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Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:34 PM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Commonwealth secretary general is in close communication with the Nigerian Government and is following with deep concern the alarming reports of attacks on demonstrators in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. The Commonwealth...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:20 PM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On October 14, it was reported in the media that the Honourable Toots Hibbert, reggae pioneer and icon, was going to have a funeral at Perry’s Funeral Home. And there were reports and pictures that showed that a service with...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:20 PM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On entering the main gates of the University of Technology, Jamaica while in the company of a number of colleagues, we were greeted with a news item that Wednesday, October 21, 2020 is International Reptile Day. Amid the search...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:16 PM

In recent weeks, some members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have been accused of criminal offences, including wounding, firearm-related crimes and dealing in illegal drugs. We asked our followers if these events changed their perception of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Labour Party, in its manifesto, promised to make Portmore the 15th parish of Jamaica. I hope that commitment is met before the next general election, due in 2025. Portmore is the only municipality that votes for its...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Stand Up For Jamaica has been raising alarm about the poor way in which the COVID-19 prison cluster is being managed. The number of cases within correctional facilities is increasing steadily and this fact is being lost in the...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recently and newly elected TTFA President William Wallace and his administration, following its removal and the installation of a FIFA ‘Normalisation Committee’, and its recent success in the local courts, will host an...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is with reference to the article in Sunday Gleaner of October 18, 2020 headlined “Peter Phillips’ US assets plunge”, which derives comparison of the securities denoted in the US$ segment of the published summaries of my...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is with reference to the editorial in The Gleaner, ‘A Problem At HEART’ published on October 15, 2020. The issues at HEART were very well highlighted. The Auditor General’s Department continues to provide service to the...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is unfortunate that a number of persons have been deported to Jamaica. These are people who found themselves in trouble with law-enforcement officials, mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some of them were...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was taken aback by Dr Dayton Campbell’s comments in which he endorsed candidate Mark Golding to lead the PNP. According to media reports, Campbell said that the PNP needs a leader with money, and a big bank account, as people...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A recent newspaper article reported that “Former People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Ann North Western, Dr Dayton Campbell, is urging delegates of the party, who are scheduled to vote in next month’s...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: October 10 was celebrated as World Mental Health Awareness Day. There has been a lot done, including public education even amid restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this though, dark clouds still hang over...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Transport Operators Develop­ment Sustainable Service (TODSS) welcomes Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ recent suggestion for the possible return to face-to-face classes and should be encouraged by all stakeholders. While...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a fan of Tony Deyal, and I look forward to Saturday mornings to read his articles. I share his articles via WhatsApp to friends and relatives at home and abroad. Through his articles I have even managed to learn new...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a Jamaican who loves reggae music and listened to Toots all my life, I am appalled at what transpired at his proposed burial last Thursday. This not only goes to show the chaos we are living in, but has highlighted the lack...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is concern raised by many schools and teachers about the virtual class where some students in the rural areas are having problem accessing the educational material due to lack of or unreliable Internet services. Recently...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must laud Dudley McLean for his call for the dismantling of the political garrisons in Jamaica in his letter in The Gleaner on October 13. He reasoned that this ingrained malady in our political system is a prime determinant...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16 to mark the 1945 establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s theme, ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing in response to the Gleaner article ‘Government eyes Cockpit Country for tourism’, published on October 15, 2020. With mining in the Cockpit Country still being on the books as a major environmental issue, I find...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:07 AM

T HE EDITOR, Madam: I read with interest the article of October 7, ‘Noranda Bauxite plants 2020 trees on National Tree Planting Day’, as well as your very good editorial of October 10. Has anyone given any consideration to planting hemp? Some of...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A few weeks before Professor Owen Morgan died he telephoned me and told me he was dying. He was calling to say goodbye. It was a shocking and unusual call from a friend. Prof told me about his diagnosis and I encouraged him...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The idea of online schooling can be quite abysmal to some parents. They are somehow not prepared for this ‘new norm’, not understanding how to monitor their expectations and managing the realities with the complexity of this...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The advent of the COVID-19 crisis has starkly exposed the severe ‘cracks’ in Jamaica’s development. In the recent past we have also experienced the fallout from the economic crisis (2008-2010) and more recently the demise of...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: SINCE TIME immemorial, rural women have silently been the backbone of our country’s development, preservers of our culture, and builders of our economy. Though rarely celebrated, acknowledged, and supported, they remain...

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