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Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Crime, it seems, will always be a thorn in our nation's side, and a major issue for any political party in power. Part of the problem, I think, which fuels and facilitate it is our authorities seemingly lack ...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:We must never play politics with the interest of the poor. I say this against the background of the Government managing to secure agreement with key players in the financial sector in terms of debt management.

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The commercial banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions have once again duped the Government and people of Jamaica. The Opposition People's National Party (PNP)...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I don't know what to do but I need to be heard. I am a 32-year-old young man who grew up in the ghetto of downtown Kingston. With the grace of God and self-determination, I managed to escape the corruption and negative influences ...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am scarcely bedazzled by R. Howard Thompson's attempt in this publication on January 26, to revive Ruel Reid's piece of Sunday last. Call it proof or call it evidence...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The following is an open letter to the Prime Minister:Honourable PM,Like many others, I have been watching the situation with Air Jamaica unfold, with much sadness.

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am amazed at the Government's proposed debt-exchange programme and the manner in which they have sought to implement same.

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Government's initiative to fight crime must have on the top of the list laws enabling fingerprinting of all gang suspects.

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Why is it that certain people and companies and the lawyers representing them want to derail the FINSAC commission of enquiry at any cost?Is it because Jamaicans who have been 'FINSAC'd' and had their...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: YOU ALL need to remind Portia Simpson Miller that it was her government that put the country into the socioeconomic condition it is now in. How soon they forget and, because they know that the majority of people ...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Allow me to attempt an answer to R. Oscar Lofter's question in his letter published on Monday: "Of what use are prayers?" The essence of Oscar's question is: How much prayers (taking into consideration the length...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I would like to comment on Michael Franklin's letter of Monday, January 25, entitled "Awful reasoning from an educator".

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Please allow me to respond to the article by Bida Quee, 'Writer betrays greed, selfishness'. In much the same way as the writer confused 'betrays' with 'portrays'...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It may be said that major tragedies generally bring forth the best and worst in human beings, and the recent horrific earthquake tragedy in Haiti is no exception.From what I have seen and...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The recent calls by Education Minister Andrew Holness, to "expand the concept of literacy beyond basic writing, reading, and comprehension skills", could not be more timely and, as a teacher in training, this was one of the very issues...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It is such a pity that so-called historians are using the disaster that occurred in Haiti as a pretext to blame the Europeans and Americans again for the backwardness of that country.

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Please afford me some space to make what I believe to be an important comment. As a Haitian native who have lived in many parts of the Caribbean and the world ....

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:After the devastating earth-quake in Haiti, many people asked, where was God? Was He aware of the impending earth-quake? If not, He is obviously not omniscient.

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Should I commend or dismiss you for the choice of the Letter of the Day in the Saturday, January 23 edition? Certainly it must have been chosen to make a satirical point to your readers and highlight the selfishness of certain...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is an unfortunate tragedy that the people of Haiti have had to suffer. However, an earthquake is one of the sins of nature. Our hearts go out to them as numerous organisations and people ...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am tempted to ask my prayerful friend Earlmont Williams how much prayers, and for how long must we offer them up before God hears us?His letter "Prayer and national challenges" (Saturday, January 23) suggests that if a nation prays...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Many Jamaican youths employ inductive reasoning to come to conclusions and make decisions. But what they call a conclusion is just a hypothesis to be tested. Decisions and actions made in this way become precipitative...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Should I commend or dismiss you for the choice of the Letter of the Day in the Saturday, January 23 edition? Certainly it must have been chosen to make a satirical point to your readers and highlight the selfishness of certain...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: THE Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) is a done deal and should see the Government meeting the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) debt-exchange threshold of 90 per cent. Not because fund managers have overnight become patriotic...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The response of the international community to the catastrophe in Haiti has been phenomenal in the rescue and relief efforts. The government and people of Jamaica, in their immediate and initial response...

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