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Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to an article in The Gleaner of July 25, the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, wishes to state that we have had consistent consultations with representatives of the...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In hosting Tuesday's town hall meeting on the proposed redevelopment of National Heroes Park and the construction of the new Parliament building within the Government Oval Zone, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group did a great public...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte.Chief Justice Brian Sykes and his judges are all in favour of the Caribbean Court of Justice...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are so many talented media personalities in Jamaica, some of whom are graduates of prestigious universities but simply cannot get their break.Our major TV stations and various media houses constantly recycle the same persons to...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, I had business to conduct at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) located in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Located on the third floor and with the elevator out of service, I had to take the staircase.With...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Ministry of Education's silence on the grooming of students' hair is deafening to the ear. In June 2017, The Gleaner reported that for the 2017-2018 period, there would be a policy in place to guide school administration on the...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Occupational licensing refers to the process by which governments institute the qualifications required to practise a trade or profession, so that only licensed practitioners are legally recognised to receive pay for working in the...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Much thanks to Carolyn Cooper for her article 'Seaga did right bout di bad road dem' (Sunday Gleaner, July 21, 2018) for helping to highlight the deplorable state of the roads in the Mavis Bank area.An as bad as yuh tink Mavis Bank...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some time ago, the communications manager at the National Works Agency stated that the purpose of the two-and-a-half-foot-tall concrete barriers in the middle of the roads in Barbican Square was "for safety reasons and the...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We, in Jamaica, who see the United Sates as "the land of the free and home of the brave", must reflect on August 1, 1838, when our chains were removed, and then cast our minds forward 16 years into our freedom to 1854 - 100 years...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to your editorial dated Saturday, July 21, 2018, titled 'Local vs imported'.I agree that Jamaica should be consuming more of the items that we produce. However, relative to the rest of the world, our production costs are too...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The idea of a test (in this case, Primary Exit Profile) that demands reasoning and creativity from students is a good one. In fact, that, to my mind, was one of the main components missing from the just-concluded Grade Six...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Friday, Jamaica lost a senior cop with 37 years of experience. He seemed to have joined the force not long after leaving school. He had given his life to the constabulary and to his country. He apparently committed suicide.The...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The New Integrated Approach Social Studies Workbook 5 by Powell, Scott and Taylor, published by PST Central Publishers, revised 2017, begins with a focus question on Page 6:"How do we describe the reasons for the coming of the...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I saw on social media where some persons took issue with Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett's invitation to the 12 Thai boys rescued from a cave to visit Jamaica free of cost.Persons who have an issue with this brought up that the...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 11:11 PMOren Cousins

THE EDITOR, Sir:Glenn Tucker complained in the Observer about the disappearance of good manners and conduct in Jamaica.Among the concerns he raised, he said, "Dr Leahcim Semaj, of Above and Beyond, has made some revelations concerning young job...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What a gimmick! 'Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation' (Gleaner, July 19, 2018).Yes, it was a miracle - really, that those boys and their coach survived, and were rescued from their terrible ordeal in the Thai cave...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just saw this article 'Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation' on Gleaner online where Edmund Bartlett was moving to invite the recently rescued Thai boys and their coach to Jamaica for vacation.We are all happy that the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican expat living in the US and I would like to read more about blockchain technology in Jamaica.As we all know, corruption and graft hinder Jamaica's economic growth and blockchain could help address some of the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing this letter to express my disgust with the service Digicel has been offering to customers in Black River from May 30 to the time of writing, July 17, without even the slightest indication of when service will resume.To...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Occupational licensing refers to the process by which governments institute the qualifications required to practise a trade or profession, so that only licensed practitioners are legally recognised to receive pay for working in the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:France have won the World Cup - and rightly so. They deserve all the accolades and the praise.I once cheered for Argentina, in the era of Ricky Villa and Osvaldo Ardiles, both Tottenham Hotspur players. In those days, the Cockerel...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR,Sir:The brilliant performance of young Jamerican prodigy Briana Williams has left us speechless. She will be one to watch on the international stage in the near future after the exit of our current stars.Briana's compelling run in the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write on behalf of the signatories to the open letter sent Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to Prime Minister Andrew Holness regarding the erosion of public trust in institutions of Government and the Petrojam allegations.Regrettably,...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, we can do a quick survey of leaders across the world.His leadership provided many unique elements in the history of his country, South Africa, and so did the coming of Barack Obama in America....

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