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Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Registrar General Department (RGD) notes the article 'Break-Up' published Sunday, August 5, 2018, and wishes to clear the air in relation to the issues raised therein.Seizure of marriage registers: - On Monday, May 28, 2018,...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In hindsight, I am sure that Prof. Carolyn Cooper wish she had done more research into the Puerto Seco Beach matter. Based on Minister Vaz response on radio Tuesday, the amount is for the beach licence and not the lease of the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Of course, by now some of us would have figured out that banning styrofoam and single-use plastics is not the answer to the huge litter problem that Jamaica and other Caribbean countries face. My belief is that the problem would only...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I humbly ask that the prime minister send Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, youth and information, to the Ministry of Science and Technology.Education is in shambles. After two years, Reid has made no impact on improving...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One is appalled by Brian Sale's proposition in his letter of August 3, 2018, page A5, that "in terms of intellectual development", West Africans "were approximately 2,000 to 3,000 years behind most of the Middle East and Europe" by...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In reference to Carolyn Cooper's Sunday Gleaner column involving the licence of the popular beach Puerto Seco, I wish to focus not only on the sprinkle of blacks in control of these natural treasures, but more important, the many non...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am pleased to know that Prime Minister Andrew Holness was able to visit Denbigh on Monday. I wholeheartedly agree with him about the application of technology to farming in Jamaica.Where I may depart from the prime minister is the...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is not surprising that there was a low turnout of residents at the Independence civic ceremony in St Catherine. The parish has not done enough to encourage members to participate in civic activities. The parish lacks vision and a...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Former Finance Dr Peter Phillips erred when he failed to deliver on his promise to Jamaicans to have the special consumption tax (SCT) on fuel imposed by him in 2015 flow through to an Energy Stabilisation Fund.Having failed to...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I agree with the insightfully and intellectually sharp Dr Carolyn Cooper, that, the Government of Jamaica should charge the Guardsman Group a fee more realistic than the current annual lease fee of J$13,000, there are some...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A stroll through the market district downtown will give you some idea of the scope of electricity theft in Jamaica.You will behold dozens of shops, stalls, wholesales, bag juice factories and dwellings with no functioning JPS meter,...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am deeply concerned and very much worried about the events happening in Zimbabwe after the peaceful voting of people in this year's just-ended elections. It is sad and worrying that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission failed dismally...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We extend our right hand to RJR, the Big 94, with hearty congratulations, on its 68-year anniversary. Sixty eight years of broadcasting, since 1950, is indeed a great milestone accomplished. And we are going forward with RJR, with...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In reference to The Sunday Gleaner article of August 5, 2018, headlined 'BREAK-UP', I too am likely to soon join my colleague in the line of those who could be denied the opportunity of performing marriages. However, I sympathise...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Andrew Holness-led political regime has declared that it is going to build a new city within the precincts of Portmore. It would be a brilliant idea if there were adequate facilities in place for this massive development.Already...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is an agency that is responsible for the granting of firearm user licences or permits, where vetted individuals can own and carry a variety of firearms. The agency has been under fire over the...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest your editorial, The price society pays, published on August 4. Your opening paragraph, "Utility companies reminded us this week how notoriously difficult it is to do business in Jamaica by explaining the high...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to Peter Espeut for a brilliant piece of writing on our backwardness, published in The Gleaner August 3.Time enough for us to liberate our GG (governor general) from colonial trappings. He was the recipient of the empty title...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the Senate sitting on Friday, July 27, 2018 , during the debate on Regulations under the Toll Roads Act, opposition Senator K.D. Knight made a presentation which was primarily based on the naming of the North-South Highway, the...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Kindly permit me space in your publication to share my thoughts on how we can rid this country of crime once and for all.Education is the only option to freeing communities from being gestation grounds for crime, violence and mayhem....

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Since the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April when Prime Minister Theresa May apologised for the 'Windrush scandal' to the Caribbean Heads of Government, there has been no news of any collective follow-up by...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is a sad day to see members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force pulled from their substantive duties and placed on a dump to secure it from arsonists. A lack of proper management of the facility could...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I read about Neville Lee's passing, and the amazing contribution to the development of Jamaican music and broadcasting, I was in awe as I read the tributes and his achievements. I couldn't help but wonder why we don't hear more...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's been close to 18 months since SVEL has taken over the running of horse racing at Caymanas Park. While this period has been short, there was so much lacking that anxiety and frustration are understandable.Some things have been...

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