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Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to state that Merlene Ottey is one of the greatest female track athletes who have ever walked this Earth, as well as representing Jamaica. I am very proud of her achievements on this, our 58th year of Independence, also...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: If the health and wellness ministry is really serious in its epidemiological approaches, a scientific basis for the containment of COVID-19 in Jamaica requires detailed pathological studies of those who have died from the virus...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read Peter Espeut’s article on discipline in schools, and he has some very valid points. I went to high school in Jamaica for about six years (I repeated fifth form to get more GCE subjects). We had so many rules in school, I...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Last week, news broke about the massive overspend at the JUTC, to include apparent overtime to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, contributing to massive losses paid for by Jamaican citizens. Following the report made...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Some time ago I wrote in The Gleaner about gang violence plaguing August Town, where I suggested that one of the solutions to fighting crime was to ensure that the guns were removed from the streets. However, I want to suggest...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Guyanese everywhere and Guyana’s many friends are relieved and grateful that the worst of times are over. Now must begin the best of times. To President Irfaan Ali and his new government, I send fulsome congratulations on their...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am happy that there is an attempt to reach consensus on an approach to curtail crime in Jamaica but several of the proposals seem to be awaiting major reports, legislation or more detailed proposals when I believe some simple...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A recent tweet by the minister of health and wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, and carried as a story in the Jamaica Observer of Friday, July 31, 2020, titled ‘Port Maria Hospital operating theatre reopens after almost 30 years...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the academic year 2020-21 just a month away, there are significant changes ahead for students at The University of the West Indies, Mona. The year has seen tremendous changes in the immediate impact of the coronavirus...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The ruling of the Supreme Court of Jamaica that Kensington Primary School did not breach her constitutional rights when it refused her access is an attack on our African identity. The Constitution of Jamaica states that none of...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica is 58 and at a critical point in its personal and global history. The Government’s strategy to use maximum force to fight crime via states of emergency and annihilating major violent criminals is accelerating. The...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Jamaica celebrates 58 years of Independence today. We asked our followers to tell us in one sentence, what Independence means to them. “A day off from work to Netflix and chill!” - @renee.p0w “I honestly think Jamaicans and Jamaica would be...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: To Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, Chief Medical Officer Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, Permanent Secretary Dunstan Bryan, and all the staff at the health ministry. I would like to thank you for, and...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dear Prime Minister Andrew Holness, I am of Jamaican parentage/ethnicity and reside in London as part of the diaspora. I was shocked and saddened recently to read the Supreme Court’s ruling on the wearing of dreadlocks in...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I can still recall my grandmother telling me “craven choke puppy” while growing up in the hills of St Ann. I am now forced to say this to the Government of Jamaica as we continue to open our borders, thus allowing for...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has been thrown into a quandary that has all of us contemplating if we are really emancipated after the Supreme Court ruling seemingly in favour of Kensington Primary School to uphold the ban against students wearing...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reading Daniel Thwaites’ Sunday Gleaner articles is for me what going to church is for many others. No disrespect intended, but I get a sense of inspiration and enjoyment out of his columns. The article on August 2, 2020, ‘Ruel...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The result of the March 2 elections, announced five months after they were held, is a triumph for democracy in Guyana. That it has taken so long and put the Guyanese people through so much emotional distress and tension, is...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: My first time watching Django Unchained was a few years ago while at a barber shop in New York. In this film, Django was a slave in the United States but he was given his freedom by a white doctor who was a bounty hunter, who...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reference is made to the article ‘Winning ticket – Third lottery licence issued to Mahoe Gaming as court fight with BGLC continues’, published in The Gleaner on Monday, July 27. The article describes an ongoing legal matter...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is not lost on the Jamaican people, both local and overseas, that there will be a general election soon. I believe that Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) should be proud of their achievements, even with some...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of the seven-year-old Kensington Primary School student has left many numb. What kind of society are we trying to create? Is it an artificial one with people being more acceptable...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We talk about ‘systematic everything’. Let us talk about black on black empowerment of Jamaican youths, beginning in the homes and continuing throughout our education system. Real change arising out of discrimination protected...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Board of Mahoe Gaming Enterprises Limited is offering this open letter in response to the letter published in The Gleaner on Friday, July 31, from P. McLean headlined ‘Security concerns over Mahoe gaming’. We appreciate...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to congratulate Hugh Faulkner on his appointment as Jamaica’s second commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM). The details of Mr Faulkner’s résumé attesting to his suitability for the post,...

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