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Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write in regard to the article titled ‘Nothing to hide - stakeholders defend economic benefits of Dry Harbour mining’, written by Janet Silvera and Jovan Johnson in The Sunday Gleaner dated November 15, 2020. Having read the...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.2 million deaths and 50 million injuries yearly from road traffic incidents. The physical, psychological, emotional and economic devastation resulting from road traffic...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are lucky Fay Brown* is still alive. A police officer refused to take a statement from a visibly bruised Brown – a victim of intimate-partner violence – and sent her back home. That incident could have turned out...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Freedom must be God’s greatest gift to man for it sets him apart from creatures constrained to act on instinct and thus dignifies him with choice and self-determination. There is hardly a greater stress on freedom than the...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a no-brainer that extreme rainfall causes severe flooding, damage, and destruction to lives and property. Last week, the call came, this time from two senators and a junior minister, appealing for the infrastructural...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This year, the Caribbean and Central America have been affected by a disastrous hurricane season. This and other global environmental disasters have shown that the effects of climate change are at our doorsteps. Caribbean...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Here are some responses from readers sourced from The Gleaner’s social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – on the Government’s proposal to permit mining in Dry Harbour Mountain. • It’s only going to be beneficial to some! – @...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A lot of people across the world are affected by diabetes, and many of them in developing and poor countries are dying annually. It is important to help poor countries to develop healthcare systems that respond to the...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I heard Oral Tracy speaking in ‘Sports Commentary’ rejecting of any form of virtual voting for the impending leadership of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). Wouldn’t we be making retrograde steps...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The staggering increase of new cases of the coronavirus second wave is scary for most of us, especially at the onset of the flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. So many new things to learn this year, but one fact remains...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The late Rev Canon Ernle Patrick Gordon was a fearless, prophetic priest, who was like a John the Baptist to the Jamaican politicians, and many would have preferred him beheaded. While most of his articles and letters were...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Please see a letter sent to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley from Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, drawing to her attention the wrongful classification of Antigua and Barbuda by Barbados as a ‘medium risk’...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: “Jamaica, land we love”. So we say but may never really mean. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) published in their manifesto several sections dedicated to the environment, including a commitment to transforming the management of...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Youth are one of the most treasured part of our country and, by extension, the economy. We are important because we help in realising the dream for a better Jamaica. Not just for Vision 2030, but beyond. We overcome, we become...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was born and raised in Trinityville, and lived there for 21 years now, all I can say is that the situation is getting worst. The route to get to the community is very challenging as taxi drivers, residents and visitors would...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ references to “unplanned communities” (The Gleaner, November 11, 2020) has its genesis in other historical events that supersede the facilitation of such informal communities by ‘political...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A weak and struggling Jamaican economy and sliding dollar does not augur well for the fiscal health of Portmore even if it attains parish status. Having a spatially small or relatively weak property tax base centred in...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:05 AM

@joebiden is heading to the White House. The Democratic candidate is the president-elect and will be the 46th president of the United States of America. Here are some of the responses via The Gleaner’s Instagram page: • “Now it’s time to pray...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am glad that Joe Biden has been elected to be the president of the United States and effectively defeated Donald Trump, who had repeatedly said Africa, among other developing countries and regions, was a “sh** hole”. I trust...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent period of heavy rains has once again demonstrated our careless planning and development practices, with tragic consequences for many. Jamaica is fortunate to have abundant freshwater resources held in rivers and...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It would be remiss of me to remain silent about what I consider to be the best constructed piece of road anywhere in Jamaica. Anywhere? Yes, anywhere. What about the toll roads? one may ask. I say that the toll roads remain...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Stories published by The Gleaner on November 10 and November 11, coupled with subsequent social media posts, detail the appointment of the leader of the Opposition as a swearing-in ceremony. This is cause for concern, as Mark...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Charter of Rights deliberately prohibits any invasion of the privacy of our homes or of other property. The advent of drones fitted with cameras has created new challenges for our right to privacy. Further, a trespass is...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is again considering making Portmore Jamaica’s 15th parish. We asked our followers their thoughts on this move. I really don’t know what purpose it would serve. Portmore residents have literally been asking for one thing for many...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to salute a group of front-line workers who are often not mentioned or remain unrecognised when nurses are spoken of – the enrolled assistant nurses, otherwise known as the EAN. Often times when mentioned is made of...

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