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Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A number of videos showcasing children’s poor behaviour in schools, and on the roads, have been sending shockwaves over the Internet. In spite of these poorly behaved children, they are victims, like teachers and any other...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Unless persons relax their ­desire to get a good night’s sleep, in tandem with the noise abatement law being temporarily ­relaxed, for the Christmas ­season, to allow for a 4 a.m. sound system cut-off time, the issue will...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With only a couple of days left for Christmas shopping, there isn’t much time to decide on the most appropriate gift to get my fellow Jamaicans. However, as I ruminate on what could be my best gift for 2019, the newspaper...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Let us be fair, Cornwall Regional Hospital has been in existence since 1974. It has run its course of 45 years and would have been in dire need of some welcome renovation, repairs, and some modern fixtures and facilities. The...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read with great interest of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association meeting that was recently held in Clarendon, which was the perfect forum for the cane farmers to voice their grouses. However, none of the elected...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The success of Toni-Ann Singh as Miss World 2019 has created a euphoria that has put us in the right mood for the celebration of the festive season. And as is usual with such events, we sometimes tend to go overboard in...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: While I think that the new Road Traffic Act is a step in the right direction, there are many systemic issues that the Government is seemingly not trying to address. If we go by the number of road-traffic deaths over the last few...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Christmas is almost here, and many of us are busy shopping to satisfy our families’ and friends’ inexhaustible wish lists. High among their desires, I am sure, are new clothes, shoes, and electronic devices. Who doesn’t want...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We have noted advertisements in The Gleaner placed by Wisynco on November 10, 2019, outlining approved beverages for schools and specifically that Wisynco’s beverage portfolio includes “40 beverages that are within guidelines...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Horace Chang must be losing it. Clearly. First to be blamed was INDECOM for hurting police morale. Then it was the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) linked with the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP): social...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With Toni-Ann Singh, as 2019 nears its close, becoming the fourth Jamaican woman in the history of the prestigious Miss World Pageant to win the Miss World crown, the world has, once again, witnessed just how exceptional...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent utterance by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang about criminals committing crimes to pay lawyers, though unsubstantiated, is not a surprise to many good-thinking, ordinary Jamaicans. This argument was...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are the only race on planet Earth that embraces a religion that was used to captivate us and place us in slavery, then take it as our official means of seeing our Messiah. We are the only race that sees God through the eyes...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica’s female power was on full display this weekend. On Friday, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was recognised as the Best Female Athlete at the Pan Am Sports Awards in Fort Lauderdale, United States. She was beautifully...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The nightly chants on radio and television for roads, water and electricity have been abated to some extent but the ­problems have remained the same or ­exacerbated in most areas. St Mary, especially the western section, is one...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Thursday, December 12, I went to the FLOW office on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew to apply for an Internet and cable package. While talking to the customer service representative, I was informed that I have to sign a two-...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As Boris Johnson won the election in the United Kingdom, it made me think of the need for Jamaica to elect its prime minister directly. I expected him to win because the narrative he told was optimistic and urgent. The election...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Britain now has a mandated prime minister in the person of Boris Johnson. He took the electoral bet to the voters and won by a landslide victory. What does this mean now for Britain? It means Britain truly wants to be liberated...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Every solution regarding the elimination of crime is welcomed, since no individual has all the answers. While most of us would want to see the demise of the ogre called crime, banning all guns is not the solution. If banning...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I strongly believe that we have adequate, competent, credible men and women who can run the administrative functions of this country. The selected persons, be it in the Upper or Lower House, should concentrate on policy...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I hear Dr Lucien Jones of the National Road Safety Council in the media bemoaning the carnage on our roads and the fact that we are heading towards a record number or near record number of deaths on our roads in 2019. I hear...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This year, just like last year, and the year before that, the nation is being informed that we are on course to set a new record as it relates to traffic fatalities. It is highly likely that come next year, it will be the same...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: When I become prime minister of Jamaica (I have come to terms with the fact that this is my calling), I will ban guns with Jamaica. Jamaicans have demonstrated, time and again, that they are not mature enough to have a country...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The nightly chants on radio and television for roads, water and electricity have abated to some extent, but the problems have remained the same or are exacerbated in most areas. St Mary, especially the western section, is one...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is wonderful to hear our finance minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, (in defence of the movement of the exchange rate) point out that Jamaica has achieved external sustainability and is known worldwide for its economic status –...

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