Wed | Nov 14, 2018

Letters

THE EDITOR, Sir:On November 9, 2018, I had to renew my driver's licence, a procedure that took almost two hours, 45 minutes of which was waiting in a line to pay the fees.Can we not put this activity online like so many other fees, and print out a...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The contentious issue of language is essentially about identity and self-esteem. Our politicians and other leaders just can't seem to get their heads around this one, yet they profess to be so wise. Doctors and lawyers can speak with...

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is a great thing that National Commercial Bank (NCB) has posted yet another massive net profit for its 2017-2018 financial year, a 17 per cent increase, over the previous financial year.The more annual profits that private-sector...

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is no reason why Jamaica should not take full advantage of all the opportunities available for the development of the medicinal use of ganja. In fact, one wonders why is it that so few Jamaicans paid any attention to the...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to your editorial 'collecting on our blood at somme and ypres', published Sunday. November 11, 2018.My Jamaican grandmother's husband was drafted into the BWIR two weeks after their daughter was born, and never...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Tourism, in particular, has focused on developments that involve foreign direct investment, largely in all-inclusive resorts or enclave tourism developments which exclude the majority of our locals from even coming into contact with...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I respond to Paul Haye's article 'Stop fighting against NIDS'. While there is some value to having an improved system of national identity for controls and security, these systems must work effectively with other systems to be...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, my husband and I had to conduct business at the Inland Revenue Department in downtown Kingston. To our consternation, we had to pay $200 for each two-hour period of parking (or part thereof) at a neighbouring car park....

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, I wish to acknowledge The Gleaner's continued support of the policy initiative announced by the Government of Jamaica on September 17, 2018.The policy announcement related to the banning of three plastic packaging materials on...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I want to make it clear from the outset that I am no expert on dancehall music, except for time and again when I will 'buss' two lines on social media for laughter.However, I was privy to a video interview posted on social media and...
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