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Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open plea to the people and Parliament of Jamaica. After watching a live question-and-answer session at Gordon House on Tuesday afternoon, I was shocked to witness the backward responses to questions asked, and...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The democratic impeachment circus should end. It is time for Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to call for a vote to dismiss the impeachment case against President Donald Trump. Talks of more witnesses is a waste of time if the...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The plea “not easy being gay in Jamaica” reminds me of the cries of people all over the world who are oppressed and discriminated against simply by virtue of their race, colour, or creed. These cries are still heard for freedom...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Successive governments since independence continue to neglect the imperative and/or paramount importance of a good early childhood background. Regrettably so, we have been experiencing poor preparation, caring and/or managing...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to remind the Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the words of President Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea (West Africa), when he told President de Gaulle of France, “Now there is no dignity without freedom … we prefer freedom in...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I know of no reggae show more entertaining than Rebel Salute. The Rebel Salute brand has mushroomed into a behemoth from Tony Rebel’s birthday celebration. The show has an enormous pull on reggae lovers from all over the globe....

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In this country, we seem to have an unfortunate predilection to think in the most simplistic, blinkered and proprietary way when dealing with complex social issues. This is so whether we are dealing with abortion, same-sex...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid has declared that more ­teachers are going to leave for greener ­pastures. This is a no-brainer, ­because of the current situation. There is ample evidence to substantiate...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Coronavirus has come into existence! It’s a dangerous virus that has already killed more than 50 persons, and the death toll is expected to keep rising. Some persons, especially ­religious ones, tend to have the idea that they...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica’s children’s advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison should know that removing Vybz Kartel as a role model for children does not necessarily translate to a 180-degree turn for them. Also, that a child liking Kartel’s music is...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Last year, Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said on television that both he and the JFF believed that the ­voting system in which only 13 persons can vote for the president was flawed. He also...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:18 AM

HE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) president Owen Speid has declared that more teachers are going to leave for greener pastures. This is a no brainer to say that because the current situation as it stands no one would question...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Election is in the air. Now is time for residents of the Cockpit Country and other well-thinking Jamaicans to act and save this vital part of our ecosystem. It is clear that this issue is not a priority for both political...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dear Mr. Espeut, in your article ‘Entropy or evolution’ that appeared in The Gleaner on January 24, 2020, the statement of the Second Law of Thermodynamics should have been “the entropy in an isolated system is increasing”....

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica, for many, is dubbed ‘the gateway to the world’, and while our strategic location has brought us many advantages, we are left susceptible to the harsh reality of climate change. One may consider if the time is drawing...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have never done it before, but I would spend an entire day watching this programme called Wild Discovery. Wild Discovery is a television series that is aired on Discovery Channel and also on our location television stations....

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have a recommendation for the head of the parliamentary committee that monitors government entities. Get a list of every government entity and ask the respective permanent secretaries that they report to, to indicate the...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The concept of ‘equality’ has become distorted these days. One plus one in male, or one plus one female in cohabiting does not provide the continuity of mankind as does one male plus one female. Is it not more conceptually...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Oftentimes the Jamaican government becomes lax when there are epidemics of serious diseases that affect other countries globally. The respiratory disease, coronavirus, in China has claimed 26 lives so far and is worrying for...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Half-Way Tree is Jamaica’s largest and busiest metropolis in Jamaica. The HWT bus terminal is also the largest interchange in our island; thousands of commuters traverse the terminal and its immediate environs daily. Because of...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Andrew Holness administration fulfilled their commitment of the 1.5 income tax plan. In their quest of fully going to indirect taxation, will they give another general election commitment by giving the nation a 2.5 income tax...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It was a treat to see a young police constable in command and control at the busy intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Hope Road, St Andrew, during the heavy evening traffic on November 19. What a difference it made to have a...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:37 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is a growing concern over what seems to be an increase in domestic violence and the effects that it is having on the nation’s children. While it is widely accepted that this is not a new phenomenon, the graphic and severe...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:37 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to join the many writers to this newspaper who have expressed concerns about the situation in Negril. I visited over the New Year holiday period and was appalled at the level of hustling and badgering of visitors on...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The chairman, executive and directors of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association(JCEA), wish to express sincere condolences to family and friends of the late John Oliver (Jackie) Minott ,CD, JP. Jackie Minott took his...

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