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Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The Editor , Sir: What has become of this society? I could not believe my eyes when I saw the photos of the law students. They were inappropriately attired and they shared same in a public space. The future officers of the court believe this is...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR: Sir Last week I went into National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) Duke Street, Kingston branch and conducted an ABM transaction. Since I wanted to answer nature’s call – I wanted to pee urgently – I asked the security guard to allow me to...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica is a reactionary as opposed to a preventative country. For a major entrenched traditional problem, even one that has existed for 10 years or more to be solved, that problem must first reach the brink of destruction –...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On January 12, 2015, The Gleaner published a story entitled ‘Mike Henry announces departure plan’. The story reads: “Central Clarendon Member of Parliament Mike Henry has indicated he might leave the political arena before the...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: If not professionally obligated, I feel compelled as a parent and a citizen with grounded views on education to lend my voice to this ongoing monologue surrounding the reform of Jamaica’s educational system. It appears that each...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: Why does it take so long for an appeal to be brought before the Court of Appeal in Jamaica? Is there a policy timeline for an appeal to be heard? If there is a shortage of court staff in the Supreme Court and the Appeal Court,...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to the above-mentioned caption published in The Gleaner on Thursday, February 21, 2019, by a concerned citizen, I fully endorse the concerns raised in the letter. For years, physically disabled persons, especially...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since 2000, the international community has been celebrating International Mother Language Day on February 21. The observation of the day was an initiative of Bangladesh and was facilitated by the United Nations Educational,...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent costing of Petrojam, which is now up for discussion in the House, demonstrates why the terms of reference for the refinery’s forensic audit are so important. Minister Fayval Williams has suggested in Parliament that...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with distress that I represent the haemophiliac community. As an up-and-coming medical technologist, my main duty will be to save lives and as such, it would be hard to appreciate the fact that haemophiliac patients are...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We, the citizens of King’s House Avenue in St Andrew, have been suffering greatly at the hands of criminals in recent times. There have been several instances of car theft, breaking in of cars, house break-ins, and grab-and-flee...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When last have you had a good laugh? Or how long has it been since you have listened to some cracking jokes? It’s been said that ‘laughter is medicine; good medicine, too’. It has also been said that people who laugh more and are...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:12 AM

February 24 will mark the birth of Jamaica’s first prime minister and founder of the Jamaica Labour Party, Sir Alexander Bustamante. This year marks 135 years since his birth. Around this time, many flock to the home of Sir Alexander to have a...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:11 AM

A total of $15.5 million has been allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure to strengthen the capacity of Jamaica’s National Designated Authority (NDA) under the Green Climate Readiness Support Project. The money will go towards the...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) occupy an important position in policy-making. Many analysts are of the view that SMEs drive growth and are the largest contributors to job creation. Though SMEs may become contributors to...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Abortion is cruel because it robs the unborn child of a chance at life. Likewise, if a mahogany tree were purposely set ablaze, all the furniture that could have been produced from that tree would be destroyed, permanently. The...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am ashamed to say that as a citizen of Jamaica, I was not proactively sensitive to the plight of the disabled in this country. My awareness was piqued, however, as I recently had a fall that rendered me incapable of walking...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Com-mission (NWC) appreciates the fact that Mandeville resident Daniel Lewis read the article titled ‘NWC committed to meeting Jamaica’s water needs’ from our president, Mr Mark Barnett, published in The Sunday...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to an article carried in the Saturday, February 16, 2019 edition of The Gleaner, the National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to publicly indicate that water is currently being supplied by the NWC to the Thompson...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:26 AM

The Government, obviously, has a sense that there are a fair bit of motor vehicles in Jamaica and that the road infrastructure to accommodate them is inadequate, especially in the case of the Kingston metro region. We know this because of the...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For Peter Espeut, contrary to his claim, and for many church people, abortion is very much a religious issue. Their position is clearly based on their belief that God infuses a soul into the human entity formed at conception. For...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many pro-choice advocates rest their arguments for abortion on premises that are refutable. They argue it is a woman’s right to do as she pleases with her body, and hence, termination of an unwanted pregnancy should be...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: Saturday’s Gleaner (February 16, 2019) carried a story on my response to issues surrounding the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) with the headline ‘Gov’t, unions, private sector on collision course over IDT rulings’, in which...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, transport Minister Robert Montague announced a raft of measures he intends to implement as early as April 1, 2019. These include, among other things: 1. Instalment of tracking systems on all public passenger vehicles (...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:22 AM

In response to the column in The Sunday Gleaner, ‘NWC committed to meeting Jamaica’s water needs’, written by Mark Barnett, president of the National Water Commission (NWC), I must commend the NWC for finally putting together a number of projects...

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