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Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write to register my agreement with those who oppose the teaching of Jamaican in our schools.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is another real indicator of the level of depravity to which our society has fallen that persons find it necessary to steal others' pets.For those of us who have always had pets, we understand that they truly become members of our...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recent research in gerontology informs us that "...some of the major factors that contribute to the development of emotional problems in the elderly are: social rejection of old people...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Professor Carolyn Cooper's article in The Sunday Gleaner, April 17, 2011, titled 'Patwa rights', is a most entertaining piece...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with sadness of the passing of my great friend and fellow Wolmerian, 'Gerry' Alexander. He deserves to be honoured for his outstanding achievements...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reality of the passenger trains rolling in Jamaica seems to be much nearer with the test run a few days ago...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many Jamaicans are communicating the problems they have had in terms of their treatment by officials at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados.It is correct in these circumstances to focus...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The abandonment of citizens is rife across Jamaican communities, especially in towns. Many people call them 'mad'...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The current debate over teaching Patois in schools is much ado about nothing.What do the pro-Patois-teaching proponents hope to gain from this?

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The collection of revenue by parish councils is not, and should not, be their primary reason for existence.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Taxi drivers spare no effort in their quest to maximise earnings each day and, in the process, unwittingly demonstrate that more is less.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Late last year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Family and friends called or came to see me and offered their help, all of which I greatly appreciated.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am certain that language and linguistic aficionados and authorities would concur with me that the Jamaican dialect (Patwa or Patois) is but a mere derivative of the standard English language and African languages; the dialect is very...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"To be clear, our position is neither an endorsement nor rejection of homosexuality.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I applaud your series of editorials recognising the fact that we are being run by 'gangs', I should point out that we are not going to get anywhere appealing to the 'gangsters', and certainly not in the passionless way in which you...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:If I understand the pro-Patois being-taught-in-school lobby correctly, Jamaican would be the main language of communication, especially in the early years.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The present administration in its zeal to collect greater levels of revenue shrugged off all attempts beseeching them not to reintroduce the general consumption tax (GCT) on computers and computer peripherals.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A Ms Jackson, in a few well-crafted sentences in a letter to the editor published April 13, has made some rather offensive and demotivating statements to the effect that "the JDF and JCF operate like a college fraternity" and that "the...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Peter Espeut, in his column 'The right to discriminate' (April 8), began his defence against the non-inclusion of a non-discrimination clause against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jamaican population by drawing upon...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have watched, with dismay, the worsening state of the West Indies cricket team and can only conclude that the men lack psychological strength.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been following media coverage of the alleged mistreatment of several Jamaicans nationals by immigration authorities in Barbados and have noted that the CARICOM Secretariat has been silent on this issue.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to express congratulations and commendations on The Gleaner's Rural Xpress series.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have heard recently that the Ganja Commission is once again sitting. I hope that when it rises, it will say to the USA ...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In reference to the recent Sunday Gleaner exposé on the conditions of The Golden Age Home, it has become a tendency of our people to point fingers at others without looking at ourselves...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Fatal crashes are fairly common occurrences on our roads, with people being killed, in many instances, in a ghastly manner.On many occasions, the corpses of these victims remain uncovered for hours at the accident scene.

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