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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...

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

The Editor, Sir:The current commission of enquiry into the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) in a sense, can be viewed as necessary, but not so much for us to fork out over $80 million for its completion.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In response to the death sentences handed down to the accused murderers of the Lyns, Councillor Sally Porteous, the Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for the Central Manchester division, was quoted elsewhere in the media as saying, "I had to be here to hear the sentence of the most vile creatures who murdered two of the best people in Jamaica"...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I write this letter with some amount of anger. It appears that the Government of the day is forgetting that poor and unfortunate people are in Jamaica, too. Why is it that we will be taking in Haitians? The last time I checked, we were a poor Third-World country.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In order to curb crime in Jamaica, we must address the disintegration of the family. The breakdown of the family is the root cause of lawlessness.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The recent refusal of Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne to order the extradition of Pressley Bingham is a display of courage not seen often enough when Government officials have to deal with the United States of America.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Some Jamaicans contend that prayer is not enough to tackle the problems and challenges of this nation.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In the Gleaner, of January 20, there were two opposing points of view regarding Jamaica accepting Haitian refugees.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I understand that this is a traumatic time for Haiti and undoubtedly the saddest thing that can happen to any country. Jamaica must not, however, take on the responsibility of hosting Haitians.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Government has shown nothing but poor financial management skills and a poor appreciation for financial planning in their handling of the country's affairs.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration has imposed an additional tax on all petrol products effective January 1, which is having a devastating effect on the cost of living of all Jamaicans.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This is a practice that Jamaicans don't need to get involved in because this business can become dangerous, and even deadly.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I very much appreciated Peter Espeut's column of January 15, 'Change the System', on poor CSEC results which should be addressed, in general, by fixing the classroom rather than dumbing down the exam.

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