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Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THE ISSUE of teacher quality, performance and retention is one that several Gleaner writers have touched heavily upon recently.

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I WAS giving instructions to someone recently about preparing a sorrel drink.I got to the point where I needed to call the sorrel by its classified name, as you would refer to the pimento as berry...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Migration of nurses is not a new phenomenon to Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. Reports indicate that between 2002 and 2006, more than 1,800 nurses left the region to work overseas.

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: For three days my house was in utter darkness and all the foodstuff in my refrigerator spoiled. I was under Jamaica Public Service curfew. They had cut off my electricity supply without any notice to me, either before or after.

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I refer to Mark N. Kerr-Jarrett's 'Letter of the day' in The Gleaner's issue of December 6 captioned, 'Use soldiers to block squatters'. Does Kerr-Jarrett know that most, if not all government lands...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Even the pretence has now been abandoned. The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP's) only concern is remaining in power. We have seen all manner of gymnastics toward this end, but it is the recent North East St Ann matter that sticks in the throat.

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: This is in response to Sunday's Public Affairs fascinating, thorough and insightful article 'Disengaged minds' by Yvette Reid.

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:About 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, I had my radio tuned to RJR 94 FM, when the words in some music being played caught my attention...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE RECENT announcement by Prime Minister Golding to relocate Up Park Camp to lands at Caymanas in St Catherine and to use the South Camp Road lands for business purposes, as a means through which to give new life to the city, is a good...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why beat up on the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) hoping that it will rise from its slumber and "intervene" on behalf of consumers, "in the face of this frontal assault on our pockets", in the vexing matter...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:FOR DECADES, the people of Jamaica sat quietly and watched the increasing corruption, bloodshed and inept governments slowly drain the energy from our country.

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE ASCENSION of Hopeton Dunn from doctoral status to professorship is well deserved.In a world where the acquisition of titles before and letters behind one's name is sometimes a preoccupation, the prefix of Hopeton Dunn will no doubt...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: GCT on electricity consumption over 200KW started in March 2010. My usage averaged 144 at that time. In February, the JPS only billed me for 20 and in March they billed me for 241...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have been reading with interest the comments regarding squatting that have surfaced since Dennis Meadows made his contribution to this very vexing problem which has been a scourge on this country's landscape for many years.From my...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's front-page story 'Court clears the way for NE St Ann poll'.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The upper classes are sick and tired of being stuck in the unrelenting traffic jams of northern St Andrew. They want to spend less time in their luxury vehicles and more time pursuing business and pleasure. In order to achieve this they must return to the heart of the city, but downtown Kingston is out of the question, at this time, for palatial residential living. What will they do?

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Adolescents and young people in Jamaica today are in need of comprehensive information about preventing HIV, not only abstinence messages. UNAIDS has found that "in the majority of Caribbean countries the percentage of young females and males aged 15-24 years who both correctly know HIV prevention measures and reject myths surrounding its transmission is below 60 per cent".

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the December 2 issue of The Gleaner, pictured on the front page was a female student of Kingston Technical High School carrying this poster: 'You have the power to choose: use a condom every time!'

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The controversy, or the lack thereof, that now surrounds the renaming of a school in honour of one of our outstanding athletes could not be more frivolous. Asafa Powell, like many other track and field athletes, has done superbly in his field, and this public brawl to rename a school he attended, after him should be scrapped.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I disagree with your editorial of December 1 on Mike Henry. He is no ordinary politician. And he certainly does not fit the billing of the traditional politician.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) in its own inimitable way has sent yet another 'shock wave' to consumers when it announces that, among others, it will now be adding general consumption tax to reconnection charges.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Whatever is to occur at Up Park Camp must be carefully thought out, designed, implemented and managed.None of these is beyond us, especially if we take the opportunity to work together.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Could someone please do something about the backyard burning of trash? Isn't there a law against this activity? I wake up in the mornings and sometimes at night, my nostrils burning because of the smoke.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am writing this letter to voice my outrage at the inefficiency of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I am a teacher in the process of completing studies to be academically equipped for the post of principal when an opportunity arises.I am distraught and perturbed, however, by the processes to go through when dealing with the Ministry of...

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