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Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reason why so many of our heritage sites and objects are being seen as a source of scrap metal can be traced back to the 1970s, when anything not 'Afro-Jamaican' was scorned as 'wicked-slavery-colonialist sinting'.

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Like a thief in the night, the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) and its money-hungry, short-sighted directors attempted to destroy another piece of Jamaica's past.

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very encouraged by the pronouncement made by Bobby Montague when he spoke in Trelawny recently about allowing the local authority to deal with certain approvals.I do hope that the authorities, in whom I have all confidence in their...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica is perceived worldwide as an easy-going, 'no problem, mon' country, primarily because of the promotional efforts of tourism interests and our musical entertainers.

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller are at odds over the correct figure for total job losses in the past three years.The opposition leader confidently presented data from the Planning Institute of...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Egerton Chang, in an article published April 17, discussed the case of Chang v NHT reported at (1991) 28 JLR 495. In doing so, Mr Chang made some erroneous and/or misleading statements, and in the interest of historical accuracy and for the good of the National Housing Trust (NHT), which I represented in that case, I propose to set the record straight.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

IF CHILDREN are our future, Jamaica's future seems really bleak. It is immensely disturbing the lack of care we show our children. Last year, there were two occasions that really called into question where our priorities lie.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I think it is unfortunate that some persons are taking time out to focus on the label, 'Gangs of Gordon House', rather than on the essence of the criticisms that The Gleaner has made about the way the two major political parties have operated over the years.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Just over one year ago, I wrote a letter to the editor about the parlous state of the water supply in the West End of Negril. At that time, I outlined the difficulty in even contacting, let alone getting any action out of the National Water Commission (NWC) when problems arise in the area.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I went home to St Thomas for the Easter break. I love my roots, but if I am not careful the soil around them has been so badly eroded that I may trip and fall, or even wilt and die. The main road from Harbour View into Morant Bay, and those roads from Morant Bay into any section of western St Thomas and some parts of eastern St Thomas, are crying out. They are now hoarse.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Widcome Road is a very busy road with large potholes, especially between Buena Vista Terrace and Widcome Way, which need urgent repair. These potholes are hazardous and motorists cannot help but fall into them.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has embarked on an islandwide replacement of old water meters. Consequently, residential customers have received new bills reflecting substantially increased consumption and the according increases.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Kindly permit me to differ with Derryck Penso's proposal, published in Monday's Gleaner, to have Lady Musgrave Road renamed. The lady's elegant name aptly reflects the stately graciousness of one of Jamaica' most beautiful avenues - as much so today as it has done for generations. Let us leave well enough alone.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans are generally a loving, caring, sympathetic and generous set of people. Tears welled up in my eyes as I read the article in THE STAR of May 10, 2011, titled 'Free funeral service for six-year-old cancer victim'.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I have called Ronnie Thwaites' programme repeatedly on Tuesdays, in the segment 'On the Road With the NWA', since mid-December 2010 and spoken with both the host and Stephen Shaw, the communications point man of the National Works Agency. No action.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I believe the former Government could have taken steps to discourage or force those who bought the bad-debt portfolio to cap the high interest rates charged to delinquent borrowers. Notwithstanding, it is ludicrous not to level most of the blame on the financial institutions of the day for their reckless business practices.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The road from Golden Spring to Mt James, St Andrew - and as far as Mt Prospect - has been in a deplorable condition for more than 20 years.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Susan Hayward is looking for her twin half-sisters. Their father is believed to be Jamaican, and their mother, Elizabeth Jamieson, is English. (She could have had her previous married name, Hayward). The sisters' names could possibly be Sharon and Rachel.

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The widow of police Corporal Wayne Llewellyn was paralysed from her neck down after the cop shot her in rage and slew four members of her family, before himself committing suicide, last month.Joan Llewellyn, who is now awaiting surgery...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Once again the police are in the news for yet another questionable breach in the security of exhibits under their control. What makes this even more interesting and incredulous is the revelation that the item stolen...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Not all Americans are cheering 'USA, USA' over the demise of Osama bin Laden.Bringing him to justice has exacted an unimaginable toll, and without the resolution of a trial that might have redefined...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Uncultured and uncivilised is what I call the behaviour of our so-called leaders whenever they meet about the country's business.

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Despite the cases of corruption that have tainted the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), there are many hard-working police personnel who are doing a good job.One such cop is Senior Superintendent of Police Radcliffe Lewis, head of the...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner has in recent weeks embarked on a strident editorial campaign on 'the gangs of Gordon House' which have occupied Parliament for the past 50 years.In common parlance, gangs have gang leaders, so that in reflecting on the...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is sad that our highest-paid cricketers cannot make the side against Pakistan.This is so because the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) Ottis Gibson, Professor Hilary Beckles, Dr Ernest Hilaire and others have...

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