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Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We are living in a Jamaica that is turned upside down with crime and violence. People are being chopped to death now, more than ever. People are being stabbed to death now, more than ever. People are being shot to death now, more...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to the NWA: My recent travels on the Negril-Montego Bay leg of the North Coast Highway brought back beautiful memories of living and attending school in Hanover. However, the deplorable state of the road in...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

“I hadn’t been aware that there were doors closed to me until I started knocking on them” – Gertrude Elion THE EDITOR, Sir: The lack of female representation in science is problematic. On February 11, the United Nations,...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is oft said that truth is stranger than fiction. In Jamaica, though, sometimes, what is posited as truth is, in fact, fiction. The Petrojam saga has many twists, turns, and even ‘rams’ and ‘racks’, too....

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I was a boy, growing up in Jamaica, serious crime was seriously punished, with the result that such crime was rare, and we could walk anywhere in Kingston, and feel completely safe. It seems that after Independence, serious...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:14 AM

This narrative touches and concerns the data published by the Statistical Institute (STATIN) of Jamaica on its website. The data shared covers the period 2012 to 2017 which speaks to four indicators...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The level of crime and violence in Jamaica is quite frightening, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is nothing strange to persons who understand spiritual warfare...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:13 AM

As an English national visiting Jamaica, I am shamed by my Parliament’s “hostile environment policy” which has already illegally exiled over sixty British subjects of Caribbean heritage in 2018 and continues to deport...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I want to lodge my disagreement with the pronouncement reportedly made by Det. Sgt. Paul Bernard of the Clarendon Police division at a community forum in Hayes. I personally feel that it should not be the duty of the police to go...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, and his team ought to be commended for his recent initiatives aimed at banning single-use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam. The ban, which...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Gleaner cartoonist Las May nailed it in his cartoon of February 8, where the Petrojam scandal relay was in full swing, with Andrew Wheatley passing the ‘portfolio’ baton to a sweaty and panicky Andrew Holness. In the...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Venezuela is home to the world’s largest oil reserves, with approximately 300 billion barrels of oil; yet the wealthiest Latin American country is experiencing one of the worst sociopolitical crises in modern times. Visionary...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The way I see it, the present and previous Government didn’t do much to protect its citizens who resided abroad. Most of these people are the ones who toiled day and night for the countries that they called home.Some of these...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 1:17 AM

Yesterday, I found out that CIBC FirstCaribbean will be closing its agency in Santa Cruz on June 30, just about four years after its opening.I was saddened by this news because I found this agency very convenient. It is located on Main Street, not far from the Mandeville taxi stand...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 1:16 AM

We have been besieged by chik-V, Zika, and now a resurgence of dengue. We have poisoned them (and ourselves and other animals) so much with pesticides, such as Malathion, that the mosquitoes are becoming immune to the pesticides...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 1:15 AM

I write in solidarity with the letter publish on February 7, 2019, ‘Unfairly fired from BPO’.I have been working with the BPO sector for almost five years. I can easily say Jamaican labour laws have no teeth.These are some of the things I see happening in the BPO sector...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 1:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Fire! Supplications for divine intervention, high-pitched screams and loud expletives filled the overcrowded JUTC route number 52 bus, as acrid smoke gushed through the rear vents of the vehicle as it careened down Long Lane, just...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 12:01 AM

The single-use scandal bag ban policy is a good one, butit has left the problem of consumers having to either take their own bag or bags with them to commercial retail outlets, buy bags from those stores to accommodate their bought goods, or do without...

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 10:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Cricket West Indies has been in the doldrums for a protracted timeframe, and it seems like no form of ­injection or intervention, external or ­internal sources, could propel growth and development. The critics could be...

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 10:03 AM

A few years ago, RJR, the big 94, did a good job in bringing us excerpts from the famous ‘Dulcimina’ story, which used to be aired every weekday. That was so good and refreshing...

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 10:02 AM

Come September 2020, the Government will be amending the format for measuring Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) to include research

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 10:01 AM

The normally peaceful middle-class residential area Havendale in St Andrew has come under siege following a spate of gun attacks and ­robberies in that area.On Thursday, January 31, gunmen robbed two persons on Border Avenue in the vicinity of Havendale Plaza...

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 10:01 AM

I am heaving a sigh of relief, having made it to work after navigating the obstacle course from the Portmore toll to downtown Kingston. Still no dents on my vehicle and all the arguments are internal and under my breath so far...

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Annually, the Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships is the premier event on our athletic calendar. This is an event where high-school boys and girls display their talents with the hope that in the end their school will be...

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write in regard to a burning question that I need to be answered. Why does the Government give the BPO industry so much leverage over the Jamaican people? I was recently fired from one of these institutions via a phone call after...

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