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Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mr Talib Rifai, Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), in a passionate speech to stakeholders poured scorn on what he described as "modern day plantations called exclusive resorts". At the two-day Global...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The most impactful and far-reaching aspect of Jamaica is its unique and magnificent culture. Jamaica's culture has and continues to impact and influence the world, musically and gastronomically.Critically acclaimed Reggae singers,...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Charity increases in December, and as we exit what was a very active hurricane season, the habit of giving should already be a natural habit. I recall back in September, while storms were flushing the Caribbean basin, that one entity...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir:As the referee blew his whistle to signal the end of the final of the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup on Saturday (November 25), like all supporters of Kingston College, I was elated that the team moved past its mid-week disappointment and...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Most recently, there has been a wave of discussion on social media on the topic of skin colour and what tone represents beauty.Our Jamaican Davina Bennett, who represented us at this years' Miss Universe contest, shows the universe...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recall complaints by the Construction Industry Council and others about the Chinese domination of the local construction industry each time I pass by two places in downtown Kingston.Located at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMClinton Chisholm

THE EDITOR, Sir:Concerning the Ten Commandments, and the allegation that they were stolen or plagiarised/borrowed, much common sense should prevail. The Bible states that God revealed to Moses the law code that would regulate the life of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently concluded annual conference of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) can best be described as incongruous in terms of those who had the occasion to address its audience. Heading the list was our dear prime minister, Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Davina Bennett did very well at the 2017 Miss Universe competition. Davina's placing third at the Miss Universe competition will augur well for future black Jamaican girls.For too long, dark-skinned contestants have been made to feel...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Good intentions sometimes produce dreadful consequences, and any democratically elected government or leader can become dictatorial and pass and enforce unjust and repressive laws. Many dictators, including Adolf Hitler (who...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to a letter published by The Gleaner on Saturday, November 25, 2017, titled, 'At my wits' end over Digicel woes', written by customer Lancelot Murray. Upon reading his letter, I immediately reached out to Mr...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It seems ironic that on the heels of the prime minister announcing the much anticipated 'definition' of the boundaries which were to encompass the Cockpit Country, the city in closest vicinity to this geographic area experiences what...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 11:07 PMPeter Graham

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the referee blew his whistle to signal the end of the final of the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup last Saturday, like all supporters of Kingston College, I was elated that the team moved past its mid-week disappointment and lifted the title...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recall complaints by the Construction Industry Council and others about the Chinese domination of the local construction industry each time I pass by two places in downtown Kingston.Located at the corner of West Queen Street is a...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:Again we are here. The year 2017 looking like the '90s. Again, as a country, we are at the point of the contractor general coming out with a 500-page report outlining a train-line worth of wrongdoings by politicians and their...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gordon Robinson's brilliant article 'The Big Spy' in last Sunday's Gleaner very cogently made the case that the NIDS, as now promulgated into statute law, breaches the privacy provisions of the citizenry contained in Jamaica's...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has recently been drawn to the attention of the officers and members of the Clement Payne Movement that on Monday, November 27, 2017, our state-owned Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was privileged to attend a staging of the Felsted concert put on by the Music Unites Jamaica Foundation (MUJF) at the Spanish Town Cathedral. As usual, the artists were top of their profession, and to know that all the music was of...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is no doubt that individual Jamaicans have done well. But when will Jamaica start to do well as a country?Some factors are outside of the control of average citizens,...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see that the Opposition is complaining bitterly that there has been a lack of consultation over the national identification bill now just waiting for the governor general's signature to become law.My understanding of the concept of...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Justin Morin, CEO of Digicel.I am a long-time Digicel Jamaica monthly prepaid 4G broadband Internet customer.I am loyal but regrettably unhappy with Digicel's lack of performance.• Excessive outages of...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Tracey Heaven.Your letter in The Gleaner of Friday, November 24, 2017 brought tears to my eyes, not merely because I share the sentiments you expressed but because it struck me as so heartfelt sincere. If...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I watched the all-too-familiar scenes of catastrophic flooding on my Twitter timeline and on the television evening news. The streets of Montego Bay became raging torrents of black...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, I travelled home to Cane Heap in Richmond, St Mary, a part of the South East St Mary constituency. Noticeably, all roadworks had stopped. My taxi had no difficulty awaiting the direction of traffic flagmen determining when...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

This is an open letter to the Government of Jamaica THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) expresses profound disappointment and unease over the passage of the National Identification and Registration (NIDS) legislation in...

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