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Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We are happy that Prime Minister Bruce Golding has now clarified Jamaica's position on the future of its relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti after the seeming game of baiting and brinksmanship that was being played last week by his information...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Explanation on water needed - We, the citizens of this country, would like an explanation from the National Water Commission (NWC) and, by extension, the Government as to its plans to address the current water problems being experienced by a great number...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

That the male students in high school are not performing as well as their female counterparts is a fact. That is not debatable. This we must discuss and carry on the discussion until we find a solution....

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Among the most pragmatic and sensible actions of the Golding administration, despite the occasionally silly rhetoric in Opposition, has been to maintain Jamaica's mature and textured foreign policy, which is proving particularly useful during this...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have known Acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington for many years and have consistently found him to be a professional, dutiful, bright, level-headed and exemplary policeman. I am especially pleased with his impending appointment...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recent events have propelled the efficiency of our police force's inventory management system (or lack of) into the forefront of our attention. Though tragic, the alert but fortuitous find of the weapons cache on Munster Road may serve to convince officialdom...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Among the 'cargo' of eight million enchained Africans shipped to and sold in the Caribbean were some fiercely unwanted souls. Every effort was made by slave traders, their brokers and commission agents stationed along the West African coast, to carefully examine each consignment... - Hilary Beckles

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The behaviour of the three junior policemen and the district constable whose action led to last week's seizure of a cache of weapons and ammunition and an audit of, and a probe into, the management of the...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In ninth grade, some boys were playing cricket in the classroom, using the broken wooden back of a chair as a bat. - Esther Tyson

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The last time I chatted with Professor Nettleford was three weeks ago when he telephoned to talk about my column on Haiti. He was that kind of person. - Carolyn Cooper

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As I tried to explain in last week's column, one important consequence of the world recession was that when oil prices collapsed in late 2008, consumers got an ease in their gasolene and electricity bills. - Dennis Morrison

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I read with great interest 'The Air Jamaica issue ...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This is in response to Peter Espeut's 'Overhaul GSAT' published on Friday, February 5.

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Biting the bullet' is not merely a physical act but also has metaphysical consequences.- Tony Deyal

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The announcement that the Factories Corporation of Jamaica is on its way uptown sits rather oddly with a recent declaration by Prime Minister Bruce Golding that there would be more efficient use of office space for...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The recent massive gun and ammunition find in Mountain View reflected two key issues in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Albert Huie, the master painter, has passed on at the age of 89. The contribution which he made in his lifetime remains, as does the example of a life which was lived to the fullest. Huie's journey from Falmouth, Trelawny, where he was born in 1920...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Keep Nassau route - I am a Jamaican living in The Bahamas and I am saddened by news that one of the routes Air Jamaica is planning to cut is the Nassau to Jamaica route. Seeing there are hundreds, maybe thousands of us living here....

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner editorial of Tuesday, February 2, 'Beyond sentiment at Air Jamaica', suggested public support for the Air Jamaica Pilots and Staff (JALPA) offer to purchase the cash-strapped airline was based largely on sentiment...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The contribution Tuesday last by Cynthia Cooke, principal of Camperdown High School, in response to my column, is typical of what is wrong with Jamaica's education system. She suggested that while I gave only my opinions, she would give facts....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

You wonder if investment bankers marry investment bankers, then go out to restaurants frequented only by investment bankers, and send their children to school with the children of other investment bankers.

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The TIMES of London's description of the work of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) as in the title of this piece can easily be applied to its artistic director and founder, Rex...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The late Professor Ralston 'Rex' Nettleford, vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies, Caribbean man of letters and wisdom, was well known for his mastery of the English language. Witnessing the frequent use of the word 'icon'...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A few days ago, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned the Togo national football team from the next two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and fined the Hawks US$50,000 for quitting the competition in the wake of a gun attack on the team bus...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sorry, but I won't be joining any campaign to place Air Jamaica in the hands of its former workers. It's a sentimental notion but it's quite impractical. The experiment to ensure Air Jamaica remains in local hands has already failed.

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