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Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As someone who was born Lucea, Hanover, I am taken aback by an article on January 10 in another newspaper, titled ‘We disagree’, highlighting a proposal by the local People’s National Party (PNP) councillors to...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: 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. The Holy Spirit, in Ephesians 6:12, opines, “We wrestle not...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:   According to the article in The Gleaner, the Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt. The article indicates that Dr...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For more than a month, I have been asking the National Water Commission (NWC) to replace a faulty lock-off device installed by the company on my premises. The device cannot turn off the water properly. It allows water to run...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The double standards of the Organization of American States (OAS) and United States (US) as regards democracy were well exposed by Gordon Robinson in the Sunday press, putting the Andrew Holness administration’s treatment of...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are multiple traffic laws on the books, and more are coming. Yet the mayhem continues. Why?There is virtually no sanction. The ticket can and is ignored.My solution: same-day traffic court appearance. As soon as an offender is...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: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.The Holy Spirit, in Ephesians 6:12, says: "We wrestle not against flesh...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In just a few days, the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James will come to an end, and though the Government and national security minister have reassured the public and citizens living in St James that there will still be...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This Holness Government never ceases to amaze in its contradictions and hypocrisy, coupled with the shallow thinking of top-ranking members of the political executive.The Government, in an unprecedented move, announced on January 7,...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the ending of fanfare over the millions spent on the completion of the upgrading work on Ward Avenue in Mandeville, heavy rains on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, exposed the inadequacy and myopic planning executed and supervised by...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Claude Puel has recently come under fire for his managerial decisions at Leicester City Football Club. The home loss to Cardiff and the away defeat to minnows Newport County have not helped his cause. Craig Burley of ESPN has also...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Condolences to the family of Rihanna Rupon, the four-year-old Kingston girl who died from dengue on January 8. It is a tragedy for a parent to lose a child.Now the blame game has begun. Medical doctors didn't need to wait on Health...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are two terms - oligarchy and imperialism - that define the problems faced by Maduro's new government in Venezuela. Despite nearly 20 years of governance by the socialist forces - first led by Hugo Chavez and now by Maduro -...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current health minister and his stewards have all appeared to have lost any degree of control of the current dengue crisis.Now, to be fair, the blame cannot be solely levelled on the Ministry of Health. However, didn't the...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Even on a busy news day with governmental chaos in UK and USA, terrorists wreaking havoc in Kenya, and Syria, and Canadians kidnapped in Burkina Faso, there was still time for Canadian television national newscasts to dutifully pay...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 11:17 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica is on the brink of a Chinese invasion. The team from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) pointed out a very important issue concerning the investments of the Chinese government in Jamaica. I believe this matter is...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:England's cricket tour of the West Indies is just around the corner. But I am not inspired by it; I am expecting England to crush the Windies.The current West Indies players are good on paper, but they do not show it in their actions...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having watched the current debate on TVJ regarding the minimum wage vs liveable wage, permit me to add my two cents.Most persons have come down on the side that the current $7,000 weekly minimum wage is not liveable. While this may...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see where the Jamaican Government has voted not to recognise President Nicol·s Maduro as the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. They have not really given us a compelling reason for their decision.The...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a 21st-century youth living in a society that is influenced by a plethora of factors, including the media, technology and celebrities of all kinds, I have realised that some individuals have allowed all these factors to dictate...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am happy to hear that the Mandela Highway pipeline has been repaired, but the community of Whitehaven Gardens, on Whitehall Avenue, in the vicinity of Red Hills Road, has had no water, not even the normal little trickle that would...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wanted to bring to your attention my experience at Max Glass Shop at 55 Manchester Avenue in May Pen, Clarendon, on Thursday, January 10, 2019.I was doing home renovation, and having decided to put a sliding panel on the bath, the...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been one month since my house was burnt down in Cockburn Pen, St Andrew, which was covered under the newspaper headline 'Christmas crushed'.It has been a rough month having to start all over again, having been burnt out three...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When we think of diplomacy, we think of tact, principles, and even subtleties. Our diplomatic policy seems to be unfolding in an inconsistent, incoherent and dangerous manner. We saw signs of this when Jamaica voted in the UN to...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I read The Gleaner article titled 'Teacher awarded damages for Injury in chair collapse,' dated January 14, 2019, I thought to myself, is it time for the Jamaican Government to have a no-fault insurance system that protects...

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