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Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I would like to thank member of parliament (MP) for Central Kingston, Ronald Thwaites, for highlighting what seems to be a growing and worrying trend in the hiring of heads of agencies by the Government.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I feel complied to write to ask that you correct a factual inaccuracy made by your writer, Louis Marriott, in his piece on Amity Hall's water woes, in The Gleaner of November 16.The second sentence of the article states " ...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am one of the passionate readers of The Gleaner and over many years I have observed that your journalists and other contributors have addressed some difficult social and national problems that have helped our leaders to resolve many...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It appears that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is going through renewal and change.This, to me, is a good development as after voting for the party in 2007, I was beginning to wonder if I had wasted my vote.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: On Wednesday, November 10, after the publishing of my letter complaining about the inefficiencies at the Registrar General's Department (RGD), I was sent an email by the acting marketing manager apologising for the delay.

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Seized and freed - weaknesses in judicial system force cops to give back cash'.FrustratingThis is so frustrating, and I...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Just writing to offer kudos to Tony Deyal for his entertaining article in your edition of Saturday, November 13, entitled 'Bread and stone'.

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I would like to commend telecommunications firm Digicel for spending millions of dollars to refurbish and modernise the Coronation Market.

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Each year, and increasingly so following the rainy season, we experience extensive damage to the island's infrastructure - roads, bridges, retaining walls, paved drains, culverts, etc, and we are up in arms about the poor engineering...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: On November 16, I listened to the Ragashanti show on Nationwide Radio.Several persons were calling complaining of the content...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: IT SEEMS that under the present electoral laws, a challenge to the qualifications of candidates can only be done as a petition following an election within a specified time.

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I WOULD Like to offer congratulations to Dr Christopher Tufton on being elected Area Four deputy leader of the Jamaica Labour Party.

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Congratulation to Dr the Hon Christopher Tufton in winning the election for deputy leader for Area Four, and well tried Dr Horace Chang and Mr Don Foote.

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I SAW THE article 'Readers respond to Meadows on squatting' carried by The Gleaner on November 15, and wondered if all the people who responded and the journalist who compiled the article are not thinking. It is very clear the people who...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: For the information of Senator Dennis Meadows and the general public, I say that from time immemorial trespass to land and all other forms of trespass constitute both criminal and civil wrongs...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Please publish as an open letter to Finance Minister Audley Shaw.Dear Mr Shaw:While you clamour for tax compliance to provide needed services in Jamaica, some of the services are not being provided.

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona has noted the article in The Sunday Gleaner (November 7), suggesting that financial constraints had forced it to "scale down the usual pageantry that colours its annual graduation ceremonies".

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I must commend the National Family Planning Board for its efforts in educating people about safer-sex practices.

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Indeed, these are dark days for Jamaican workers when again we see two more young men lose their lives at work, perhaps because of negligence and lack of worksite regulations - or is it the lack of enforcement of regulations?...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Ministry of Education's statement about a play policy has come, I am sure, because some adviser has convinced the ministry that research strongly supports this notion, and they are right.In fact, play is an important part of children...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: 'Clean coal' is a term that has been described as many things - an oxymoron, a misnomer, ridiculous.

Published:Monday | November 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Gleaner of Sunday, November 14, carried a very interesting report by Tyrone Reid titled 'Crusade against secrecy - public barred from viewing financial disclosures of elected officials'.

Published:Monday | November 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I write with regard to the graffiti on the walls of Denham Town and Tivoli Gardens. The graffiti point to the state of affairs in these communities and Jamaica in general.

Published:Monday | November 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Sweeping repeal of the various laws seems the only way to stop the madness being perpetrated in the courts, wasting precious judicial time and taxpayers' money - all while seemingly filling the pockets of lawyers...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Senator Dennis Meadows weighed in belatedly on the squatter debate with a motion to criminalise squatting.

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