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Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is no doubt that there is a spontaneous yearning for freedom, particularly in the Middle East, these days.

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Re the column titled 'Tolerance doesn't mean agreement' published February 1, 2011.I have come to expect a more populist approach to the taboo topic of homosexuality when it is mentioned...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Derryck Penso obviously fails to understand the issue of dual citizenship, as evident in his letter, 'Dual citizenship does not equate to divided loyalty', published yesterday.No one can judge the extent of his loyalty, but we certainly...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is disappointing that on Sunday, January 30, 2011, your newspaper should have printed an opinion piece by David Jessop titled 'The end of BBC Caribbean service', without any accompanying comment.

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Malcolm Gladwell is the best-selling author of the book The Tipping Point.He is also of Jamaican parentage and would certainly be available to explain to us the tipping point phenomenon.

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently when I visited the Traffic Court for the third consecutive trial date for a matter that I have repeatedly pleaded not guilty to, I felt vindicated when I asked Her Honour to throw out the matter for want of prosecution.

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's main problem is corruption, a corruption so pervasive, so deep-seated, it affects the very foundation of the country, and solving this problem will require divine intervention or a revolution.

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I WISH to comment on inaccuracies in the Rev Devon Dick's column published in The Gleaner on Friday, January 28.Many of my friends and relatives and I are naturalised United States citizens and have never been requested to renounce our...

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We are from Manitoba, Canada.We just got home recently from beautiful Ocho Rios. Already, we miss the Jamaican friends we made while on a two-week stay at Couples Sans Souci.

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is so good to know that Trinidad has kept the Air Jamaica brand and resumed flights to the United Kingdom.

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I think Rodwin Green's attempt, in his letter to the editor on Sunday, January 30, to make a case for not having Patois taught in Jamaican schools was not all that convincing.Patois is unique, yes, but it is not just part of our cultural...

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: ARE WE looking with hope towards the future of a reconstructed Haiti, or to past experiences?

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Boys' Town community would like to use this medium to express our full and unwavering support for Mr Lynden Wright in his quest to become the next president of the Jamaica Cricket Association.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

How ironic it is that the same people who campaigned on the principle of accountability are the very same ones who are taking to task the independent Office of the Contractor General (OCG).

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I hear the Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Mr Bobby Pickersgill, is raising Cain over the naming of the Boscobel aerodrome after a foreign national and is also criticising the method that was used to arrive at the name.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I was listening to an overseas radio programme where I heard a Jamaican linguist arguing for Patois to be taught in Jamaican schools. I will be the first to admit that Patois is unique and should be cherished as part of our rich cultural heritage, but to teach it as a subject in our schools is taking it too far.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When the Grenadian prime minister criticised Jamaica's position, it was not a reference to ordinary Jamaicans, and is nothing for us Jamaicans to get overly nationalistic and defensive about. We should not feel a need to defend Prime Minister Golding's position.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The results of a study conducted by Professor Fred Hickling and his colleague Vanessa Paisley found that nearly one million adult Jamaicans suffer from mental illness. This is a situation requiring serious investigation as its existence could be construed as a crime against humanity.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Just watching the recent match (or mismatch) between Wolmer's Boys and St Thomas Technical High in Schools' Challenge Quiz, where the former got 44 points and the latter fought extremely hard to earn themselves six points, amplifies the point that the powers that be fail to accept that these upgraded secondary schools will never measure up to the standards of traditional high schools.

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Math Club was started in New York roughly eight years ago by me and other members of my family. The main goal was to motivate children to do well in mathematics. We have done tutoring, bus trips to museums and places of scientific interest over the years.

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I write to applaud Bishop Herro Blair for his rebuke of some of our parliamentarians who have consistently displayed uncouth, boorish, indecorous behaviour during official House sittings.

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Because a substantial amount of taxpayers' funds has been invested in the Sandals Whitehouse project, it cannot be a done deal until the rest of us are properly informed about the details. Not many of us are privy to the financial intrigue that takes place in these negotiations, so it is necessary for someone to explain to us...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

No individual, corporate or national body can function efficiently or even survive without a clear understanding of who or which part is responsible for what - and who is ultimately in charge and/or accountable to whom. This principle is essential in rationally considering the case of the Government/Cabinet versus the contractor general -especially in relation to the Sandals Whitehouse situation.

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I understand the sentiment behind naming the Boscobel airport after Ian Fleming, but I believe Fleming has not done a great deal for Jamaica. At the opening ceremony, the Government said, "Ian Fleming made a contribution to Jamaica and gave Jamaica an image much larger than it would otherwise have had... "

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When will the State stop allowing criminals and serial killers the opportunity to see lawyers, get bail and let off the hook? What kind of society are we living in where the State is supporting this type of corruption?

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