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Published:Friday | January 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In order to effect a title search recently, I had to pay a visit, for the first time, to the Titles Office of the National Land Agency (NLA) on Hanover Street, Kingston.Planning to spend a couple of hours, I was pleasantly surprised when...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It is time that political, social and economic commentators/analysts be labelled according to their political alliances. For too long many such persons have used their privileged access to mass media for furtherance ...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I have seen two letters recently (on January 5 and 7) praising the economic and social strides made by Botswana. What is more striking is their growth when compared with their African counterparts...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: As I reviewed the many writings, plans and efforts at reforming Jamaica, in particular the education system and the many efforts at diversion strategies within the school system and, by extension, the wider society...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:There are very few things in Jamaica that surprise me anymore. However I was a bit taken aback with the pronouncement of Peter Bunting on TVJ's Prime Time news on Tuesday, January 5.

Published:Friday | January 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The year 2010 has hardly made its mark and, already, the pundits have rolled their dice, predicting that Jamaica is one of the countries likely to suffer from social unrest.I am not one to swallow such forecasts easily but one cannot...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I think the question that captioned yesterday's article by Dennie Quill: 'Does religion make Muslims happy?' is relevant but should be more balanced and comprehensive in scope. Maybe it should read: 'Does religion make anyone happy?'

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Gordon House, the seat of our nation's Parliament is supposed to be the place where the laws governing our country are enacted and the business of the people dealt with.

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am concerned that in the midst of this global and national recession, that there seems to be no strategic thinking or planning on the part of our government. Why is that we move from one drought to another and still we have not made adequate provisions?

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In support of your 'Letter of the Day' of Tuesday, January 5, highlighting Botswana's reasons for having such a rapid growth rate, I would like to point out that Botswana has: A 'free education' policy up to university level, free health-care policy, most foreign workers are employed on a contractual basis ...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Please allow me to publish these suggestions to whomever is chosen as the new commissioner of police for Jamaica.

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I hope Mr Dingwall is not a stereotype or a racist thug. If he is not, then he is quite illiterate.

Facts: The world was first occupied by black people in Africa about 20,000 years ago. Other people or nations were unheard of.

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Michael Dingwall's January 4, 2010 piece in the 'Noteworthy' segment of The Gleaner, entitled "Garveyism is irrelevant", where he bemoaned the existence of a Garvey Unit at the University of the West Indies, is the most intellectually...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This refers to Timothy Cawley's letter which appeared in The Gleaner of Monday, January 10. I take the opportunity to endorse Cawley's call for the provision of portable fire extinguishers in the home...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The editorial of January 4 is concerned with the future of Jamaica and suggests some of the radical changes necessary in politics, the public (civil) service and civil society which, in turn, will engender the institutions capable...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It seems like the only way to go about getting economic support from the United States (US) nowadays is to join the war on terrorism. The reality is that the war on terrorism will not end anytime soon...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Life would surely be more enjoyable and rewarding if we were to utilise the common courtesies of life and practise the golden rule "do unto others as you would have them do to you".

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Generally speaking, economic growth in most of sub-Saharan Africa has been relatively slow for decades. Below is a list of the average annual growth rates of the six most populated sub-Saharan countries.

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Like so many Jamaicans, I too have unanswered questions concerning the 'Dudus' Coke affair, together with related issues and do seek informed answers from our legal minds.

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: There is compelling evidence that media violence, including music videos, causes an increase in aggressive thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, including physically aggressive behaviour serious enough to harm others....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:A report in The Sunday Gleaner stated that a 12-year-old student died of malnutrition and that data revealed that 35 per cent of students in Jamaica are malnourished.Should we not blame the parents who produce the children whom they...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The annual prophecies from our local 'prophets' who are in touch with the Lord are upon us again. I think your paper provides them as a source of amusement for readers like me. As usual, the 'good' Lord does not have much good ...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The old, tired, worn-out practice of our police on major roads/highways pointing hand-held radars ('blow dryers') at suspected speeding motorists, sometimes at risk to themselves, has outlived its usefulness...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Jamaica's tax system needs to be reformed and one way I think it needs to be addressed is in the area of enforcement of the collection process. There seems to be a serious level of non-compliance ...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Jamaica is in need of some serious social reconstruction. For too long, successive governments have taken us along the path of desperation and uncertainty. Political tribalism and division among the people...

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