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Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: Few things afford humans richer empowerment than living in a home called their own. I speak about the article The Gleaner carried on March 20, 2019, namely, ‘Time to build: PM unveils new NHT benefits’. The JLP administration,...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Corruption is not acceptable is any governance in Jamaica. It will only mash up and put the economic achievements in a bad light, which doesn’t stand well for the society to let this dark light into nation. At the education...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I applaud Carolyn Cooper’s forthright summation of events in Discovery Bay. All true. It takes someone like her to just tell it like it is. It is actually a national disgrace, that this iconic bay (none like it in Jamaica) should...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 1:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is the intellectual, more than any other individual, who shapes the course of history and public policy. Despite the scientific nature of modern policymaking, ideas have a greater impact on determining policy than empirical...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It has come to my realisation that our people do not appreciate the lineage from which we came. Bleaching the skin has become a very grave issue in our society, and it pains my heart to see our people destroying their pigment. Skin...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:12 AM
Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Housing is a major challenge for the LGBT community, with many persons having issues finding living spaces. This challenge is due to a lack of protection from discrimination in the legislation on housing. The Rent Restriction Act,...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We all note the Opposition’s call for the Auditor General’s Department to probe claims of financial impropriety at the Ministry of Education. However, the leader of the opposition may also need to ask for an audit of schools within...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The food industry (restaurant, shops, and anywhere food is purchased) is very vital to Jamaica’s economy. And there is a threat to it: lack of consistent sanitary practices. A few weeks ago, in Kingston, I saw a young lady – a...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We all note the Opposition’s call for the auditor general’s department to probe claims of financial impropriety at the Ministry of Education. However, the leader of the opposition may also need to ask for audit of schools within...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of Jamaica’s renowned expressions is ‘Jamaica no problem, mon’, and yet, though the message may be positive in its overture, so often, this atmosphere of joy and high spirits is accompanied by crime and murder on unprecedented...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports has been the epitome of excellence, and is pivotal in the spreading of the correct, practical ways of doing sports. This is by using critical techniques in disseminating...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Given the tremendous role that transport plays in a country’s economy, it might not be a bad idea for the Government to commission a design for a comprehensive rail system for Jamaica, to be constructed over several years, owned...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In his commentary ‘A modern Trojan Horse’, Mr Peter Espeut has reported serious allegations about Chinese espionage at the African Union (AU) headquarters and has alluded to serious threats to Jamaica. Before making such a serious...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The use of vuvuzela horns has now become so commonplace in Jamaica that they are a significant and constant feature not only our sporting events, but also at major shows and concerts. These horns are apparently commonly used at...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We deeply regret the fact that our beloved veteran broadcaster – and a long-standing member of the RJR/GLEANER Communications Group – the gorgeous and jovial Dorraine Samuels, has fallen ill and has to discontinue her regular show...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a retired dental nurse, I am very concerned about the oral health of this nation and, specifically, the 0-18 population. The dental nurse was specifically trained to offer oral care to this group. Since the inception of the...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, spoke to creating a gender-balanced world. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist, lecturer, and activist, once said that “the story of women’s struggle for equality...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I don’t exactly know how long the Jamaica Customs personal allowance of US$500 for travellers has been in existence, but it is high time that Jamaica call for a significant increase. The current allowance for accompanied and...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Portmore is slowly becoming a hot bed of criminal activity and the Government needs to intervene before it is too late. This week, the community scored a major victory when a licensed firearm holder was able to take down three...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I think of myself as an individual who cares for the well-being of others: If sharing knowledge with someone can improve their lives in the slightest way, then, in my opinion, that knowledge is worth sharing. A few days ago, one...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica’s Vision 2030 publication, it is stressed that transformational leadership is required for the vision to be successful. In East Portland, at present, there is significant spending on improvement projects. According to...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would like to congratulate the Ministry of National Security, especially the junior minister, the Honourable Rudyard Spencer, for the initiative to assist inmates in our penal institutions to be tutored and sit Caribbean...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Outrage! That is the word on the lips of some in the streets re Mark Golding’s response to Dr Nigel Clarke’s stimulus package, which has trimmed down the tax juggernaut, not by one or two or any single digits, but a sizeable, by...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The late reggae icon Prince Buster wrote this song called Judge Dread. It’s a song that I love from school days until this day. It’s a great song. In a crime-polluted Jamaica, where crime is dominating the country significantly...

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