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Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Early Sunday morning, at 2:02, my first child was born at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Despite it being a long, harrowing labour, it occurred without complication and I was soon transferred to the post-partum...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Israeli sharpshooters are practising their skill with live bullets on unarmed, peacefully protesting Palestinians, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. This must stop. It is criminal. It is this kind of behaviour that has led Hamas...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is another potential debate: manhood versus womanhood. We can start with an article carried in The Sunday Gleaner of April 8, 2018, titled 'Sexual performance big concern for men diagnosed with cancer'.This article is a piËce...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Successive ministers of sport have failed. What legacy has any of them left behind? Outside of the fanfare of hosting events for successful athletes and riding the bandwagon of proudly waving flags at international events, none has...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What can be more stubborn and stiff-necked than a donkey? We are behaving like a stubborn donkey by not heeding the call to save our lives and our country.For example, we sit in public passenger Coaster buses and taxis and allow the...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So what if the previous administration knew of the problem (at the Cornwall Regional Hospital(CRH)) and did not act decisively! Does that now absolve the present administration from addressing the problem? Are they not the one in...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must thank The Gleaner for the editorial titled 'Plan for underground power lines' because in 1961 when the Government of Jamaica designed the underground utility service in the then newly built Hope Pastures housing community, it...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The deeper we look at Jamaica's national security landscape, the more apparent it becomes that some people just don't want the system to work.Whenever there is an announcement of a strategy that I believe can finally arrest the...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Residents and business operators on Content Avenue, off Upper Waltham Park Road, St Andrew, have been suffering from little or no water supply for more than a month.Despite repeated complaints to the National Water Commission (NWC),...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I read the Editorial: "Bernard Lodge city requires robust debate" (The Gleaner, April 2) with a very serious disposition. I share deeply the opposition to the continued use of prime agricultural lands for housing schemes. It has been...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The dominance of Hydel at the recently concluded 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships reveals the hidden potential that is deeply embedded in us as a nation.Hydel did not start off on a level playing field....

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I support the warning issued by Bishop Howard Gregory for the Government to pay close attention to workers' rights and not to sacrifice it on the altar of economic growth.The biggest scourge on our recent employment activities has...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have noted with some concern, the many cartoons and letters to the editor supporting and urging the Legislature to amend the INDECOM Act to give that body the power to arrest, charge, and prosecute police personnel. This has arisen...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As we seek to recover from the loss of Warrior for Justice, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who passed away three days ago, today I recall being shocked at age 14 at the news on April 4, 1968, of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is indeed heartening to hear of the proposed plans for St Thomas. It is said that Marcus Garvey said that "until the east (St Thomas) rise, Jamaica will not move forward", and I believe the time is now.St Thomas has been left in...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is ironic that a hospital building, which is the place the sick and injured go for treatment and to get well, is classified as being sick. Who do you call when this happens? Who can provide the diagnosis, prescription and therapy...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I enjoyed your photograph of the blossoming pouis tree on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, which was published on the front page of The Gleaner, April 2, 2018. It was a welcome relief from the mostly appalling...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few weeks ago, it was announced that the Government will be prioritising the opening of three new women's centres throughout the island. While we applaud this effort, the real question to ask is will these shelters be transgender...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prior to the major road-expansion projects currently taking place at Barbican Square and along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew, as is the case with projects of that nature, particular sections of lands owned by business people,...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with shock and dismay the recent articles regarding establishing 15 years old as the age of consent in France. The idea stems from two recent high-profile rape cases where the victims were 11 years old. In France, to prove...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I wish to pay tribute to Desmond Lewis, former West Indies player, who passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 24. Lewis came from a humble background and through good values and attitude, became an outstanding cricketer...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a letter titled 'God's Sabbath beyond debate', Jermaine Johnson referred to biblical events and scriptures to reinforce the current importance of the Sabbath and its observance.But the physical significance of the Mosaic law...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We honour you Winnie, you kept the Mandela name alive. You laid the foundation for freedom. You fought against oppression. You fought racism. You were the symbol of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle.They beat you up. They mocked...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently ruled that the American Convention on Human Rights, which Jamaica ratified, guarantees full relationship rights to LGBT people. This includes civil marriage. However, Section 18 of...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A far more befitting and concrete (no pun intended) honour for former Prime Minister of Jamaica Edward Seaga than naming, or renaming, the North-South leg of Highway 2000 in his honour would be for the Holness-led administration/Bank...

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