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Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The Editor Sir:Sometime ago, through this medium, I wrote an article entitled 'Free healthcare for the needy'. In that letter, I pointed out that given the constant depleting source of national income and a shrinking economy, this programme was not...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The editor, SirThe Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ), following a survey of its members and people managers affiliated with the association, has found an increase in lateness from employees across various industries, since the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dear Mr Prime Minister,In a game of chess, they say if you control the centre, you are most likely to win the game.When Audley Shaw was the minister of finance, he had a clear, understandable and unambiguous strategy. His focus was...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am really beginning to wonder if Andrew Holness is serious about governance and stemming corruption in Jamaica.When Mr Holness was sworn in as prime minister, he promised that he would be new and different, demanding transparency...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reports of horrific dog attacks leading to tragic loss of life on public roads in Jamaica are a cause for great concern. These attacks are evidence of a growing cultural belief that it is not enough to own a dog to alert to a...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Wednesday, I was presented with an upgraded offer from Sagicor Life Jamaica in relation to the health insurance coverage subsidised by the Government of Jamaica for workers employed in the public service.The new offer has some...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Saturday, September 15, thousands of Jamaicans turned out to clean Jamaica's beaches on International Coastal Clean-up Day. Two days later, torrential rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac has undoubtedly undone their...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome the ban on (some) plastics and styrofoam! This is not just an environmental issue. When plastics and styrofoam contaminate our soil, rivers and marine areas, they are also contaminating our food source. Styrene and...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing in response to your Gleaner Editors' Forum story published on September 18, 2018 ('National Council on Education will not be revamped'), regarding the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) pronouncement about the...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently had the opportunity to read the republication of Peter Espeut's first official column in The Gleaner, 'Lean and mawgah government', in February this year.I wonder if he has thought to revisit the same subject with...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When the Government announced the lifting of the ban on women wearing sleeveless garments into government offices, there was not a single voice of demurral in Jamaica. This shows that there are things that are easy to do in our...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential election results point to a very interesting future in local politics.Both the PNP and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have had leaders of various styles. The PNP, more so...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very sorry to hear what happened to Shanoya Wray.The phenomenon of improper student-teacher relations has been a subject of interest in Jamaica for years. It happened to me.I was in eighth grade or so when a male teacher started...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMWendy Lindo

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Flow TV, You disappeared from my TV screen (FLOW a/c 50320437) on Friday, August 10, 2018, and as at writing Monday, September 17, 2018, you have not come back. I have made 11 calls and sent four emails to your...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"I'm a Christian now and I don't live this life anymore" was how a 'former' lesbian friend responded to my invitation to a discussion on LGBT human rights. Her false assumption was that Christians can't also be gay.However, she is...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Our leaders seem unaware or unconcerned that Jamaicans are leaving in droves or planning to do so quietly.A recent article featured some of the more than 1,000 Jamaicans bound for Canada. No metropolitan country wants anything less...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to columnist Mark Wignall in relation to the subhead 'Youre confusing me, Howard Mitchell') in his Sunday Gleaner column 'Gunmen on attack for a reason' (September 16, 2018).Mark, you are confused because you...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Discovery Bay Community Development Committee (CDC) wishes to thank all those who helped with the 'Save Our Beaches ' campaign to ensure that Jamaicans continue to have free beach access to Peach Beach.The support from those who...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) voted nationally because they heard the cry of renewal. The three new challengers defeated two candidates who've been there since 2006.Is it that because the majority of the...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the total chaos now being experienced by commuters because of the infrastructure improvement works being undertaken all over the city, it now provides an opportunity for the country to seriously look to virtual offices, which is...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am the mother of three boys. They range in age from eight months to four years. A few days ago, a woman, whom I will call lovely, commented, I "...have three beautiful boys who look alike ... . It's just that one is dark." Anything...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is there any known reason why the Grace and Linstead Market ackee brands have disappeared from supermarket shelves here in New York? Hopefully, they have not become uncompetitive for any recent reason as both brands were very decent...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to high-school students across Jamaica.The phrase 'Every Child Can Learn, Every Child Must Learn' represents the age group three to 17. In preparation for high school, great emphasis is placed on your primary...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Trans diverse community recognition is key to the development of their well-being as the legal recognition of their gender would advance self-representation and inclusion.Legal gender recognition for trans people means the State...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was intrigued reading the Careers section of The Gleaner on September 2, 2018. It featured an advertisement for a medical social worker whose special working conditions included "required to work beyond normal working hours,...

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