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Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have perused your online publications for any reflection from student representatives, past or present, on the late great Professor Nettleford's contribution to student life at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). It is in this vein that I beg your leniency to add a few words on this giant of a man.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent spate of water lock-off is a warning to stop wasting this precious life-giving resource; our population is growing rapidly, our water resources are drying up; we must conserve to survive. According to a BBC report, the world's supply of fresh water is running out.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly permit me space in this powerful medium to express my sincere gratitude to the St Ann Bauxite Partners, Discovery Bay, St Ann, for contributing to my education over the past three years.

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to congratulate V.Carnegie for the letter on February 11 titled, 'What a shame', that addresses the sterility of our nation's tertiary-level students...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few years ago in Broadgate, St Mary, a bridge collapsed and several persons who unfortunately were on the bridge were thrown into the river and were seriously hurt.

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly allow me to express my views on the horrific homicide rate in Jamaica and what I think needs to be done about it. I have watched with great concern the escalating homicide rate in Jamaica which continues to spiral ...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent increase in the General Consumption Tax rate (GCT) from 16.5 to 17.5 per cent, as part of the Government's latest tax package to raise in excess of $21 billion to help balance the current fiscal year budget, is a retrograde...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read what turned out to be a very interesting, even amusing, article in the feature column Roving with Lalah, which was published in your Tuesday, February 9 edition of The Gleaner.As the communications officer at Jamaican...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Smoking has been recognised as a serious medical problem and, in the last 40 years, has been linked irrefutably to many serious diseases of various tissues, including cancer, heart disease, gangrene of lower limbs, stroke and lung disease.

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:God bless those two young police constables and woman corporal who fortutuitously stumbled upon men, including a cop, and that massive illegal arms cache on Munster Road last Thursday morning, February 4.

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I really enjoyed this column, but wanted to make a couple of corrections and elaborate on a couple of points. First off, and this one is huge: this was not about investigations into "abuses of Afghan prisoners...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The call by the Air Jamaica workers for the takeover of the airline could yet be the greatest opportunity for, and call to, nation building to be seen in this country's existence - next to Usain Bolt, the Reggae Boyz and the Sunshine...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Today, I heard a caller telling the radio host about the brilliant people she knew, who studied at the University of Technology (UTech). She went on and on about these bright people at this famous UTech.

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I wish, on behalf of the Michael Manley Foundation, to express our profound regret at the passing of Professor the Hon Rex Nettleford, a man from ordinary origins who contributed most extraordinarily during the past 50 years...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prison riots in Jamaica are not unusual. This last prison riot was imminent. Two weeks ago I attempted to voice my concern with the minister of national security but he was not in office.

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The media have been making much of the Munster matter in which the police were implicated in a large arms find. Apart from the initial curiosity, the country stopped talking about it within hours.

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a former airline employee with a large US carrier, it was known that the most important aspect of an airline's carriage is its safety record. Air Jamaica stands out as the safest airline in the world and is regarded highly by other carriers...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The undersigned organisations offer our deepest condolences at the sudden death of Rex Nettleford, professor emeritus, former vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, and outstanding fighter for civil rights and against...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear World Wise Partners:Can you please give us an update on the situation as it now stands with our investment?There was a time when there was a glimmer of hope.

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Shoulder to shoulder with C.L.R. James and Frank Worrell, in terms of their contribution to West Indian identity, must stand Rex Nettleford.

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Despite all its problems, Jamaica is still one of the best places on earth. The recent earthquake crisis in Haiti and the almost immediate response of Jamaican soldiers, doctors and aid workers is testimony ...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THe Editor, Sir: As a Haitian, my ears irk and my heart aches intolerably every time I hear my country being branded by the media as "the poorest nation in the western world".

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: There appears to be a total disconnection between supply and billing at the National Water Commission (NWC). I had not received a single drop of water from this utility company between early September 2009 and up...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent find by the police of 19 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition and the revelation that police officers might be involved in the illegal activities of gun trafficking are of great concern...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with concern and understanding, a report in The Sunday Gleaner of February 7, that Corporate Area customers of the National Water Commission (NWC) served by the Mona and Hope water-treatment plants, will have their daily water...

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