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Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write in response to the article, ‘The Bible is not inerrant. Please stop saying it is’, written by Dr Michael Abrahams (December 30, 2019) . I would like to commend Dr Abrahams for such a thought-provoking article. He has...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This New year, my fellow Jamaicans, must be a time to reflect on the Lord and the goodness that He gives us through the many decades of problems we have faced. Let us all be kind and loving to others who need it most, and pray...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I think Dr Michael Abraham’s commentary ‘Bible Is not inerrant. Please stop saying it is’, published by The Gleaner on Monday, December 30, 2019, on the Bible’s inerrant nature is well-intended and does address some legitimate...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:23 AM

#TalkbackTuesday: As Jamaica closed the chapter on 2019, we asked our followers what they thought was the biggest story of the year: n Ruel Reid Scandal - @onedreskullSleep; - @porsxch.e n Buju arrival back to Jamaica. - @lionpaw12...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There could be a prevailing contention regarding ‘space’ across the island. The most severe ammunition lies in communities adjacent to the Jamaica Defence Force. The most competitive entertainers are wrapped around the hotel...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:39 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I offer my sincere and wholehearted support to Prime Minister Andrew Holness and National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang on the continuation of the states of public emergency (SOEs) in the parishes where they have been...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica and the Caribbean have been plagued with a high murder rate. The problem has never been addressed adequately and current methods are more of the same – trying to curve the high homicide rate with increased policing....

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and World Championships games, we see many different countries, with an athlete carrying the flag of the country he or she represents. Wouldn’t it be interesting, also, if we could know...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The year 2020 is upon us and we should reflect on where we are and where we need to be going in terms of sustainable development. I would like to suggest a few points for consideration as follows: n Tourism needs to be more...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, madam: Montego Bay is truly a great city with the colours of our flag flashing in the newly-installed sign as a first ‘wave’ on arrival to that city. Also spectacular is the red, green and white decorations in the Sam Sharpe Square....

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Mr Homer Sylvester, in his letter published December 27, either searchingly or sarcastically, on speaking of Christmas, asked the question, “What are we really celebrating?” We must never be weary of answering the same...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Many moons ago Rally Jamaica was a highly anticipated spectacle It was the highlight of the rallysport season - the perfect way to close

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica, unfortunately, is overrun with indiscipline, impatience and insensitivity. The latter can be seen on our nation’s streets, on a daily basis: with taxi drivers speeding past long lines of non-moving vehicles at traffic...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In regard to the question ‘can God speak Patois?’ posed by Ethon Lowe in a recent column in The Gleaner, I must sincerely say that I think He can. Isn’t God the author of all the different languages? It was he who changed the...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Politics aside, some leaders try to keep the country in a state of backwardness and bad mind culture so that they can always influence the people. Therefore, when it is a required and normal practice that our leaders declare...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The New Year is approaching and going forward we can fight crime in a realistic way. Here are a few points to ponder: 1. Crime must be viewed as a dangerous pandemic. Thus, in freezing below zero temperature, wear thermal...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: My heartiest congratulations to Ms Toni-Ann Singh on her not only winning the Miss World 2019 contest, but on representing Jamaica well. In subsequent interviews, she came across as a genuine, unpretentious Jamaican. But like...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:50 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I, too, rejoiced when Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World. However, sometimes some joy is misplaced ‘upstaging’! That, too, is a strategy to steal another’s thunder. During the competition, Miss Trinidad, Tya Ann Jane Ramey,...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:50 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is that time of year for the annual Person of the Year Award. Clearly, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce will be Sportswoman of the Year. And in contention for Person of the Year, for me, will be Miss World winner Toni-Ann Singh, Ann-...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Christmas celebration has become such an annual sham that continues to exclude the very reason for its supposed intent: the celebrating of Jesus’ birth. Notwithstanding the uncertainty of Jesus’ birth and that He instructed no...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dancehall entertainment or dancehall music is one of the biggest forms of indiscipline in Jamaica. It’s like a nursery bed or a forerunner for all the other forms of lewd music and dirty lyrics in Jamaica. Whenever some persons...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Open letter to Minister Horace Chang Please have the sound system at or beside 36 Molynes Road (the club upstairs and the bar downstairs) in the Kingston 20 area cease and desist from contaminating the area with loud and very...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: An estimated 12.8 million Labour Party members voted in the 2016 Brexit Referendum. Of that an estimated 3.1-4.4 million voted to leave . Roughly 60-per cent of Labour seats voted to leave. In the 2017 General Election, the...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: West Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert Flynn was recently highlighted by LOOP, where she appeared enarmored by the enterprise of her constituents in the hilly West St Andrew communities of Brandon Hill and...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: While I do not condone the teacher’s outburst at Pembroke Hall High School recently, I would like to caution the critics who are sitting in their cozy corners condemning the teacher’s behaviour. There is no classroom-management...

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