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

The Editor, Sir:I am a parent who supports the suggestion that teachers be given a financial incentive to work during the summer to help improve the year group mastery of students.

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I read with careful scrutiny the article in The Sunday Gleaner of November 7 titled 'What of the transportation centre?' by Esther Tyson.

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:We constantly bemoan the fact that people dump garbage in our gullies and litter our streets without shame.

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:We should all give our support to Owen Ellington, the commissioner of police, as he moves to enforce rules and regulations governing the mode of dress...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Mike Beckles' letter in your November 5 edition typifies the skewed views persons will have of situations in Jamaica from their lofty towers in Poughkeepsie...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: KINDLY PERMIT me space in your newspaper to comment on the article "Jamaicans shy away from cheaper burial methods" that appeared in the November 6 edition of The Star.

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I READ the paper on Monday, November 8 and I saw all the tributes to Professor Barry Chevannes, or simply Prof, as I affectionately called him.Although I received the unfortunate news on Friday, it is...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: SHORTLY BEFORE the expected visit of Tropical Storm Tomas to Jamaica, I visited the Registrar General's Department (RGD) in Twickenham Park to find out the status of an application made early in June.On three occasions prior to this I...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I WRITE IN response to some issues raised in the editorial on enforcing laws.We have allowed the breaking of these laws until they are currently considered norms. As a result of this normative approach...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The time has come for Carib-bean leaders to declare their commitment to CARICOM or the lack thereof.

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir; On November 6, I was taught a major lesson in tenacity, fighting spirit, the never-say-die attitude of a true champion and I was overwhelmed. As a St George's College old boy...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It was extremely heartening to hear the minister of state in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for local government in an interview on TVJ on Monday, November 8, mentioning that the long overdue reform programme will...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I read in your Saturday, November 6 publication, the ordeal being faced by my colleague students at G.C. Foster College. Their situation brought home to me the security predicament...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Kindly allow me space in your column to air some very serious concerns that I have.I am a resident of Portmore for the past nine years.During this time, I have seen many businesses and housing developments...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Please permit me space to respond to the editorial, 'Slow down the Gold Rush, please' published in your paper on Saturday, November 6.It is very sad that jewellery stores are in such dire straits that they must buy second-hand gold from...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Barry Chevannes has passed away, and how he will be missed by so many of us - those who knew him well and those with only a passing acquaintance.

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was with sadness that I learnt of the death of social anthropologist Professor A.'Barry' Chevannes. I was fortunate to have met him during the '90s as a volunteer with Fathers Inc, a support group for fathers...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I met Professor Chevannes as a student at the UWI, when I was having severe difficulties paying my tuition.I was told to go to him and explain my situation.

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: All those who say the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emer-gency Management (ODPEM) and the Government were over-prepared for Tropical Storm Tomas, should be thanking God...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to the column headlined 'Red rose and official funeral' in the The Gleaner of November 3, and because there seems to be some confusion about who generally gets an official or a state funeral...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The new United States ambassador of the to Jamaica seems to have ruffled feathers with her declared intention to 'fight corruption' in Jamaica.

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Spanish Town Citizens Against Gun Violence, a founding member of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the family of Professor Barry Chevannes, and to the VPA....

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An intellectual giant - The nature of my work allows me to meet and interact with people from various walks of life, hence my periodic comments.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Gleaner of November 4 carried a letter titled 'Windshield wiper freed'. The author of the letter, Howard Hamilton, QC, is a well-known Jamaican lawyer and now it seems de facto protagonist for windshield cleaners.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am sure by now the inane comments made by Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar have reverberated all over the Caribbean.

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