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Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the past several months, thieves have been riding on bikes into Pembroke Hall,St Andrew, and robbing residents.Just two nights ago, I was held up at gunpoint and robbed. I went to the police station to make a complaint and the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The only thing that the South East St Mary by-election proves to us is that the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) did its homework. It enumerated more people in anticipation of a by-...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We note the feedback from Digicel customer, Teddylee Gray, published in The Gleaner on November 3, 2017, titled 'Internet getting out of reach'.Mr Gray is genuinely concerned about ensuring everyone, including the economically...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The political noise over Dr Alexis' candidacy in the recently held by-election in St Mary brought to the fore, once again, the need to make changes to bring clarity to our Constitution. Each election cycle, we go through the same thing...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Two Fridays ago, the governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Mr Brian Wynter, commented in the Financial Gleaner on the fact that there is a widely held view in Jamaica that the exchange rate is a subsidised public...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Peter Bunting and Lisa Hanna's silence is so deafening! Therefore, I had to do a 'where are they?' letter just to check if they are OK. It seems like many of us read too much into Dr Peter Phillips' recently-named shadow cabinet. Dr...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In most countries of the world, the objective of a ticketing system for breaches of road traffic laws and regulations is to encourage compliance. However in Jamaica, the objective seems to be the collection of outstanding fines with...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently caught a late-night US TV appearance by Usain Bolt. It was one of the interview variety shows that come on close to midnight. I don't recall the name of it. What was clear, though, and what has stuck with me is how much...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are now approaching the Christmas season. History has taught us that during this time of year, there are more parties, and consequently, more drinking. This inevitably means that there is more drunk driving. Before we get into the...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On November 1, 2017, a major telecommunications service provider decided to raise its fee for its popular 300-megabyte two-day data plan. Its cost moved from $150 to $175.The silence from traditional media on this matter is deafening...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Please allow me space to present an open letter to the minister of national security.Mr Minister:a huge amount of money has been collected, from the traffic ticket amnesty. That must be music to your ears. No doubt, there are others...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was driving home from work last week and got caught in traffic. This would normally have been a negative experience, but luckily for me, the radio station I was listening to was having a John Holt night and was playing a number of...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We could talk until our throats get sore about Jamaica's crime problem. We could put measures and strategies in place until there is no place to put anymore, to fix this problem. We could come up with the wisest plans to defeat this...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the editorial published on Tuesday October 31, 2017, 'The Pfizer case and slowpoke justice', I hope the presiding judge, Mrs Justice Viviene Harris, gives Pfizer the death-blow...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One Sunday morning early this year, I was travelling along the Hagley Park Main Road in the vicinity of the St Andrew Parish Church when I noticed a very young boy and girl coming from church. They were trying to cross the road, but...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been trying to access my NCB account online for days now, without success. I called the customer service toll-free number on numerous occasions before someone answered who was impatient, and spoke with an attitude. Still, none...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently heard Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen commenting on how busily the traffic police are policing the traffic in the Corporate Area.He mentioned some intersections and stated that the police are busy trying to...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The executive and members of the Manchester Neighbourhood Watch Council are grieving with all Jamaicans, but especially the Manchester community over the untimely passing of our beloved Corporal Melvin Smith, and offer sincere...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Monday, October 30, 2017 I went to Digicel in New Kingston to pay my Digicel bills. To my surprise, they were closed. I had no choice; I had to go to Tropical Plaza in Half-way Tree. That was when the nightmare started. When I...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Suicide is a major problem in our society. While we try to preserve the only life we have, others are trying to lose theirs intentionally. Can people hurt so badly that they resort to killing themselves? Well, you never know if you...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently had the need to be driving through Spanish Town, St Catherine, at about 11:30 p.m. Given all I know about Spanish Town, I was quite uncomfortable doing this and would not have been there had it been avoidable. Upon...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:53 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We can be thankful that we as a country managed to escape the near-yearly problem of water shortage this year. There was not a terrible drought during the summer as has been the case in recent years, and no consequent water rationing...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:53 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It really strikes me that we Jamaicans are a spoilt bunch. I was home for a week recently because of a fleeting illness and had the occasion to watch a lot of international news on the television.It's not that I did not already know...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:53 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is cheating in marriage really morally or ethically wrong, if we do not accept the existence of moral absolutes? Ian Boyne in his In Focus article in The Sunday Gleaner of October 29, challenged his associate columnists, Dr Michael...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:52 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With all the road improvement works taking place in the Mona and Barbican areas of St Andrew, I really wish that the Jamaica Constabulary Force would deploy more personnel during peak hours to help keep the traffic flowing.The past...

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