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Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Senator Arthur Williams, state minister in the Ministry of Finance, has urged Jamaicans "not to lose sight of the economic benefits that can accrue from casino gaming".

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Once again, the Gleaner editorial of Sunday, May 2, has captured what many well-thinking educators and citizens have come to realise: leaders of the Jamaica Teachers' Association do not seem...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, SIr:"Now that she is no more, let all in the room who took her for a free ride show your hands." I am sure that, were that directive issued in the halls of power in Jamaica, there would be deafening silence among some prominent individuals...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The power of music has had a profound effect on our people or culture.

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Here we go again, screaming over the poor grade-four reading and mathematics results, blaming everybody and everything but the teachers.

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: When you review and analyse many things that happen in Jamaica and compare them with other countries, one would realise that Jamaicans are governed by different principles.

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Having been alive for 18 years, a more confusing period of time I have never seen.

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:With all the intellectual resources that the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) possesses I am disappointed that they have resorted to a strike action at this time.

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: At a recent Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) public forum on the proposed Charter of Rights and Freedoms, David Wong Ken, attorney-at-law, reminded the audience that human rights were not gifts of the State but were the birthright of every individual.

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As children, we played a game 'Follow the Leader', where we gathered in groups, chose a leader and did everything the leader did.

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Having first-hand experience of the foibles of the scrap metal industry, I can totally agree with the Governments indefinitely halting all export of this so-called 'commodity'.

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have been reading with much curiosity, the circumlocutions and convolutions continually tried by our Government to cover their misdeeds over the last several months.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The slaughter of five men in the middle of the night, by a dozen or more phantoms using high-powered machines, should be enough to rattle any civilised people into an uproar, yet most prefer to remain silent, paralysed with fear behind their security guards and Dobermanns, hoping that they will not become the next victim.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition saga that has erupted in Jamaica is creating so much noise and sucking so much of the oxygen from the country, that no one can either hear or breathe with ease.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

First of all, let me congratulate you for producing the Education 20/20 supplement. However, with the exception of the articles by Maxine Henry-Wilson and Moses Peart, the publication continues to promote what I have previously called "an exercise in national self-deception".

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Does Mr Samuda, a senior politician, a man of consi-derable experience, and, one would presume, wisdom, really expect us to believe the cock and bull story he told about who hired Manatt, Phelps and Phillips?

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The problem with the scrap-metal trade is not unique to that industry. There is an institutionalised system of dishonesty in Jamaica. This is the same problem farmers have been facing, and numerous other sectors of society.

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As your publication facilitates a broad discussion on the Jamaican education system, let me again suggest that focus should be on prescription and remedy and not on symptoms. To this end, I offer the following.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many Jamaicans voted for the JLP a few years ago because they wanted a change; they wanted honesty; they wanted transparency. Instead they have been fed lie after lie after lie.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite the risk of being branded a creature from another era, I am impelled to express concern at the increasing use of vulgarism in radio and television advertising.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some weeks ago, I awoke with a sense of foreboding. I felt the presence of evil covering this land like a large cloud of volcanic ash. As the recent Icelandic experiences showed, they produced fear and trembling, loss of income and uncertainty. It affected people from all corners of the world, some directly and some indirectly.

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I was jolted by two things that appeared in The Gleaner of April 27 and 28. The results of the 2009 Grade Four Numeracy Test and the ranking of high schools in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) English and maths made me wonder: What next in our education system?

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By now we (including detractors) should acknowledge that Edward Philip George Seaga's 'goat mouth' words have come to pass. He was right when he said that Bruce Golding lacked the skills to lead effectively.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prime Minister Bruce Golding is slowly but surely losing the moral authority to govern Jamaica as the 'Dudus' fiasco continues to occupy the minds of all well-thinking Jamaicans.One is left to wonder if Prime Minister Golding is the same...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner's in-your-face exposure of the daily murder statistics is causing consternation in some quarters.

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