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Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As it is coming to the onset of a new school term, some teachers, after enjoying the merriment of the season, might become grim and demotivated because they will now have to face the drudgery of marking assignments and test papers,...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Will the ban on plastics, as the Government sees it, succeed?That plastics (bags, bottles and other (items) continue to be so ubiquitous on our landscapes is certainly not the fault of these items but the fault of humans, including...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a resident of St James, it was the best Christmas and New Year I have had in a long time. No gunshots.As a returning resident, I don't expect this state of emergency to go on forever, however, I would be happy if it were to stay...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I waited with bated breath for December 13, 2018, because I understood that Mr Stephen Price would be having a Live Facebook Chat to answer questions and give feedback to FLOW customers. At that time, I had been without my landline...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's now going two months since the official closure of the road with the damaged bridge between Sweet River and Paradise, Westmoreland, main road from Kingston to Negril.Repairs to the damaged bridge has not yet started, yet there...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Education Minister Ruel Reid is set to intervene in the case of a 13-year-old boy who has been blocked from classes at the Little London High School since November for allegedly using expletives in the presence of a teacher (The...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recent reports of visitors to our island being sexually assaulted while on vacation at their five-star luxury hotels, even in their very rooms, is cause for grave concern to all well-thinking Jamaicans.While it's not my intention to...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the 'Letter of the Day' of December 31, R. Pinado, in addressing the issue of 'rogue administrators' in our public schools closed by asking, "What does the Ministry of Education have to say about these schools that breach all...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's noted in Wednesday's Gleaner (January 2) that Government, through National Solid Waste Management Authority, will be ticketing householders who, since Tuesday, continue to use the single-use plastic bags in disposing of their...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As we step into the new year, I want to encourage Jamaicans to strive to be better individuals whose aim is to improve and hone themselves, their communities and, by extension, our "sweet, sweet Jamaica". It is conventional at the...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The murder toll for 2018 in Jamaica is (at least) 1,281, according to the media. Jamaica has a population of two-point-odd million citizens.The City of Chicago, with a population of 2,000,687, saw a 15 per cent decrease in homicides...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is a saying that always leaves me uncomfortable whenever I hear it. It goes something like this: "If you want to hide something from a Jamaican, put it in a book".On reflection, however, one does get the impression that many of...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir As a resident for over 55 years in the constituency of West Central St Andrew, the last 20 of which have been represented in Parliament by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, I would like to use this medium to highlight a few things about...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Government of Jamaica has been empowering persons with disabilities (PWDs) since 2008 to do small business and/or to purchase hearing aids, prosthesis, glasses, among other benefits, through the Economic Empowerment and Medical...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, SirNoise, noise, noise, and more noise! Regardless of the time of the year, persons who choose to play music should have respect for their neighbours and other villagers. They should play music at a level that will not disturb others....

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) suggesting that billions of dollars were in circulation during the festive season, I am still at a loss as to where all that money is. Certainly, the vendors and store owners did not see much of it as...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir I am deeply saddened by the blatant, rampant killing of our women by their children's fathers, husbands/spouses. It would seem that this murder-suicide has become a norm and is expected to occur every other week somewhere in the...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having learnt this past weekend of a shooting incident that occurred between two licensed firearm holders (a selector and a resident) which left one dead in Trelawny, one has to question the mindset and temperament of the persons...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The ban on single-use plastic bags is a game changer. It has shifted the responsibility from the vendor, whose goods are being taken home by the purchaser, to the person buying them and carrying them home. An individual will now...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Healthcare services in Jamaica were substandard before the intervention of Dr Christopher Tufton. He has embarked on a few initiatives which have changed the complexion of the situation, but there is dire need for better healthcare...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I found an article published on December 30, 2018 - 'Banned for bad word: 13-year-old blocked from school since November for using expletives in the presence of a teacher' - troubling, as it seems that these rogue and uncaring school...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am using my tongue as the pen of a ready writer to voice the level of frustration among district constables who are working twice as hard as the regular constables to make Jamaica a safe and friendly society. We are bombarded with...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to the Jamaica Public Service for the long-awaited lights on the Washington Boulevard.It is not 100 per cent, but it is certainly better than nothing.The only other thing I would ask is that someone from the company have a...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The following is a letter to the caregivers at the Maxfield Park Children's Home.The board of directors at the Maxfield Park Children's Home wishes a 'Happy End of Year' to all caregivers on the front line of care and intervention...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So NCB has their grant a wish programme this year. I sent a message via Facebook with my wish.My wish was written as follows.'I am responding in regard to your grant a wish Christmas promotion. I am not looking for anything free. I...

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