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Published:Friday | June 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: HERE WE go again, another Jamaican suggesting that some Jamaicans should not enjoy the privilege of electing their representative in Parliament.

Published:Friday | June 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I AM expressing my anguish and disgust over the careless, worthless and disappointing West Indies cricket team. We are tired (extremely tired, exhausted and fed up) of the embarrassment, the inconsistency, the bagful of insincere promises: 'We will do better next time, and blah, blah'.

Published:Friday | June 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:DEAR CHRISTOPHER, I would like to tell you a story and, as you read it, I ask you to stretch your imagination a bit!It is the story of a man who was a thief.

Published:Friday | June 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On April 22, I came back home to visit my ailing father. I arrived in Montego Bay and had to travel to St Mary. I rented a car in Montego Bay. Just outside of Falmouth I was stopped by a cop in a spot check. He checked the papers and said the insurance had expired.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans, let us take back our beautiful country from criminals and corrupt politicians, etc.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I totally agree that law enforcement should do everything in its power to root out criminals. I pray that by this time next year, there will be no more dons anywhere in Jamaica. In the meantime, we do have some bad apples in the security forces.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I fully agree with this suggestion for soldiers to topple gangsters. Give the troops the power and equipment to destroy the gangs and dons in of Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I feel that it is time for the two political parties to find a common ground to minimise crime to the lowest level and give the police more control over the criminals.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

All the garrisons that have been identified in Jamaica (and we all know them) are to be disenfranchised. In other words, withhold their right to vote. In order to be able to vote, they must prove eligibility and to do that they must not only have TRN and a valid ID, but must also show proof of residence, proof of income, proof of bill payments, proof of land taxes (where relevant) and have no criminal record.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I love Jamaica and its people. I own a house in Kingston and hope to retire there soon. But the legal and political climate are really scary.

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Everyone has a point, everyone has an answer, who has the political will to bell the cat?

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The anti-gang legislation issue we are dealing with has been brought to the forefront because of the Dudus episode, but the true issue is much greater than Dudus.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:SOME 50 years ago, Jamaica was a much nicer place. People had good manners and their children were properly brought up because they were part of a family and the church played a big part in family life back in those days.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: HEMIFACIAL MICROSOMIA (HM) affects one side of the face with varying degrees of severity. Usually the upper and lower jaws, the cheek bone and the ear are involved.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A little country such as Jamaica has more than 1,000 people dying rapidly each year. If we imposed a state of emergency in violent areas at least three times per year (depending on the crime situation), half the number of our people who have been killed (and are dying) by thugs and vicious, stone-hearted brutes, would not have died.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:MANY COMMENTATORS have focused on Bruce Golding's supposed 'confession' and their willingness to forgive him.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE DISCUSSION surrounding the current situation in Tivoli Gardens and crime is now approaching the level of just noise.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:SECTION 9(B) of the Towns and Communities Act, as amended in 1995, provides that "every person who shall, in any thoroughfare or public place, indecently expose his or her person" shall, upon the second or subsequent summary conviction,...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The revelation - according to Jamaica Public Service (JPS) records - that fewer than 30 of the more than 4,000 residents in the community of Tivoli Gardens are registered as customers shows the level of theft and should be a concern to...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THE NEW crime bills being proposed by the Government are scaring me to death. The worst thing you can be in Jamaica is a black man between 19 and 35 years old. It does not matter if you have a good character and are working hard to be the best you can be; it is just not safe, and gangsters and thugs are not your biggest problem.

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have been thinking about the motto of 'out of many, one people'. That means we all share in the criminal element, whether we like or not. It is just like smoking - there are those people who actually smoke but we all have the potentiality of becoming passive smokers and a passive smoker is equally at risk as the actual smoker.

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NOW THAT the Spanish Town 'dons' are at their first summit with our security forces, the question being asked by many is, who is in charge of Spanish Town tribal states?

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FOR AT least the last decade, the phrase 'dismantling the garrisons' has become the recipe for curbing and reducing crime and violence in our society. But what exactly does it mean? I have discussed ways and means of dismantling garrisons with a wide range of persons and have really never been able to get my mind around a reasonable method.

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE LEAD story in last Sunday's Gleaner set off a few alarm bells in my head and, as a student of content/discourse analysis, a number of critical issues come to the fore when the article is read with an analytical mind.

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am a 13-year old male student of the Old Harbour High school who resides in the environs of Spanish Town and has experienced violent situations. I am writing this letter to voice my opinion on this whole Christopher 'Dudus' Coke issue. It has got out of hand, causing chaos in Kingston, Spanish Town and surrounding areas.

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