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Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Although I am a public advocate of a renewed thrust in education by the Church, and particularly at the level of early childhood education, I just cannot agree with Deacon Peter Espeut (Gleaner, 'And there arose a pharaoh who knew...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Calls for the new commissioner of police to come from outside Jamaica are fallacious. This idea that if anything is to be done properly, it must be done by someone from outside of Jamaica, is part of the problem with society.Is it...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some days ago, the political ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, pleaded with Jamaicans to stop blaming police for the levels of criminality and violence we suffer. Like most statements made in support of the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are in a crisis. The murder rate in Jamaica is at an all-time high. The criminals in our midst are drunk on their own power and see no need to skulk about and conduct their nefarious activities in the dark of night.Despite the...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:News of the widening of the road networks in Kingston is extremely welcome, particularly the troublesome areas like Hagley Park Road, Constant Spring Road, Mandela Highway and Barbican Road. Many of these projects are long overdue,...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the recently renamed state of emergency to enhanced security measures in St James. I see a great lapse in the security measures at the St James-Trelawny border amid the state of emergency.People are turning at the Greenwood stop...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Apart from playing 'JLPNP' party politics, what's other role(s) councillors play in their respective parish municipality? Are councillors lawmakers in their parish?Each parish municipality is unique in matters that affect them....

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are living in a time in which we must be steadfast and put our life and country at the front of everything. We must work with any Government voted into office. Let us put party politics aside and work and give the Andrew Holness...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I don't have the statistics to prove it, but going by news reports I've seen, it appears there has been an upsurge in crimes being committed by persons driving motorcycles. Whether relatively 'petty' crimes, such as grabbing handbags...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is quite unsettling that in the second month of 2018, we have managed to pass a road traffic act after years of deliberations, but fail to address the traffic nightmares to which we have become accustomed.The new normal for my...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There was a time when uniformed youth groups such as Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Brigade, Girl Guides and others were active and commonly seen dressed in their uniforms, often participating in some parade. Parents and well-wishers...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In 1938, the then British prime minister signed the Munich Agreement, ceding the Sudetenland to German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. The policy, known as Appeasement, was taken to avert war in Europe. Nonetheless, war came to Europe, and...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was quite pleased to learn that a "significant" honour will be bestowed on former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. I commend Prime Minister Holness, who made the announcement recently, as I believe this honour is not only well...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Twice over the past few months I have observed an oddity. In Spanish Town a month ago, while I was walking near the Sagicor Shopping Centre, I saw two young policemen in uniform and with bulletproof vests intact, but a few yards from...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the Gleaner article titled 'Seaga to get special honour for contribution to Jamaica', published on February 23, 2018, I wonder if all of Jamaica is going to stand and watch while further honour is to be made to one of...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Many of us who drive along the traffic-jammed thoroughfares of Kingston and elsewhere across the island suffer multiple emotions as we witness the crass and undisciplined conduct of motorists.We cringe not because of some moral or...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I want to commend the acting commissioner of police and the good men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for their sacrifice and dedication in executing a difficult job in perilous times.I have noted the increased...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Letter of the Day of Friday, February 23 was grossly inaccurate in the claims that The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI)had reneged on a previous endorsement of the City...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:WE-Change would like to congratulate the Reverend Karen Kirlew on her appointment as the first female president of the Jamaica Baptist Union and WE are elated that she stands beside the Reverends Christine Gooden Benguche and Phyllis...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:American Baptist pastor Steven Anderson is still stuck on biblical 'law', as suggested by his comments in the Sunday Gleaner lead story of February 27, 2018.When Jesus, Moses, Elijah and the three disciples met on the Mount of Olives...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 11:05 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The late Noel Arthur A. Hylton, OJ, Hon LLD, CD, JP, was a descendant of a family that have been involved in the fight foremancipation of slaves (Edward Hylton, a close associate of National HeroSam Sharpe), politics (Andre Hylton...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica is in the grip of a crime crisis. The nation is in distress. Untold suffering provides daily headlines for our news media. Even the reputation of Jamaica as a tourist destination and as a place to do business are under threat...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was looking at some information recently and I really could not believe what I saw with respect to comparing the developmental history of Jamaica to other countries. Did you know that the total development aid that Jamaica has...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I always thought that Jamaica's natural beauty was as close as you could get to Eden. During my winters on this island, I have seen situations where disrespect for the environment is very real.Young people walking from school eating...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The hidebound pedant Mr Steven Anderson is at it again, this time blasting Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches (Sunday Gleaner, February 25, 2018). He considers this to...

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