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Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For too long the capacity of the roads leading into Barbican Square have been insufficient for the number of vehicles they carry, leading to the back-up of trafficthroughout the Corporate Area. Finally, a much-needed expansion is...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Amid all the furore over the announcement that the chief justice has been appointed in an acting role rather than given full tenure, I have some questions for which I would like some clarification from someone in the know.If, as has...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, SirI totally agree with the 10 points that Mark Shields put forward in his Public Affairs column in The Sunday Gleaner of February 4, 2018. It is full time the Jamaica Constabulary Force operate like a business entity and not an old boys...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to the article that appeared in The Sunday Gleaner (of January 28, 2018) in the In Focus section titled 'Jamaicanise the banana protocol', by Jolyan Silvera. This article reflected a misunderstanding of the ACP-EU regime for...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prime Minister Andrew Holness must come to the understanding that being "from a different age with a different way of thinking" does not, by itself, constitute a solid platform on which to stand in explaining his recommendation for...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is said that all dictators think they are acting in the best interests of their people - regardless of criticism - simply because they know best. Andrew Holness, the prime minister, is inching dangerously towards that precipice,...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very troubled by Andrew Holness' appointment of Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice. I am not concerned about the temporary nature of the appointment, but more so the PM's justification for such an appointment. In announcing the...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 9:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I went to transact business on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), and as usual, there were parking issues (downtown is noted for lack of proper parking facilities). There was no parking available in...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:UNICEF Jamaica is deeply disturbed by the manner in which THE STAR chose to report on a video that has been circulating in which a young child is being sexually abused by a man.The headline, 'Child gives man blow job on video', was...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The extremely poor and almost non-functioning investigative capacity of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is no longer a secret. It is plain for all to see and has manifested itself in the runaway murder rate.Hanover was once one...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It was with a sense of shock and grief that the members of the National Council on Reparation (Jamaica), especially those who were with her on the National Commission on Reparation (2012-2016), received news of the transition of our...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Shaggy's efforts and generosity should be emulated by more of Jamaica's high-profile entertainers, sports stars and corporate companies.His commitment to "give just for the sake of giving" is tremendously refreshing and worthy of the...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was shocked and dumbstruck when I came across the much-talked-about video which everyone has been buzzing about on social media. It was traumatising. I could not watch it and I regret having seen it in the first place.Even though...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was pleasantly surprised while reading the Thursday Gleaner to see a member of the opposition stand boldly in support of National Security Minister Robert Montague.Dare I say it, Fenton Ferguson, the opposition spokesman on...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write apropos of The Gleaner's editorial of January 31, 2018, titled 'Going too far on Anderson travel ban'. The Gleaner notes that while it abhors Steven Anderson's anti-gay and anti-woman views, he, nonetheless, and consonant...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: Mike Henry is not off the rails, as The Gleaner's editorial of February 1, 2018. He is a wise old sage, pay attention. His perception that there should be an international airport at Vernamfield is necessary for Jamaica's future.Take, for example,...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I learnt that seven persons were shot (four fatally) in the community of August Town last Friday. What is frightening is that we, the media, reported that this heinous act was committed nearby the main entrance to the University of...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Congrats to Carolyn Cooper on another great article ('Is Jamaica ready for Grace Jones?', Sunday Gleaner, January 28, 2018).I agree with everything she has said about Grace. Accompanying this letter is a picture of me posing beside...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:As an active Christian and youth leader, I am greatly disturbed by the news of the Government's directive of barring of the Arizona pastor from visiting the island to preach the gospel.My main concern is the global trend of...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Extraordinary problems require extraordinary solutions. I suggest that in order to help tame or defeat the murder monster in our nation, the government should issue a call to all murderers to turn themselves in, confess, and get a...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Political content, has over time, lost and won in its aim to influence and persuade the ears and eyes of the populace. I read with dismay a response to correspondence (from the Honourable Horace Chang) by resigning MP for North West...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is encouraging to see that the Jamaican government valued the rights and safety of all its Jamaican citizens rather than honouring the wishes of a foreigner to enter our country.Every country has the power and right to decide...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is it a gay agenda triumphing over persons' right to expression (Pastor Steve Anderson)?Who will protect my right to freedom of expression, views and to hear what I want to hear?I am not surprised or shocked to see Pastor Steve...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Early Saturday morning, after seeing my doctor about a really bad bout of flu, I went to MegaMart to pick up groceries and fill a prescription. This was about 8:45 a.m; the pharmacy opens at 9.I sat on the seats near the pharmacy and...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Police Commissioner George Quallo has decided to lay down his heavy burden just nine months after having ascended to the post of top cop. This somewhat sudden departure and particularly short stint have again resulted in the position...

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