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Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Golding administration has postponed parish council elections for the third consecutive time.The postponement of the local government polls is an infringement upon Jamaican democracy.

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Math Club (NY) has shipped some items to The Math Club (Ja)/Seaview Gardens Early Childhood Centre which have been sitting on the wharf since January 5, 2011.These items include three desktop computers...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While waiting for the evening news on local television, I happen to watch TVJ's Schools' Challenge Quiz, which precedes the newscast...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read a story outlining testimony given by the national security minister, Dwight Nelson, in the Manatt enquiry, I am simply stunned!I say this as it is reported that he was "not aware that Coke was a reputed don"!...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Delroy Chuck, on the matter of the poor behaviour of some MPs. Mr Speaker, the behaviour of parliamentarians on February 15, 2011 left a bitter taste in my mouth....

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of the weaknesses in any discourse in Jamaica is the lack of focus on issues, as well as the oversimplification of issues.

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Norman Washington Manley, in a 1939 speech, charged Jamaicans to develop a 'new national spirit' which would foster self-government and the advancement of the culture of Jamaicans...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I just had to reply to Mortimer McPherson's article, titled 'The struggling furniture business', published in The Sunday Gleaner dated February 6.The main reason why importation of furniture and wood products from foreign manufacturers...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Somewhere in his testimony over two days before the ongoing Dudus-Manatt commission of enquiry, Dr Ronald Robinson, whose testimony exposed critical deficiencies in our system of governance, proffered the enlightened view that he felt...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:About two weeks ago, I read an article by a 'published' lecturer concerning dancehall - its evolution from slavery to its present form.

Published:Monday | February 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:An article published in The Gleaner on Thursday, February 17, under the caption 'Palisadoes project in limbo', suggested that work on the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation project has been put on hold.

Published:Monday | February 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thank you so much, Mr Ainsley Deer, for a very clear and insightful column about the perceived high rate of personality disorders in Jamaica, published in The Sunday Gleaner of February 20.I was mostly puzzled by the findings of...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is incumbent on me to respond to articles relating to the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), especially when they convey such misleading information which has been the...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Norman Manley Interna-tional Airport was expanded at great cost and a large placard outlining the life of our national hero was erected in the check-in area. It was noticed that the information included a statement that Norman Manley served in the British army, where he was awarded a military medal (common letters).

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Organisation of Women is appalled and disgusted at the allegation of the gang rape of a young dancer by five policemen in St Catherine on Wednesday night.

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I hope the chairman of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips enquiry, Mr Emil George, is aware that he, more than anybody else, is being watched and measured.

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Painful as it might be for those who lost their jobs when Air Jamaica was divested, the taxpayers must nevertheless be thankful that the Government had the courage to force the deal down our throats.

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A cartoon show, seen Saturday mornings when I was a boy growing up in Florida was Underdog, modelled, obviously, on the Superman comics figure. This 'superstar' hero was a dog in costume, saving the world every half-hour or so.

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: All rational black people in Jamaica should be offended by the noise surrounding the call to celebrate Black History Month. Such a celebration is clear evidence of our mental slavery.

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The credibility of organised religion continues to be eroded, as more people painstakingly realise that local churches are political organisations being led by self-serving and semi-skilled men who use the call of God as a substitute for...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There has been much talk on verandas, in bars, boardrooms, bedrooms and even the chambers of parliament about the need for a new kind of thinking, a fresh approach, new ideas.They put on seminars and have...

Published:Friday | February 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A leading member of the investor/capitalist class, Mr Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson, in a speech, recently said, "We cannot continue to wait for the bureaucrats to move." I would add to that politicians...

Published:Friday | February 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe someone needs to do a thorough investigation into the prices gas stations are charging motorists for fuel.Based on the US$ equivalent for a barrel of oil, I am failing to see how the figures for pricing gas in Jamaica are...

Published:Friday | February 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As one of the groups to have called for full disclosure on the circumstances leading up to the extradition of reputed drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, and the involvement of the US law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips...

Published:Friday | February 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This year's Schools' Challenge Quiz, up to February 15, featured about 64 schools. Why so many schools? As a result, for weeks the Monday-Friday 6:30-7:00 evening slot has been monopolised...

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