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Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Three stop light changes later and still I can't get through one intersection. Spending one hour on what should be a 15-minute drive, not to mention the two- to three-hour transit time for those who are getting the worst of it.Along...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently read in the newspaper that Jamaicans need to get used to a floating dollar. Are we really serious? The floating exchange rate is creating havoc in the trade, especially with the wide swings. There is too much...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article 'Act fast on restricting LGBT-influenced candy' (Gleaner, October 29, 2018) shows how heterosexuals do the exact thing they accuse the LGBT community of doing: sexualising children.The controversial candy in question,...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The phenomenon of global warming is creating a very uneasy situation for all the people on this planet Earth. It is easy to declare ourselves as citizens of this lovely planet but, are we making the ultimate sacrifice to see a better...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On October 30, The Gleaner reported that rapes are being perpetrated by resort employees on American guests in gated, protected hotels and other resorts - places that tourists are told are perfectly safe for them. It continues that...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have seen where the crime rate in Jamaica has got so out of control that the Government has to establish zones of special operations across the island. But do we want to find ourselves living in a police/military state?The buffer...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:If Donald Trump has his way, birthright citizenship would soon be a thing of the past. But the basis for it seems quite weird. If one cannot be guaranteed citizenship by virtue of being born in the United States (US), how does that...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have heard ministers of education utter in the past about the importance of schools having approved School Improvement Plans (SIPs) prior to receiving state resources to maintain and operate schools. However, one could ask, who is...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the astronomical increase of missing persons, more so young girls, my solution is that every child in Jamaica who travels to school independently should be equipped with some sort of tracking device. This may be a cell...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I want to applaud Antoinette Aiken for her bravery and excellence.Last Sunday evening, while being interviewed on 'Profile', she decided to tell all of us that she is the proud child of deaf parents and also a non-heteronormative (...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article written by Dwight Ricketts and Ivan Foreman ('Engineers' Angle: Flooding and drainage control', Sunday Gleaner, October 28, 2019), in light of the recent inundation on Marcus Garvey Drive, seems to articulate that...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The 20 per cent increase in reported child abuse cases is horrific enough! (Gleaner's front page, Monday, October 29, 2018). What is far worse, to my mind, is that 1,193 children were sexually abused and that, of those, 230, about 20...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The debate about the funding of tertiary education has once again resurfaced.On October 29, 2018, The Gleaner reported, 'UWI gets tough - Hundreds of students deregistered over tuition fees'. The article said, inter alia, "...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I want to laud Lennox Wallace, chief public health inspector of St James, and his dedicated team for their firm and decisive act in closing down two food-handling entities in the parish for blatant breaches of the Public Health Act....

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Please allow me to insert a little of my sweet bit into the bulla and bag juice matter in schools. Information gleaned from the Jamaica Information Service, coming out of the Ministry of Education, indicates that Minister of...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing to explore the role and mandate of the National Education Inspectorate (NEI).We are already two months into the new school year and we look forward to the next round of NEI school inspections. I have full confidence in...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read Dr Christopher Tufton's and Glen Tucker's articles - and others - in our daily tabloids and on Twitter, I am yet to see (data notwithstanding) a set of cogent ideas supporting the need for abortion.For, whether they are...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 11:10 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Our intellectuals at or from the great University of the West Indies (UWI), who have had very little positive effect on the quality of life in our country, have once again come out in full force to create a new language out of our...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a business resident of Newport West, Kingston, who has experienced several flooding events there over the years, let me give you my opinion of what causes flooding in the area.Flooding there is caused by runoff of surface water...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read several fragmented news reports conveying inconsistent and conflicting details of the recent NIDS Supreme Court hearing, I wish there was a video available online to get the correct information. So far, my search for that...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The CiCi Liquid Fruit candy has created quite a buzz at school gates where primary schoolchildren are exposed to the sweet.A reliable source in Betty Ann Blaine has indicated that it seems that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's not the National Identification System (NIDS) that's the problem, it's the attorney general. The chief justice's questions weren't that insightful, and some were quite flippant. They could easily have been answered...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read a letter in your paper written by one Nicole Foster claiming that the judges in the NIDS case were in her words, 'hostile' towards the attorney general. She further made the unfounded claim that the judges were acting on...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Corruption in Jamaica is not a secret. It is easy to identify each government agency that is rife with corruption, and if one has the right money and contacts, identifying the corrupt individual is as easy as getting a driver's...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Crime in Jamaica is committed by mainly poor and uneducated young men, notes the Inter-American Development Bank in a recent report. The study, which disaggregates homicide data based on gender, avers that 90 per cent of all victims...

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