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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...

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

The Editor, Sir:There is a trend I have noticed for the past few years which relates to news reports, social commentaries and analyses.

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

The Editor, Sir:Instead of calling for commercial banks to lower their interest rates, the lowering of which could have implications for profitability of banks factoring tremendous cost of their operations, contraction in demand for loans, existing...

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

The Editor, Sir:The recent protests against the foreign troops who were sent to Haiti to help maintain some order after the earthquake shows very clearly how difficult it is for foreign governments to assist poor and disorganised countries....

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Lloyd A.Coke (November 19) was fully justified in his criticism of a statement in my November 16 article on Amity Hall's self-reliant water supply as historically inaccurate.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I read the editorial on political thuggery (November 21) and am in agreement.As humans, we have the ability to change our ways and, in so doing, influence...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I have just read the article on dancehall music and I wish to just state that I hope it is dying.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I AM not a civil engineer or an expert at road repairs, but it doesn't take any kind of genius to spot the cause of recurring potholes all across our island.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:It's been almost six months since 16-year-old schoolboy Dale Anthony Davis and two other boys were allegedly taken away from Tivoli Gardens by the police during Jamaica's state of emergency and have not been seen since.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: If spewing vile, offensive and explicit lyrics, centred primarily on firearms and sex, were a serious crime in Jamaica today, a Mavado or Vybz Kartel...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The International Monetary Fund's report on Jamaica is disheartening, but in recent times the blame game has become endemic in Jamaica's economic life.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Businesses today have to be ready to compete against each other as improvements in transportation, communication, and technology have made the world much smaller. Companies, therefore, have had to seek ways to respond quickly to changing markets and their personnel needs. This week, we look at cross-training and multi-skilling as one method of improving productivity

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The TEDx Jamaica conference, an independently organised TED event, was held on November 13 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, under the contextual theme 'Innovation Without Boundaries' whether it be geographic, economic, or social.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE ECONOMIC distress and social disarray which gripped Jamaica in the decade before the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865 took its toll on the emerging African-Jamaican peasantry and sidelined many of the higglers who marketed the surplus from the provision grounds.

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Doubt is deciding one is unable before trying.

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

I am pleased to learn that the parish of Westmoreland, with its booming capital of Savanna-la-Mar as its centre of commerce, is finally - after earlier promises and agitation - on its way to getting its well overdue municipal building.

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The duality of man's nature is something which has intrigued and perplexed philosophers for centuries.

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below are edited excerpts from comments posted online at www.jamaica-gleaner.com by readers to yesterday's lead story 'Olint boss in US hands'.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) must be highly commended for the work it has been doing in recent times, and, in particular, Commissioner Owen Ellington, Deputy Commisioner of Police (DCP) Les Green, DCP Glenmuir Hinds, Cornwall...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Please publish this as an open letter to Joseph Shoucair, director of operations at the Housing Agency of Jamaica.Dear Mr Shoucair,Residents of the Luanua Housing Scheme...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I would like to thank member of parliament (MP) for Central Kingston, Ronald Thwaites, for highlighting what seems to be a growing and worrying trend in the hiring of heads of agencies by the Government.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I feel complied to write to ask that you correct a factual inaccuracy made by your writer, Louis Marriott, in his piece on Amity Hall's water woes, in The Gleaner of November 16.The second sentence of the article states " ...

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