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Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I find it quite audacious that we should consult the church, or the church should have any legal standing relating to an individual’s body. For centuries we have been seeking this form of guidance as some principle and honestly...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I agree completely with your editorial ‘Pope Francis Must Go Further’ disagreeing with the Catholic Church for not permitting women to be priests. To support this point, I would like to offer the following argument. 1. The...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) strongly condemns the baseless and misguided decision of the United States (US) government to place Cuba for a second time on their list of countries that are sponsors of international terrorism...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read with interest the article ‘Who is training our men to be ‘husband material’?’ in Family and Religion in The Gleaner of January 3, 2021. I noticed the frank and open comments by columnist Tamara Bailey, and interviewee,...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As the world grapples with the challenge of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines to address the pandemic, especially...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:14 AM

A four-year-old girl is the latest casualty of a fatal end to a domestic dispute. We asked our followers if they think there are sufficient intervention programmes to address the issue of domestic violence in Jamaica. “Not exactly sure what is...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Letter of the Day published in The Gleaner on January 12, 2021, warns that we should ‘Stop demonisation of pro-choice movement’ and, instead, demonise the pro-life movement. The writer speaks of laws which disenfranchise...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Bishop Alvin Bailey, in my view, is trying to stop the inevitable – of abortion being legal in this country sooner rather than later. His attack on Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert Flynn is one that he and the Church will...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was appalled by Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ statement that Jamaica is in the backyard of the United States in a recent interview with Bloomberg Television. This was in answer to a question on Jamaica’s position on the...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There has been concern, scepticism and fear about the rapid development of vaccines for COVID-19. The reports of adverse reactions added to the anxiety, but we have to consider that vaccines, like prescription medicines, may...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is regrettable to hear a man of the clergy aim to belittle an accomplished politician by calling on the prime minister to ‘rein her in’. Personally, I find it rather rude and out of character, as only animals can be reined in...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Once again, Member of Parliament and State Minister in the Ministry of Health...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE FOLLOWING, or words akin to it, is what President Donald Trump should have said to America, and to the world, following the deadly, violent and deeply disturbing insurrection upon the US Capitol in Washington, DC, recently: “...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton, Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, and the health team have been giving us some remarkable updates on COVID-19, which threatens to wipe out half the world’...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read the article on the front page of The Sunday Gleaner with some concern. The fact is, the “black market” providers of the COVID-19 testing are, in reality, the only option that the average citizen or company has to get...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: My first trip along Hagley Park Road in St Andrew since the changes/improvements were made was a disaster. I write this letter to warn other drivers, and to ask the transport authorities to reconstruct areas to allow turning on...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

THE EDIT OR, Madam: I have never felt so disheartened in all my life over a situation that hardly has anything to do with me. Tears are welling up in my eyes and an emotion of discouragement in my heart. I watch the news and listen to our...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The article published on January 8 in The Gleaner, ‘Tackle Abortion Issue Now – Cuthbert Flynn Wants Jamaicans To Think More Progressive Following Argentina’s Landmark Ruling’, once again highlights a major challenge I have...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) announced it would have had its COVID-19 antigen (rapid test) kits in August of 2020. This was not forthcoming and by September/October of 2020, independent operators were able to get...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Prime Minister Andrew Holness erred when he accused wealthy countries of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines and refusing to share them with poorer countries. Right now, nobody is hoarding COVID-19 vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Readers’ reactions to The Sunday Gleaner, January 10 lead story on unauthorised COVID-19 testing facilities. Sourced from The Gleaner’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. “I am always amazed how gullible some Jamaicans are. We refuse the free...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the issue of school attendance, specifically in relation to students’ premature divergence into the world of work. While this occurrence might be news to some Jamaicans, to administrators...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am deeply saddened by the passing of Butch Stewart. His warmth, sense of humour and his ability to make people feel at ease were unmatched. International leaders, friends and total strangers were all made to feel like...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is with reference to your report of January 5, 2021 regarding Miss Elaine Hayden’s contract with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), please note the following: • Approximately 70 per cent of CMU’s academic and...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was moved to tears by Carolyn Cooper’s story of how she was cured of vitiligo by the drug developed by Cuba’s biotechnology for treatment of the disease. Dr Cooper wrote in her Sunday Gleaner column, January 3, 2021, the...

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