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Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have now proven that not everything we hear or read in the media we should believe.The online articles posted by The Gleaner on Friday, September 14, 2018, and on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, regarding the pills ingested by...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I finally gave in to an offer some two weeks ago and accepted online an Aero credit card from Scotiabank with a limit of almost $800,000, thinking that I would use it to finance an upcoming project. The card, they said, would be...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The sugar industry's viability depends on being able to sell the unrefined (brown) sugar it produces on the local market, which is protected by tariffs on imported unrefined sugar and on white sugar destined for the retail market....

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I returned to Jamaica to start my business. Everything was going wonderfully until October 2017 when the FLOW cable wires that provide service to my home and business were damaged. We notified FLOW then, and until the time of writing...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's interesting. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke has proposed supplementary spending of $18 billion, $445 million of it to the police. Police Commissioner Antony Anderson and army chief Major General Rocky Meade say more would go to...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After a series ofbad customer-service experiences, it dawned on me that although we have made leaps with customer-relationship management, we are still lagging behind.For the month of September, I was rudely chased off the lawn of...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Bill Cosby's conviction earlier this week has sparked much conversation (thankfully) about rape and sexual abuseof women and children. Unsurprisingly, many have come out in his defence - even after the court thoroughly ventilated the...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to bring to your attention that the residents of Constant Spring Road, for the past two months, have been without the precious commodity, water.The National Water Commission (NWC) is scheduling water lock-offs when they...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have listened to - and read - all the information I could find since last Monday when Minister Daryl Vaz announced the ban on single use plastic bags below a certain size, starting next January.Having examined the information, I...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a past student of the University of Technology (UTech), having completed a degree in entrepreneurship, I can attest to the major impact that that course, and, by extension, the institution has had on my life and career as a...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to convey congratulations to the Government for finally coming up with an excellent idea on how to reduce the terrible traffic woes in lower St Andrew.The Chesterfield-railway line bypass road will undoubtedly alleviate the...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Today, I have a few concerns and questions regarding district constables.1. What is the meaning of the word 'district' in district constable?2. Are you aware that numerous district constables spent their entire professional life in...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I just to listened to an interview given by Jamaican economist Dr Andre Haughton, in which he spoke specifically of foreign exchange, the national debt, and other fiscal matters.But I am so surprised he said nothing about the crime...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited wishes to clarify a recent matter that was published in a letter to the editor under the title 'Sagicor slashes insurance benefits' on September 19, 2018.The company has not removed any health insurance...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent murder of a mother and her daughter and the subsequent suicide of the woman's spouse have reignited the conversation about violence against women.I wept openly while watching the news with my family on Sunday, September 23...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor titled 'Disgusting FLOW service' and published in your newspaper on September 18, 2018.FLOW regrets the inconvenience experienced by our valued customer Wendy Lindo.The procurement and...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:James Johnson, St Catherine pastor, shot in the back in church while teaching a class. Where did Jamaica get these people from? Have they no sense of decency? You murder the man in a place of worship?!Jamaican mothers, you can't have...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Several days ago, the religious fraternity was shocked after a young pastor was shot and killed on a church compound.As a former criminal investigator, I know that it can be a difficult task to solve certain crimes, based on the root...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Ever wonder why downtown Kingston is so dormant after hours? Why the capital city has remained relatively unattractive, despite new construction?Well, the answer may rest in the underutilisation of its older buildings. While it is...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Commissioner of Police Antony Anderson.Dear Commissioner,I write to request your immediate intervention in a matter concerning my client, Oshane Bogle. On Thursday, September 20, 2018, my client was...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am appalled by the news that this Holness-led administration is prepared to even consider working (yet again) with apartheid Israel.Doing deals with Israel, especially given the hardening of attitudes against Palestinians by the...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:'Scotia Group reports hefty profit growth' (TVJ News, September 14, 2018).'Transport operators demand fare increase - Seek 100 per cent raise amid steep operating costs' Gleaner, September 18, 2018.'The real golden rule is: The man...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noted the statement published in the Jamaica Observer on Friday, September 21, 2018 from the member of parliament for Central Clarendon, Minister Mike Henry, regarding the persistent problem of flooding in the town of May Pen....

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Noise nuisance is a form of torture. Jamaica is an island with homes strung out along busy roads. At midnight, 2 a.m. or 4 a.m., truck and bus drivers frequently toot their horns for extended periods, even when few or no other...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find Maurice Tomlinson's letter published in The Gleaner on September 18, 2018, to be riddled with contradictions and misconceptions.There are hundreds of thousands of believers all over the world who have chosen to turn from a...

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