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Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mr Hunter of the National Water Commission made a solid point - we are too occupied with surface storage of Kingston's water when underground storage in aquifers works just fine.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The debate of how the civil service should function worldwide, in the face of a change of government, is one that has been going on for decades.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: While I do not agree with the idea of replacing the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre with a university as part of a broader revitalisation plan for the commercial district of downtown Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As an undergraduate, many of my family and well-wishers questioned and devalued my decision to pursue a teaching degree.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:From the passenger seat, it is clear that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is working assiduously towards achieving its mission of providing a 'customer-oriented, safe, reliable, modern and cost-effective transportation service'.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a recent television news story, we were introduced to a mother of 11 children and who is raising them in horrific conditions.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent assassination attempt that left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition and killed six other people, including a federal judge, should serve as a wake-up call for us here in Jamaica....

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I read The Gleaner's editorial of January 5 with great interest.The editorial made the case for coal for electricity generation in terms of the economics of energy raw materials.

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Skin bleaching has been described my many commentators as a form of mental slavery.Mental slavery is any self-limiting belief an individual has which leads to a lack of or low self-esteem...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While The Gleaner's argument about the relative cost of coal versus LNG as a source of energy for Jamaica has merit, I feel that you have not given sufficient weight to a number of other factors...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Whenever Mr Gassan Azan speaks, he tries to tell the Govern-ment what to do.What has happened to the capitalistic creed of identifying opportunities and using creative ideas to become even more wealthy?

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In reviewing a recent statement for a US dollar-denominated credit card used for company purchases, I saw an unexplained 'finance charge' of US$327.92, or almost J$30,000.Believing that the previous statement...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to the letter 'Dams needed', published Friday, January 7, I would urge this letter writer and the country, in general, to genuinely consider first what dams are and what they do.

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: After reading the Letter of the Day in the January 7 edition of The Gleaner, I was reminded of the Muslim psychiatrist who went on a killing rampage in the US not long ago...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Works Agency (NWA) notes, with concern, the editorial in The Gleaner of Thursday, January 6, titled 'A Palisadoes monument?'The Palisadoes peninsula blocks Caribbean swells and waves from entering the harbour in full force.

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Esther Tyson's article on the National Education Inspectorate report makes interesting reading but also raises a number of as yet unanswered questions.

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

My family and I recently spent two weeks in Jamaica. Anyone who has been to Portland knows how beautiful it is. Our disappointment came when we drove into Port Antonio, we found the town to be smelly and dirty and you could not walk in the town because of the congestion.

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

We are beginning a new year still beset by the costly bogey of maligned and misunderstood dual citizenship; and as many remain uninstructed in the progressive aspects of this subject, it should be timely to recount the views of National Hero Marcus Garvey, expressed when he found himself set upon by enemies in America.

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Minister Mike Henry is correct that the country should not be held hostage by any group, and so his response to JATOO is understandable. Unfortunately, too many groups, when they seek to deal with the Government, do so in a confrontational fashion. Surely, there can be dialogue without the sabre-rattling.

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Like Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, I am not satisfied with the 15 per cent reduction in murders when 2010 is compared with 2009, as officially reported late last year. In fact, we continue to be appalled that Jamaica remains a killing field, and that at certain blood-soaked locations across the country, gunmen continue to snuff out the lives of ordinary citizens, almost with impunity.

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It seems that the Jamaican postal service is somewhat in decline, as evidenced by the closure of some rural post offices. One could loosely speculate that this is caused by increasing costs of handling and transporting mail and, more important, the competition from new technologies such as email, instant messaging, fax machines, etc.

Published:Friday | January 7, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR Sir:The expression of shock and dismay by many persons at the recent report of the barring of the media by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God from its watchnight service is something that I find very hard to understand...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am not sure why, in this day and age when Jamaica is suffering financially, immigration officials at the Sangster International Airport insist on harassing visitors.My niece, who is the vice-president of marketing of Brown Estate...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'd like to add my thoughts to Devon Dick's article titled 'Owen Ellington - Personality of the Year' in The Gleaner on Thursday. As a seasoned police officer, Commissioner Ellington has no illusions about the devastating impact crime...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The call by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce for the Government to dismantle garrisons in the wake of what took place in Tivoli Gardens last year has ominous connotations.It would appear that what the chamber is advocating...

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