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Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In light of the citizenship controversy surrounding Dr Shane Alexis, PNP candidate for SE St Mary, I have a few questions:1. Did the PNP even know that Dr Shane Alexis did not hold Jamaican citizenship? Do they verify and do...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We, the members of the Lawrence Tavern Community Development Committee (CDC) wish to highlight the work of outstanding Sergeant Simroy Mott and his team.Our community was once plagued with praedial...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The scourge and impact of disease on any society and the resultant environmental, social and economic cost is, in most cases, overbearing.I, therefore, seek your indulgence in bringing to public knowledge, and especially that of the...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:1.Those who quietly oppose buggery but only support the anti-buggery laws being retained because of their symbolic block against allowing the LGBT agenda to eventually dominate Jamaica, or because their retention may protect...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:06 AMS.D. Doherty

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dr Shane Alexis entered the political arena recently, seeking to represent the people of South East St Mary on the People's National Party's ticket in the upcoming by-election. Since then, he has been extolling his virtues and...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:People's National Party (PNP) candidate for South East St Mary, Dr Shane Alexis, has done the right thing. He has applied for Jamaican citizenship.He is a Canadian citizen, a Grenadian citizen, a Common-wealth citizen and is soon to...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Dr Shane Alexis.Dr Alexis needs to explain the following:1. Why any Jamaican citizen should vote for him as a Canadian citizen?2. When did he apply to become a member of the PNP?3. Is he not just being a...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must confess to being a regular listener of Nationwide News, and am writing to commend the station on reaching out to have more informed dialogue with the future of Jamaica. In particular, the outside broadcast from the Moneague...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I envy Dr Carolyn Cooper for all the good luck she's been having with FLOW.I have been without telephone and Internet service for more than five weeks with no end in sight. Altogether, that adds up to roughly 10 weeks (and counting)...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In response to the Gleaner article “‘Kinda Cruel’ – Court orders Patrick Powell to pay family of Khajeel Mais $2m”, I guess the law is a very funny institution...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What kind of world are we living in? A crazy one!When I leave my home to go out, it's like I am going into the lion's den. Because what I am hearing and seeing are not encouraging at all. There are more bad news that good news.I see...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The issue of wilful transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one that has come up for discussion on Jamaica's legislative agenda in the recent parliamentary sitting looking at the...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the 1976 general election campaign, the People's National Party (PNP) used the song My leader born ya to extremely devastating effect to pillory the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) then leader, Edward Seaga, as not being genuinely...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the Gleaner article 'Kinda Cruel' - Court orders Patrick Powell to pay family of Khajeel Mais $2m', I guess the law is a very funny institution.I do understand that a person's failure to answer to charges brought...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR Sir:The violence-plagued parish of St Catherine, and in particular, Spanish Town, needs to be urgently included in the national dialogue because of the social and economic degradation which have made it difficult for its citizens to enjoy...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Approximately two years ago, there was a challenge for the presidency of Tennis Jamaica by persons who felt that the association needed a major shake-up.At that time, after the debacle of more votes...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to correct the corporal punishment fallacy espoused by Orville Taylor in his Sunday Gleaner column of October 8, 2017.He derided the supporters of corporal punishment for children, describing what he terms "their silly...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Many of the contemporary Jamaican parents who abuse their children in the name of discipline were treated in a similar fashion by their own parents, and the research will show that it goes back to slavery and our beloved British...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:All successful nations realise that quality education is the road to success and prosperity.The emphasis on education catapulted the United States to wealth and to become one of the greatest economies in the world.Unfortunately, over...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:33 AMAmos Wint

THE EDITOR, Sir: There has been more controversy than mourning over the death of the once oldest living person, Violet Moss-Brown. It has simply been drama par excellence since the day she was declared the oldest woman alive! Aunt V...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to you out of sheer frustration as it relates to the waiting time at the Princess Margaret Hospital. The fact that I attended the hospital in the first instance underscores the urgent need I had for medical attention because...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Are there any regulations regarding the modifications to vehicle performance and lighting systems?Regarding the engine modifications:Once a stock vehicle has its engine modified or changed to yield...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:President Donald Trump is a disgrace to America.To date, and, as reported on CNN, he has made more than a thousand non-factual statements, both written and verbal. He has, single-handedly and unabashedly, made a mockery of truth,...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to Jaevion Nelson for the courage to share pain from his upbringing in the article 'Beating doesn't make us better', an issue that Caribbean people seem disobliged to address.In 2017, there is no justification for corporal...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE YEAR 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 in the United Kingdom. This notable bill partially decriminalised some forms of gay sex in England and Wales, some 10...

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