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Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

As critical as we are, sometimes we forget that our political representatives are human, just like us. They, too, are prone to err from time to time. Following Tuesday's presentation by an obviously emotional minister of national security, Robert...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

First, it is just disgusting that the specific amounts of compensation to named Tivolites are published. Is this the doing of The Gleaner only, or also of the Compensation Committee? This is an invasion of privacy. It sets up those named for...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

We note a recent letter to the editor in your newspaper dated October 21, 2017, titled 'Patience with FLOW wearing thin'.We would like to first apologise to Mr Titus for his experience. We appreciate our customers and welcome every opportunity to...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Masculinity in Jamaica seems to demand the blatant objectification of women by physically assaulting them and using aspects of their bodies to describe them often in sexual ways. You would be foolish to think our university campuses would have men...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

I wanted to think it was just a slip-up when I read that social commentator Barbara Blake-Hannah tweeted parental advice to tennis champ Serena Williams, who recently gave birth to her and her partner's first child.But after the initial tweet and...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

It appears that no one believes that the will is there to solve the crime in Jamaica. Neither of the two main political parties demonstrates any level of success, and we believe that they are to blame in the first...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

The Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) wishes to highlight how problematic the recent events at Cambridge High School are and urges the Ministry of Education to act more expeditiously in ushering a...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

No one should be surprised by dancehall artiste Ishawna referring to the bandanna fabric in a derogatory fashion.Ishawna not only showed grave disrespect to our history, our culture and our tradition, but she displayed a lack of knowledge of the...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

I was on my way home when I heard what sounded like the second faux pas by Nationwide in two days. The announcer said Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill was freed. It actually turned out to be true.Prosecutor Adley Duncan said people within the organisation...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Take it a step further, will you, Mr Thwaites? Start a petition online for us to join so the people can have a collective voice.MERLE BALDWINmerleb@gmail.com

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

As Jamaicans, we tend to do our best at whatever it is that we are doing, and unfortunately, this includes pernicious behaviour as well.Jamaicans at home have grown accustomed to the new normal of negative behavioural patterns such as indiscipline...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

I feel as if I am aboard a pilotless ship. Over the last few months, many citizens have expressed concern about matters of fiscal irresponsibility and careless administrative bungling, but nothing is ever heard of these by way of concern or an...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addressed crime and corruption in his recent Budget presentation, but he should have gone further.While applauding the Government for putting together a different crime-fighting strategy, there's a key element that's...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting was quoted on the front page of The Gleaner (Wednesday, April 19) querying whether a person convicted of narcotics offences in the United States and deported to Jamaica should be eligible to...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Our psychologists need to tell the entire story. It is not only women and children who are being attacked and whose character is being maligned. Men, too.So often, like on Sunday, April 2, 2017, I heard an advertisement on radio of a seminar that...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

During the past few weeks, the 2017-18 Budget has found its way into the conversations of most Jamaicans. Labelling it as a 'journey to prosperity,' Audley Shaw, in his debate presentation, indicated that the development of our human resources must...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

The letter to the editor, 'In praise of the police', March 10, 2017, did not mention the names of the two policemen in the patrol car who assisted the senior citizen to the hospital. They were omitted in error. They were Corporal Kevin Ramsay and...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

This is an open letter to the acting police commissioner and the mayor of Kingston and St Andrew.Cortina Close has barely eight lots, yet this diminutive road, because of a garage of dubious repute, harbours car thieves and criminals. It is all but...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

The media are guilty of a form of violence against women and they don't even know it. This has been most clear in the response to the activities of the Tambourine Army.The new movement has been the subject of gross mischaracterisation of media...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

It is with great sadness that I have been reading about the problems at Cornwall Regional Hospital. Things are now so bad that this complex, once touted as the best in the Caribbean, is now only operating at only 10 per cent of its capability.I...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Too many people - inclu-ding journalists, politicians, and Dr Donna Hope as usual - have been missing the most pertinent point in the latest Vybz Kartel debate.That point is not about whether Kartel's music should be banned from public radio or...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Please allow me to weigh in on the issues raised by the opposition spokesman on energy, Phillip Paulwell, and reported in the article, 'Unwise to divest government stake in JPS now' (The Gleaner, Friday, January...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

The Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches (JUGC) deeply regrets the allegations and controversies involving ministers of the Church. We sincerely sympathise with the individuals and families who have been victims, as well as those suffering because of...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

It is, therefore, surprising - and then again perhaps not so surprising - that the likes of a Donald Trump has captured the Republican Party's nomination for president. Mr Trump's ascendancy seemed to have been spurred on by a kind of populism that...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

I was moved immensely with the symbolic gestures of solidarity shown recently by the US Embassy and the Canadian High Commission, as the LGBT community in Jamaica celebrated pride for the second successive year on the rock.The US Embassy lit up its...

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