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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watch in disbelief as the Government proudly says JISCO will begin work on the alumina/aluminium plant by year end. Are all the welders to come from China?I have thus far heard of no training and certification plan for anywhere...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Against the backdrop of crimes being committed against returning residents, I am requesting that a government-sanctioned registry be set up that contains licensed and bonded tradespersons and companies.I highly recommend that this...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is ironic that a society that says it can only afford a national minimum wage of $7,000 facilitates ministers of government who rack up phone bills in excess of $8 million and communications consultants whose travel charges hover...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is rightly an uproar over what appears to be exorbitant, reckless and careless use of public funds at Petrojam. It is very important that in this time when the Government is calling on us all to make sacrifices, it be not seen...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was appalled by recent media reports that an 11-year-old Grade Six Achievement Test student who was placed at Meadowbrook High was told by principal Michael Peart that he could not be registered because the school was not designed...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Once again, the Government of Jamaica has missed an opportunity to do more for one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, the poor. The minimal increase in the minimum wage from $6,200 to $7,000 demonstrates a disconnect...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find the controversy over Edward Seaga's place in Jamaican history very puzzling. It is, of course, possible that history will view him very differently from the ways in which his contemporaries do.This is a phenomenon that is well...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dr Andrew Wheatley should have resigned already. His failure to do so has no place in a post-modern, civilised and progressive democracy.Had a Petrojam-type scandal emerged and unfolded in, for example, Canada, England or Australia,...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:These modern slave masters, otherwise called banks, wittingly or unwittingly, are holding on to sometimes compounded interest rates averaging up to 15 per cent and higher, plus high fees.Can you imagine the Bank of Jamaica policy...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few days ago, I went to downtown Kingston. I wanted to get a few ingredients to prepare some beef soup for dinner.After purchasing most of the items on my list, I realised that I had forgotten to get Irish potatoes. As a result, I...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note with concern and interest the matters that seem to be slowly consuming public discourse. Although I wish I was talking about the FIFA World Cup 2018, I'm actually referring to the Petrojam affair. This was mismanaged from the...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Edward Seaga's column in the Sunday Observer, 'Where are the controversies in my career, Mr Wignall?' (June 24, 2018), a response to Wignall's scathing piece in The Gleaner, was impressive, and a stark reminder of the achievements of...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sir Thomas de Hungerford of Wiltshire was the first person to be recorded in the rolls of the Parliament of England as holding the office of speaker of the House of Commons of England in 1377.The position of speaker now exists in...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sustainable tourism attraction development comes with high costs - (initial capital outlay and operational expenditure 365 days a year). I urge Kelly McIntosh, who wrote the column 'Puerto Seco beach bummer' (June 27, 2018), and...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Several of my colleagues and I are not surprised by the revelations in the ongoing Petrojam saga.Shortly after his appointment in 2016, Minister Andrew Wheatley visited my workplace, eGov Jamaica, to speak with the staff. The...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in reference to an advertisement in yesterday's Gleaner, June 27, on page B2, concerning an article on the Jamaica Cancer Society's (JCS) community outreach programme in St Ann, where they have established a partnership with...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to outspoken president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, denouncing God in a recently televised broadcast, Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes called Duterte "one evil man" and described his remarks as being "very...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with great frustration and disappointment that I write this open letter to National Commercial Bank (NCB), asking that they apologise for the inconvenience caused on Monday to its customers.During the course of Monday, it...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is an unofficial 'Riverton' behind the Old Harbour Police Station and courthouse, across from Scotiabank and right beside the Old Harbour Tax Office, smack in the middle of the town. The garbage has taken over the sidewalk and...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The most vulnerable in our society are barely surviving on minimum wages they earn weekly. People who earn minimum wage are often in jobs that are very time-consuming and leave little to no room for other forms of earning extra cash...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I commend the speedy apprehension of the suspects in the deaths of Alford and Florence Anderson residing in Portland. I pray that this leads to convictions.While I do no not wish to take away from the family the sorrow of their loss...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican citizen who has returned to assist in my parents' retirement and return to Jamaica. We have experienced two acts of violence, one in the form of a threat, and the other a violent ambush on our farm. Luckily, the...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to share a moment of celebration in which I participated last weekend.The St Andrew Business and Professional Women's Club had its Founder's Day Awards Luncheon and International Candle Lighting Ceremony on Saturday,...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dear Minister of Wakanda,Greetings to you from across the sea in that place called America.I applaud you on upholding exactly what the Jamaica Labour Party, under the leadership of Andrew Holness, stands for.After all, why should...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In spite of the fear among fans that their team Germany would be eliminated, my hope was high to the very last minute because of their record of playing well when coming from behind.A very good example from the past was that game...

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