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Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This year, thousands of members of the local and diasporic Jamaican LGBT community and allies celebrated Pride in Jamaica. Throughout the week, I reflected on my own sense of pride and what it meant to be young, black...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Those persons who have stoned the state-run buses are a bunch of fools. Damaging the buses simply means fewer buses on the road to move people from point A to point B. It must also mean an eventual increase in fare, impacting meagre...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For months prior to Donald Trump's move into the White House, democratic leaders and sane republicans were warning that he was not qualified to be president. The struggling blue-collar republicans were convinced that this wealthy...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over the years, I have seen the weakness in the health-care system, especially where treatment of patients is concerned, and the weakness of the judicial system where justice is concerned. I thought of the ways in which something can...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Frankly speaking, the Master Builders Association and the Opposition who are backing them in their rant against the Chinese builders need to be quiet.Until they can show themselves to work efficiently and build roads and bridges like...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 8, 2017, I observed in anguish a section of the community of Zimbabwe in Arnett Gardens shamelessly turn their anger on the mother of slain Micholle Moulton, with my silent cry, "O...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We should all take a leaf from the book of the phenomenal character called Usain Bolt.The sport of athletics will miss his antics, showboating and playful idiosyncrasy. We will never pass this way again with a sportsman who was...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Quite apart from their investments in Jamaica, the Chinese have a massive contribution to make to this island in terms of quiet civility, efficiency, discipline, and competence.Look at the difference between the roadwork constructed...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In order to get Brazil superstar Neymar, PSG has had to pay US$263 million to cover the buyout clause in Neymar's Barcelona contract, and if you add wages and other transfer fees, all told, the total cost is about US$500 million....

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While the country geared up for the celebration of its 55th year of Independence, it lost one of its great minds with the passing of Donald Hoo.Born in Buff Bay in 1931, Donald Hoo was a man ahead of his time. Having dropped out of...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Now that the 16th IAAF World Championships has ended, and Jamaica performed way below expectations, finishing 16th in the medal table, it's the perfect time for the JAAA to make some harsh...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I cannot recall ever writing a letter to the editor, but after reading Garfield Goulbourne's August 12, 2017, column, I felt compelled to break my 40-plus years of complacency.Two issues particularly struck me and caused me to write....

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In light of the string of shootings and wanton murders across Jamaica, I again appeal to the better senses of our legislators. The death penalty is vital to the survival of law if we must survive and have law and order prevail.Let's...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to augment the very strident criticism of Ian Boyne's column. (Sunday Gleaner, August 13, 2017) titled 'The shame of Zimbabwe'. The callous murder of Micholle Moulton, by degenerate gunmen, in the comfort of her bed, and the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is good that the Chinese ambassador has moved to reassure us that his country has no imperialist designs on Jamaica and that its investment thrust is nothing more than the pursuit of mutual happiness.Coming as it did as a response...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica (ACE Ja) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the country's development. The accommodating economic environment that Jamaica...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show has received great reviews, notably because of some of the aesthetic improvements.While those are welcome, there is urgent need for major upgrades to the Denbigh Showground and...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am trying to get the attention of the National Water Commission (NWC), from which I have been requesting assistance for the past several months, to no avail.I reported a leak on the grounds of the Manor Park Estate apartment...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The old boys' associations of Calabar High School, Jamaica College, Kingston College, St George's College and Wolmer's Boys extend condolences to the family of the late Micholle Moulton, 17-year-old student of Meadowbrook High School...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Again we are faced with a serious crime problem sweeping our country like a monster on the loose. What a shame!On many persons' lips is the question: "What is really happening?" Some people blame the rise of crime in our society on...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AM

HE EDITOR, Sir:I read Clinton Chisholm's 'Bain's lesson for religious right' of the Friday, August 11, 2017 edition of The Gleaner and observed that it addressed at least two major points....

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner's story on Peter Bunting complaining about the Chinese is most unfortunate. My take from what he has put forward is political opportunism - nothing more.Peter Bunting needs to explain why when he was in Government, he did...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:People living with HIV (PLHIV) still have no specific protection against discrimination in any Jamaican legislation. This is most shameful after the recent adoption of the 2011 Charter of...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The murder of 17-year-old Mickolle Moulton, a graduate of Meadowbrook High School, is the latest symbolism of the effect the high crime rate is having on our country.Crime is destroying the prospects of the very young and ambitious...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is an established fact that the vehicle examination depots and the Firearm Licensing Authority have always had excellent systems and procedures to ensure government revenue is collected and illegal and unethical activities...

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