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Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Much is being contemplated to improve the flow of traffic, especially in areas of high-traffic concentration.

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: While Jamaica's current overall crime rate is too high, comparatively speaking, the island is not as bad as some persons may think, and is actually better than others may perceive it to be.On the most recent global crime statistics list...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Within a four-month period, some members of the Highgate community were moved to tears as they observed the remains of three of our older citizens in the area being removed by police officers, after discovering that they had died for...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Please publish as an open letter to Ms Minna Israel, president of the Jamaica Bankers' Association:Dear Ms Israel,We write to ask your association to exempt bank accounts with balances under J$100,000 from the present range of bank...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Talk-show hosts, public commentators, prognosticators, etc., often compare, disparagingly, Jamaica's human development index and that of Barbados in order to highlight how seemingly unsophisticated (at best), or uncivilised (at worst),...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have been following the debate about renewal and change in Jamaica's political system.

Published:Friday | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:If Jamaicans were a self-respecting people, neither Bruce Golding and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) nor Portia Simpson Miller and the People's National Party (PNP) would be the choices for political leadership of the country at this...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Ministry of Justice notes your editorial published on Wednesday, November 24 titled 'Trafigura: The Good Central Central Authority found her pen' and we specifically note the statement...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Kindly permit me space to comment on a most vexing problem which I understand has become quite commonplace throughout the area in which I live and, I strongly suspect, just might be an islandwide problem....

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I have always been critical of any government and therefore have no political biases.However, the present government has made me fearful of waking up in the morning to hear the ideas they are advancing.

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: This is in response to the headline, 'Madness! 'Anarchy' at Bellevue hospital'. First, let me agree with the members of the Public Accounts Committee...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Upon hearing news of the death of our beloved Canon Weeville McCurbin Gordon, former custos of Kingston and former priest at St Matthew's Anglican Church where I once worshipped...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: There was a wonderful column which was published in Vanity Fair many years ago called 'The man who knew too much', which told the story of Jeffrey Wigand, the tobacco executive who brought down the house of cards on Big Tobacco.

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Alaskan Republican candidate Lisa Murkowski ran a write-in campaign in the recent US midterm election after losing the GOP primary to fellow Republican Joe Miller.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE ARTICLE on Monday, November 22, captioned 'A contract with corruption' outlined the need for registration of contractors and the unethical practices that some contractors heap upon Jamaican consumers and taxpayers when doing their...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At the Universal Periodic Review of Jamaica's human-rights situation, held before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on November 9, the head of the Jamaican delegation, Senator Marlene Malahoo-Forte, misinformed the world...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The relatives, friends and citizens of Negril and all over the world are still waiting to hear what is being done about the murder of Mickey Hill.It's been three weeks and we are still in the dark.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE ISSUE between taxi operators and the police is an ongoing battle in Jamaica.Oftentimes the police and taxi operators are seen in alter-cations, as a result of taxi operators breaking the law. With regards to the ongoing rise...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I MOSTLY agree with the letter of the day, published yesterday, and titled 'Irresponsible, cheap political posturing'.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:BRUCE GOLDING'S support of parliamentarians disclosing their personal financial records to the public and, additionally, calling on the director of public prosecutions to arrest and charge members of the House...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The first and most enduring duppy story I learned in my childhood came from the pages of a history book at school.

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:During the days of the Public Works Department roads were constructed with the middle of the road surface higher than both sides or, in particular areas, one side of the surface higher.These types of constructions facilitated areas for...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Am I dreaming? Or just confused? In the year 2010, is it that (1) The Gleaner has a 'Man of the Year' competition, but no 'Woman of the Year' competition, nor a general, inclusive 'Person of the Year' competition? Or (2) it's really a...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Government of Jamaica should place a ban on the use of of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and products containing it.

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The People's National Party (PNP) has shown itself to be woefully bereft of a justifiable basis on which it may seriously be considered as a substitute for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).A recent and disturbing display of this sad state...

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