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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...

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

The Editor, Sir: I refer to the letter by Lloyd Walters, published in The Gleaner on January 1, entitled 'Time for crocodile cull'. Unfortunately, some members of our society still believe it is OK to kill crocodiles.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: While most persons were getting in from parties and resting in bed on January 1, 2010, fire-fighters were at Mountain View Avenue, desperately attempting to save a two-storey house.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Some years ago I learnt the importance of positive thinking. You know the story of the glass with water - the pessimist sees it as half empty but the optimist as half full. Well, it seems of late that life has offered...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: As we close the chapter called 2009 and move into another, I am calling on all Jamaicans, whether here or outside our shores, to let us unite for the good of Jamaica.As a country, our recent past has been clouded by so many negatives...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: A new year never is exactly like the one before it and only occasionally is all that similar, but around this time of so many recent years, owing primarily to the calendar I suppose, many of us like to make reflections upon the previous...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: This is for Carolyn Cooper regarding her column in The Sunday Gleaner.Well said Carolyn, well said. I too cannot believe that such a fate would befall Buju as I felt he was able to rise...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Once again we are reminded of the "amateur-like manner" in which the Government is implementing public policy. Any good policy process requires you to engage in research, consultation with key stakeholders and the conduct of impact analysis.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am appalled that our government has not yet awakened to the realities the country faces. The People's National Party and Jamaica Labour Party still do not understand the realities in relation to national security ...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I read with interest two articles in The Gleaner of Monday, December 28, which were in response to contributions made by two of my clergy brothers. The were in direct response to articles by Rev Devon Dick on bleaching and Rev Earl Thames on the flexi-week being proposed.

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While much needed focus is being placed on the Golding administration's attempt to squeeze every dollar out of law-abiding citizens, we must not lose sight of the continued mismanagement of these funds.

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir; To lose $300,000.00 can deal a debilitating blow to anyone at any time and more so in the current economic climate. Yet, this is my situation as the University of the West Indies (UWI) has refused to accommodate my request to allow me to sit my examination on any of the six days outside of the Sabbath.

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is a disgrace that government lands that have been captured are in the hands of many Jamaicans for more than five years, and that these people have been allowed to construct solid, concrete houses, some two storeys high, with not titles to show. What is the Government going to do?

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor,Sir: It is my belief that the root cause of the widespread crime and violence is embedded in poverty and lack of opportunity. While this problem cannot be resolved overnight, there are measures that can be taken to tame this monster.

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I refer to the Noteworthy article published in your paper of December 30, 'Gov't dress code for the public?'. It was with some bemusement that I read this reader's comments. Her arguments are quite frankly...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Although I agree with Jeff Cobham's letter of December 30 on the 'Digicel eye sore' in Half-Way Tree, I would like to give the management of that company the benefit of the doubt that they meant no harm, but was eager to provide...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: As reported in The Gleaner of December 31, the president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Michael Stewart, and National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica president, Miranda Sutherland, have both shown concern about the...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I commend Daraine Luton for his article 'Cop faces life for robbery; Convicted with cronies in returning-residents case' and take comfort that bad apples are being put away.We must not sit back and judge others by the wrongs of those bad...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:When the first gas tax was implemented in 2009, the tax was $8.75 per litre on petrol. Motorists who bought $1,000 worth of fuel daily or 13 litres of such paid $3,250 more monthly or $42,315 yearly...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: With regard to migration, deportation becomes necessary if a foreign national breaches the laws of a host country. The Government of Jamaica, and any deporting country, has a mutual stake in the deported migrant phenomenon...

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