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Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I strongly disagree with the prime minister's removal of Ms Dorothy Lightbourne from the Cabinet.As a justice of the peace for 47 years, I feel this is demeaning and degrading to this strong woman whose proposals, plans and actions as...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In order to cut traffic accidents and deaths, the Government will have to do something urgently that will grip the hearts of reckless drivers with fear.Those who continue to disobey the rules and end up killing someone should be given 39...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The constituency of North West St Catherine has suffered from a lack of growth and development since the demise of the late Jack Stephenson.This honourable man was the only representative who instituted a programme for the growth and...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I view the continuous drama that takes place on the Jamaican stage within the Government, I wonder if the majority of members of our Government (past and present) are a true representation of what the people of Jamaica are.Is it that...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Thursday, June 30, a little girl died from road accident injuries sustained along the Clarendon Park road.

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With recent poll results foretelling favourable weather for the Opposition People's National Party, there is no reasonable doubt that the 'Driver' and his team will have to gear up intensely in order to manoeuvre through the raging...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister has finally announced his long-overdue reshuffled team of party functionaries who will constitute the executive arm of Government.With this new team boasting 17 ministers and eight junior ministers...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have read, watched and listened to, with dismay and some sadness, events involving relations between Jamaica and Barbados and other Caribbean islands over the last few months - charges of abuse at an airport...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently got hooked on the idea of homeschooling. I was watching a programme on TLC called '19 Kids and Counting', about a conservative Christian couple who have 19 children ...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The duplicity of the evangelical message, as it relates to the 'love the sinner, hate the sin' paradigm, was most obvious in the Rev Carla Dunbar's recent contribution to a discussion on TVJ's 'Smile Jamaica' morning programme regarding...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Road rage has apparently claimed the life of yet another, this time an innocent, promising 17-year-old student Khajeel Mais.The police have said they are searching for this black-blue BMW X5...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Am I the only one who finds the rantings of Oral Tracey against Asafa Powell insulting, tasteless and generally poor journalism?Why does TVJ allow him the privilege of using his sports commentary slot to abuse and insult one of Jamaica's...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:May I disagree with your guest columnist Bert Samuels, in his article titled 'Chase dem crazy bald heads ...' last Friday, that it has been the miseducation of our populace that has caused a majority of Jamaicans in a recent Bill Johnson...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: An open letter to Energy and Mining Minister Clive Mullings.I propose the following: 1.The engagement of all stakeholders in the energy sector, including commercial, industrial, manufacturing and educational institutions..

Published:Monday | July 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must confess that I was virtually reduced to tears when I read Chris Gayle's letter, breaking his silence on the way he is being treated by the West Indies Cricket Board.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I really do not think Orville Taylor, in his column 'Queen-size story', published in last Friday's Gleaner, understands the issue.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Orville Taylor's column, titled 'Queen-size story', published in The Gleaner on Friday, July 1, was a demonstration of journalistic stupidity.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I was extremely pleased to see the results of a Bill Johnson poll which stated that most Jamaicans prefer to keep the monarchy in the Constitution rather than replace it with a republican system.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been reported that 60 per cent of Jamaicans would like their country to revert to the days when Britain governed the island.It may be said that this burning desire to revert to the days prior to Jamaica's Independence in 1962 is...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control and other public health advocates are dismayed that the promised tobacco-control legislation has again failed to materialise.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In Jamaican society, where there is great need for men who are role models, and further intervention in the seemingly violent relationships between males and females periodically, violence against women in every arena, scope and form...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The points of Maurice Smith's article 'Extend school year and day', published Monday, June 27, were quite good, many of which I have long held and argued.There is one additional point I wish to put forward, however: Education is supposed...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is well accepted, and certainly true, that the Jamaican ability to laugh at ourselves has helped to keep us one of the more stable democracies in the world.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Jamaican-American, I am compelled to respond to the Sharon Hay-Webster resignation as a member of parliament from the People's National Party.

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The essence of this letter is to raise a matter that is of concern to me and all well-thinking Jamaicans.

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