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Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Honourable Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Grammy awardee and singer-songwriter of the legendary Toots and The Maytals, was a true reflection of creativity and versatility, vibrancy, and longevity. Toots displayed true...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am happy for the revival of open public discussion on the question of discontinuing the Queen as head of state in Jamaica. Frankly, I think this is a logical transition, even though I’m yet to understand what practical...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I truly appreciated your editorial on Patsy Robertson in The Gleaner of Saturday, September 5. The contribution that Patsy made to the Commonwealth Secretariat, the United Nations, the anti-apartheid movement and to Jamaica was...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Following the loss at the polls earlier this month, the People’s National Party (PNP) has quite a bit to contemplate. It would be to their benefit to be very careful about their moves in the next few months. In addition to...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: First, kudos to the political representatives who have been removing the billboards that were used in the recently concluded general election. And for those who cannot see beyond colours, the reality is that these billboards...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE COVID-19 pandemic has impacted trial by jury all around the world, as the wheels of justice turn even slower due to this infectious and insidious disease. The importance of trial by a ‘jury of one’s peers’, however, cannot be...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A recent Bill Johnson poll shows Lisa Hanna leading the pack in terms of public opinion on who should lead the People’s National Party (PNP) in the wake of Peter Phillips’ resignation. Hanna was ahead of her closest rival, Mark...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: History will always teach us lessons, we only need to look back and learn. The Bible also tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. Pandemics are not new to the world. History will recall the Spanish flu (H1N1) in 1918...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As I scanned through the Careers section of The Sunday Gleaner, dated September 13, 2020, I couldn’t help noticing the demand for system administrators in our high schools. This means several things to me: • More trained...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has a long way to go, and the integration of science and technology across different sectors tells me good news – that Jamaica is preparing for take-off. I welcome the partnership of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: St Andrew Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW St Andrew), an affiliate of BPW International, wishes to extend heartiest congratulations to all the female candidates who were successful in being elected in the recent...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Nowadays, people are being influenced less by religion and selflessness and more by vanity and celebrities. What is not clear to the youth is that most of these celebrities are either on depression medications or dealing with...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica is an independent country, but yet we have the Queen of England as our head of state. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his previous term, said that he would have a referendum on removing the Queen as the head of state...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Is the continuous haemorrhaging of the People’s National Party (PNP) a vindication of the Jamaican electorate? Was the country very on point with their decisions at the polls this last general election? The good book Matthew 12...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are all aware of the serious nature of COVID-19, and in August, it was decided by the tourism minister that we would reopen the tourist sector. It was emphatically stated that visitors from ‘bubble’ countries would be exempt...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The world is battling war and violence and deadly conflict, which is tearing across communities around the globe. War destroys communities and families and often disrupts the development of the social and economic fabric of...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The People’s National Party (PNP) in the last two general elections lost 28 seats. They’ve lost more seats in this period than the 2002-2007 election cycle where they lost 22 seats. Also, this election is the first election...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the passing of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, it is becoming clearer to me that the future of reggae music, as we know it, is in trouble. Reggae lovers worldwide have been shaken by the news, and for more reasons than one. An...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the coronavirus pandemic already claiming 51 lives so far, we should focus our attention on the reopening of schools for next year January instead of October 2020. Furthermore, the year is almost ending, and the majority...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As an avid reader of The Gleaner for years, I was shocked by the headline of Thursday, September 17: ‘God dump the Queen’. God doesn’t dump anyone, no matter their status or moral rectitude. Why? God would never demean His own...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to pay tribute to Sir Selvyn Walter, a former member of parliament in Antigua and Barbuda and a celebrated writer. Selvyn was a student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in the early ‘60s whom I...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As schools reopen, one of the key issues that need to be looked into and addressed is the pre-existing digital divide. There are students who lack critical resources such as Internet service or devices, which puts them at a...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Many Jamaicans are familiar with the term ‘constitutional rights’ but very few know what their rights are under the Constitution. A recent visit to one of Jamaica’s police lock-ups in the Corporate Area highlighted a breach of...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a recently released voice note by veteran People’s National Party (PNP) politician K.D. Knight, he was heard making certain allegations, following the PNP’s heavy defeat to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the September 3...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Why do we as a nation sit back and allow the indiscipline displayed by our taxi drivers every day on the roads? They have to be in the front of their lane at all times. In order to do this, they overtake everyone and go to the...

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