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Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My father was Jamaican. He came to America and became a dentist. He left his imprint of hard work on me.I am proud of my Jamaican heritage and tell people about my proud roots. It is with honour and pride that I display parts of my...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The battle lines are being drawn in a very important debate which has at its core - concerns related to the sanctity of life. Over the last seven months, there has been a very obvious effort to jolt the nation into a lively...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I sometimes wonder if politicians think we are stupid.Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke made some strange utterances recently on the concerns raised about the declining value of the Jamaican dollar. He said the decline is not...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent spate of discussions on the saga involving former Trinidadian sprinter Ato Boldon coaching a Jamaican athlete, Briana Williams, has been the talking point of his Trinidadian nationals.We need to reassure these persons that...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On July 27, 2018, I was greeted with a story on The Gleaner's front page concerning the resignation of former managing director of National Energy Solutions Ltd (NESol) Carolyn Warren. In sum, Warren allegedly resigned from her post...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 11:07 PMDennis Higgins

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent annual general meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society held at Denbigh on July 11 saw the Electoral Organisation of Jamaica handling the election of officers.I was there and had challenges to cast my vote. Your...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner's editorial titled 'Stop procrastinating over more judges' (Tuesday, July 24, 2018) is somewhat disingenuous. For the editorial writer to give the impression that an amendment to the Constitution "could be written in a...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Spurred on by a recent article by Shawna Kay Williams-Pinnock on the "beggy-beggy, waanty-waanty" culture that she has observed in Jamaica, I have to add my two cents about my personal pet peeve. The window wipers!After a long day at...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Christian Church has a doctrine that can be paraphrased thus: Each human individual is a sinner and for his/her disobedience will be sent to hell and be in torment forever, following the verdict of the Day of Judgement.However,...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This letter is to make the authorities aware that subsequent to the repairs of the roads running through Orange District, Sign PO, Montego Bay, there has been very dangerous and reckless speeding, specifically on the bottom road that...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the wake of deep corruption, nepotism and misappropriation of public funds, with most if not all our parishes currently suffering from another bout of drought - now worsened by the effects of climate change, it is mind-boggling in...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Western Hanover Member of Parliament Ian Hayles.I have lived for the better part of 30 years in Jamaica, and from that time the community where I was born and reared has never had piped water. Yes, I said it...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am irked by the position taken by Opposition Leader Peter Philips with regard to the ongoing state of emergency (SOE) across parts of the island. Phillips is quoted in The Gleaner (July 23, 2017) questioning Parliament on whether the SOE has...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to an article in The Gleaner of July 25, the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, wishes to state that we have had consistent consultations with representatives of the...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In hosting Tuesday's town hall meeting on the proposed redevelopment of National Heroes Park and the construction of the new Parliament building within the Government Oval Zone, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group did a great public...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The following is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte.Chief Justice Brian Sykes and his judges are all in favour of the Caribbean Court of Justice...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are so many talented media personalities in Jamaica, some of whom are graduates of prestigious universities but simply cannot get their break.Our major TV stations and various media houses constantly recycle the same persons to...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, I had business to conduct at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) located in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Located on the third floor and with the elevator out of service, I had to take the staircase.With...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Ministry of Education's silence on the grooming of students' hair is deafening to the ear. In June 2017, The Gleaner reported that for the 2017-2018 period, there would be a policy in place to guide school administration on the...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Occupational licensing refers to the process by which governments institute the qualifications required to practise a trade or profession, so that only licensed practitioners are legally recognised to receive pay for working in the...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Much thanks to Carolyn Cooper for her article 'Seaga did right bout di bad road dem' (Sunday Gleaner, July 21, 2018) for helping to highlight the deplorable state of the roads in the Mavis Bank area.An as bad as yuh tink Mavis Bank...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some time ago, the communications manager at the National Works Agency stated that the purpose of the two-and-a-half-foot-tall concrete barriers in the middle of the roads in Barbican Square was "for safety reasons and the...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We, in Jamaica, who see the United Sates as "the land of the free and home of the brave", must reflect on August 1, 1838, when our chains were removed, and then cast our minds forward 16 years into our freedom to 1854 - 100 years...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to your editorial dated Saturday, July 21, 2018, titled 'Local vs imported'.I agree that Jamaica should be consuming more of the items that we produce. However, relative to the rest of the world, our production costs are too...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The idea of a test (in this case, Primary Exit Profile) that demands reasoning and creativity from students is a good one. In fact, that, to my mind, was one of the main components missing from the just-concluded Grade Six...

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