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Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Oh, no! This isn’t happening! I go to the online Gleaner early Wednesday morning. I see Martin Henry’s picture. What’s his contribution this time? And then I look at the column next to it. Within seconds I realise what has...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, I was in a taxi when I overheard a secondary-level student lamenting the Caribbean Examination Council's (CXC’s) timetabling of its examinations. “Two weeks mi have to wait to do biology, paper 2. Look from...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Despite the prior knowledge that he was ailing in a hospital overseas, it was with deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of Hon Edward P.G. Seaga, former prime minister of Jamaica. He was indeed a legendary political figure...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:20 AM

I have read with interest some of the articles appearing in the Gleaner online featuring the financial losses resulting from frauds (white-collar crimes) committed on financial institutions. What really caught my attention, however, were the...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I received the news of Martin Henry’s sudden passing with absolute shock, great distress and deep sadness. Up to his untimely death, Martin was a founding director and former chairman of the board of National Integrity Action (...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am apolitical. However, I am quite appalled by the euphoria generated by Mr Edward Seaga’s passing. A number of persons on social media are, in fact, jesting and jubilating in his transition. Some have even made lengthy posts...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: l My mom always talks about him. I remember as a child when we were flooded in the 80s living in the ghetto, he visited us in the community that had rising water and spoke to my mom. She is not alive now but I know that him...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Some people make such a telling impact on people, communities and countries – and Edward Seaga was one of them. He was the kindest, most caring, most brilliant man I’ve ever known, and I loved him dearly. It has been my greatest...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The death of the venerable and much-admired Edward Seaga leaves a significant gap in the realms of public policy and politics. Though a colourful politician, Edward Seaga will be remembered for the litany of institutions he...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a citizen of Jamaica, and a black woman descended from people whose bodies were sold, bought and controlled by others, I write in support of the work of Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn and pro-choice activists in...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We have a clear trend of armed robberies in Jamaica involving well-armed gunmen. So far this year, I’ve seen five cases of robberies in the parishes of St James, St Elizabeth and Clarendon. n On Monday, January 21, a robbery...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The People’s National Party (PNP) is proving to be a highly astute and effective Opposition, which is a good thing. On the other hand, despite a few areas of blatant corruption, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is proving to be a...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The following has been the normal situation in Jamaica for the entire history of our independence. 1). The country is overrun with trash. 2). Jamaica, land of wood and water, has annual water shortages due to poor water...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Lucea, my home town, has been earmarked for major development, and I am more than ecstatic to hear these comments coming from Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. Lucea has always been a peach of an area but has been neglected by...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR Sir: Winning Water! Jamaicans must win water. This is the land of "wood and water". It is not a whining matter. Water woes are also in God's court. However, preparation has to be made while we wait on God to answer with action. We in...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This event (Portia among six former labour ministers honoured) is the type of political maturity that will help, not hinder, Jamaica's development. Reminds me of my early age witnessing the respectful cooperation of Alexander...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There are many roads that can lead to financial freedom; the goal is choosing the right one. The right channels are the ones that have your best interest at heart, the ones that value you and your contribution. Investment...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For some time now, 5K walk/runs have become an avenue for a number of organisations to raise money for some well-needed charities, hospitals, schools and the like. These 5Ks have also been a medium to promote a healthy lifestyle...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with great sadness that I am writing this letter. I do not live in Jamaica anymore but I visit for three months every year, so I am not one of those who say “me naa go back deh”. I have young nieces and nephews there who I...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Leafing through newspapers upon my return from a trip to the region, I came across an article in The Gleaner of May 17, 2019 about reparations for slavery titled ‘Clean up the mess you left’. To my utter astonishment, Russia was...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Superintendent Duane Wellington and other top members of the police force are justified in their wrath at minibus drivers for operating overloaded buses; and the efforts to increase police presence on the roads to monitor and ‘...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is TVJ’s Prime Time News question, which was posed to the public on Thursday evening, May 23, 2019: “Are you pleased with the selection of the Reggae Girlz squad to France – Why or why not?” I won’t go into much details...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With everything that has gone wrong in the past couple of weeks and the possibility of the myriad of things that can go wrong as we face life each day, I want to be the first to congratulate the Government of Jamaica and the team...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: According to what I am seeing, beautiful and pretty roads seem to be a temptation for speeding. And many motorists take it as a habit to speed on these roads; while others are in a racing competition. And what makes matters worse,...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am utterly disgusted by the statement of the PNPYO president, who, in ignorance and stupidity, compared the prime minister of Jamaica to Adolf Hitler. As a Jew, her statement simply denigrates the horrific tragedy that Hitler...

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