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Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with interest that I read of Dr Phillips' claim that he would welcome Damion Crawford back to representational politics. Years ago when Crawford was the University of the West Indies'...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has always been a general lamentation among persons who are disenfranchised from the political system, that our parliamentarians are woefully unrepresentative. They bemoan a reality that, oftentimes, our politicians do not vote on...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is now clear as day that the nation's chief medical officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, should resign forthwith. Anything less would be a slap in the face of well-thinking Jamaicans and, importantly, the integrity of the health...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After watching the news on Monday, March 27, 2017, l started thinking about the policy put forward by Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, about discontinuing the supply of bag juice to schools come September. After much...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AM

The Editor sir:As Jamaicans, we love to put on a show. We are easily the loudest, most engaging people in the world. We easily adapt to, and adopt, varying cultures. Cases in point are Halloween, EDM, carnival, and in more recent times, Diner en...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Regardless of the many learned Jamaicans who support the idea of making ganja accessible to all and sundry, I will remain one of the few(?) who believe that the path we have taken on the ganja...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Now that Jamaica's main opposition political party, the People's National Party (PNP), has a new leader, in the person of 67-year-old Peter Phillips, there is some hope among that party's members that the PNP will be returned to...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:If bad corned beef is really being imported and sold in Jamaica, there may be other shoddy products being imported and sold that have escaped the scrutiny of our local watchdogs.Last year, I got an electrical mosquito zapper (made in...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am glad that I can recognise so many good nurses. No wonder the First-World countries are taking them away. As a country, we do not like to encourage each other.I have met at the University Hospital some really good nurses. I speak...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jaevion Nelson strikes an optimistic stance in his piece 'Holness sounding the right notes' (The Gleaner, March 25, 2017).He is hopeful, and that's good, but the damage to Jamaica has already been done. Too many of Jamaica's valuable...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When it comes to health and tax, I, like every human, shudder in fear, but if you put emotions aside, you'll get the bigger picture.So the first person who came out swinging against the Government's planned application of general...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The explanation given to the nation by Prime Minister Holness and Finance Minister Shaw regarding their use of funds from the NHT to back up the budget is an insult to the nation.The approach of Mr Shaw is not only ridiculous, it...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me space to comment on Prime Minister Holness' contribution to the 2017-2018 Budget presentation in the House of Representatives on March 22, 2017. I watched his presentation with zest and optimism. His presentation gave an...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:'The writing is on the sand'.It's a pity, though, that it had to be ONLY on the proverbial sand, but the 'writer' is probably reluctant to carve it out on stone, knowing the obstinate nature of...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read a report in the Sunday Gleaner (March 26, 2017) highlighting that the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is pointing to a major increase in marijuana use by young people. Frankly, I have to agree with Mr Delano Seiveright...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

I have been listening with dismay to the direction that FAME 95 FM has been taking for the past three to four months, and my observations and suspicions were validated when...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

I can totally relate to Patria-Kaye Aarons' column 'Companies Office nightmare' (Gleaner, March 22, 2017). We are chartered accountants, and we have had applications rejected for not putting...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

This is an open letter to the National Works Agency (NWA).I ask the Jamaican Government and the responsible road agency to please mark the roads.Although reckless driving is a...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

One must commend the Economic Growth Council (EGC) for tackling the Herculean task of coming up with a growth plan for the Jamaican economy. There is a generous acknowledgement and a frank admission...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

I had started ignoring the nightly news on both television stations because my system was now refusing the diet of negative news.However, be it coincidence or not, I was...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that the Government should spearhead the construction of houses (mainly high-rise buildings) in Jamaica.Mr Prime Minister, concerning the downtown Kingston waterfront, you should focus on proper housing solutions for nearby...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write from an independent perspective to underscore a societal phenomenon. Regrettably, as human beings, we are at times less concerned with accuracy and are more intrigued by sensationalism.Direct reference is made to Andre...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to Omar Robinson's comments voicing his opposition to the use of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) outside of the tourism industry, I wish to add a few points.Mr Robinson, who is the...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:00 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:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm grateful to Prime Minister Bruce Golding for eventually agreeing with me, as he did in his March 23 Letter of the Day, that: "The supremacy of Jamaica's Constitution is not in question. Neither is the authority of the court to...

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