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Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: He dressed well for the occasion. His speech was well prepared. After all, he did well above all the other students. This was his moment to shine!! So he thought: ‘today I am going against the established order. I have my degree...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Expletives have no place in modern-day Jamaica ­cultural development. We are very receptive to things that diminish our value system and call it the modern way of thinking. There are no excuses for people who try to be mavericks...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In regard to the female teacher seen on the recent viral video ­arguing with a male student, the school board or education ministry cannot do her anything. These ­students are illiterate and ignorant. The teacher spoke to the boy...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Alluding to our Honourable Prime Minister’s proclamation that crime in Jamaica is at a crisis level and must be dealt with, with extraordinary measures such as the states of public emergency, it is my very firm belief that the...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Discovery Bay Community Development Committee (CDC) voted to not respond to the ­vituperative statements made by Stafford Burrowes that were published in The Gleaner on November 2. Nor would we response to Laura Heron’s...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The 2019 graduation class from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, as a result of the valedictory speech, depicts a bad batch off the production line. It cannot, and should not, be that Mr Waldane Walker,...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is so refreshing to see that The Gleaner has seen it quite fitting to bring on board an outsider to take on the role of editor-in-chief. I am very impressed with how Kaymar Jordan has gone about doing her job so far. I...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Thanks for making my day with Daniel Thwaites’ Sunday Gleaner column ‘Dis Kari Goh Bring Come’. Even now, when I go back to this article, I remain in stitches! Daniel Thwaites is a writer par excellence and national advocate of...

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

THE EDITOR, Madam: I hold no brief for permanent secretaries and they are well capable of defending themselves, but I think Messrs Michael Lee-Chin and Aubyn Hill are missing the point when they are directing their frustration at the senior...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the post-WWII era, the USA has counselled developing countries on the need to apply good governance, the rule of law, and democratic principles. The US offered itself as the model to emulate. Technology now allows a global...

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

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with deep regret I learned that a nine-year-old boy from Mason Hall in St Mary committed suicide. The issue of suicide is close to me, having lost a friend to suicide. I have also done extensive reading and research on...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Call it what you will … art, expression, whatever! It was downright disrespectful for the valedictorian of the Edna Manley College to use expletives in his speech. There is absolutely no context in which it is acceptable. Even...

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

THE EDITOR, Madam: The one issue that all members of parliament – no matter their rung on the political ladder and no matter which side of Gordon House they sit on – will, unanimously, agree upon is that of raising their salaries. This thorny...

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

THE EDITOR, Madam: The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to put on public record that the recent overflow of the Hermitage Dam along the spillway and into the upper reaches of the Wag Water River is consistent with the operations of dams and...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As I examine the history of Jamaica, I notice a shift from determinate optimism to indeterminate pessimism. During the fight for independence in the 1940s, 1950s, the majority of the population was sure that if they took...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:44 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing regarding a troubling trend I am noticing. This is in regard to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) using their personal cell phones to videotape citizens and post the footage on social media. Over the...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:43 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaican companies can also help to solve the telecoms crisis, with competition the best way to improve both service quality and pricing. Foreign-owned entities operate in multiple countries and have alternatives and competing...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is nothing short of annoying and pathetic having for weeks to view the same daily episode at 4 p.m. on Digicel Channel 411 of Bonanza. Being an ardent fan of Bonanza and being mindful of the numerous episodes of this all-...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:40 AM

#TalkbackTuesday: There have been mixed reactions to Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts’ valedictorian Waldane Walker’s use of a Jamaican expletive as he ended an emotive address on Saturday. Social media weighed in on if this...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In light of what took place at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), it is without question that occurrences such as the clash between Kari Douglas and a doctor are not uncommon. A colleague of mine, a medical doctor,...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:39 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: LIME/FLOW has been a constant topic of concern for all Jamaicans who depend on the service they provide. I have read numerous letters in the newspapers and listened to persons complaining on the radio about the less-than-desired...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: All over the globe, there is an increase in technological transactions. It’s convenient, quick and very efficient. Sad to say, National Commercial Bank (NCB), who brags about its profit margin annually, including its tag line ‘...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Once again the argument that members of parliament (MPs) should get a pay rise is back on the agenda. The question that many of us are asking is, do they actually deserve it? I can bet that many persons will instinctively say no...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:36 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) salutes Isis Clarke-Reid on the occasion of her 100th birthday (November 18) and applauds her trailblazing Jamaica’s record in track and field. The 1938 Central American and Caribbean (CAC)...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the Gleaner of Friday, November 16, 2019, Mr Peter Espeut, in his column: ‘A Jamaican Brexit’, made the following erroneous statement: “Wesley Hughes, formerly head of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute, proposed closing all the...

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