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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.

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

The French déjà vu is translated as seen or experienced before with an unsettling or eeriness about the experience. I had a déjà vu moment this past Saturday, June 12 when I watched and listened in horror as an eyewitness told his story on TVJ of a motor vehicle accident in Mandeville.

Published:Monday | June 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As an avid football lover, I recently bought into a cable subscription from Flow so as to be able to watch and comfortably enjoy all the matches of the World Cup in clear signals and receive first-class match analysis.

Published:Monday | June 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE THE Jamaican people, have been hearing from time to time from our political leaders that they are drafting legislation to govern campaign financing. Our country is not mature enough to handle this proposal so I would strongly recommend that they stop the lip service please.

Published:Monday | June 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The six anti-crime bills may well add to the difficulties of our institutions - police, courts, prosecutors, lock-ups, and prisons - in addressing crime. The police at present lack the numbers, vehicles, and the support systems to succeed in reducing crime.

Published:Monday | June 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Claro Jamaica has misinformed the public with their various commercials. They said: "With Claro, your $100 can stretch and stretch for seven days of unlimited calls and texts to three people." This is not the case.

Published:Monday | June 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Like many Jamaicans, I grew up on the precepts that 'every mickle makes a muckle' and that 'one-one cocoa full basket'. Every lesson I have heard about saving, taught me that putting away a small bit with each pay cheque, or as often as possible, will one day lead to substantial amounts. Why then is Scotiabank undermining an invaluable cultural lesson and punishing those of us who only have mickles and singular cocoas?

Published:Monday | June 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SO WAIT a minute! Did we just find a shallow grave, a man buried alive, torture chambers and the works in Tivoli Gardens? So where is the outrage of the human-rights groups? Where is the denial from members of the community?

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Allow me space in your newspaper to respond to your Letter of the Day published June 10, titled 'Studying sugar to death' penned by Mark Clarke.Mr Clarke makes the point that the industry has been...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:HERE ARE some considerations towards a long-term solution to our national plague of crime.

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:How did a black baby boy that someone loved enough to name 'Dudus' - a term of endearment - come to be almost as infamous as Osama Bin Laden?

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I READ and heard the venomous views and attacks coming out of the mouths of some Jamaicans, including the human-rights leaders, and some pastors, that the prime minister and other persons should resign.

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was profoundly perturbed and perplexed by the naive pronouncement of the opposition spokesman on national security that the recent operations in western Kingston by the security forces "have cut off the head of the crime monster".

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE DEPARTURE of Christopher Coke from west Kingston, where he reportedly ran a tight shop, will create an ominous void with attendant resentment, which must be filled and quickly....

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Gleaner of June 9 carried a full-page advertisement from the Jamaica Public Service Company, saying 'JPS rates lower than many Caribbean territories' for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT in Jamaica reached its nadir in the 1990s.So, by 2006 most of the industrial scrap iron was exported with little replacement. This, however, did not daunt the gatherers of scrap iron...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thank God something is being done about the criminals who have held Jamaica hostage for so many years.

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I support whole-heartedly the call by Orville Plummer in his letter published in The Gleaner on June 10 for a gun amnesty.

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that economic recovery must include putting more funds in the wallets of the consumers.

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I WISH to highlight a fact that came out recently when members of the media were allowed to visit Tivoli Gardens, after days of onslaught by the security forces who were searching for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? —John 1:46 DO NOT kill Dudus! Please allow him to get a fair trial, and if convicted, serve his time and get a chance to reform himself.

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I SUGGEST the families of the slain and wounded security officers lay a claim against the Government under the judicial review for misuse of powers resulting in the Government ...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I COMPLETELY respect the right of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to make a reasonable return to its shareholders.

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: ARISING OUT of a joint dialogue held on Wednesday, June 2, we the several groups signed below have given consideration to the grave and urgent matters facing the nation ...

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