Letters to the Editor

Are our bankers blind to dirty money?

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Dear Editor,I just opened an account in a local branch of a bank and I was horrified by the level of scrutiny given to me, a law-abiding citizen. It seems as if banks are prepared to inconvenience the honest 90 per cent in order to catch the... Read More

Nothing wrong with weather forecasters 'crying wolf'

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Dear Editor,Even though I'm no weatherman by profession, nor a lawyer, I've decided to represent the meteorologists in the court of public opinion.The Aesop fable The boy who cried wolf would've been interpreted... Read More

Hope Ja votes pro-Venezuela today

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Dear Editor,The following is an open letter to Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica: I am a Jamaican by birth residing in Jamaica. It is my deep regret that the Jamaican... Read More

Consider issuing toll pass to Government officials

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Dear Editor,So some Members of Parliament who are habitually late or absent from Parliament complain about having to use toll roads and the rising costs to travel to and fro. Some we understand pay as much as $7,000 daily. Read More

We need more community policing

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Dear Editor,I am in complete agreement with the Jamaica Observer editorial of Monday, May 15, 2017 'Fighting crime with hope'.I think that Jamaicans need to start fighting crime with hope and action. It... Read More

I think I can risk watching West Indies cricket again

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Dear Editor,I have not watched West Indies cricket for about 10 years —neither live nor on TV — but I feel certain after the recent Pakistan series that I am about to end my self-imposed exile.I was at one... Read More

'Pragmatism' in a society without shape

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Dear Editor,The typical Jamaican is a pragmatist. This concurs with our remarkable ability to stand up against the odds. Unfortunately, though, it makes us “too smart” for our own good.Take the example of a... Read More

The Fortunes of Flora Lee were not Perkins'

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Dear Editor,I write with reference to the column entitled 'Press freedom must be protected', that was published in the May 14, 2017 edition of the The Agenda magazine of the Sunday Observer, and written by... Read More

The colourless royal box

Aneeke Brown | Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

One of the most talked about and prestigious athletics event in Jamaica is the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' & Girls' Athletics Championship, known as Champs, held annually inside the National Stadium. It is almost surreal the atmosphere that Champs creates. A now five-day event is... Read More

Sentence Reduction Days will boost rehabilitation effort

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Dear Editor, The Sentence Reduction Days announced by the Supreme Court, as part of the Criminal Case Management Programme, is a bold step that will go a long way in reducing the overcrowding in the island's correctional... Read More

Bank charges have destroyed too many lives

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Dear Editor, Dormant fees are robbing poor people of valuable earnings. Fitz Jackson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Catherine Southern has taken first strike on the bankers for their cruelty to poor people. The MP... Read More

Give Diaspora voting rights

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Dear Editor, It is indeed one step closer to complete freedom of the Jamaican people, the unshackling of the last vestige of slavery; a direct challenge to the ruling class who have openly opposed ordinary Jamaicans... Read More

No more Mother's and Father's days?

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Dear Editor,Do you see what happens when gay couples decide to adopt kids? The liberal newspaper The Washington Post published an article on Monday, May 8, 2017, just six days before Mother's Day, entitled 'For some gay parents,... Read More

Ashamed at rather unparliamentary conduct

Tuesday, May, 16 2017    

Dear Editor,The reported actions of the agriculture minister, Karl Samuda, concerning the contentious matters of the firing of the former chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, Hugh Graham, and the 15 acres of Mombasa... Read More

The cause of the people of Venezuela is the cause of the people of the entire region

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Dear Editor,Teddylee Gray's letter published in the Jamaica Observer on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 calling for condemnation of President Nicolas Maduro calls to mind Malcolm X's true but humorous characterisation of the... Read More



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