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Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Every effort is being made to ensure the rehabilitation of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in the best interest of the thousands of Jamaicans who rely on the facility for healthcare services and in the shortest possible time....

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:09 AM

An open letter to Mark Wignall THE EDITOR, Sir: I have just finished reading your article in the online edition of the Sunday Gleaner, July 21, 2019. Though we always don’t see eye to eye on Jamaican politics (which you are well aware of), I must...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Director of Public Prosecutions is being disingenous to say the least. Her recent ramblings - I suppose learned - is targetting the informer fi dead culture which I agree is indeed an issue that we as a country need to deal...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A former Brazilian president is currently in jail, convicted for the second time on charges related to a vast corruption scheme spanning decades. Israel’s PM is also facing allegations of corruption. His wife (and first lady) was...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Thursday July 18, 2019, The Gleaner published a story titled “Pro-abortion activists turn up heat on Church”. In the story, human rights advocate Mrs Yvonne McCalla Sobers objected to the anti-abortion stance of the Church....

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We write in response to a letter published in The Gleaner on July 9, 2019 titled, ‘Flow disconnected from quality service.’ We regret the experience reported by our loyal customer, Y. Annette Davis, and sincerely apologise for...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I must acknowledge the commendable work being put in by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. However, the underlying challenge that the JLP administration faces is not so much with the prime minister but with his ministers. The truth...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent resistance of pro-abortionist groups to the church leaders’ stance on the abortion issue clarifies the scriptural wisdom that Christianity and politics just do not mix. ‘My kingdom is not of this world’, declared no...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: No matter how difficult and challenging a netball contest may be or will be, there is still hope for the Sunshine Girls. No matter how good, how skilful and experienced their opponents may be, there is hope for the Sunshine Girls...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Permit me to support Derrick Simon, president of the Golden Spring Citizens’ Association, in his oft-repeated quest for road repairs. Several years ago, on the eve of a general election, my car was stopped on one of the roads in...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When persons are being watched, and know they’re being watched, their behaviour will, more often than not, align with lawful, decent, and sensible action. However, when persons know that they can get away with unlawful and...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Principals throughout the island have been trying to make their pitch to parents that their contribution is in fact needed if their schools are to continue to fund their programmes. Yet many parents remain unconvinced of the dire...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Our roads are deplorable, to say the least, as they have been lacking maintenance for well over 60 years. In the past two weeks, a Radio Jamaica Hotline producer has tried to get Corporate Communications Manager Mr Stephen Shaw of...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica cannot improve as a democracy. At this point, it will take an autocratic approach to improve things in the country. Democracy is not for every country. There are successful democratic countries, and there are successful...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is good that more people are now having conversations about corruption and the need to eradicate it from our island, triggered by the recent revelations at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and Petrojam, followed up by...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A trip to Negril to present at a conference last week provided me with the astonishing revelation that I had not been to Negril for more than 20 years. On my journey, I stepped back in time as I went through Hopewell and then...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Corruption is a serious blight on any organisation, let alone a country. It is a matter that must be dealt with seriously and not be used for grandstanding and political gamesmanship. That is why I think the recent public rally...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his defence of the states of emergency (SOE) in the House on Tuesday, made a very important point, one that has been lost in the never-ending politicisation of crime: we need states of emergency...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:11 AM

A concerned female jogger reminds JPSCo that the Palisadoes stretch, which is a popular area for persons to exercise in the mornings and evenings, has been without street lights for over a month, leaving the area in total darkness at nights,...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I wish to bring to light a very humbling experience which I had almost two weeks ago. I went to the Mother’s patty store in the Liguanea area to have a snack and I was greeted politely by the security guard, who promptly opened...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, SIR: I recently saw the video of a young lady screaming for her life as the taxi she was in got in a high-speed chase with the police. The taxi driver ignored her pleas to stop as he recklessly made his escape. Our taxi drivers are...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. To attend nursing school can cost anywhere between $2.4 million and $4 million for tuition fees only. To compound this expensive venture, the regional health authorities...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), at its recently held executive committee meeting, expressed deep concern about the crime situation in the country, and the level of brutality and brazenness to which it has descended....

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica’s public transportation system continues to be a source of anger and frustration to many, especially in Kingston and St Andrew. This was highlighted again by a current video on social media, featuring a screaming female...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has some of the best trained doctors in the world. Since my visits, I have met some and in December 2018, at The University Hospital (of the West Indies), I met a Dr Brooks and Jamaica should be proud to have mothered him...

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