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Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As the PRO of a school PTA executive, I receive a lot of phone calls from parents in the rural areas complaining about no Internet access. I am using this opportunity to appeal to all 63 members of parliament (MPs), especially...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I had written a research paper based on a newspaper article which mentioned Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ intention to shake up the National Works Agency (NWA) in addressing their lack of effective and efficient supervision of...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: My brother and I are left-handed, and we have no problem! A matter of fact, we are more versatile than “normal” persons. First of all, over six to seven decades, we have learned to use both hands with almost the same...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Real Estate Board is again sounding the alarm for members of the public to check with them before engaging the services of real estate dealers or salesmen. This comes against the background of a case currently in the...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing with reference to The Gleaner editorial on Saturday, November 7, titled ‘A Strong Case For Portmore Parish’. I really don’t understand how any of the prescribed benefits of upgrading the status of Portmore can’t...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Following is the letter of congratulation sent by Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, to Joe Biden, president-elect of the United States. Dear President-Elect Biden, On behalf of the people and Government...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:13 AM

St Andrew Southern Member of Parliament Mark Golding has won the People’s National Party’s presidential election. Golding defeated Lisa Hanna by 296 votes to claim the presidency of the 82-year-old party. Here are the top responses via Gleaner’s...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to congratulate Mark Golding for a very well-planned, spirited and emphatic win over a strong campaigning team marshalled by Lisa Hanna. Now that the dust has settled, I do hope the party can come together and give...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Greetings, I am a big fan of Carolyn Cooper’s work. Her columns in The Sunday Gleaner have been a staple for my family; we find her writings relatable and refreshingly honest. I find that while ethnic identity and self-worth...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Saturday, November 7, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, United National Congress party leader, the official opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, used her Facebook page to post a congratulatory message to US President-elect Joe Biden....

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:10 AM

• Not that rare, I know quite a few of them. – @AbrahamsKirk • Definitely not a rare find. I’m sure a few businessmen in Jamaica would vote for him. If I’m not mistaken, one got called out for his support of him. – @CrystalGayleW • Wish this...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since 2007, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have expressed opposite approaches to strengthening Portmore’s “human and physical resources” to “be given the legal framework and authority to...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I enjoyed reading the Gleaner article ‘Sharing breadfruit with the world – J’can duo behind Trees That Feed Foundation works to create successful entrepreneurs’ by Lynda Edwards and George Graham, who interviewed Michael and...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Zimbabwe has lost a member of parliament who wanted the poor and weak to have decent standards of living. It is heartbreaking and sorrowful to hear that the industrious, dedicated, and highly committed member of Zimbabwean...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On November 3, the historic United States presidential election took place and they are being regarded by most political pundits as one the most defining moments in the history of the US elections. Americans have voted on a...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Responses to Talkback poll on Twitter – Who do you think will win the US Presidential Elections 2020? “I can’t bet on this, because I see badness prevailing and the democrats wailing. I don’t see them fighting as if they want it.” – @warndem “...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to thank Ronnie Thwaites, who is certainly doing the right thing by visiting schools to get first-hand information. But in trying to be kind/fair to Minister Fayval Williams, you are contradicting what you say...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing with reference to the column by Michael Abrahams titled ‘Is Islam a religion of peace?’ published on Monday, November 2. Islam is indeed a religion of peace because Muslims never go to other people’s country and...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The final results of the 2020 United States of America (USA) presidential elections may not be known until weeks after the official date of election, especially if the court is involved. After the 2016 shocking election results...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Jamaica’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Curtis Ward, did not mince words in saying we should have acted long ago in rejecting Ambassador Donald Tapia’s very...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: After being sick with high fever, diarrhoea, coughing and having low oxygen levels for six days, a decision was taken by my family to call an ambulance to take me to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). I was...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Internal elections can be divisive at times and lead to vexation and grudges, which is human nature in any competition. But if managed in the correct manner, internal elections can make an organisation more efficient, effective...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The local legend of the ‘folly’ tells of a mistake by a landowner, who mixed seawater with concrete to quickly construct his mansion. The house quickly deteriorated, which led to his bride exclaiming, “What a folly!” Even though...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Seldom do we find the art of music in harmony with the keys of life. Seldom do we understand that the keys of life are not mere notes beneath the touch of our fingers but a symphonic reflection of who we are at heart and in...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am dumbfounded as to the state of affairs on our nation’s road network, particularly in Kingston and St Andrew. There is an alarmingly common practice that I have observed, where several public entities dismantle roadways to...

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