Mon | Jul 6, 2020

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Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be a lasting, negative one in Jamaica. We continue to depend on things like tourism that we have no control over and seriously ignore certain local developments. The United States,...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is said that when one tries to please everyone, they end up pleasing no one. I fear that will be the case with the Government, which seems to be confused about how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by flip-flopping on its...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It should be highly appreciated that teachers play a crucial role in societies. They are committed to educating and developing leaders and builders of enterprises who create value for their stakeholders and society at large,...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am calling on the people to remember some steps that we ought to take for crime prevention, and to combat it effectively. Step 1. Make sure that the police and armed forces have proper protective gear – including bulletproof...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican justice system needs a change for the better because it remains unfair, unjust, and corrupt. How can a so-called man who killed his wife by chopping her 38 times be given only 18 years in prison? And is it 18 years...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Like most Jamaicans, I have become entangled in the web of exchanges between the Integrity Commission and the previous board of directors of Petrojam. What is even more appalling, though, is the intentional attempt by the...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the passing away of the last ‘W’ of the three greatest ‘Ws’, Sir Everton Weekes, not only West Indies cricket, but the entire cricketing world has lost a gem. Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott, and Sir Everton Weekes...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was dismayed to read comments allegedly made by Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness when asked about one of his supposed long-time “loyalists”, Andrew Wheatley, and his possible appointment to a future Jamaica Labour Party (...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have been closely following the unravelling of the so-called Petrojam scandal, and from the outside looking in, it seems to be rife with overpoliticised opinions, cruel and unnecessary criticism, and, to an extent,...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: When a government is doing a job to keep the country safe and upgrade it to a first-world country, we must all commend them for the wonderful work they are doing and not be distracted with other things that reflect negatively...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. I draw your immediate attention to the community of Pisgah in the St Elizabeth North West constituency, but specifically to the deplorable road conditions from Clermont...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The surgical prowess of Dr Dwaine Cooke and team made front-page news in The Sunday Gleaner of June 28. I wish to convey congratulations to the entire management team of doctors, including Vincent Okpiavbe, Remona Miller,...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: IT IS no secret that women who are sexually harassed or assaulted do not always report these crimes as soon as they happen, for multiple reasons. In fact, many women do not develop the strength or the right empowerment...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:21 AM

As of July 10, people visiting Jamaica from Florida, New York, Arizona and Texas must upload the results of their COVID tests to be approved for landing. What do you think about this new requirement? #GLNRTalk Just make everybody test and done....

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open letter to the prime minister. Most Honourable Prime Minister Andrew Holness, I draw your immediate attention to the community of Pisgah, St Elizabeth, in the North West constituency, but specifically to the...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I refer to your editorial in The Gleaner of June 17, 2020 with the headline, ‘Put unemployment insurance on the agenda’. The editorial pointed to The Gleaner’s proposal some time ago for an employee-supported unemployment...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must applaud the operators of Highway 2000 for being so thoughtful and merciful. They have delayed their annual toll increase in light of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know the new charges are still...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Delroy Chuck is one of Jamaica’s more level-headed politicians. Unlike his colleagues, he refuses to give credence to inane rantings. But apparently, his aversion to acceding to the hysteria of the flippant Me Too Movement has...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read Daryl Vaz’s response to Dr Peter Phillips, where he has labelled Dr Phillips the “chief hypocrite” in his comments against alleged corruption by Minister Vaz. Vaz seems to base his comments on the fact that Phillips, in...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We the constituents of the Havendale/Meadowbrook division would like our Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Nigel Clarke to tell us when the massive craters in the roads in the division will be repaired. The conditions of these roads...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Watching TVJ’s ‘Evening News’ a few days ago, I was shocked and disturbed at a report of a honey vendor being run over by an SUV during an attempt, apparently successful, by the driver to steal a bottle of honey from the...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam I write in response to the Gleaner article ‘Sharp increase in minors under 10 being raped – May Pen SMO sounds alarm over children being viciously abused during COVID-19 lockdown’ by Corey Robinson, published on Sunday, June 28...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam I am feeling overwhelmed by the effects of COVID-19 not only globally, but by the social fallout locally. I know the main ones are job losses, dwindling revenues, and the strain on the health sector, to name a few. However, my...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam A quantitative survey of the legislative process in the post-Independence House of Representatives reveals an inclination to abuse the invested legislative freedom and pass laws that “abrogate, infringe and abridge [our rights...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: “If you don’t complain within 12 months, please ... you know … cut it out, ’’ said Justice Minister Delroy Chuck recently. Sexual harassment is a very serious and sensitive issue, and the kind of decorum one would expect a...

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