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Published:Monday | November 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: We can build good roads. It appears we prefer not to. The extent of the damage to our road infrastructure by rains every year is appalling...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Delano Seiveright has lost his bearings again. He continues to try to build a picture of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) achievements. Unfortunately, I remember an article some time back...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Your editorial 'Murderous guns from America' should be compulsory reading for all.The topic about guns in America, and their overflow or outflow to other countries, is a very complex issue. Why?

Published:Monday | November 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While not disputing the number of persons killed by the security forces as presented by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), their approach in bringing to light these figures underscores for many why they are seen as biased and yet to establish...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Having last spoken to Professor Barry Chevannes some two and a half months ago at a July 15 forum on crime, I am among those most saddened at his passing.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Once Governor Eyre declared martial law on October 13, deployed the full might of the military, and enlisted the support of the Maroons, the peasant revolt was doomed. Paul Bogle's call for black solidarity received a mixed response. It was a black soldier, Drummer Phillips, who shot and hung the prisoners in his charge at Manchioneal without even the semblance of a trial.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DR DONNA HOPE Marquis, senior lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, positions dancehall as critical to doing business in Jamaica. "Research tells us that dancehall still has the eye of the Jamaican people. It is their 'Jollywood'... This is the essence of Jamaica in the 21st Century," ...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DANCEHALL STAR - especially with the all-important youth market - Mavado was released without being charged, from police custody a day before LIME With The Stars, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on November 12. On November 10 he turned himself in to the Constant Spring police, as did former dancehall rival Vybz Kartel...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Imagine a seven-minute Caribbean slot on China Central Television's (CCTV) December 31 variety show where Jamaica Cultural Development Commission 2010 World Reggae Dance Champions, Anonymous, open for the Soca Queen Destra who is joined by entertainer, Beenie Man, in Caribbean 'fashion-over-style'.

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It seems as if members of the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) are always hiding something from the people of Jamaica, and/or not giving the full details about what happened...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Ministry of Education has promised a "school for problem children", which will open early next year (2011). I wish we had been using a more positive term as the "problem children" we keep referring...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I see great beauty as I drive along the Mandela Highway, the Spanish Town bypass, the Sir Florizel Glasspole Boulevard, and many other places where the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) workers...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I found the article 'Dudus' Effect', published in The Gleaner on November 26, to be very disturbing.

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The recent launch of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), intending for the first time to give primacy of place in our region to scientific entrepreneurialism so that we can, as a region, be better able to meet our developmental...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Much is being contemplated to improve the flow of traffic, especially in areas of high-traffic concentration.

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: While Jamaica's current overall crime rate is too high, comparatively speaking, the island is not as bad as some persons may think, and is actually better than others may perceive it to be.On the most recent global crime statistics list...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Within a four-month period, some members of the Highgate community were moved to tears as they observed the remains of three of our older citizens in the area being removed by police officers, after discovering that they had died for...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Please publish as an open letter to Ms Minna Israel, president of the Jamaica Bankers' Association:Dear Ms Israel,We write to ask your association to exempt bank accounts with balances under J$100,000 from the present range of bank...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Talk-show hosts, public commentators, prognosticators, etc., often compare, disparagingly, Jamaica's human development index and that of Barbados in order to highlight how seemingly unsophisticated (at best), or uncivilised (at worst),...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have been following the debate about renewal and change in Jamaica's political system.

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:If Jamaicans were a self-respecting people, neither Bruce Golding and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) nor Portia Simpson Miller and the People's National Party (PNP) would be the choices for political leadership of the country at this...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Ministry of Justice notes your editorial published on Wednesday, November 24 titled 'Trafigura: The Good Central Central Authority found her pen' and we specifically note the statement...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Kindly permit me space to comment on a most vexing problem which I understand has become quite commonplace throughout the area in which I live and, I strongly suspect, just might be an islandwide problem....

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I have always been critical of any government and therefore have no political biases.However, the present government has made me fearful of waking up in the morning to hear the ideas they are advancing.

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: This is in response to the headline, 'Madness! 'Anarchy' at Bellevue hospital'. First, let me agree with the members of the Public Accounts Committee...

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