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Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The ban on styrofoam, single-use plastic bags and other plastic items as of January 2019 is a move in the right direction and should be supported by all and sundry.These bags are built from non-biodegradable materials that are...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Reference is being made to the article 'UTech the poor cousins' published on Monday, September 17, 2018. Ronald Thwaites' desire to double "the output of tertiary training facilities of high calibre before 2030" might prove...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I commend the Government and stakeholders, spearheaded by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), for implementing a ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam products, effective January 1, 2019.I'm...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 17, 2018, the legal team of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) obtained five binding orders from the Supreme Court against the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for illegally denying parents of an infant child...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noted the prime minister's pronouncement regarding a 68 per cent decrease in murders and shootings as a result of the state of emergency in St Catherine North, which has been extended to January 2, 2019. Good news!However, I...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are currently in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and the membership of Young People Advocating Change organisation is alarmed that we are now midway the season, and some very important authorities are seemingly fast asleep.We...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to provide what I feel is the necessary clarification to a story published on the front page of The Gleaner, September 18, 2018, related to the ban on plastics.There are two major points which must be clarified and...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The Editor, Sir:Many-time Festival Song winner, Eric Donaldson - a successful reggae icons - wrote this festival entry song some years go, that was not selected as the winning song: "All we need is love, love is all we need, love." That is true...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The Editor Sir:Sometime ago, through this medium, I wrote an article entitled 'Free healthcare for the needy'. In that letter, I pointed out that given the constant depleting source of national income and a shrinking economy, this programme was not...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The editor, SirThe Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ), following a survey of its members and people managers affiliated with the association, has found an increase in lateness from employees across various industries, since the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dear Mr Prime Minister,In a game of chess, they say if you control the centre, you are most likely to win the game.When Audley Shaw was the minister of finance, he had a clear, understandable and unambiguous strategy. His focus was...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am really beginning to wonder if Andrew Holness is serious about governance and stemming corruption in Jamaica.When Mr Holness was sworn in as prime minister, he promised that he would be new and different, demanding transparency...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reports of horrific dog attacks leading to tragic loss of life on public roads in Jamaica are a cause for great concern. These attacks are evidence of a growing cultural belief that it is not enough to own a dog to alert to a...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Wednesday, I was presented with an upgraded offer from Sagicor Life Jamaica in relation to the health insurance coverage subsidised by the Government of Jamaica for workers employed in the public service.The new offer has some...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Saturday, September 15, thousands of Jamaicans turned out to clean Jamaica's beaches on International Coastal Clean-up Day. Two days later, torrential rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac has undoubtedly undone their...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome the ban on (some) plastics and styrofoam! This is not just an environmental issue. When plastics and styrofoam contaminate our soil, rivers and marine areas, they are also contaminating our food source. Styrene and...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing in response to your Gleaner Editors' Forum story published on September 18, 2018 ('National Council on Education will not be revamped'), regarding the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) pronouncement about the...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently had the opportunity to read the republication of Peter Espeut's first official column in The Gleaner, 'Lean and mawgah government', in February this year.I wonder if he has thought to revisit the same subject with...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When the Government announced the lifting of the ban on women wearing sleeveless garments into government offices, there was not a single voice of demurral in Jamaica. This shows that there are things that are easy to do in our...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential election results point to a very interesting future in local politics.Both the PNP and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have had leaders of various styles. The PNP, more so...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very sorry to hear what happened to Shanoya Wray.The phenomenon of improper student-teacher relations has been a subject of interest in Jamaica for years. It happened to me.I was in eighth grade or so when a male teacher started...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMWendy Lindo

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Flow TV, You disappeared from my TV screen (FLOW a/c 50320437) on Friday, August 10, 2018, and as at writing Monday, September 17, 2018, you have not come back. I have made 11 calls and sent four emails to your...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"I'm a Christian now and I don't live this life anymore" was how a 'former' lesbian friend responded to my invitation to a discussion on LGBT human rights. Her false assumption was that Christians can't also be gay.However, she is...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Our leaders seem unaware or unconcerned that Jamaicans are leaving in droves or planning to do so quietly.A recent article featured some of the more than 1,000 Jamaicans bound for Canada. No metropolitan country wants anything less...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to columnist Mark Wignall in relation to the subhead 'Youre confusing me, Howard Mitchell') in his Sunday Gleaner column 'Gunmen on attack for a reason' (September 16, 2018).Mark, you are confused because you...

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