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Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:41 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: How often do we hear of a woman killing a man in Jamaica? It happens once in a long while, or we seldom hear of it. It’s the so-called men or the hot-tempered bullies who are slaughtering our women at will, and in cold blood....

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In reference to The Gleaner’s recent story ‘Drug peddlers outfox cops on Negril Beach’, I have been a visitor to Negril, Westmoreland, since 1978 and have lived here four months a year over the last 10 years. I walk the beach...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:39 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In recent days, this country has had some good news. Tajay Gayle and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, MVP stars, were named RJRGleaner Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Both recipients gave inspirational...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:39 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The end of the economic reform programme has ignited a spark in the business community to pursue a second raft of reform measures. Though macroeconomic stability has been achieved, it is recognised that more strategies are...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:39 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Climate change is so far-reaching it might someday exterminate mankind, if we are not proactive in putting the necessary protective measures in place to avert the impending dangers. This is to provide a viable medium/...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Everywhere we turn in government /agencies of government, we have acts of corruption. These corrupt acts are facilitated with the use and abuse of an invoice. An invoice is defined as “a list of goods sent or services provided...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In its 2009 study on violence, titled ‘ Changing Cultural and Social Norms that support Violence’, The World Health Organization looked on ways in which socialisation and culture impact on violence. It was found that our social...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Sunday Gleaner of January 12, 2020, carried an article by Dr Alfred Dawes, titled ‘The Patois problem’. In it, he pointed out the impracticability of making Patois the official language of instruction in schools. He also...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: What a beautifully written editorial in yesterday’s Gleaner – ‘A message to Mike Pompeo’. I must applaud The Gleaner for such a brave piece. For while we may be too small, vulnerable and insignificant to go up against giants like...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness re Mike Pompeo’s visit I note from media reports that the US secretary of state will be visiting Jamaica for two days to discuss the Middle East Crisis and issues relating to...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I like Robert Stephens’ column ‘Port Royal development: Wrong approach’ in yesterday’s Gleaner. It could have been stronger, given the gargantuan effort he has put into the issue. In my mind’s eye, Port Royal is part of a larger...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I just read Dr Alfred Dawes article ‘The Patois problem’ published in last Sunday’s Gleaner on Patois (Jamaican Creole – JC). For full disclosure, let me first state that I am a graduate of the Jamaican Language Unit (JLU). I...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:53 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Reverend Devon Dick in his article ‘Alfred Reid, a man of courage and compassion’ (The Gleaner, January 16, 2020), lamented the fact that at the funeral of the late 13th Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, “neither ‘Jah...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:53 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent killings of females by their male partners have caused great distress and much public outrage. As much as Jamaica’s murder rate is ridiculously high, the murder of women and children still strikes a rather gut-...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:52 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write in light of a recent media report that speaks to the pastor who doomed two dead members – one to hell and one to heaven. It is to much regret to know that such a story would make the news. I am of the firm opinion that it...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:51 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing in response to an op-ed piece ‘Stop blaming the slave trade’ that appeared in The Gleaner on January 11, 2020. Please allow me to enter a position of disagreement. “I am not a slave, slavery happened a long time ago...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The prevalence of domestic killings is a grave cause for concern and calls for an evaluation of how we approach relationships as men and women. Many men are not mature and capable enough to handle mental and emotional pressure...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:25 AM

According to the crime statistics, we have approximately 13,379 Jamaicans murdered in the 2000s and approximately 12,662 Jamaicans murdered in the 2010s decades. So for the past 20 years, approximately 26,041 Jamaicans were murdered. We ain’t...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaican women have been suffering for years at the hands of men who claim ownership of their bodies. Unfortunately, we continue to make excuses for abusers while blaming women for the violence they face. We tell women to...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On January 13, 2020, I listened to Dionne Jackson Miller’s interview with Dr Patrece Charles regarding the issue of domestic violence in Jamaica in the wake of two women being murdered by their intimate partners in less than a...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: No matter what situation one finds one’s self in, the best approach is always self-reflection and devising effective strategies for survival. Oftentimes we try to be superhuman sacrificing for others and not taking care of...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:59 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: To highlight that many of our public schools are teetering on the brink of decrepitude would be a cheeky understatement, but a jarring reality that has seemingly gone unnoticed by the media and certainly the powers that be....

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:59 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The year ‘20 plenty’ is off to a rocky start, especially with the recent murder of the two women. It is regrettable that the women were targeted by their spouses but I am going to be a bit controversial here, as I would say lay...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:59 AM

The Editor, Madam: T he Gleaner editorial ‘Are they still the Gangs of Gordon House?’ (Sunday, January 12, 2020), highlighted the failure of the major political parties to implement recommendations for making Jamaica a safer place to live. To...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I reckon the Government might have spent quite a pretty penny of taxpayers’ money on its public education campaign urging us to “Nuh Dutty up Jamaica”. It saddens me, therefore, that in the meantime, one of its agencies, the...

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