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Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam My neighbourhood in Trench Town was a cauldron of creativity in the 1960s. I recall in my walks in the community, it was ordinary to see Toots and Riley at Eighth Street, Bunny and/or Scully at Sixth Street, Alton Ellis and his...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As chair for the IEEE women in engineering affinity group in Jamaica, I join the global celebration of women on this special International Women’s Day. I salute all women in Jamaica and globally. Through the International Women...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many pastors are not ready for the end-time events and the new world order phenomenon they always preached about. Recent events have seen many pastors complaining about the protocols put in...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Can we truly depend on healthcare facilities to save our lives when we need them the most, or will we be turned away because there are “no beds available”? When will the slackness associated with the healthcare facilities be...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is unfortunate that JPS has decided to close their office in Portmore. Not all decisions should be made in terms of dollars and cents. The hardship to thousands of residents (including the elderly) without Internet access or...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Kudos to the Trinidadian firebrand batsman Kieron Pollard to become the third batsman to slam six sixes in an over in international cricket. The other two cricketers are Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa against Netherlands (...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am saddened by news of the death of Jamaica’s musical giant Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston. The passing of Bunny Wailer, the last member of the original group, the Wailing Wailers, signals the closing of an era in Jamaica’...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:11 AM

On Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced, among other things, an extension of the islandwide curfew, the discontinuation of face-to-face classes for some students, and a temporary ban on funerals and burials. We asked Gleaner’s social...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent announcement by the prime minister that effective March 8, burials will be prohibited for two weeks has the potential to worsen the COVID 19 crisis. Assuming an average of three deaths a day related to COVID-19,...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reading information in the press from the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) or the Office of the Prime Minister about the intended roll-out of the Government’s vaccination programme makes me feel like it is a game of smoke...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the shuttering of the entertainment industry, cemeteries have become social hubs. There, the latest fashion can be on full display; hearses, which double as speakers, blast out the latest tunes (forget about resting in...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: If I understand my adversaries well, they make several claims. That making abortion more broadly legal would (1) unleash a culture of death, (2) create widespread physical, emotional, and psychosocial complications, (3)...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is an indisputable fact that most Jamaican taxi drivers are a clear and present danger to motorists and pedestrians alike. In other words, a menace to society. Daily, you can see these reckless drivers: 1. Barrel down the...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have often heard of the plight of the less fortunate as they endure the long wait at public hospitals to see doctors. However, it has now become the new normal for similar wait times at private doctors. My recent experience...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: When one thinks of Stephanie Scott, her iconic culinary revolution of dining in Jamaica through Restaurant Week comes to mind. An educator by profession, Stephanie was a believer in extending opportunities and forming bridges...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: First, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of 17-year-old Jalisa McGowan. This heart-breaking situation has proved how fearful we are in these dreadful times. Nonetheless, the circumstances...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter in response to The Gleaner’s editorial of February 28 titled ‘Hold hearings on UWI report’. I support The Gleaner in calling for greater scrutiny in the funding arrangement and in the management of...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: COVID-19 has affected every sector of our society, although there have been tighter restrictions for some sectors. I am very concerned with the recent imposition of tight restrictions which have been placed around the neck of...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: According to Anglican historian Rev J.B. Ellis, “The Maroons in 1842 were granted all rights of British subjects.” What it means is that the act declared the Maroons entitled to all rights and privileges of British subjects,...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam I am amazed that JPS can single-handedly decide on the choice of closure of their offices across the island without Government’s agreement! Certainly I must protest most strongly this retrograde step, definitely in the life of...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This letter is further to the article ‘Bald-head Rasta chants fire after cops destroy ganja farm’ published in The Gleaner. It is extremely difficult to believe that this event took place. We were warned, and it has been...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam On March 19, 2020 some outward international mail was suspended and the number of countries further increased on March 23, 2020. I wanted to send a parcel to my son and daughter-in-law in South Korea, which was refused at the...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: University students are overlooked, especially in times of sustained economic decline. Sadly, we haven’t been doing a great job of helping them in recent years, but I see a golden opportunity here for the powers that be. Both...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Living with a disability has its challenges; however, isn’t that what typical individuals face on a daily basis? What’s life without drama or the issues that affect us? That is quite atypical. I’ve never known what it’s like to...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:09 AM

A joint select committee examining the prospects of Portmore being designated Jamaica’s 15th parish is lobbying for the municipality to transition to high-rise living. Here are readers’ reactions via The Gleaner’s social media: Twitter Why...

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