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Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There have been numerous articles in the news media in recent years concerning health and wellness, including The Gleaner's very timely editorial 'Wellness and society' (Sept 8, 2018).We need to keep the momentum going to increase...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a PNP man, have been so for more than 48 years of my adult life, and so I watch with keen interest the VP race coming up on Saturday. Like most PNP people, I think the party needs Damion Crawford to be one of the four, yet this...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The headline in The Sunday Gleaner September 9, 2018, 'Sweet threat - school gate vendors could thwart sugary drinks ban', is cause for concern.I think the negative impact of sugary drink cannot be underestimated and downsized to...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Anyone who follows local politics would be familiar with the PNP's 'turn-taking' culture in which young aspirants are suppressed in the background so that stalwarts can have their time in the foreground, based on the sole premise of...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Now more than at any other time in our history, the Corporate Area travelling public ought to be taking advantage of flexi-hours work schedules. The eight hours required from most workers should see businesses, both private and...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I listened in disgust and amazement as the authorities took to the airwaves and newspapers to blame John Public for the chaos on the roads in Kingston on Monday.While many other ills can be laid at the feet of this often...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While we debate the virtues of PEP versus GSAT, a glaring problem with what students at the primary level are expected to learn is being ignored.I have just been shown a text for grade two (seven-year-olds) integrated studies, which...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The bullas Ruel Reid takes down permanently from the shelves at schools are not ordinary bullas. They do not sell at shops or supermarkets.Mr Reid permanently suspended the distribution of the nutribulla programme at the expense of...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The author of the Public Affairs column in The Sunday Gleaner of September 9, 2018, titled 'Security companies are modern-day slave masters', is so right in his description of the mistreatment dished out by security companies across...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My name is Charmaine Thomas. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in September 1962. My mother was Ina Lynette Gregory and usually went by the name 'Lyn'.At the time of my birth, she was living at either 99 Constant Spring Road or 1 West...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gordon Robinson's Sunday Gleaner column of September 9, 2018, titled 'My vision for Jamaica', is one of the best pieces I have seen in a while.Mr Robinson expresses some of the same sentiments I have going through my head. I would...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner of Saturday, September 8, 2018, reported the following:"President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has expressed his disappointment with The University of the West Indies (UWI),...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was not happy with Serena Williams' meltdown, but I understand it and empathise. This is a Grand Slam final, where umpires interject sparingly.The dude was cruel for hitting her so hard for supposedly receiving coaching during the...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Catholic myself, I have been deeply disappointed withmy church and its doctrines regarding sex, abortion, contraception and celibacy; not to mention the hypocrisy and near-schizoid views of Popes past and present with their so-...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is generally said the male of the human species is colour blind.It is, therefore, not surprising that People's National Party chairman and spokesman on national security Fitz Jackson exhibited this in his diatribe regarding the...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gordon Brown, writing in your newspaper as public affairs coordinator of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), attempted, in Saturday's edition, to answer my letter complaining about being asked to pay 'service' and other charges...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Every time someone famous dies, this is the response we get from the general public: 'Stop doing drugs, kids', or they lament the fact that not even the rich are satisfied, but that is just the point: No matter how famous you are or...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am an ardent follower of articles by Dr Orville Taylor in The Sunday Gleaner, and was in total agreement with his piece on Sunday, September 9, 2018, titled 'The value of life'.I must say that I do not even kill lizards, as I...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been announced that Three Miles will be closed for eight months. Any major development comes with temporary inconvenience. At the end of it, we will look back and say, "It was worth it."With the amount of infrastructure work...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The American cartoonist, Lynda Barry, wrote an excellent piece, 'The sanctuary of school', which was first published in The New York Times in 1992. In it, she recounts her dysfunctional family situation. She relates how one morning,...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Sunday, August 26, we read with disappointment an account of a young lady who attempted to obtain psychological support while she was experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings. She was unable to get this support from our local...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 6, in a comprehensive 495-page judgment, the Indian Supreme Court (ISC) took the unusual step of overruling itself and redecriminalised consensual same-gender intimacy.Just five years prior, the same court had upheld the...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to congratulate Michael-Anthony Dobson-Lewis on his recent article 'PEP a step up on GSAT' (The Gleaner, September 5, 2018), as well as to add to the discussion.My take on the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is on the last P (...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So the Christian lawyer, Shirley Richards, says that the key for women to deal with a rape is to report it early (Gleaner, 'Culture of death: Rape and incest not enough to justify abortion, say Christian lawyers', September 4, 2018)....

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Plea bargaining, with reduced sentences (for even heinous crimes), was introduced to ensure speedier resolution of court cases and to clear the huge backlog overburdening the judiciary.With more than 1,000 homicides annually and many...

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