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Published:Thursday | April 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In the aftermath of Tuesday's opening presentation in the 2010-2011 Budget Debate by Finance Minister Audley Shaw, fundamentally divergent assessments were proffered by two of Jamaica's eminent economic/financial analysts.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It is with great dismay I write this letter. The way criminals have become bold and relentless in our society is disgusting. I can just imagine the pain and agony the parents of those three students...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: On Sunday, Jamaica entered a crucial election period that has nothing to do with either of our major political parties.Instead, the battle has begun between the People's National...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I have just completed reading a book authored by Mr Yunnus Mohammed of Bangladesh Grameen Bank fame.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Recently, you have been placing a banner headline in The Gleaner, daily, of the number of murders committed in Jamaica since the start of the year.I am not denying that these murders occur.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Over many years, we as Jamaicans have been experiencing drought and water restrictions.But are we, as a people, preparing ourselves for the impending rain?

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: We are faced with a situation where three public sector groups in particular are pressuring the Government to pay up and they seem merciless.

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: As I walk through the streets of May Pen, my heart is heavy as children walk up to me asking "Miss, mi a beg you a $20." My usual response is "Where are your parents?"...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: After 11 fairly happy years as a customer of the National Water Commission, I suddenly find myself a victim of what I consider extortion.

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It was with relief that I noted some months ago the paradigm shift of The Gleaner away from the negative and macabre sensationalism embodied in the front page headlines highlighting death...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Far from the seat of governance (Kingston), Negril has sunk into a daily 'loathsome hell of noise' with dire consequences to our tourism effort.A normal week includes jet skis roaring full speed ahead from 8:30 a.m.

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Did I hear right this morning (Monday)? Was it a dream or was Dr Peter Phillips, senior member of the People's National Party and former minister of national security, saying on 'Nationwide' that he was against the oppression that...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: On March 23, The Gleaner published an apology in respect of comments made by me in an article on March 19, which made reference to the firm of Judah, Desnoes, Lake, Nunes, Scholefield & Company which later became Nunes,...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In 2003, a major flood in the community of New River, St Elizabeth, resulted in a mass evacuation of almost 90 per cent of its residents.

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The universal truism that action speaks louder than words has been potently reinforced by the selection of former commissioner of police, Lucius Thomas, by the People's National Party (PNP) to contest the seat in NW St Ann in the next...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I think Carolyn Cooper could have made her point well, that she esteems in high regard the 'yahoolish (Jamaican language)' without dragging a sensitive Christian doctrinal tenet to such low level of confusion...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Dennie Quill's column of last Wednesday, April 7 touched me deeply. He speaks the truth. There are wonderful things going for us, but if the fundamental things on which a civilised social order rests...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THE EDUCATION sector is under siege. Some of our schools, if not all, are now battlefields for teachers and students with persistent war between forces within and without.

Published:Monday | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THOUGH OVERDUE, it was still refreshingly encouraging to read Dr Densil A.W illiams' piece on 'Micro foundations for economic growth', in the Sunday Gleaner of April 4....

Published:Monday | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: MANY JAMAICANS will have heard of the European Union (EU).What they will not be aware of is the fact that this political project, which is trying to turn itself into a United States of Europe...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir; On April 7, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life conducted the first 'Walk for Tolerance' in Montego Bay.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Martin Henry(in a letter to the editor)Dudley Stokes, a year into his role as editor-in-chief of Gleaner publications, went the unorthodox route of recruiting new columnists off the street by public...

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It is long overdue that tax evasion is attacked with vigour, but Finance Minister Audley Shaw's proposals, as reported, are puzzling! For instance, how does he justify:

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

I write in response to the article, 'Smoking a nightclub hazard - No-smoking requests, "scrubbers" among strategies', published April 4. Scrubbers are not a strategy for clearing cancer-causing agents from the air of nightclubs. Companies selling these devices make disclaimers for health protection from second-hand smoke.

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the latest release by the National Water Commission (NWC), dated April 1, they set out water-rationing times for the Corporate Area.

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