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Published:Friday | August 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I travel daily to and from Kingston, using the Bog Walk gorge. Over the past couple of weeks, the National Water Commission has been working in the gorge, causing one lane to be closed off. Traffic lights and flagmen are in place to direct traffic.

Published:Friday | August 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am led to respond to The Gleaner's editorial of August 4 headlined 'The JAS and the Denbigh show', as I'm saddened by what seems like a deliberate attempt to discredit the...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am a little surprised to be receiving so much mail in response to my letter, 'Patois is geographically limited', to Carolyn Cooper on patois (Sunday Gleaner, August 10).

Published:Friday | August 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I would like to join the long line of proud Jamaicans today in congratulating the Microsoft Imagine Cup winners for a job well done.

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The headline of Tuesday, August 10, on the front page of The Gleaner, the island's oldest and probably most respected medium, did nothing to enhance its reputation...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Usain has admitted after losing his recent race against Tyson Gay that it was just not his day.

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The oft-mooted merger of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Island Special Constabulary Force has resurfaced.

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Education is vital to a nation's competitiveness. The Government of Jamaica must revisit the roads travelled by the four Asian Tigers and prioritise education.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I AM truly shocked that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has decided not to charge the policeman who repeatedly struck Mr Ian Lloyd with his baton, even if she did move decisively in charging the other policeman with murder.On...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The rule of law is not a convenience to be set aside when it suits us.Mob violence cannot be an answer in an already-violent society. We must rely upon the criminal-justice system to work .

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: AS A dieheard Comrade, I am very disappointed that the People's National Party (PNP) is not presenting altenative policies to the Jamaican people.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:WE ARE a nation of whiners and I say this with love and respect for my fellow Jamaicans. I am a current affairs junkie. I monitor the media on a daily basis. I read all the print news, listen to and watch the various talk shows.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I DO not expect my lone voice to make a difference because, in Jamaica, justice is not only blind but deaf, dumb - and slothful as well.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding is doing a good job, along with his cabinet, despite the recent errors by his party.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WE ARE frequently reminded that the key to successful cancer treatment is early detection, followed by appropriate, timely intervention in the health-care system. In the current free health-care system in Jamaica, the results of a biopsy, Pap smear reports and other diagnostic reports take many months (up to a year) in being returned to the health-care provider, thus delaying diagnosis and possible treatment.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am appalled and shocked to have read an article stating that between 1999 and 2009, trigger-happy cops killed 2,000 civilians in alleged gun battles.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Writing in The Gleaner of July 31, Reporter Daraine Luton, recalls some words of Senator Sandrea Falconer, addressing the Senate on Jamaica's national HIV policy for the workplace. Luton quotes Falconer as saying, "We need to look at how persons with HIV/AIDS are discriminated against in places of public accommodation..."

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

English is the language of commerce, and the most widely spoken language. It would certainly make more sense and better use of those linguists to spend some time teaching the English language to the masses than to be translating the Bible into some dialect that is spoken by a few folk in a country where the official language is supposed to be English.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While the community of Buckfield celebrates the 'heroism' of the policeman who shot 'Chen-Singh' as he lay on the ground, and lament the death of the woman he stabbed to death, they all forget that neither party needed to die.

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is an embarrassing situation to be left stranded on the sidewalk of bustling New Kingston with laptop, company property, and as much of your personal effects that can be salvaged before the wrecker tows away your motor vehicle.

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In response to your thought-enriching editorial in Saturday's Gleaner (August 7), should you be asking 'Do you love Jamaica?' or rather 'How do I love thee, Jamaica?'Either way, the word 'love' is often misunderstood.

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Two decades ago, our education system was being copied by a number of developed countries on the European side of the globe. Under the late D.R.B. Grant's leadership, the early-childhood sector gained much-needed recognition...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir, I want to really have a conversation with you today to see if we can figure out what went wrong or whether, in fact, it did.

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir, In his opinion article "Population control as public policy", Colin Steer criticised respondents to The Gleaner who "have pointed to Europe's ageing population and reduced pool of young people...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir, On Friday, August 6, (Independence Day), St Thomas saw the staging of the annual Independence Day Parade in Morant Bay.

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