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Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:11 AM

An open letter to the Prime Minister.   THE EDITOR, Sir: In light of the ending of the state of emergency across the island, the big question on the lips of many is, what next? It is no secret that many persons have benefited significantly...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  It isn’t surprising that Jamaica is now silent on the situation in Venezuela, an ally with close ties to Jamaica spanning decades. The opposition leader in Venezuela, Juan Guaido, ‘declared’ himself interim...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As another 60 Jamaicans await deportation from the land of Brexit, I am reminded of the story of the sword of Damocles which I hope that readers will check. People often have a sword above their heads waiting to make something...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  I read with interest a commentary published in The Gleaner on Friday January 25, 2019 written by Mr Peter Espuet entitled ‘To heal Christ’s broken body’. In his commentary, Mr Espuet lamented the need for...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  I read with interest a commentary published in The Gleaner on Friday January 25, 2019 written by Mr Peter Espuet entitled ‘To heal Christ’s broken body’. In his commentary, Mr Espuet lamented the need for...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was very heartening to hear Prime Minister Andrew Holness not only encouraging more Jamaicans to enter commercial farming, but also expressing his personal desire to go into farming, citing it as a noble and rewarding endeavour...

Published:Friday | January 25, 2019 | 2:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is an open secret that most of the products parading as a ‘made-in Jamaica’ brand, displaying the Jamaican flag and even named from some part of Jamaica, are in no way, shape, or form associated with the country. Our...

Published:Friday | January 25, 2019 | 2:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Mr PJ Patterson’s idea of a civilian oversight body similar to EPOC but having legislative support, is a good one. Indeed, as a people, we need to grow past looking at everything through partisan lenses and also through...

Published:Friday | January 25, 2019 | 2:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On January 15, a letter to the Editor by Mr Donovan Thompson was published in The Gleaner regarding the National ID programme (NIDS) of Jamaica. The information contains erroneous and incorrect information regarding a sanction by...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Tuesday, I had a close encounter with a JUTC bus. While travelling on Old Hope Road at the intersection with Mountain View Avenue, a bus driver forced his way into my right-hand lane to circumvent an area of construction that...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Wednesday morning at around 8:40, the driver of the 2017 Isuzu DMAX, registered to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (Reg: 304401), nearly caused two accidents on Trafalgar Road in St Andrew. First,...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly allow me a small space to pay tribute to Dorraine Samuels, who retired recently from television broadcasting. It is true that all good things must come to an end. I have been watching TVJ from it was JBC, and TVJ has always...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There have been good signs in the fight against crime in Jamaica in 2018. Much has been accomplished with the imposition of the zone of special operations and the state of emergency. We need to keep the momentum going this year to...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I heard the minister of justice, Delroy Chuck, recently express the need for a court in Portmore as Spanish Town and Old Harbour can’t take the caseload. I won’t say nay, but Portmore is in dire need of a good hospital...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am appalled by the recent reports of the impasse between RUBiS and local gasolene retailers. The rapacious behaviour of this multinational is unbecoming and smacks of bias and impunity. When will we hold these large corporations...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

An open letter to the Ministry of Education: THE EDITOR, Sir: In light of the recent publication in the media that many teachers continue to administer corporal punishments in schools, the Ministry of Education sent out memos to schools stating the...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For more than a month, I have been asking the National Water Commission (NWC) to replace a faulty lock-off device installed by the company on my premises. The device cannot turn off the water properly. It allows water to run...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Commission (NWC) takes note of the letter to the editor published Tuesday, January 22, 2019 requesting that we replace a faulty lock-off at a customer’s property. While we will be acting to investigate and...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As someone who was born Lucea, Hanover, I am taken aback by an article on January 10 in another newspaper, titled ‘We disagree’, highlighting a proposal by the local People’s National Party (PNP) councillors to...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The level of crime and violence in Jamaica is quite frightening, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is nothing strange to persons who understand spiritual warfare. The Holy Spirit, in Ephesians 6:12, opines, “We wrestle not...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:   According to the article in The Gleaner, the Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt. The article indicates that Dr...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The double standards of the Organization of American States (OAS) and United States (US) as regards democracy were well exposed by Gordon Robinson in the Sunday press, putting the Andrew Holness administration’s treatment of...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are multiple traffic laws on the books, and more are coming. Yet the mayhem continues. Why?There is virtually no sanction. The ticket can and is ignored.My solution: same-day traffic court appearance. As soon as an offender is...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The level of crime and violence in Jamaica is quite frightening, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is nothing strange to persons who understand spiritual warfare.The Holy Spirit, in Ephesians 6:12, says: "We wrestle not against flesh...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In just a few days, the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James will come to an end, and though the Government and national security minister have reassured the public and citizens living in St James that there will still be...

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