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Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Friday, March 8, 2019, I watched a documentary about the Tivoli incursion in May 2010 called Four days in May: Kingston 2010 at The University of the West Indies. Some of the affected people – including a mother whose two sons...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The same reason why obeah flourishes in Jamaica is the reason why irresponsibility and its attendant difficulties survive. A parent who refuses to take a child roasting with fever to the doctor will later visit the obeah man to...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: May I suggest a way to lift the political debate in East Portland above the ‘tracing’ level at which it is now? The date for the poll in which the people of the constituency will choose between Ann-Marie Vaz of the Jamaica Labour...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke announced six tax cuts and adjustments in critical sectors that undoubtedly will lower the financial burden of thousands of Jamaicans across the island, effective April 1,...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In past elections, I would generally vote for my party’s candidate, and being a resident of a political garrison, he always wins – without controversy. But the older I get, the more I would want to focus on issues to make my voting...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is a new development in the Caribbean as it relates to the imposition of the gay lifestyle on member states of the British Empire. The Cayman Islands were given a ­certain ultimatum: to yield or be pressured to embrace the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In life, we simply must ‘tek bad things and mek laugh’. This means having a new perspective on our situation and transforming that sad landscape into a fruitful, productive vale. In trying situations, we develop new life skills,...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: At the Howard Cooke Primary School in Catherine Hall, St James, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) staged an audiovisual presentation on the proposed Montego...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing to voice my concern regarding the deplorable condition of the St Ann’s Bay Hospital. The patients only get A1 treatment when their families bribe the staff. It’s a disgrace! My mother was hospitalised there two years...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 8:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dirty politics will, seemingly, exist in Jamaica for a long time to come, because it’s so deeply entrenched in our political culture. During election season, throughout Jamaica’s post-Independence era, one inevitably hears...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 8:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As the Government contemplates its options to make the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) viable, it is now an opportune time for the resumption of rail transport to be placed firmly on the national agenda. Transport by train...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 8:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Ms Patrice Ricketts, in regard to your letter to the editor in The Gleaner, dated Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Can you tell me what is it that Mr Damion Crawford should apologise for? Let me make this clear. I LOVE my MOTHER and...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Your editorial last week about church ‘sins’ was so right in locating their spread across many denominations. Not that the same offences are not found in secular organisations – recall the terrible recent case at the BBC – but...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A person born in a particular class and colour cannot be blamed for her/his class origin. However, on the contrary, they cannot deny that they are a privileged set, born in wealth and social power. They can influence, build,...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Christians, not just in name, but in deeds, those who are on the battlefield with their sword and shield, you are not alone! The war is fierce and real, and yet some don’t see. The reason is found in I Corinthians 2 vs 14 – “But...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Responding to a letter penned by Claire Clarke, ‘concerned citizen’, to The Gleaner dated March 2, 2019 asking, and I quote, “Is Martin Henry for real?” I will lay out some facts for you to ponder. Matter of fact, Martin Henry...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: An open letter to Damion Crawford: We listened last night in utter disbelief as you disrespected the women of our nation. Yes, we are the mothers of the nation. We wash, cook, and clean, but even whilst doing that we can achieve....

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with great humility that I express my dissatisfaction in the way our nation’s teachers are being treated. We must first understand that unlike children, teachers, too, are one of the driving forces and cornerstone of any...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I strongly believe that persons in Jamaica aren’t fully aware about the many advantages of adoption. Adoption happens when children who cannot be raised by their biological parents become full and legal permanent members of another...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I sat and listened one day last week as one of the presenters on a popular morning talk show rehashed an issue I have long since found tiresome. The issue concerned the poor attendance at some sporting events. There is a running...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: The Church continues to be the loudest voice on the topic of abortion while continuously missing the mark. Jamaica is not a theocracy. We cannot shape our laws around what the Catholic Church believes to be true. We need research,...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have been unnerved by the recent warnings regarding the Momo Challenge – a WhatsApp message that challenges their intended target to do abnormal activities that will ultimately lead to their death or the death of others.What has...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The devil has another scheme through which he tries to harm and destroy children. He hates children! (Matthew 2:16). In recent times, an online popular game has been showing youths how to kill themselves. Therefore, it is VERY...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: What seemed an ordinary Sunday afternoon two weekends ago at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, became a moment of pride and a significant life-turning point for the newly minted...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Ruel Reid, the answer is no! No, I am not going to stop talking to and teaching my students about the ailing Jamaican political landscape and culture. As much as this would suit you politically and satisfy the furtherance of...

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