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Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have thought over and over again about the incidents of crime and violence in the family, schools and, by extension, the wider society and wondered what role the mental health status of our people plays in the process.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have noticed an atrocity committed by governments, past and present, and that has been the giving away of Jamaica's most authentic product - its tourism.They have been selling our north coast to foreign investors, and we are doomed to...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:While a debate on the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is necessary, I believe that a full debate on the crime situation in Jamaica is more urgent and should be top priority and the Opposition should approach this...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: "The Jewish Diaspora of the Caribbean: An International Conference" was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel from January 12 - 14. Participants included the local and international Jewish community as well as representatives from academic institutions...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The editorial of January 20, titled 'Sprucing up Mona', once again highlights the regrettably small proportion of students who graduate from the science and technology disciplines at that institution.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is with some amount of trepidation that I feel I must respond to the mass crucifixion of evangelist Pat Robertson.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The bandwagon of local smoking bans now steamrolling across the nation has nothing to do with protecting people from the supposed threat of 'second-hand' smoke. Indeed, the bans are symptoms of a far more grievous threat, a cancer that...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This is in response to Tuesdays' article entitled 'The hand of God - Haitians call quake the Lord's message'.I find the Haitians' religious concept of God to be very strange and conflicting.

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Jamaica enjoys significant media freedom but certain developments indicate that our public is not nearly as informed or proactive as it should be.

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor Sir:Despite the well-known stories of unconscionable behaviour by some members of the police force, and the resulting negative perception on the part of the public as a result, I have never been able to accept that the Jamaican police...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:On his return from visiting Haiti, Dr Jephthah Ford alerted us of the possibility of an influx of Haitians into Jamaica as a consequence of the earthquake which had struck that country last week Tuesday....

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In the 1970s, Richard Nixon was caught doing wrong and was forced to resign as president of the United States. He was forced into political and social exile for decades until shortly before his death.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is with mixed emotions that I try to understand the FINSAC Commission of Inquiry. I voted for this government, hoping that it would turn this corrupt, lawless country around.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Through this medium, I am begging the member of parliament, Delroy Chuck, to get the road at Hope Mews off Hope Road repaired. This road is only a few chains long with one small townhouse complex ...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The prime minister has stated categorically that the public sector has to be cut on account of the deepening economic crisis that Jamaica is now facing and one cannot help but agree with him in this regard. I am therefore asking him to look in...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I am flabbergasted, to say the least, that some Jamaicans are against taking in Haitian refugees. How can this be? At this time, when things cannot get any worse for the Haitians...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Like many Jamaicans, I have sent money and my deepest sympathy to the people of Haiti and will continue where I can. However, I do think that the open invitation to Haitians who want to come to the island ...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I AM never one to shy away from a principled stance but The Gleaner's almost obsessive focus on the extradition request of the United States for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is suspicious.

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

The Editor, Sir: I find it quite laughable that France is offering Haiti debt forgiveness to the amount of around US$80 million in light of the recent disaster. In fact, France owes Haiti billions of dollars ...

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

The Editor, Sir: To introduce any draconian measures to fight crime at this stage could prove fatal to our society. Giving our security forces excessive powers is not good because they have not demonstrated the ability ...

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

The Editor, Sir; I read an article on Page 2 of Saturday's Gleaner of January 9 headed 'No monkey business!' and I have two basic thoughts regarding it.First, this rather vague and vaguely threatening 'notice' was put out...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: AS WE witness the efforts of good people to help with the massive tragedy in Haiti, it is worth noting that we tend to forget our differences as the world of humanity reaches out to help our brothers.

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: THANKS TO the necessary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), interest rates have been drastically reduced. This will in turn reduce the interest payments on the debt.

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 ...

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