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Esther Duflo (left) and Abhijit Banerjee, along with Harvard's Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. AP

THE EDITOR, Sir: Three professors, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard, have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics for their research into the impediments to learning, how these can be removed,...

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kofi Tafari, writing in the Saturday Gleaner of October 12, 2019, went all out in blaming accessibility to cell phones for the heist that took place at a financial outlet in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, recently. According to this...
Maurice Tomlinson, spokesperson for Montego Bay Pride. File

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am beginning to wonder what evil has befallen us that normal, straight people, based on the Jamaican Constitution, are becoming an endangered species at the hands of homosexuals who have no place and basis for their open...

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement that Jamaica is now committed to planting three million trees in the next three years is a welcome development. However, it should not be seen solely as a government responsibility, and...

THE EDITOR, Sir: Delroy Chuck has been afflicted with the proverbial foot-in-mouth disease since 2001, or so it seems. It metastasised after the reading of a eulogy by a mourner at the funeral of the notorious Andrew Phang, an enforcer/don from...

This is an open letter to Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis. THE EDITOR, Sir: I read about your decision not to allow your citizens to use the Montego Bay Cultural Centre as part of their celebration of Montego Bay Pride. I live in Chicago...

THE EDITOR, Sir: I wish to salute the ‘Queens’ who have chosen to show their mastectomy scars in the Monday, October 14, 2019 edition of Flair Magazine. It helps to humanise the stories of breast cancer survivors and decrease the fear some women...

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am heartened by the advocacy of Jamaica Teachers’ Association ( JTA) President Owen Speid concerning the inadequacy of classroom furniture in schools. Many schools have come out swinging that they lack furniture, despite the...

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the interest of truth, I feel compelled to respond to a letter from Charles Buchanan, corporate public relations manager of the National Water Commission (NWC), that was published on Saturday, October 12, 2019. In his...

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Commission (NWC) notes and wishes to respond to an open letter from Patricia Duncan-Sutherland regarding water supply to NWC customers in Longville Park Phase 3 published in The Gleaner on Thursday, October 10...
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