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Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and states of emergency measures have had a positive impact. This is evident by the significant numbers of firearms that have been recovered within the areas of the anti-crime initiative....

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am frustrated about and disgusted with the lack of urgency that FLOW has been showing in fixing a minor cable fault that has resulted in the loss of services (Internet and landline) for its customers who reside in the area of Goffe...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Leon Bailey has not earned the respect of Jamaicans through his early career, but instead, he has disrespected us. What was the Jamaica Football Federation even thinking about when it supposedly entered into a bargain with an...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It goes without saying that someone who is to be held accountable cannot credibly be held accountable by himself.The long-established Westminster practice of having the Public Accounts Committee chaired by a member of the Opposition...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"Mi feel legal!" the young man screamed in ecstasy as he walked in Jamaica's first-ever LGBT Walk for Rights on Sunday, October 14. The half-hour Walk along 'Bottom Road' was the highlight of the fourth Montego Bay Pride, which aims...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have spent years as a helpless bystander as the residents of Chesterfield, located in Castleton, St Mary, struggled to get in and out of their community, especially during the rainy season. The pleas of the residents for...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir:The recent article in The Sunday Gleaner about a mother from Portland who had to transfer her daughter from her dream school because of the state of transportation, where girls are forced to sit on the laps of boys, is appalling....

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over the last 10 months, I have been to hell and back with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). After receiving an exorbitantly high light bill more than 12 times my usual amount last year December - I visited the Spanish Town...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A recent drive through Cassava Piece has influenced the writing of this letter to raise concern for persons who live in this area and for the schoolchildren who must negotiate the existing narrow roadway with heavy traffic flow and...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor titled 'FLOW ruined my business' and published in your newspaper on September 28, 2018.FLOW extends sincere apologies to Anthony McDonald for the disruption he experienced. At FLOW, it...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently business titan Howard Mitchell criticised the University of the West Indies (UWI) for not producing industry-relevant research of a high quality. Though widely shared, his sentiments represent only a small part of the debate...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So let me get this straight? We would rather have money in our pockets and in the bank than peace of mind and the value of our individual lives? Well, based on the Sunday Gleaner lead story 'Suffering under SOE' (October 14, 2018),...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After reading Mark Wignall's column Cuthbert-Flynn's uphill fight against abortion' (Sunday Gleaner, October 14, 2018), permit me to say I am in agreement with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.There are too...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find it difficult to accept what Mark Golding appears to be insinuating when he stated that the prime minister is making "allegations" in relation to the number of murders/shooting incidents that have taken place in Trench Town as...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Preventive social intervention, meaning violence interrupters and social workers in volatile communities, is long term. This does not mean, however, that it takes long for it to have impact.Within six to 12 months, five of 10...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Exactly when are we going to cut the crap? Why is there a furore over building a new parliamentary building in Jamaica? Have we seen the current small, crammed, poorly situated, handicap-inaccessible Gordon House?A new Parliament...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing with regard to Mark Wignall's column in The Sunday Gleaner on October 14, 2018, titled 'Cuthbert-Flynn's uphill fight against abortion'.It is more than 30 years since I chose not to carry my pregnancy to term. I made the...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last year, Desmond McKenzie, the minister of local government and community development, in celebrating Local Government Month in Clarendon, declared on the grounds of the Anglican Church, among other things, that he would be...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson.I have to admit that I was one of the many Jamaicans who wondered if your appointment as the top police officer was just another appointment.After...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The gay organisation publicly meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to mobilise and invite membership is definitely an abomination in the eyes of God, and it's more shocking to know that leaders of Jamaican society allow the publicity....

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to mention that the new Fisheries Bill passed last week has been in gestation for a record 23 years. How do I know? I participated in the very first discussion in summer 1995 with Fisheries Director Andre Kong and the Food...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tried to cast himself in the mould of a reformer. His supporters point to his youthfulness along with changing sociocultural and economic practices as evidence of the reformation that is...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is commendable that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has recognised the importance of building a new Parliament building for Jamaica that will better accommodate our lawmakers and staff.A new Parliament building is certainly long...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to Lloyd Vermont's Letter of the Day in The Gleaner titled 'Patois emblematic of Jamaicans' indiscipline' (October 12, 2018).Without knowing him and with no disrespect meant, I will assume that he is above the age of 60 and...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I will cite a glaring example of the failure of our lawmakers. This has to do with squatter settlement and the ghettoisation of communities.. At the municipal level, permits are required to erect permanent buildings, but none are...

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