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Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Robert Shippe's letter published in your paper on October 18, states that the United States of America's elementary and secondary school system is a failure and that Jamaica's education system is a success despite its challenges.

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I read the article in The Sunday Gleaner about the Half-Way Tree transportation hub and was left confused.

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:A couple weeks in the home of a middle-class Jamaican couple and friends residing in upstate New York draws immediate comparison with a very significant aspect of our (Jamaican) diet.

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am currently in the UK witnessing the death and demise of the British welfare state.

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I must endorse Keith Noel's observations in his column of October 15. I am surprised that it is only now that people are realising that America's elementary...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am of the belief that the NCB Omni Educator advertisement currently being broadcast will do more harm than good by the message that is being implied with regard to the Jamaican male.

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Rain, rain everywhere and, as far as the eye could see, water was there, even to the point where it was spilling into living rooms, washing away rooms and stalling cars.

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The police force has embarked on a campaign to rid the streets of downtown Kingston of illegal vending and its associated ills.

Published:Monday | October 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Some politicians from the Opposition have asked the question, "Are you better off now than you were three years ago?" The answer to this important question may be 'no' in most cases....

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

US-China competitiveness is determined by PC/(PUSxE), where E is the number of yuans that a US dollar buys, PC is the Chinese price level of manufactured goods and PUS is the US price level for similar manufactured goods. When E gets smaller, i.e., the yuan appreciates and the dollar buys fewer yuans, the ratio increases and the US becomes more competitive vis-à-vis China.

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After months of agonising, leaders of the European Union are closing in on new oversight rules to ensure sound finances, prevent another government debt crisis, and restore the credibility of the euro.

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"When I look at the word excellence, it starts with an 'e' and it ends with an 'e', and excellence starts with hardwork and it ends with hardwork. It starts with commitment and it ends with commitment."

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With a twist and her spunky 'islandista' cast, Sophronia McKenzie plans to make tourism and entertainment the focus of her new reality TV show, 'Island Breeze'.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'No letting up' about the police's push to 'clean up' downtown Kingston.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have wept over the security forces' recent operation in downtown Kingston to remove stalls placed in sections of the market district.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The question of law and order in downtown Kingston is quite clear.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:People who drink and drive are one of the main contributors to traffic accidents.

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am an 18-year-old student of St Jago High School and I am utterly appalled by what is happening in my country.

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The report on the National Education Inspectorate findings in the most recent Sunday Gleaner (October 10) was disturbing.In the absence of any clarification, we must assume that the 30 government-run schools used in this first exercise...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The more you read the papers, the more you read negative comments about the education system in Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I had the privilege of watching portions of the rescue of the miners in Chile on television.

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The charge delivered to the audience attending the launching of National Heritage Week 2010 must not be taken lightly.The Reverend Milton Davidson speaks for the vast majority of Bible-believing people throughout Jamaica.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:LAST WEDNESDAY, October 6, I had the occasion to go downtown Kingston that resulted in a few experiences I did not anticipate.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: POOR PEOPLE will continue to find it difficult to educate their children in the prevailing negative educational environment.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:WHY SHOULD a politician be forced or encouraged into retirement when he/she is in good physical health and is passionate about his/her job? This is unfair.

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