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Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The prevalence of domestic killings is a grave cause for concern and calls for an evaluation of how we approach relationships as men and women. Many men are not mature and capable enough to handle mental and emotional pressure...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:25 AM

According to the crime statistics, we have approximately 13,379 Jamaicans murdered in the 2000s and approximately 12,662 Jamaicans murdered in the 2010s decades. So for the past 20 years, approximately 26,041 Jamaicans were murdered. We ain’t...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaican women have been suffering for years at the hands of men who claim ownership of their bodies. Unfortunately, we continue to make excuses for abusers while blaming women for the violence they face. We tell women to...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On January 13, 2020, I listened to Dionne Jackson Miller’s interview with Dr Patrece Charles regarding the issue of domestic violence in Jamaica in the wake of two women being murdered by their intimate partners in less than a...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: No matter what situation one finds one’s self in, the best approach is always self-reflection and devising effective strategies for survival. Oftentimes we try to be superhuman sacrificing for others and not taking care of...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:59 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: To highlight that many of our public schools are teetering on the brink of decrepitude would be a cheeky understatement, but a jarring reality that has seemingly gone unnoticed by the media and certainly the powers that be....

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:59 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The year ‘20 plenty’ is off to a rocky start, especially with the recent murder of the two women. It is regrettable that the women were targeted by their spouses but I am going to be a bit controversial here, as I would say lay...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:59 AM

The Editor, Madam: T he Gleaner editorial ‘Are they still the Gangs of Gordon House?’ (Sunday, January 12, 2020), highlighted the failure of the major political parties to implement recommendations for making Jamaica a safer place to live. To...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I reckon the Government might have spent quite a pretty penny of taxpayers’ money on its public education campaign urging us to “Nuh Dutty up Jamaica”. It saddens me, therefore, that in the meantime, one of its agencies, the...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:56 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The styrofoam ban is a good start, along Jamaica’s path to decrease its carbon footprint and, Jamaicans have, for the most part, been successfully weaned off scandal bags and got used to taking their permanent shopping bags to...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In reading Mr Douglas Orane’s column ‘Baking a bigger pie by being more productive, rather than fighting over how to slice it’, in last Sunday’s Gleaner, I now understand why he is such a successful businessman. I wish that...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The trend of murder-suicides has become tragically associated with members of the armed forces, so much so that on May 29 of last year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness had asked the commissioner of police to furnish him with a...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Sunday, the Kieron Pollard-led West Indies defeated Ireland in the third and final One Day International (ODI). The victory saw them whitewashing the Irish and also takes them level on ratings point with the eighth-ranked...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It was with extreme difficulty that I was able to read the Sunday Gleaner article, ‘The Patois problem’ by Dr Alfred Dawes on his quest to learn Patois. Myself not being an educated person by any stretch of the imagination, I...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Another romantic relationship has ended in a murder-suicide. The attendant rhetoric from John Public will be reamplified for yet another nine days: “man luv fi gi bun and cyaan tek it”; “A one eediat man dat, him deserve fi get...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I can’t help but agree with Jaevion Nelson’s recent column, ‘Is the news too negative?’, published in last Saturday’s Gleaner. I find The Gleaner and RJR news team to be very distasteful about how they cover the news. Hence, I...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The downing of Ukrainian Boeing 737, a jetliner, in seeking revenge for Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s death after an American airstrike in Bagdad, was unfortunate. The downing of the jetliner took the lives of 176 innocent...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Kristen Gyles’ column, ‘Violence in, violence out’, published in last Saturday’s Gleaner could be described by the aphorism “Children live what they learn”. I am in agreement with the very essence of the article and want to...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I really liked Dr Alfred Dawes’ tongue-in-cheek Sunday Gleaner column yesterday, ‘The Patois problem’, on the continued push for our Patois to be more formally recognised. Forget the practicality of engaging with an English-...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: How long are we going to keep looking back and blame the slave trade for the behaviour we exude? What about those people who claimed to come from good family and lifestyles but have been known to commit the most heinous crimes?...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In all the chaos and trials in our beloved Jamaica and the world, the Baha’i community offers the following prayer: “O Thou kind Lord! Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock. Thou hast decreed that all shall belong...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As we work with the various public agencies to add the finishing touches to works along Constant Spring and Hagley Park roads in St Andrew and the Ferris to Mackfield Road in Westmoreland, I want to use this medium to publicly...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I watch, listen and read in amazement at how most political leaders claim successes which are often- times outside their control. The president of the USA often refers to the record rise of the US stock market as though it is his...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:45 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The New York Times published a letter from Geraldine Brooks titled ‘Iranian Blood Is On Our Hands Too’. As a citizen of a Third-World country in ‘America’s Backyard’, I can relate to her insightful and factual observations....

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:45 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As an obedient servant of God, I hereby deliver to you this message from God, according to His instruction. This is the Word of God to the nation. “The glory days are here, the rat race for justice must stop. The per capita...

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