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Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I was jolted by The Gleaner's banner headline late last week, and I had to read the story twice to absorb the content. Police reports said a newly employed entertainment coordinator at a popular Montego Bay resort climbed over a...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This past week we were exposed to the United States nomination process of one its judges to the Supreme Court.If nothing else, what emerged during the nomination process left most of us convinced of the crucial need for proper...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was reading a few days ago a report in the Observer about the WW initiative Stop Violence Against Women. I was considering its impact on our culture, which is too often soft towards male aggression.Then I went on, reading that...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Reverend Devon Dick's article, 'Those boring funeral sermons' (Gleaner, October 4, 2018), gives us preachers at funerals much food for thought.He rightly states that at funerals, "it is a time to reflect on the value of family,...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This past week, we were exposed to the US nomination process of one its judges to the Supreme Court. If nothing else, what emerged during the nomination process left most of us convinced of the crucial need for proper background...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Foreign direct investment (FDI) in tourism is a simple matter of constructing a building. This is being done by outsiders. Why can't local investors do that?When this is done, so much more trickles down in our nation, rather than...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having been a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for more than a decade and a half, I totally agree with Dr Horace Chang, the current minister of national security, that the force needs complete overhaul.I also agree, as...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Sunday, September 22, 2018, around 11:50 p.m., I had a situation at home which required me to seek urgent medical attention. I activated my King Alarm Medical button with the hope of getting assistance to get to a medical facility...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a security supervisor and I, for one, take great offence to Minister Chang's negative connotation of the industry in which I work when he, being critical of the police, referred to them recently as a glorified "security guard"...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In 2019, the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be replaced by the much-vaunted Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The latter is expected to transform the educational landscape by enabling students to become critical thinkers. The PEP will comprise...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With all its good intention, Jamaica's proposed ban on plastic bags is a knee-jerk reaction that is certain to cause more harm than good. The industrial world continues unabated to pump millions of tons of plastic waste into oceans...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the morning of September 24, 2018, I and other passengers experienced quality customer service on the No.132 JUTC Premium bus (Old Harbour to New Kingston route).Because we have become accustomed to aggression, discourtesy and...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Here's a glaring example of why NIDS (National Identification System) is desperately needed in Jamaica. The alleged RIU rapist was wanted in Mandeville as a person of interest.Had there been a centralised national database, the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is there a protocol for the police in using flashing blue lights? In my area, it is now the norm to see police vehicles driving slowly, especially at night, through communities with flashing blue lights.I believe that the Police High...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Imagine completing your bachelor's degree with the hope of pursuing better opportunities, only to be denied your documentation at the end of the programme for more than a year. This is the dilemma I, along with the other students of...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:During a recent discussion on the widely publicised #MeToo revelations up north, my friend asked questions surrounding the delayed accusations, and posited that the alleged violations occurred in the prime of some of the offenders'...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just last week, medicine in Jamaica got a major win when two young boys with biliary atresia got liver transplants at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, thanks to Jacksonville surgeons.In late May, it was announced that Dr Stephen...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What a wonderful and heart-warming human story! The article by Dave Rodney, 'Searching for an angel from half-century ago' (Sunday Gleaner, September 30, 2018), is beautiful in so many ways.1) The kindness of the Jamaican spirit as...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At every major intersection in Kingston, taxi drivers use the filter lane, or make a third lane in the middle of the road and drive to the front of the line of traffic. The police have allowed the practice to go on so long, it has...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In April 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Constitutional Court ruled that the buggery provisions were unconstitutional.Last week, it was reported that their Sexual Offences Act has been modified to reflect that sex between consenting...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Sunday Gleaner column 'Is inflation targeting the answer?' (September 30, 2018) by Densil Williams, professor of international business at the University of the West Indies, Mona, was well written and understandable to a layman...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaicans felt a sense of shame as news spread that two tourists were raped at gunpoint in their hotel room at a RIU resort in MoBay, reportedly by a newly hired young trainee.The news was like that horrific nightmare where you want...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently advertised for two job openings in the newspapers and received close to 200 applications. In processing them, I experienced a slew of emotions. Initially it was funny, then I became concerned and saddened. Now I'm at a...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with alarm the Letter of the Day by Horace Levy published in The Gleaner of September 28, 2018, under the title 'Holness not committed to social intervention', in which the writer charged that so great is the Government's...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am amazed that the Transport Authority has the authority to clandestinely increase licensing fees by 40 per cent by just a notice.Why? To cover rising administrative costs. Yet no one in authority will listen to the cries of the...

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