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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Former crime-fighter Reneto Adams claims that if he got the job of commissioner of police, Jamaica would see a drastic reduction in murders. I think this is entirely possible. That's because, under his watch, the country would see a...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Jamaican living overseas, I am so happy for Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley for winning his fourth Reggae Album Grammy. This was a tough category, and it could have easily gone to Chronixx or any of the other lesser-known artistes...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Commissioner of Police George Quallo was scheduled to make a presentation at a breakfast put on by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) on January 30. I had sent him a list of questions that I wanted him to address in advance and...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Until someone in authority hears or until I'm tired of hearing myself, I contend that for crime to be put under control in Jamaica, we need a new policing mindset and structure. Since that cannot be done in the short term, it is...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I couldn't agree more with the thesis of an article published on Friday, January 26, 2018, from the Gleaner Crime Forum titled 'Unruly Teens: Indiscipline in schools fuelling crime, says Westmoreland educator'.Last year, police...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:01 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Laughable at best. That's my reaction to the pronouncement of Karl Samuda's promise that agriculture will contribute two to three per cent of economic growth. He made this pronouncement the heels of the prime minister expressing...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 11:11 PM
Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 11:02 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am one always proud of individuals and companies that assist in times of crisis. In that light, I want to congratulate Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt and New Era Homes' Elias Leo Taddeo for each donating a million dollars to the...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 1:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I've heard reports that Minister of Education Ruel Reid will be the man to replace Othneil Lawrence in North West St Ann. Is the party really serious about winning this People's National Party (PNP) seat? Maybe because...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 1:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In a few weeks, my wife and I will be flying from England to Royal Decameron in Runaway Bay. I understand the Government's need to address the crime problem at this time and can only hope it will achieve its aim. However...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 1:07 AM

 THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent editorial, ‘Bring clarity to sugary drink policy’, in The Gleaner is very timely and addresses an issue that has long been a concern of The Heart Foundation of Jamaica. As a country, we ignore at our...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The only way to control crime is through deterrence. The zone of special operations initiative is foolishness. Even the state of emergency, which was probably inevitable at this point, will not yield far-reaching results. You can't...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The lead story on the Finance page of The Gleaner of January 24, 2018, titled 'Back to the drawing board for Oxford Road hotel: NEPA tells applicant to reduce building height', caught the management of the National Environment and...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The national security minister would be well advised to seek legal advice prior to making pronouncements on matters concerning the law of the Constitution, which he swore to uphold when he was admitted as a member of the legislature...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In The Sunday Gleaner of January 21, 2018, the editorial titled 'Bring clarity to sugary drink policy' addressed the dietary crisis sweeping Jamaica.The editorial stated that other countries, including Barbados, Mexico, Britain, have...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 11:05 PMTeddylee Gray

THE EDITOR, Sir:A limited state of public emergency was declared last Thursday in the parish of St James because of spiralling murders. Folks will say that it's better late than never. Well, I hope those folks can say that to the family members of...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"This minister don't fraida unnu, my uncle is an obeah man," so said Robert Montague, minister of nation security, warning criminals that he would be relentless in pursuing them. Obviously meant to be a joke, Minister Montague need...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why is it that I can never hear or see a coherent vision from our business leaders and politicians on CARICOM? It doesn't seem like there is anything within CARICOM to do anything useful. Nobody seem to know where they want CARICOM...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When Norman Manley founded the People's National Party in 1938, it was supposed to represent the start of a transformational epoch. It was an act that began the transition from 300-plus years of colonialism and inspired a national...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the Hanover Municipal Corporation.On my recent return to the island, I ventured to a number of parishes such as St Thomas,St Ann, Trelawny, and St James. To my surprise, all of these parishes had very good...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It seems that agriculture explains just about all the variation in GDP that has occurred in the last four years, and in fact, before.This has been acknowledged, to some extent, but two graphs from PIOJ's April-June 2017 Economic...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:IN N-CEL's initiatives (National College of Educational Leadership) a total waste of tax-payers' and USAID's resources and money?What's being currently offered to prospective principals is already included in several programmes at...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm concerned about Derrick Smith's recent utterances. The outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) seems to think he has the right to self-appoint his son to replace him in the constituency of North West St Andrew where he has served for...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is difficult for any sane person to get used to, or accept, the idea that a murderer could take the life of someone and then have the privilege of benefiting from the Sentence Reduction Day Initiatives in our courts.While I...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mr. Montague, like most politicians, are buoyed by hubris and arrogance. Oftentimes , it's a veil that they hide behind to mask their ignorance.In relation to the Palisades gridlock, the buck didn't stop ultimately with Mr Quallo....

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