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Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor published in this newspaper on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The letter was captioned 'NCB must apologise'.On Monday, June 25, 2018, we experienced downtime and the inability of ABMs and POS...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is sad to have read in a recent article that Donna Scott Mottley is reminding Prime Minister Andrew Holness about the historical position adopted by the People's National Party in regard to its acceptance of the Caribbean Court of...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:A new Parliament building, at this time, is not deserved and should be relatively low on the scale of national priorities. A new Parliament building is a very costly and cosmetic venture and, moreover, the current one has, thus far,...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mark Ricketts' op-ed ('Petrojam: it's about leadership from the top', Sunday Gleaner, July 8, 2018) was prescient and well written. So far, the Petrojam fiasco has been contained within Jamaica. That is about to change. The Holness...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe many Jamaicans were relieved to learn of the investigations being undertaken in relation to Petrojam, as well as the comments of the head of National Integrity Action (NIA) on the decision of the prime minister to have...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must express disgust about a practice I have been observing for a while among some higglers in both the designated and non-designated market areas.Some of them seem to be of the opinion that consumers either have no (real) use of...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Peter Espeut is not credible on the issue of accountability. He is a Roman Catholic deacon, and his church covered up crimes against children over decades. An Australian archbishop sentenced for covering crimes against children...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read Michael Abrahams' Gleaner online column titled 'Why the Bible is a dangerous book' (July 2, 2018) and some of the responses that followed. Abrahams does appear to be on a campaign to bash religion, the Bible and anyone who is...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:National Commercial Bank (NCB) has been in Chapelton for a number of years, since the days of its precursor, Barclays.We have recently been advised that as of July 16, 2018, their teller service will be removed, and all banking must...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The burning of garbage/ bush on thoroughfares such as the Bog Walk Gorge, as well as on the highways, especially in the ridges onthe Edward Seaga Highway,is becoming increasingly unbearable, but also leads to the continuous...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Michael Abrahams.Is the Bible a dangerous book?Well, it is a human book, or a group of books written by men who had their own beliefs about some power or force that they saw greater than themselves.Does it...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:In Jamaica's primary schools, a curriculum overloaded with content is one of the main reasons why so many children fail to perform satisfactorily.The imperative of imparting factual information takes precedence over ensuring that...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched with interest the debate in Parliament on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, on the question-and-answer segment involving Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley.Prior to the sitting, I had been hearing and reading in the...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched with curiosity the proceedings of the Public Appropriations and Administration Committee (PAAC) on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and, in particular, the testimony surrounding the ongoing saga at Petrojam.There were many points...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Late Monday afternoon I was bombarded with forwarded messages and social media posts about a fracas of sorts at one Corporate Area apartment complex. Initially what seemed like utter chaos in the beginning took a turn for the worse...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The National Energy Solutions Ltd (NESoL), an agency under the Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology, has noted the inflammatory remarks made by Garnett Roper regarding the agency in his...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Michael Abraham's article , captioned 'The Bible is a dangerous book' (Gleaner Online, July 2, 2018) was, first of all an example of poor writing. In a reasoning and logic course Abraham might be able to score 29 per cent.Suffice it...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Minister Andrew Wheatley has become an embattled man. He must be feeling a maelstrom of emotions, but that is the price of serving at that level.Irrespective of his intellectual strength, youthful exuberance and high energy, he...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Stripping a minister of a part of his portfolio responsibilities, because it was deemed necessary by the prime minister, but leaving him with other ministerial portfolio responsibilities, is irrational. Such an action is tantamount...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'd like to congratulate your columnist Dr Michael Abrahams on a well-written article ('Why the Bible is a dangerous book') published in your online edition of July 2, 2018. The content is spot on!The sooner we realise that the Bible...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are often too quick to react emotionally at times without taking a moment to understand the facts. One of your readers expressed public shame on Meadowbrook High for not being able to accept an incoming student with a disability....

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to columnist Michael Abrahams.I read with anticipation your essay captioned 'The Bible is a dangerous book' (Gleaner online, July 2, 2018). Suffice it to say, it was a total dud.You did not prove anything at...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:While it is good news to hear of the increase of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pension benefits, effective August 1, 2018, it is extremely disheartening to hear that not all old pensioners will be beneficiaries of this increase...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I write, there has been no garbage collection in Coopers Hill, St Andrew, in three weeks. Most household garbage receptacles can hold a week's worth of garbage. What do you think happens to uncollected garbage after a week? What...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current CARICOM debate should not be focused on whether Jamaica remains within the regional grouping but instead on the country's perceived duty, as first among equals as the current chairman of CARICOM, to create mutual prosperity.In this...

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