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Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:There is a serious problem in this country when it comes to delivery of service and the agencies set up to oversee or regulate these service providers.I have been having a very unpleasant experience with Flow since I applied for their...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In the wake of Tuesday's natural disaster in Haiti two instinctive responses are likely. All, I hope, will seek to find ways of helping to alleviate the suffering...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Government, it its latest utterance, is talking tough on property taxes. This is an area where successive governments, as is the custom in Jamaica, have failed to understand that making very small annual increases ...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:As a matter of curiosity I need to ask: why is there a higher rate for electricity and water for commercial entities? Is it that they get a special type of water, or do they have to have special equipment provided to them by the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I must congratulate Martin Henry on the insight he delivered in his article, 'The Cheap Politics of Poverty', published on Sunday, January 10.

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: With regard to R. Howard Thompson's letter, 'Flexi Sabbath', published in The Gleaner on Wednesday, January 13, one has to ask, "Why the religious intolerance?

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The catastrophe in Haiti provides valuable lessons for us. First and foremost to love our neighbours and to assist them in meaningful ways - ways that will not just help in the short term but in the long term prevent loss ...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In recent letters and articles here, the problems of school indiscipline were discussed, as they all so often are, in all-too-many simple generalities.

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir;" ... The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity ..." from William Yeats' The Second Coming. Our leaders have not served us well...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am shocked, angry and horrified upon hearing the news (this morning, January 13) that the administration will be selling our beloved Air Jamaica to Trinidad.Aren't these the people who refused to accept our patties into their ports,...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I WISH to express my disappointment with Portugal's Parliament for passing a bill allowing gay marriage.

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Many have benefited and continue to benefit from the dysfunctional status quo in all areas of our society.

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Last month, I attended the funeral of my mother-in-law and I had to use the road from Sandside in St Mary to Preston, Bonnygate.I could not believe in this modern age, a road surface could be so horrible and people have to drive their...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The curtains of the year 2009 went down covered in the blood-stains of 1,680 of our brothers and sisters in Jamaica.

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The headlines scream new murder record. But no one is surprised. At five a day, including Christmas Day, even the deaf and the blind could hear and see it coming. Over the last 20 years, the pattern has been well established...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I was absolutely touched by the 'Feed the poor instead' article published yesterday in The Gleaner.

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I suggest that Rev Earl Thames and his colleagues of the cloth introduce a flexi Sabbath in their churches.

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

The Editor, Sir:P overty has been a major political asset in this country. Over the decades, more efforts have been made towards poverty alleviation when the greater focus should have been directed ...

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

The Editor, Sir: The National Water Commission and industries in our country are plagued by thieves involved in the scrap-metal industry. In response to these thefts, we have the usual predictable reaction from those in charge...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I agree with the 'No room for error' perspective headlined in The Gleaner of, Monday, January 11.The Government's proposed debt-management strategy signals the central building block for supply-side economics.

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

The Editor, Sir: I am very worried with regard to Jamaica's health-care system. I am extremely nervous at the thought of becoming a patient for a second time in Jamaica. I had the misfortune of spending a few weeks at the Mandeville Regional ...

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

The Editor, Sir:When I was much younger and used to play football, it was a common saying, 'If you can't play the ball, play the man!' In a recent article I conveyed the statement by the Concerned Church Leaders Group, a body which consists of almost...

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

The Editor, Sir: INDiscipline in schools is of great concern to the Ministry of Education and to some parents and other stakeholders. It can be viewed as the number-one problem in some schools across Jamaica.

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

The Editor, Sir:The country seems to be on tenterhooks. The increase in the cost of living, coupled with the loss of jobs, has made many people nervous. Then there is the rise in violent crimes. The explanation that half of them...

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

The Editor, Sir:This is a copy of my letter to the National Solid Waste Management Authority, sent January 11, with the hope that such incidents do not recur.To Whom It May Concern:I am demanding your immediate attention to having the garbage from my...

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