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Published:Monday | May 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I join with my fellow Jamaicans in expressing disappointment at the admission of the prime minister of his role in authorising the hiring of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:For several years, perhaps even decades, we have been witnessing a gradual decline in the moral fabric of society.

Published:Monday | May 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I have written elsewhere that Jamaican politicians are usually one or two steps behind the citizenry.

Published:Monday | May 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:As someone who has lived overseas for more than 25 years, it has always been a warm experience to hear people abroad talk about how wonderful our education is here in Jamaica.

Published:Monday | May 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Consensus is very difficult to achieve in Jamaica because of the serious political polarisation that prevails.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I do believe that Bruce Golding disrespected us all. He is the one who calls himself our 'chief servant'. However, I think that there are many things that the Government can achieve under the leadership of Mr Golding.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive." This quote by Sir Walter Scott aptly sums up the current situation with the Government, which has now found itself entangled in a web of deceit, with its pants down, in its handling of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips contract.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If evidence were needed that we are a dysfunctional society, we have it now. With all the hue and cry about the prime minister's duplicity, I hear little about an even graver offence. His shamelessness in casting his lot with unsavoury characters is the greater offence.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In your Gleaner editorial of May 13, you closed with this: "In many democracies, deliberately misleading the country is cause for a prime minister to resign. Mr Golding and the Jamaican people must decide whether the PM's lies now render him a fatally flawed leader."

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Building societies, including the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), are always in discussions with the National Housing Trust (NHT) about the operation of the Joint Financing Mortgage Programme (JFMP) between the NHT and the...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In reference to the article titled "A poor first quarter for Caribbean Cement", published Wednesday, May 12, 2010, which says that some cement recently sold to the Dominican Republic by Caribbean Cement Company was charged 30 per cent duty, we would like to clarify the following.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

All the calls for the prime minister to resign are ridiculous and downright hypocritical. In fact, it reminds me of the Bible verse when the question was asked that the one without sin should cast the first stone.

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Over the last few years, and more so in the last several months, so much has happened in our nation that it boggles the mind to think about it. In spite of the valiant efforts of many Jamaicans to demonstrate their talents and resilience as a people to keep Jamaica's flag flying high (both on the national and international scenes) there has been so much confusion and conflict within our country...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans at home and aboard have a wonderful opportunity to change the political landscape in our nation. What some see as hopelessness I see as opportunity.

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I prayed for you this morning (Thursday). I thanked God for the courage only He could have given you to begin telling the truth. Then I prayed that in the midst of this mess, you would smell marvellous opportunity. I prayed that you would not resign - at least, not right away - but instead, go for broke.

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While it is indeed shameful that Bruce Golding deceived the Jamaican people with his admission about his party's involvement with the American law firm, most of us seem to be oblivious to what is really happening. All these heated arguments about the legality of what should or should not be done are just red herrings.

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am at one with former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on his recent suggestion that we should consider revamping the primary level of our education system by focusing solely on literacy and numeracy in the first two years of primary school.

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Bruce Golding has done it again. He has once more left egg on the faces of those who trusted him.

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I don't, as a rule, bother to answer my critics. I'm experienced enough to have learned to take my critical licks...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: When is a prime minister not on duty? Apparently, as Bruce Golding would have us believe, the office and duties of the prime minister that is with him even as he sleeps...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I believe that Bruce Golding has confused his role as prime minister of Jamaica with that of leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, and has added insult to injury by having the effrontery to confess...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is not often that we say "Thank You" to the police, and I have never had reason to do so.

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I would like to beg the members of the Cabinet and the Opposition to give Jamaica hope. You can hear the hopelessness coming out of the Jamaican people everywhere.

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: There are a number of disturbing elements in the extradition affair but what is of great concern to me is that fact that the ruling political party...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I would like to posit the following questions: Could Bruce Golding be a genius? Could this be some mysterious plan to lead the nation and his party over this proverbial cliff in the hope that from the mangled rubble there might arise...

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