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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...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The previous government went into a 15-month contract three years ago (June 2015 to September 2016) when crude oil prices were expected to increase. This was done to guard against future spikes in world oil prices at a time of...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his article appearing in The Sunday Gleaner of July 29, Orville Taylor writes 'Slavery was a deliberate attempt to strip an entire race of its humanity, instilled self-hate, and institutionalise a sick sort of sado-masochism among...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 1, we celebrated Emancipation Day. This critical holiday reminds of a time when law reform changed the landscape of Jamaica. It was through the Emancipation Act of 1833 that the lives of enslaved Africans were legally and...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A STARTLING news story carried on Nationwide Radio on July 24, 2018, headlined 'Police pinned down for two hours in Jarrett Lane war zone' read:"Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, Corporal Arlene McBean, is describing as 'a...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I reflect on Emancipation Day, I am pregnant with emotions at the very thought that it was on August 1, 1838, that slaves in Jamaica were granted their passport of humanity and liberation. I must say I am overjoyed that our...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Here are some concrete suggestions that can be employed for us to get a handle on crime:ï In upgrading the police force, weed out corrupt cops;ï Make it safe for us to give evidence in court, and to report crime without being afraid...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note with keen interest that NCB Financial Group Limited have recorded a 33 per cent third-quarter profit amounting to $20.9 billion. This has so far exceeded last year's annual profit.I write to express my disgust after receiving...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We as a country continue to wallow in the cesspool of underdevelopment, poverty and crime because we lack any decency as a people.It's not about PNP (People's National Party) 'pot a cuss kettle black', it's about the age-old...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is hard when consumers worked hard for their money and are held hostage by merchants who cannot explain the failure to deliver the goods that are purchased.Courts Jamaica Limited has failed to demonstrate good values as a...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There's a level of depravity sweeping this country and it's alarming to watch. Within hours of each other, arsonists set fire to two of the country's waste-disposal sites.The minister of local government intimated on Monday that...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:All governments across the world have corruption. Our aim is to minimise and eradicate corruption. That is why we need to constantly put measures in place to advance this cause. Also, we need to review our measures for any loopholes....

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently held 25th anniversary presentation of the Churches' Emancipation Lecture is to be highly commended. Kudos to the pioneers, the Rev Dr Burchell Taylor and the Rev J. Oliver Daley.The focus of this year's Emancipation...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dr Andrew Wheatley has resigned, but that should not be the end of it. The investigation should continue, and if it is proven that anyone stole taxpayers' money, they should be sent to prison forthwith.It's time for Jamaican citizens...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the July 29, 2018, Sunday Gleaner column by Glenn Tucker titled 'Cops in the line of (mental) fire' and broke down in tears.My spouse has been a member of the police force for 16 years, and we have been together for eight. I...

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