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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...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let me register my disagreement with your idea of privatising the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).Lest we forget, to my understanding, the bus service was not intended to make a profit, necessarily. It...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the increased and welcome road infrastructure work that is ongoing within the Corporate Area, I now believe that there is a strong need for a hotel to be built on the grounds of the Norman Manley International Airport to cater...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The killing of Corporal Melvin Smith last Friday night in Mandeville, when he was trying to apprehend robbers, has left the town in a complete shock. The callousness with which the killers executed him will not be forgotten.I appeal...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:All musicians who create rhythms, beats, lyrics, etc, should automatically have their products registered and legally protected worldwide, at no cost, by an active permanent government body. All proceeds should be geared towards...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to Carolyn Cooper, in her column of Sunday, October 29, 2017, for the very informed commentary on the Garvey bust, bringing awareness of not only the controversy around the issue, but revealing the back story.The clarity and...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In 2014, the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act, popularly called the anti-gang legislation, was passed into law on the premise of being the tool the police...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a police officer with more than six years of experience in the constabulary, and I must say that Mark Ricketts was spot-on in Part Two of his five-partcolumn series 'It's a disgrace how we treat the police' (Sunday Gleaner, Oct...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read your report on the speech of Professor Anthony Chen with mixed emotions. I agreed with everything he said about holding developed countries to account for their responsibility for climate change.But why did he have to add "...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are a number of reports on the evening news of angry residents blocking thoroughfares because of bad road conditions. I can empathise.Even in Stony Hill Square, in front of the market, the unacceptable situation has existed for...

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