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Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  Credit cards, if used correctly, can be an essential tool in the management of your finances. The problem is that some persons get a credit card and are not prudent in its use, which may result in a debt from which it is...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Negril residents have been demonstrating for most of this week. They have been blocking roads and setting fire to tyres. They are angry!Earlier this week, two cousins were electrocuted by a live electrical wire that fell from a...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Delroy Williams, mayor of Kingston and chairman of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation.On Tuesday of this week, during the scheduled meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have said that Chris Gayle is a batsman in a class by himself. That is true, indeed.But not only is he in a class by himself, he is in the greatest class ever.This young veteran has blasted his way to another milestone by smashing...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While we have been subject to hearing the pot calling the kettle black for months, now, it appears the pot will finally face its reflection. Since the change of administration the opposition People's National Party (PNP) has rapped...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have to give a hearty salute and congratulations to the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who have been out in Half-Way Tree or at the TGI Fridays intersection and other strategic spots to manage the influx of traffic that...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With Jamaica seeing over 1400 murders this year alone and 2017 being the year we saw a massive increase in violence against our children, our people are literally dying to be free; free from the hurt, pain, depression and most of all...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:To those in wage talks, there are two roads ahead both under the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) guided targets. The first means lower wages for everyone. It may be a bit of bitter medicine for public sector workers, but the...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let me start this letter by saying I am not political. I think country first. You see, I have no intention of migrating now or in the future, and as such, the state of our economy is very important to me.I am, therefore, writing this...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When I see tweets like the one that accompanies my letter, I am forced to question whether the position of Robert Nesta Morgan, director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, is...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Today for you, tomorrow for me. Naked we came into this world, and so shall we all leave. Wealth, status, authority, and fame will all be severed from us at death. So why are we in a killing frenzy to amass those temporary things?...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a pleased viewer of TVJ's 'All Together Sing' competition. I was thoroughly entertained right through the competition by the schools. They really brought it this season, and the creativity among them was very well portrayed in...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with a heavy heart that I pen this response after reading Daniel Thwaites' column 'Sorry, not sorry' (Sunday Gleaner, December 10, 2017) I have to ask myself when Jamaica will progress.The events of Dudus's apprehension are...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Let's get serious and punish litterbugsTHE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I must commend the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' initiative, however, I still think more can be done. I would like to make a few recommendations....

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

As critical as we are, sometimes we forget that our political representatives are human, just like us. They, too, are prone to err from time to time. Following Tuesday's presentation by an obviously emotional minister of national security, Robert...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was travelling along Oxford Rd last week when I saw that the Emancipation Park monument titled 'Redemption Song', located at the corner of Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard,...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

First, it is just disgusting that the specific amounts of compensation to named Tivolites are published. Is this the doing of The Gleaner only, or also of the Compensation Committee? This is an invasion of privacy. It sets up those named for...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The week of December 10, 2017, marks human-rights celebrations across the globe. It is timely that we in Jamaica awake to the wave of conservatism that negatively impacts the work of human rights."Palestinians switch off Christmas...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaicans do not deserve to be treated with the disregard shown by political parties. High-handedness and lack of accountability of failed projects have been strangling the island's economy. The latest is, of course, the National...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Orville Higgins, esteemed sports journalist on December 8, 2017, asked a very appropriate and rational question regarding supremacy in Jamaican schoolboy football, 'Are Olivier Shield champs really the best?'Mr Higgins also concluded...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a recent Gleaner column by Opposition Spokesman on Tourism Wykeham McNeill titled 'Clearing the fog on tourism figures', it is most important that the air be cleared on the performance of the...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write with total dissatisfaction in response to your Gleaner headline 'Fearsome Four: MOE fits first set of violent schools with metal detectors', dated Thursday, November 16, 2017.I must indicate that the headline does not reflect...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For those of us who have been painstakingly following the Pfizer v LASCO and Medimpex debacle, last week's ruling must certainly come as quite the shock. For the most part, the presiding judge demonstrated a wealth of knowledge about...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We cannot deny that police brutality does exist. Some police officers abuse their authority and pose a threat to the safety of our people. This is my reason to wholeheartedly support the concept...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am so distraught to learn that the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS Branch in Michie Supermarket on Washington Boulevard will be closed in January 2018.This new innovative banking service was such a great idea, BNS, and this is one that...

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