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Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's Safer Sex Week, and HIV-prevention messages are once again in the news. However, these life-saving messages are literally being blocked at the gates of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH).Recently, my mother was a patient at...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The St James public state of emergency is a contrived public relations gimmick designed to assuage the fears of a traumatised public and to intimidate the criminal gunmen into submission.The roll-out was like a damp squib, without...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The 2018 Winter Olympics is on in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where Jamaica is among the many countries participating, but most interested locals at home are shut out of viewing the Games.Once again, subscriber cable channel SportsMax...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Commerce Minister Karl Samuda.Are Chinese nationals operating as traders and retailers exempt from collecting GCT?There is no country on this planet that is self-sufficient and doesn't have to dismantle some...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Friday, I went to the wharf to collect a package that had been shipped to me.That being my first time making a pickup at W. Adolph Levy, I had some hesitation about the process. However, I was swept away by the efficient and...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Ever wondered why the continent of Africa, with more natural resources than all others, is the poorest continent on the planet? The answer is to be found in the underdevelopment of its people.I'd like to see Jamaica's overall...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Jamaican, I am appalled that the Holness administration could not afford to make a donation to the event by Shaggy to benefit the Bustamante Hospital for Children, yet the Government could offer US$5,000 of taxpayers' money to...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The principal objective of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), an agency of Government, is supposedly "to support parents by increasing their access to quality information and services" in order to make them better...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note that our attorney general has an interpretation of our Constitution that is different from that of most lawyers.As noted columnist Gordon Robinson pointed out, the Constitution has more than one section that speaks to the...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is not unusual for countries to abstain from voting on a matter. In many instances, several countries within the United Nations and other international and regional blocs such as the European Union, the Caribbean Community, Organi...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Holy Scriptures template introduced in Acts 21:39 of how a citizen ought to be treated makes THE STAR report of Thursday, February 1, 2018, extremely reprehensible.The stomach-wrenching, dehuman-ising treatment of a Jamaican...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Former prime minister P.J. Patterson's recommendations on the appointment of a chief justice cannot be deemed as trustworthy, not after his insistence on putting forward the Caribbean Court of Justice as the final court of appeal and...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Despite an overwhelming abundance of arguments proffered by esteemed legal luminaries, the Church, civic groups, and other powerful, influential and non-partisan organisations for the prime minister to make a volte-face and...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prime Minister Andrew Holness' press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson startled me a bit. In trying to justify Jamaica's abstention in the United Nations vote on the US Embassy in Jerusalem, he said he did not think...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have become concerned with Television Jamaica's (TVJ) schedule for the airing of its nightly news. Many nights after reaching home late from work or from other engagements, I sit and wait in vain for the arrival of the nightly news...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Office of the Political Ombudsman continues to receive verbal reports alleging partisan allocation of public resources in breach of the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct (the Code) from politicians and members of the...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I strongly support Mike Henry's stance expressed in his guest column to The Sunday Gleaner of February 4, 2018 ('Full steam ahead with trains'). I do not agree that Mr Henry suffers from a "crisis of confidence and credibility", as...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Motorists who frequently traverse the Barbican area have for a very long time wanted the roadways there to be upgraded. So, last year when work started in the area with grand promises of major improvements to come, it brought...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prime Minister Andrew Holness means well. At least, that is the prevailing sentiment regarding his most controversial decision to date. I would hesitate to affix any other intent to the prime minister's actions. The ill-fated...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm Economic Hitman. I have worked on various projects associated with loans, grants etc.. from the World Bank, IDB, IMF. Do you know the real purpose of these organisations? We provide sweet loans in the form of building...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The public is perhaps not interested in thinking about the tenure of anyone at this time.This, as the country faces unprecedented alarm at the increasing murder rate, curfews and the state of emergency in one parish.Unemployed,...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My mother always said that if everyone likes you all the time, then you are doing something wrong. In the case of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, truer words could not have been said.The latest reason persons have found to not like...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to Mark Ricketts for his column 'The professor should apologise to the police' (Sunday Gleaner, February 4, 2018). As a police officer, I am happy to see that some people see the sacrifice we make every day, whether on or off...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:That Bryan Sykes has accepted the position of acting chief justice is, notwithstanding his stellar career as a jurist, an indictment on him and raises serious questions about his willingness to act on principle.If, in principle, the...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am completely taken aback by the outcry from different quarters on the acting appointment of our chief justice.Justice Bryan Sykes has been named to act in the position. He is unquestionably a learned and erudite jurist. The...

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