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Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With the introduction of the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), the crème de la crème of every known institution is selected to complete the one-year aspiring principal’s programme to further enhance the...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I keep seeing on social media that our babies are going missing each day, and yet our Jamaican law enforcement as well as those in the political system are not doing anything about this matter. I always tell myself that no one...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Responding to an article in Tuesday’s Gleaner by Patria-Kaye Aarons about privacy versus anonymity in relation to NIDS, I fully agree with the point that a national ID will allow all Jamaicans to be accountable to the State. I...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I know it is constitutional for a senator to serve out his/her term, no matter what. Opposition Senator Noel Sloley, last Sunday, made a masterful move by making way for Dr Andre Haughton. Right now, the People’s National Party...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Immediately after the fire that destroyed the Notre-Dame cathedral in France, over 500 million euros (US$565 million) was pledged to help restore it. Why? They understand the economic benefits. Yet, for years, one of our crown...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The next Diaspora Conference is nigh – a mere weeks away. Again we will search for a strategy that will enable Jamaicans at home and abroad to build our nation. To date, we seem to be struggling to fine-tune the efforts Jamaicans...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since the opening of the Chesterfield Road in St Andrew, there has been congestion on the Portmore toll road in the mornings. Children must wake by 3:30 a.m. to leave home by 4:30 a.m. to be on time for school. Children are left...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently read a piece in your newspaper dated April 9, 2019 outlining the incompetence and inefficiencies of Region Four of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. I, too, have submitted a copy of my degree...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent times, I have seen an increase in the number of suicides, which include the latest two murder-suicide cases and the recent alleged suicide in Manchester. This forced me to look at the important role of counsellors in our...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is my view that corruption has played a major role in crime and violence in Jamaica. Too many corrupt officers are in the police force, many of whom are linked to criminal networks across the island. This has compromised the...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On April 11, 2019, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested from an Ecuadorian embassy in London. The current president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, who took office in 2017, said, “Ecuador has fulfilled its obligation in...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: acts of domestic and sexual violence have taken precedence in recent times. The recent case on Waltham Park Road left a bitter taste in our mouths. How could we have averted such a tragedy? One young woman is dead and a whole...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Letter writer Mickel Hylton once described Marlene Malahoo Forte, MP, QC, JP, as “the quasi-attorney general (AG) who is playing politics with the rights and freedoms that our Constitution affords us as Jamaicans” (The Gleaner,...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Jamaica on the constitutionality of the National Identification Systems (NIDS) is a stark reminder that all is not lost with our justice system. Now, because of the Government’s reckless...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Government of Jamaica has been given a big blow, as the constitutional court of Jamaica struck down its controversial bill, the National Identification System (NIDS). The court has pointed out some aspects of this bill to be...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The violent series of onslaught on the female population in Jamaica continues unabated. Seldom has a month gone by without reports of at least one woman losing her life to domestic violence. While the public reels under the...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As I sat in The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and listened to Prime Minister Andrew Holness address the gathering at the Mayberry Breakfast Briefing for Wigton Windfarm, I was really moved. He was able to evoke strong emotions of...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Decent, law-abiding, tax-paying motorists are put through ‘route taxi terrorism’ each and every day on Kingston and St Andrew’s streets. All their usual reckless, arrogant, and vulgar behind-the-wheel behaviour is well known, so I...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The historic win for Ann Marie Vaz and the Jamaica Labour Party in Portland Eastern proved that putting in candidates in a seat early is a good thing. To date, the party has only introduced Robert Miller to South East St Catherine...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With Portland’s spotlight dimming after the election excitement as a parent, I’d love if someone could give some attention to the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE). Specifically, the management and operations of...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Ann Marie Vaz’s historic win in East Portland’s by-election last week (April 4, 2019) sent a powerful message about the political pulse and consciousness of today’s electorate. As a young person who has been politically insouciant...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:46 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is a strong, silent, deep gender component to the emotional anti-abortion debate. I sense a strong fear that if women truly had the reproductive right to decide “when, how often and how many” children to have, they might...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Your newspaper carried a story which stated that a man was accused of murdering another man who had recently posted bail for him. After hearing his side of the story, the court reduced the charge to manslaughter, assuming that he...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Each Jamaican should take an-indepth look at the proposed National Identification System (NIDS). Will NIDS be too intrusive or oppressive? With the passage of time, could it be subsequently modified without further ratification?...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly allow me space in your newspaper to respond to Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton as it relates to his address to funeral directors with regard to burials/interments in family plots, privately owned and operated burial...

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