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

The Editor, Sir: Along with the rest of Jamaica, I extend my condolences to the people of Haiti. I also sympathise with those who were injured and are hurting. I am also elated that Jamaicans have put aside their differences ...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: THERE IS nothing more inspiring than seeing the response of people, particularly Jamaicans, to a crisis situation, especially when someone is in desperate need. Whether it is the aftermath of a hurricane, or Jamaicans responding to the Shaggy ...

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

The Editor, Sir: I wish to highlight the recent display of bipartisanship by former US presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as they joined forces to raise funds to assist Haiti.

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

The Editor, Sir:By now drivers on the Mandela Highway must have seen, if not encountered, the many workers, men and women, in their numbers, cleaning the sides of roads.This is a really great initiative on the part of whomever is responsible.

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

The Editor, Sir:For too long developing countries like Jamaica have had the mindset that the developed world will always rush to their aid; and while that may be true in a sense, the lack of an effective system to guide that help will only lead to...

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

The Editor, Sir: I view with interest the knee-jerk display of support for the Haitians following the earthquake horror. But perhaps, human emotions aside, the earthquake may prove to be one of the best things that has ever happened ...

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

The Editor, Sir: As I listened to the prime minister's quite pragmatic speech last week, I began to see a new light. I listened to a plan for a stronger step in the right direction ...

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

The Editor, Sir:I am asking that you stop emulating some other news organisations by using words used by The Associated Press, reporting that the people of Haiti are "looting" United Nations' warehouses for food.

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

The Editor, Sir:As I sat and watched the destitution and desolation in Haiti, I cried. I realised that their suffering after the earthquake is the result of corruption and poor administrative skills on the part of all those who have governed the country.

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

The Editor, Sir:In times of such dreadful situations, spectator countries like ours should take note of what is developing in Haiti.

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

The Editor, Sir: I was in Jamaica recently and called the National Housing Trust (NHT) regarding my contribution refund.

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

The Editor, Sir:I conduct extra lessons for students sitting GSAT in my church community.

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

The Editor, Sir:The Debt Exchange Programme announced by the Government is being hailed by most financial analysts as one of the most significant and far-reaching financial initiatives taken...

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

Thank you for your story on Dr. Patrice Smith.

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

The Editor, Sir: Does Jamaica need a Registrar General's Department (RGD)? Of course we do. For this department is the repository of the most important documents needed to do just about anything in the country.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Like most Jamaicans, I have been preoccupied with the poor state of our economy, wondering nervously what the future holds for us.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Correspondent Shane Munroe's reply to my suggestion that churches work with a flexi Sabbath reveals one of the main problems we have discussing such issues in Jamaica.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:On December 16, while walking slowly on the right side of the scenic road from Runaway Bay to St Ann's Bay, I counted, I believe, 200 dead monarch butterflies.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:As a Jamaican longing for some decency in the managing of our economic affairs, I wish to say a big thanks to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for forcing our hand.

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:There is a serious problem in this country when it comes to delivery of service and the agencies set up to oversee or regulate these service providers.I have been having a very unpleasant experience with Flow since I applied for their...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In the wake of Tuesday's natural disaster in Haiti two instinctive responses are likely. All, I hope, will seek to find ways of helping to alleviate the suffering...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The Government, it its latest utterance, is talking tough on property taxes. This is an area where successive governments, as is the custom in Jamaica, have failed to understand that making very small annual increases ...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:As a matter of curiosity I need to ask: why is there a higher rate for electricity and water for commercial entities? Is it that they get a special type of water, or do they have to have special equipment provided to them by the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I must congratulate Martin Henry on the insight he delivered in his article, 'The Cheap Politics of Poverty', published on Sunday, January 10.

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

The Editor, Sir: With regard to R. Howard Thompson's letter, 'Flexi Sabbath', published in The Gleaner on Wednesday, January 13, one has to ask, "Why the religious intolerance?

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