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Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It was interesting to read in The Sunday Gleaner on October 22, Dr Peter Edwards' piece on what he saw as the Chinese connection to our fisheries. I think though, that although he meant well, that he may have misinterpreted the...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I don't always agree with former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, but his recent comments about citizenship were spot on. In a Power Talk interview on 106 FM, Mr Golding said he believes all members of parliament should be Jamaican...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:These days, everyone is a text, an instant message, or a WhatsApp away. The way we use technology has changed; once a luxury, now a necessity. We are a generation of heavily reliant social media users, scrolling up and down our...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 11:09 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read in your "Tuesday Talk" about a certain Kingston supermarket which posts discounted items sans the original price labelling items with only the supposed "new" price. (No comparison to the previous price)There's skulduggery in...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In light of the very credible suggestion from the police that gang warfare is the major (almost exclusive) driver of Jamaica's continually escalating murder rate, it occurs to me that there is a relatively simple way to dramatically...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read in your Tuesday Talk on October 24, 2017 about a certain Kingston supermarket that posts discounted items sans the original price - labelling items with only the supposed 'new' price. (No comparison to the previous price.)...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did that tree fall? Similarly, if a minister works but no one acknowledges it, is that minister working?We have become accustomed to the habit of not...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Justice reform has taken a new and vigorous step towards equity and good fortune to convicted criminals. This, in the form of sentence reduction, wherein there will be less recidivism.The backlog of felonies will be greatly...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write with reference to a Gleaner Editors' Forum article published in your Saturday newspaper on October 21, 2017, titled 'Jesus embraced diversity, says JASL chairman'. In his comments, Canon Garth Minott, an Anglican...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mi nu really qualify fi write inna Patwa because mi nuh quite know how fi spell inna this concoction, but mi know how fi speak it.I will now write in English, hoping that many will understand what I am trying to say.A large number of...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Beating a child to enhance performance, or modify character, is a disguised act of slavery. It's no different from beating a horse to get the best out of it or the consistent use of the whip by colonial slave owners in ensuring...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why is the age of consent 16? Can anyone explain the logic behind giving children permission to be engaged in the life-changing experience called sexual intercourse at that tender age?Were the decision makers' holders of master's...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, I will start by declaring how proud I am to be a Jamaican. Even though I now reside in America, it is with intent reflection that I express how privileged I have been to have had such a memorable and prominent childhood, being...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where have we reached after 500 years when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg Germany? Is it time for someone else to nail another thesis on another church door?In the 1920s, Harry...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Further to your lead story on Friday, October 6, 2017, I would like to contribute an additional suggestion. Until we can develop affordable housing for the segment of our population that...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where have we reached after 500 years when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses of the church door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany? Is it time for someone else to nail another theses on another church door?In the 1920s,...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Masculinity in Jamaica seems to demand the blatant objectification of women by physically assaulting them and using aspects of their bodies to describe them often in sexual ways. You would be foolish to think our university campuses would have men...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to express my total disgust with the inefficiency and incompetence of FLOW.On October 5, my home telephone service was disrupted as a result of the service wires being impacted arising from them coming in contact with a...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR: SirI wonder if there are any viable laws that regulate the outdoor advertising billboard industry with regard to the intensity of lighting.Billboards are erected in heavily trafficked areas and are viewed by motorists and pedestrians...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 26, 2017, Saudi Arabia's King Salman lifted a ban on femaledrivers, reversing a long-held tradition of the patriarch.Western female drivers, on a whole, including Jamaican female drivers, have long enjoyed the sheer...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've come to learn from experience that one of the fastest and surest of ways to cause offence and make enemies in Jamaica is to insist on the observance of proper standards in almost any kind of transaction. You call attention to...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The idle miscreant(s) who spent time to deface the 'representation' of Marcus Garvey, on the campus of the University of the West Indies, Mona, should know that he/she/they will continue to be terribly frustrated, since the spirit of...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The parishes of St Catherine, St Andrew, and Kingston are home to at least one-third of the population of Jamaica.They are served by three main courthouses: the parish courts located at Spanish Town, St Catherine, Sutton Street in...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is to express my thanks and commendations to Kemeisha Stewart Anderson of the Accountant General's Department on her professionalism and prompt response rate in handling queries on the entity's WhatsApp line.I was truly...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There was a recent piece of news circulating throughout the media that spoke to the intent of the current prime minister, Andrew Holness, to reshuffle his Cabinet.While a Cabinet reshuffle, similar to the privilege of being selected...

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