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Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I watched with interest the live streaming of the tourism minister's presentation to the 2010-11 Budget Debate and must commend the prime minister for taking a bold step to include tourism in the Budget Debate for the first time.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Internet social networks such as hi5, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook have gained popularity recently, basically as a 21st-century phenomenon. They attract users for many reasons...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Heather Little-White's experience as a survivor of the terrible crime wave, which has driven some of our most productive citizens overseas or driven them into their homes early in the evening, is really devastating.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Judging from the talk shows, the most contentious issue emerging from Portia Simpson Miller's Budget presentation were comments on the PATH beneficiaries in a recent Government public-relations exercise.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two very inspiring history lessons were published last Thursday. The first was from Devon Dick entitled 'Woman time now'. He addressed our varied denominational cultures in Christianity that have not been able "to determine whether what we read in the Old Testament was meant to be descriptive or prescriptive".

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Your Sunday article on teen drinking has certainly resonated with me. It has been a personal concern of mine for some time now. Much of what we see as abhorrent, teenage delinquency seems to have its roots in substance abuse at times.

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There seems to be no plan in place by the National Water Commission for the scheduling of water lock-offs in some areas of the Corporate Area including Aylsham where I live. Often the water is turned on for two or sometimes three consecutive days of the week. And then there is no water at all for the next four days or so.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Shirley Richards of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship has so far not commented on the recent spate of domestic violence being perpetuated against our women by men from all walks of life, including entertainers.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Having recently been a victim of the National Water Commission's policies, I am in total agreement with the sentiments expressed in the letter entitled 'Extortion by the NWC' in The Gleaner of April 13.Like the letter writer, I have...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:How does a government credibly assert its right to throw the book at tax dodgers, while at the same time unilaterally breaching wage agreements with its own workers in the public sector, and with such bravado?How reasonable is it for the...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I write from the standpoint of a totally dissatisfied employer who is forced to pay three per cent of my gross earnings towards the HEART Trust/NTA.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Having read a report in your publication of April 14, titled, 'It's not about the money; police seek help from minister to quell dispute with high command', I am compelled to take serious issue with the report.

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In the Gleaner of Saturday, April 17, a group of Britons commented positively on the teaching methodology of our Jamaican schools.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Last Wednesday in Parliament, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett announced triumphantly that the tourism sector was projected to pull in gross earnings of over US$2 billion this year.As usual, what Minister Bartlett omitted to clarify was...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Since the Ananda Alert (response to a missing child report) was launched last year, I've noticed a gradual decline in the timely publishing and disseminating of information on missing children.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:A few days ago, I was at my desk listening to one of our gospel stations, as I would normally do when I get to work in the mornings.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In reading the article on April 13, written by Jason McFarlane, I get the distinct impression that he believes that J-Flag is doing Jamaica a favour by supporting Jamaica and by not lobbying the Government to accept the homosexual way of life.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I want to express support for parents who are upset that their youngsters participated in the Montego Bay homosexual rights march without their knowledge and consent.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In an economy characterised by great uncertainty which results in desperate measures by the Government to correct these factors, and band-aids where necessary, I find it hard to fathom the administration's rationale for cutting the subvention given to university students when their aim should be to implement some corrective measures/systems in place...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I write in reference to a letter published in The Gleaner of April 15, under the headline 'Jamaica's problem with domestic abuse'.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Once again you started off your Budget presentation on a good note but dimmed the whole message with conflict. You couldn't resist the urge to hit the Government below the belt. Please remember that the administration of which you were a part was in power for much longer and did not achieve much.

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The leaders of both political parties and other members of parliament visited Haiti after the act of God, man or nature devastated some areas of that country.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the beloved Rev Dr Dudley C. Stokes who transitioned to higher existence on April 8. His 73-year sojourn on Earth brought numerous blessings to hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Recently, 700 or 800 A-list socialites, businessmen, bankers and politicians met for dinner over four days at a prominent Kingston hotel for a meal that cost each of them about four times the minimum weekly wage.

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Re: Polygraph tests for ministers, shadow cabinet. The subject article in Wednesday's Gleaner advances some novel and idealistic proposals for addressing the perceived/alleged link(s) between government officials and the criminal...

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