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Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

High up in the top tier of the Trelawny stadium in Jamaica, I sat watching Shaka Hislop, Russell Latapy, Robbie Earle and some other football coaches working with about 100 young boys and girls. While I admired their commitment and enthusiasm, I was even more impressed by their courage under fire - braving the extreme midday heat without wilting.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

As we enter the new decade, countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will have to act decisively if the region is to repair the damage caused by the fallout from the global recession and regain its position as a dynamic emerging area.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The year 2010 drew to a close with notable progress in our policing efforts. Progress which could not have been made without strong policy support from the civilian authorities; valuable tactical and operational support from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and new levels of co-operation and approval from the public.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:On Christmas Eve, I had two reasons to visit the Seaview Gardens Health Centre: my son needed a dental procedure and my mother needed to see the doctor.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir;As CARICOM citizens, we are proud that a majority of Caribbean nations stood up in the United Nations General Assembly on December 22 and voted together, in the words of the Rwanda delegation, to "recognise that ...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: I am very disappointed with the article 'Trelawny ready for first cruise ship', published by The Gleaner on December 29.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: As the 200-year-old church goes up in smoke and the pastor of this historic church (Mount Carey Baptist) tries to recover his health after a brutal attack, I think this place should become a place of pilgrimage.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted by readers online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com reacting to yesterday's front-page article 'Cops raid east Kingston gun shop'.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:As a future high-school English teacher currently in my first year at a very prominent teachers' college, I feel it is my duty to show an interest in the direction being taken by the education system...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:I feel compelled to share with you and Jamaica a recent experience I had with some very dedicated policemen.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:I would like to highlight the ordeal I was subjected to at the Norman Manley International Airport while visiting Jamaica recently.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:Recently, I was on a university campus and heard a young man vehemently defending our dialect, saying he does not understand why it is that when students come to the school, they are expected to stop speaking Patois.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My family and I were returning home from Spanish Town on the night of December 27 approximately 11:30 when, on passing Matilda's Corner and attempting to go up Old Hope Road, our vehicle came to a standstill.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:The most important thing that could happen for Jamaica for 2011 is for the state to tackle the corruption which has engulfed all sectors of the society.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:It would be laughable if it were not so pathetic, and now the Government is getting involved in trying to put a stop to this ridiculous practice of lightening the skin.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:I read with interest an article in your December 23 edition entitled 'Lobbyists call for NEPA's reform'.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir;The article 'Is the CCJ a Trojan horse?', by Ashford W.Meikle, was very timely and instructive. This passage is particularly apposite.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:Perhaps too few of us have acquired some knowledge on how diplomacy or international relations is conducted.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:
The report of December 29 that Falmouth businesses are not ready for cruise-ship arrivals is hardly surprising. I recently drove through the town which is "bracing" for cruise ships and tourism and all I saw was an ugly, neglected rural town.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:It was refreshing to read Ashford Meikle's article (CCJ, a Trojan horse? Public Affairs, December 26) concerning the captioned subject.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:In the evening of Christmas Day, my daughter was ill and so my family trekked to the St Ann's Bay Hospital.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:IT IS WITH unfathomable grief that I add my voice to the torrent of condolences which continue to pour in for the loss of our brother, colleague, friend, and griot, John Maxwell.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A LAW student - one of the lowest rungs on the ladder of the legal profession - makes the best argument to debunk the backward petit-bourgeoisie arguments of Justice Patrick Robinson and otherse...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE RECENT attention to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) brought on by the auditor general's report of December 2010, cannot escape my attention any further.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: KINDLY GRANT me space to write this very distressing story in your newspaper to inform the public of some disturbing matter that is really taking place at the Cornwall Regional Hospital....

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