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Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his column titled 'From the closet to my Cabinet?' (Sunday Gleaner, April 22, 2018), Orville Taylor accused former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of responding "without the benefit of forethought" to the question of whether...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last year, I uttered an observation that crime in Jamaica seems to be controlled by someone or some persons in high places. I drew that conclusion after realising a strange similarity in how murders spike, then dip, then spike again...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the Trinidad and Tobago court decision striking down their anti-buggery law and our prime minister's subsequent (redundant?) statement that he would appoint a gay person to his Cabinet, our usual Chicken Littles have...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome another voice making the call for a change in the name of the Ministry of Education. This is in reference to Mark Ricketts' article in The Sunday Gleaner of April 22,2018, titled 'Education ministry must change its name'.Mr...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Despite your bold talk at the Conference of the Americas in Peru about fighting corruption in Jamaica, this scourge seems to be intricately embedded within your administration.A...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It was just a matter of time that this incident with the man with the gun at National Commercial Bank Half-Way Tree would happen.Our bankers are oblivious and uncaring of the frustration their customers go through, even as they pile...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the demonetisation of the one-, 10-, and 25-cent coins by the Bank of Jamaica as it relates to cash transactions, this called for the rounding up and rounding down to the nearest dollar.Though rounding off, i.e., up or down, is...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Orville Taylor's article 'From the closet to my Cabinet?' (Sunday Gleaner, April 22, 2018) makes the argument that since buggery is a crime, then former Prime Minister Bruce Golding's stance was a principled one and both former Prime...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mark Ricketts' article 'Education ministry must change its name' (Sunday Gleaner, April 22, 2018) was so refreshing. Thanks to the author for having spent the time writing it for our consumption.I trust that the state minister at the...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A Canadian parliamentarian, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, was reported to have called Jamaicans "lazy and underproductive because of their excessive use of ganja", (Gleaner, April 21, 2018). But she later apologised and retracted her...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are no decent ways of expressing the traffic situation on the Mandela Highway in the mornings. To put it in the most Christian-like way -it is a test of sanity.Leaving early or late equals late. Travelling straight along...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the NWC.Pipes in Crescent district, Damhead, near Angels 1 Housing Scheme, St Catherine, are dry most times, hence, many residents are constantly without water for weeks at a time.If we followed the National...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was just reading the Gleaner Online article about the Firearm Licensing Authority investigating the incident that happened at NCB Half-Way Tree yesterday and I saw at the bottom where you said you will be running the man's 'side'...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to the letter to the editor titled 'Disgusted with FLOW's failures' published in your newspaper on April 18, 2018.FLOW Jamaica sincerely apologises to our valued customer, Novar P. McDonald, for any inconvenience...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A given flaw in any system of governance is that many correctable and preventable problems exist and/or evolve over time. The ongoing legislative process is meant to address this unavoidable truth.Unfortunately, a particular...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On April 11, as I watched Smile Jamaica on TVJ, host Neville Bell related an experience with his financial institution about his card having been "compromised". In his retelling, Mr Bell said that the financial institution had...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's latest crime-fighting initiative, the establishment of zones of special operations (ZOSO) in certain communities, seems to have public support. Yet some human-rights groups are worried, especially as ZOSOs are extended. One...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are several priorities for the survival, growth and development of our beloved country, Jamaica. My opinion is that water security is priority No. 1.According to the World Bank, approximately 1.6 billion people live in...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter of heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation to the nurses and doctors in the Accident and Emergency Department of the St Ann's Bay Hospital.I had a terrible accident on Wednesday, April 18, and was rushed to...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:55 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This serves to publicly commend Corporal Bailey and his team who were conducting police activities in the vicinity of the Golden Grove Police Station, St Thomas, on the evening of Saturday, April 14. As a member of the...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:52 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness may have upended the political narrative in one phrase, "not my business", removing any illusion that there is a divide between the two major political parties  on whether LGBT...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:36 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Shirley Richards, the attorney-at-law who penned the article 'Gay-mad UK has lost its soul' (Gleaner, April 18, 2018), would do well to meet with some lesbian and gay people and speak with them first hand. She takes a moral...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:23 AMPaul Jennings

THE EDITOR, Sir: I shared with the members of my Facebook discussion group, 'FIWI FORUM', your human interest story of Jahnoy St Jacques, an undoubtedly brilliant student clearly lacking the means to realise his undoubted...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association, released its State of the Cruise Industry outlook for 2018 and beyond. The report offers an in-depth look at the continued...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Timing is everything, it has been said.The scandalous treatment of the Windrush children by the Theresa May Government had been stewing unabated for five months.No justice for the black elderly adult children - descendants of West...

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