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Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The points raised by Phillip Chambers in his Letter of the Day in The Gleaner of Friday June 25 need to be addressed. First of all, when he writes "the system of zoning pupils based on home address is sociologically and psychologically demeaning and must be scrapped immediately," he implies that we have a system of zoning in Jamaica at present.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has suggested to the nation that "police intelligence" was used to capture Christopher Coke.The writer of a letter to the editor asked: "Is it possible that the commissioner of police is trying to...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Even though I don't agree with his alleged wrongdoings, the look on his face tells the world that he is happy to be in the hands of the Americans because he doesn't trust the Jamaican government.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: As the Dudus Coke feeding frenzy moves away from Jamaica, I wonder how much longer Jamaica will treat its own with scant regard or brutal indifference.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Jamaica has long been plagued by a disregard for the rule of law. There is a strong 'ends justifies the means' mentality that has pervaded our society for years. It is true that this may have been entrenched during our anti-slavery and later anti-colonial rebellions...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The whole saga surrounding the US extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, and the subsequent invasion and loss of more than 70 lives in Tivoli, including that of the members of the security...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I believe the real victim of the extradition request and the process that ensued was our criminal justice system. It is a travesty that it took the United States, a foreign authority, to build a case against a Jamaican citizen, who had long been alleged by the police and citizens to be responsible for masterminding a transnational criminal enterprise.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Coronation Market has seen a rise in traffic since the conflict in neighbouring Tivoli Gardens, but vendors are still struggling to make ends meet due to a 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. curfew that disrupts conventional business hours in the market.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Those who would readily lash out at the Rev Al Miller, put yourselves in his position.

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Recently, I have observed that the electronic media is very much into speculation, hearsay and gossip, just like the ordinary citizens out there.

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It is interesting to hear persons refer to some schools as 'traditional high' schools and others as 'non-performing' high schools.

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is very clear our police officers are looking for soft target to create a scene. I am referring to the situation involving the Rev Al Miller...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The annual discussions surrounding the transfer and placement of pupils from the primary to the secondary level, while not necessarily undesirable, will be a permanent feature of the education landscape until 'non-traditional' secondary...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The more the crime bills are discussed and written about in the public domain, the more confusing the whole issue becomes.The bills are due to be passed in the Senate having already been passed in Parliament...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: "Pray for me and God bless Jamaica; I leave Jamaica and my family, in particular Patsy (mother Pauline 'Patsy' Halliburton), with a heavy heart,"I take this decision for I now believe it to be...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:"Even in incarceration, he is conducting his criminal enterprise.I happen to know about it. I had to order additional security to be assigned to one of my ministers because his assassination...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Revered Al Miller must be reminded that despite his quite probably good intentions, he and Dudus are not beyond the laws of this land.I say this as despite the alleged wishes of Dudus to be transported...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:By defusing the stalemate between the security forces and Jamaica's most wanted Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, Rev Al Miller, representing the Church, performed a job, not exactly outside his jurisdiction, in...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I was seriously disappointed and let down by Michael Sharpe's attempts to understand Tivoli in a recent episode of 'Your Issues Live'.

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister has succumbed to pressure from bleeding heart liberals and watered down a very important (if not the most important) aspect of the anti-crime bills by placing a condition on the penalty for persons caught with an...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The People's National Party (is about to select a new candidate for the North East St Elizabeth constituency seat, in order to replace embattled incumbent Kern Spencer.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir; DR CAROLYN Gomes and her counterparts, along with all members of Parliament, speak to the average Jamaican from a distance as it relates to the monster of crime that is Jamaica's nemesis.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:IT IS time for the Jamaican state to abolish the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as the main conduit through which students from primary schools are 'transferred' to secondary institutions.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I heard the commissioner of police saying, on the TV, that the continuation of the state of emergency will depend on the political directorate.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: JAMAICANS LIVING in areas like Cherry Gardens have no idea what it feels like living under captivity.

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