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THE EDITOR, Sir:The basic notion of a democracy (from two Greek roots: demos [people] and krateo [rule]) is rulership by a majority of the people, while the basic notion of an oligarchy (from two...

In recent times, the Mandeville region, specifically areas surrounding the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), has become...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) has to be the most ridiculous organised group currently in Jamaica. When they're not out on the streets blocking entrances and protesting in black (with mouths taped up), these so-...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I feel the need to take a moment to share a recent experience I encountered while visiting my beautiful island for a week in October. I do this out of genuine concern with the hope that it will effect some policy change for other...

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with a very heavy heart that I write this as I have been an avid supporter and advocate of the leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, but in recent months, that support and advocacy are fast declining, though my...

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am not surprised with how the local government elections turned out. One factor was the limited options to choose from and again for the lack of voters.Confidence in the parties and their style of politics is waning among Jamaican voters,...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Government MP Daryl Vaz said in a statement recently, "Once you serve the people, the people, they will serve you." Powerful words coming on the heels of another devastating blow to the PNP in the recent municipal corporation...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial of Monday, November 28, 2016, titled 'Be done with vulgar buying of elections' was intriguing. I commend The Gleaner for tenaciously championing the improvement of Jamaica's democracy.There is a reason vote-buying is...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The People's National Party lost the local government elections because its supporters seek to silently scream the need for a new party president.Portia Simpson-Miller is an excellent politician. She is for the people, and I commend...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Another of the bright lights of the 20th-century Caribbean Enlightenment has returned to source. Returning of souls to ancestral origins for renewal in order to rise and return is a central part of the ontology of our Caribbean world...
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