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Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is now tallying the losses caused by several days of heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Zeta in Jamaica. We asked our followers how they were affected by the weather system. Everything in my house wet up - @...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a nation, we do not have a tradition of environmental support, and often ridicule the work of Jamaica Environment Trust and that of Peter Espeut. It was always difficult, even at our local municipalities, to get the...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a millennial from rural Jamaica who graduated university three years ago, and sometimes I wonder if the considerable amount of time I had spent gaining an education, professional experiences and general skills that are...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The People’s National Party (PNP) needs to get over itself with the ‘Leave PNP business alone’ narrative. This seems to mean if you are not a member of the PNP, you should not care or utter a word about the Hanna v Golding race...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write this seeking the urgent intervention of Prime Minister Andrew Holness. A recent high-rise apartment development on Norbrook Drive, St Andrew, is of significant concern to residents. It sets a very poor precedent for what...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is really a very fulfilling feeling when you see your fellow men rise up. You should be singing praises for his/her accomplishments. When your friends or acquaintances move up the ladder of success and make marked progress,...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I’m trying to understand why Jamaica is the first and only country seeking to insure tourists in a pandemic. How will the Government pay for this? Will this travel insurance be paying out death benefits? If so, how much? Where...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, MADAM: My deepest condolences to the family of Andre Burnett, who disappeared in the Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, waters over the weekend. This is so very sad. I note with great concern the call being made for the Government to...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since the closure of schools in early March, bringing in its wake a switch from face-to-face to online learning, I have watched as the woes of the students taking online classes grow exponentially. From the short attention...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Joseph Matalon is a business­man. However, he is also the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group. So how does he appear on Mark Golding’s campaign endorsing him for the post of the president of People’s National Party...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has one the most committed and dedicated teachers who go the extra mile to ensure that in this COVID-19 pandemic every child gets educated, even with the little resources that are available to them. Tandeka McKoy-...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Greetings. Amidst the current pandemic and the weather conditions we’re experiencing, another cause for concern is the state of our roads, particularly those in Morant Bay. Their state is deplorable beyond any measure of...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is with reference to the editorial ‘SBA crisis demands attention’. The point is that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has been setting similar multiple-choice questions year after year, the majority of which are...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is an argument put forward by some People’s National Party members that they want Lisa Hanna because she can beat Andrew Holness. In the next election they need to add 18 seats to win and I don’t see that happening, no...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am glad that Buju Banton’s daughter Jodian Myrie took to Twitter to post: “Let us all as Jamaicans play our part in flattening this curve by continuing to wear our masks and practising social distancing!” she wrote. “Follow...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The general election is over, but the political season is far from finished. On November 7, the People’s National Party (PNP) delegates will head to the polls to elect a new leader. The showdown features two PNP heavyweights,...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was impressed and moved by the article titled ‘Letter to lifespan’ published on Saturday, October 24 in The Gleaner. The piece detailed how Lifespan Spring Water through their chief executive officer is assisting less...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, I saw on social media where one of our beloved sons, reggae artiste and the Jamaica Festival Song 2020 winner, Mark Myrie, aka Buju Banton, had an unexpected outburst. Now, no one knows for sure what was going on in...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica recently elected a new Government with a very powerful mandate, which may not be good for a parliamentary democracy in the sense that the opposition members of parliament are considerably fewer. The people have chosen...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I don’t believe the final presidential debate changed opinions either way. Although the debate was more civil and restrained, which allowed both candidates to be heard, I think their base, in terms of support, will basically...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The futility of man’s rule persists, with the same futuristic zeal and policies used for centuries with the same lame results – illustrating the wisdom of Ecclesiastes 1:9, that there is nothing new under the sun. For the...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In April 2020, Dr Christopher Tufton said that the ministry had completed its assessment of the Cuban antiviral drug, Interferon Alpha, and “given that it had not been approved globally”, the decision was made not to use it in...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Michael Abrahams wrote a very good article on depression. There is a lot that needs to be done to spread awareness. I can’t help thinking that there should be a television programme in which expert presenters can talk to...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There was a story in The Gleaner of a man who is accused of taking money to provide a driver’s licence, which is now a police matter. This is one of the most dangerous things one can do, to...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Gleaner editorial on Saturday, October 17, ‘Digital divide and struggles with schooling’, highlights very important issues. The Government can start by removing the high duties on computers, laptops, and tablets. The duty...

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