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

The Editor, Sir:The longer one stays away, the more unreasonable it seems to adopt a prescriptive posture on what ails Jamaica.

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

The Editor, Sir: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is one of Jamaica's finest institutions with several highly-educated, hard-working and dedicated men and women. However, for several months the image of the JCF...

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

The Editor, Sir: I would like to respond to the letter 'Get serious about crime' in The Gleaner dated February 3.The writer, in the opening sentence, posited: "There is no sign that the Government or the police is aware...

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

The Editor, Sir: Accolades have been pouring in for Jamaica's beloved cultural icon, Professor Rex Nettleford, who passed on a few days ago. Please allow me space in your newspaper to add to the tributes to a great scholar...

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

Open letter to the nation of Trinidad and Tobago from a Jamaican. It is general knowledge that Caribbean Airlines is in negotiations with the Air Jamaica Divestment Board regarding the 'handover' of Air Jamaica to Caribbean Airlines.

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

The Editor, Sir: Your report about 'LIME fetes regional unions to strengthen links', carried in Wednesday's Gleaner, grossly misrepresents the purpose and outcome of the meeting between the management of LIME and several trade union leaders...

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

The Editor, Sir: I read with interest Ruel Reid's article in The Gleaner on January 24, arguing 'Why we must change the Caribbean's education system'. I believe that an awful lot of the debate about education isn't troubled...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: As the news of the passing of Professor Rex Nettleford reached London, I, like many of the people whose lives he touched, found myself reflecting on the last time I was able to share a in his presence....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Among his many achievements, Professor Rex Nettleford was one of the founding members of the International Development Research Centre based in Ottawa.

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I can see it now. Uncle Eric singing with Miss Lou under the coconut tree, and Byron Lee on his guitar and Trevor Rhone entertaining....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am writing in response to the excellent article by Martin Henry in The Sunday Gleaner 'Chaka-chaka social behaviour'. I am in complete agreement on the need for improvements in public ...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The piece on the National Water Commission (NWC) by Professor Carolyn Cooper (Sunday Gleaner, January 24), and Charles Buchanan's letter in response (Gleaner, February 1)....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I salute the life and work of our very own Professor Rex Nettleford.To Rastafarians, the downtrodden, the poor, black, rural and urban youth, Nettleford's voice became the one to speak...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Regarding your editorial about what the government should do about Air Jamaica, it is on the mark.In my opinion, no government should be in the aviation business except in entering into agreements to have airlines flying into and out of...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: WORLD-RENOWNED reggae superstar Buju Banton was arrested last December in Miami on drug charges after it was alleged that he and two others sought to illegally purchase cocaine from an undercover police...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:THE SCOURGE of crime is now a serious problem all over the island, and there is no sign that the government or the police is aware of the seriousness of this problem.Why is it that at nights when the vast majority of serious criminal...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: YESTERDAY'S GLEANER brought home so vividly the impact of gun violence in Jamaica when the newspaper displayed a photograph of Marvalyn Lawrence, grieving over the murder of her son, Omar Barrett.

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I REFER to the letter titled 'Bad advice from Diaspora group'. I would agree entirely with the writer, Hero Carlito, except on two points. I think this organisation should relieve Sharon Abrahams ...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: MY NAME is Philippe Blot. I am a Haitian living in New York. I thank Sir Hilary Beckles for his support to the Haitian cause.

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have to commend the Government for its noble attempt at helping in the crisis in Haiti, but again, they have shown their lack of forward thinking and ability to plan projects.

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THE GLEANER, through its assertion in the editorial of February 1, stated, among other things, that "the Government should consider creative solutions to help tertiary students", has seemingly expressed the misguided notion that the Government...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Is the Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) successful? The answer depends upon whether one is thinking short-term or long-term and also whether the sheer manipulation of interest rates is a sufficient basis for economic prosperity...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: ONCE AGAIN our ebullient Minister of Tourism Ed Bartlett is ecstatic about the perceived success of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Should the Government sell Air Jamaica to a non-Jamaican entity, Jamaica and the tourism industry will suffer.

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am glad that you have highlighted in The Sunday Gleaner some of the problems at the adoption agency and brought it to the forefront this way.

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