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Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir I wish to highlight the blatant discriminatory policies by the Jamaican government. Pensioners residing in Jamaica receiving less than one million dollars in pension payments are exempted from income tax. Pensioners residing overseas...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is heartbreaking to hear of the tragic death of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, who was mutilated after being raped last Thursday by men within her community of Arnett Gardens.It is uncanny that this homicide is the straw that broke...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is Jamaica maximising its potential to earn from its historical past? I really think not.Large throughput of visitor to an attraction is possible through good planning and organising skills. It should not only be about advertising...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm writing in response to the article titled 'Teachers are being abused in schools, says JTA boss - Appealing for help to combat violence' published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.I agree that the violence displayed by our youth is...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I thought that both major political parties had ended the era of politicising crime and violence.Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition and president of the People's National Party, used a tour of Arnett Gardens, originally...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week's gruesome killing of a teenager in Arnett Gardens is what Jamaican leaders, in all spheres, have created, worked for and fostered. This is the real Jamaica, believe it or not!So why all this idiocy of outrage? It is also...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Successive administrations have not prioritised family-friendly spaces as a lynch pin in the fight against crime and promoting healthy communal and familial relationships.Governments spend a lot of time talking about building more...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My cousin died from cancer a couple of years ago. Her only child saw what her mother was going through and vowed that she will become a doctor.All throughout high school, she did very well and maintained honour-roll status until she...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am not Catholic, but during my first marriage to a devout Catholic, I met some very decent members of that denomination. Our son was both christened in my Protestant tradition and baptised Catholic, as we wanted him to make up his...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This year, the Manchester Parish Library celebrates its 80th anniversary and must be commended for the role it plays in helping to meet the information, education and social needs of the community. I worked there as an intern for a...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have grown accustomed to living in a society where vicious violence is increasingly becoming standard currency for the resolution of even minor disputes. We have become regular silent witnesses to the suffering meted out to our...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Education Minister Ruel Reid. As a retired education practitioner and teacher/mentor of 41years (England, Jamaica, USA), I am desperately trying to understand what seems to be the confusion and concerns of...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Every year we hear various entities, politicians, artistes and others with good intent get involved in doling out 'back-to- school supplies' to students. If my community is a reflection of wider Jamaican communities, I say this is a...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has just completed the first round in a series of examinations for promotion from the rank of constable through to sergeant.The talks over the years have been how hard it is to be promoted and...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Slavery and European imperialism in Africa are still controversial topics. It is not infrequent for one to hear the claim that poverty in Africa was caused by Western exploitation.Though the problem of Africa's underdevelopment...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have worked with the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) for more than 15 years, and I believe I am at the end of my rope. The inefficiencies and inadequacies that exist in the GOJ are well documented, and so I will not bore the readers...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to take the time out to commend dancehall deejay Andrae Hugh Sutherland, known professionally as Popcaan, who hails from St Thomas, for his effort in putting on a back-to-school treat held at the Rudolph Elder Park in...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:CVM TV should be commended for airing TV shows that showcase the cultures of India, Japan and Mexico. As a result, 'Khushi', the lead character from the Indian drama series Strange Love, has become a household name in Jamaica.For its...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Deon Jackson Miller and other media colleagues.I am certain that were I to ask Mrs Jackson Miller what the reason is behind Jamaican roads being littered with craters and sinkholes such as can be seen all...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We heard through the news that the 70 vendors in the Constant Spring Market have been given notice to leave at the end of September 2018. These vendors, some of whom have been there for more than 40 years, are frightened at the...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, I observed work taking place at a concrete block-making factory in Kingston. Close observation revealed that the operator of the equipment was not wearing any form of personal protective equipment (PPE).Despite the high-...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Digicel writes in response to a complaint from customer Erica Virtue that was published in The Gleaner on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, titled 'Give me back my money, Digicel'. Ms Virtue expressed the difficulty she had experienced...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor titled 'FLOW is a disaster' and published in your newspaper on August 18, 2018.FLOW sincerely apologises for any inconvenience experienced by our loyal customer, Caren Christie, with her...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I am flattered by the accolades accorded to me by your columnist, the Rev Devon Dick, in his column appearing in The Gleaner of Thursday, August 23, 2018, I hasten to correct some inaccuracies as I never like to be credited (or...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recent releases issued by the opposition People's National Party (PNP) have brought into sharp focus the sad state of affairs within our country as it relates to the dissemination of information.It seems one only needs a position of...

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