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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to add my voice to the debate about limestone quarrying in the Puerto Bueno Mountain. According to the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Jamaica has 50 billion tons of recoverable limestone, 95 per cent of which...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The very few Jamaicans who still grieve over heinous murders, such as the triple killing in St Catherine on Sunday, are not the ones who need to take heed. Those who come on the airwaves and on TV and vent anger are not the...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: ALLOWING A quarry at Puerto Bueno Mountain is more than an environmental issue. It is also a human-rights issue – the right to a safe and healthy environment in which to live. As a physician, I am deeply concerned about the...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There has been a flurry of articles, editorials, and public discussions on the issue of education reform. The Government recently chimed in and announced the establishment of a commission to oversee another reform initiative....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Every well-thinking Jamaican is pained by the gruesome murders that continue unabated in our country. We need to come to terms with the fact that our belief system determines our actions. Our beliefs are expressed in our...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recent news reports suggest that face-to-face classes are being resumed despite the coronavirus pandemic and the unknown effects it might have on the young population. While the concern remains for the health of young children...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am thrilled to see someone speaking about this problem – article by Ronald Thwaites titled ‘Crime is a ‘daddy problem’’ in The Gleaner of November 23. It is frankly very unwise to think that the cycle of crime and violence...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Ambassador Curtis Ward’s reminisces of US-Jamaica relations from three decades ago are pleasant (Biden’s foreign policy: return of American global leadership – The Gleaner November 15) but not very indicative of the path ahead...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We have been in this COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year now, and many practices that are recommended to try and reduce the spread of the virus between susceptible individuals have become second nature to some of us. The...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The year is almost over and we are now in the Christmas season. Therefore, apart from doing our regular shopping, going to the markets and supermarkets; paying our bills; going to the barber and hairdresser parlours; and so on...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:08 AM

‘Big cash splash – Candidates shell out $500m for parliamentary polls, Rohan Chung tops spending’. Here are some of the responses via Gleaner’s social media: Twitter “When you read the article you c that the $500m was a combination of what 132...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am not a preacher, nor a minister; I am a teacher. It is the sharing of lessons I am concerned with and in this social crisis, there’s one very important one I’ve been taught that might be truly valuable to us all today. It’...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I refer to the article written by Ronald Thwaites in The Gleaner of November 16, titled ‘Saving the early-childhood sector’. I am an early-childhood teacher and I can tell you that Rev Thwaites knows exactly what he is saying...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On November 17, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced in Parliament that $1 billion has been allocated for emergency road repairs and clean-up activities across the island. Members of Parliament (MPs) will receive $15...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:00 AM

• Great decision, Mr Mayor! That fountain is not to be removed by man! It has too much history! – Kevin Kalm Miller • The fountain is a historical landmark. Sure Usain would not want to destroy this, which was there long before he was born or...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:59 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I researched more about limestone supply in Trelawny and St Ann, and found out that: • All limestone between Discovery Bay and Falmouth is essentially the same. • There is excess capacity among existing quarries to...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With face-to-face teaching and learning posing a very huge problem in the transfer of invaluable information to students in this era of COVID-19, it is certainly a crucial and an uncomfortable position for teachers and students...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 7:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We thank the almighty God that a vaccine will be available soon for COVID-19. With the Christmas season upon us, Jamaicans need to be warned, our valiant healthcare workers are tired and hard-pressed. Do not exacerbate the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Approximately three weeks ago, one of the better roads in the Corporate Area, Upper Waterloo Road, was dug up to facilitate a pipe-laying exercise (not sure if it’s water or sewage) for the large apartments being constructed in...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write to highlight some concerns regarding the aesthetic of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). I believe most Jamaicans know who Norman Washington Manley was. He is one of Jamaica’s national heroes, founder of...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:07 AM

• “Call me a pessimist if you all want to, but I can bet anyone that this reactive dog-attack law is just ‘a moment of appeasement’ that political legislators resort to as a means of assuaging the people who they serve. As it has already started,...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican tourism industry has taken a huge hit from the current COVID-19 pandemic like many other countries across the world. The Jamaican tourism industry has always been valiant, preserving the authenticity of the local...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The act of a group of women ganging up against another woman to metaphorically tear her down or literally ‘beat her to a frazzle’ while “others” watch and do nothing is an age-old one that continues to plague us. Evidently, we...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The heavy rains that pelted the island for a few weeks have caused serious damage to some of the country’s infrastructure. There has also been a loss of two lives due to land slippage. Quite ostensibly, the natural disaster has...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:09 AM

In another two weeks, the Government will announce COVID-containment measures for the Christmas period. We asked our followers if they believe there should be some relaxation. “No. Further curfews are still needed. We cannot allow a free-for-all...

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