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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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... "
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?