private members motions to put in place legislation that will give the banking sector a chance to make a better contribution to the... Read More

No we pour accolades on Frankie Paul

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Dear Editor,I am saddened at the passing of one of Jamaica's reggae icons Frankie Paul.I am even more saddened by how he was treated by Jamaicans, and the entire musical fraternity at large. For the sister of such a man... Read More

Public bodies must support the budget

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Dear Editor,“It makes no sense for us to be carrying cash surpluses in so many entities and the Government (has to be) borrowing funds (from) other entities. So the move to integrate these public bodies where applicable or suitable is... Read More



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