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Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: AFTER YEARS of pondering a return to Jamaica, I recently started the process of transferring my garment-manufacturing business from the United States (US) to a leased space in the Kingston Free Zone.

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's progress has been stymied by mismanagement, graft, corruption and dishonesty in all sectors of our economy.

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Saturday, May 21, the world as we know it will come to an end.This is the word from an American church to the world. But why do so many people continue to believe the end-time claims of these quack groups for so long?

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent minor earthquakes affecting Jamaica should bring those Jamaicans believing in God to prayer.

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:All this recent hubbub by present and ex-parliamentarians just adds to the fiasco that is forever being played, both inside and outside the nation's highest council.Comparisons by The Gleaner of both sides of the House to rival gangs...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having served at home and around the world in the foreign service of the United States for more than 30 years, I have found that, often, those of us who can and should use our influence to promote tolerance fail to do so.

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I totally agree with the mayor of Portland with regard to stopping the railway authority from cutting up the old railway carriage to sell as scrap metal.It seems that a number of Jamaicans are opposed to anything historical...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Derryck Penso's letter to the editor (Monday, May 9) on the renaming of Lady Musgrave Road, and A.G.Gumb's response (Saturday, May 14), shine a light more fundamentally on the wider issue of how we perceive our past...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reason why so many of our heritage sites and objects are being seen as a source of scrap metal can be traced back to the 1970s, when anything not 'Afro-Jamaican' was scorned as 'wicked-slavery-colonialist sinting'.

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Like a thief in the night, the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) and its money-hungry, short-sighted directors attempted to destroy another piece of Jamaica's past.

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very encouraged by the pronouncement made by Bobby Montague when he spoke in Trelawny recently about allowing the local authority to deal with certain approvals.I do hope that the authorities, in whom I have all confidence in their...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica is perceived worldwide as an easy-going, 'no problem, mon' country, primarily because of the promotional efforts of tourism interests and our musical entertainers.

Published:Monday | May 16, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller are at odds over the correct figure for total job losses in the past three years.The opposition leader confidently presented data from the Planning Institute of...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Egerton Chang, in an article published April 17, discussed the case of Chang v NHT reported at (1991) 28 JLR 495. In doing so, Mr Chang made some erroneous and/or misleading statements, and in the interest of historical accuracy and for the good of the National Housing Trust (NHT), which I represented in that case, I propose to set the record straight.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

IF CHILDREN are our future, Jamaica's future seems really bleak. It is immensely disturbing the lack of care we show our children. Last year, there were two occasions that really called into question where our priorities lie.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I think it is unfortunate that some persons are taking time out to focus on the label, 'Gangs of Gordon House', rather than on the essence of the criticisms that The Gleaner has made about the way the two major political parties have operated over the years.

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Just over one year ago, I wrote a letter to the editor about the parlous state of the water supply in the West End of Negril. At that time, I outlined the difficulty in even contacting, let alone getting any action out of the National Water Commission (NWC) when problems arise in the area.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I went home to St Thomas for the Easter break. I love my roots, but if I am not careful the soil around them has been so badly eroded that I may trip and fall, or even wilt and die. The main road from Harbour View into Morant Bay, and those roads from Morant Bay into any section of western St Thomas and some parts of eastern St Thomas, are crying out. They are now hoarse.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Widcome Road is a very busy road with large potholes, especially between Buena Vista Terrace and Widcome Way, which need urgent repair. These potholes are hazardous and motorists cannot help but fall into them.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has embarked on an islandwide replacement of old water meters. Consequently, residential customers have received new bills reflecting substantially increased consumption and the according increases.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Kindly permit me to differ with Derryck Penso's proposal, published in Monday's Gleaner, to have Lady Musgrave Road renamed. The lady's elegant name aptly reflects the stately graciousness of one of Jamaica' most beautiful avenues - as much so today as it has done for generations. Let us leave well enough alone.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans are generally a loving, caring, sympathetic and generous set of people. Tears welled up in my eyes as I read the article in THE STAR of May 10, 2011, titled 'Free funeral service for six-year-old cancer victim'.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I have called Ronnie Thwaites' programme repeatedly on Tuesdays, in the segment 'On the Road With the NWA', since mid-December 2010 and spoken with both the host and Stephen Shaw, the communications point man of the National Works Agency. No action.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I believe the former Government could have taken steps to discourage or force those who bought the bad-debt portfolio to cap the high interest rates charged to delinquent borrowers. Notwithstanding, it is ludicrous not to level most of the blame on the financial institutions of the day for their reckless business practices.

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The road from Golden Spring to Mt James, St Andrew - and as far as Mt Prospect - has been in a deplorable condition for more than 20 years.

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