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Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I refer to the letter by Gregory McDermott in your publication of Saturday, January 26, 2019, and wish to comment as follows: 1. Jesus did not give us a Bible. He gave us a Church, with the apostles as the first leaders. In John,...

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Starting from some 60 years ago, biomedical research into human conception has been extensive. The highly regarded British medical journal,Lancet, has, over the years, carried several articles on the topic, and some findings are...

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: These are two fast and effective ways to fight and defeat crime: 1. Catch the monsters. 2. Report the bastards to the police. If we are/were able to do this, crime would never have got out of hand. How do you feel when you hear...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The nation’s Parliament is preparing to discuss legalizing abortion in Jamaica this week. What is happening in New York should be instructive to our local parliamentarians. New York’s governor recently signed into law...

Published:Tuesday | January 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR; Sir:In reading a commentary in The Gleaner regarding the lack of qualifications for those persons appointed to boards, I wish to note that we as a nation should ask that all persons appointed to boards or as ministers have the necessary academic...

Published:Tuesday | January 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Journalism is national security in the highest context. It is information and communication, it is the events of the day distilled into a few words, sounds and pictures, to satisfy the human curiosity...

Published:Tuesday | January 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The family of Chevallo Rodney would like to use this medium to express their appreciation for the efforts of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)...

Published:Tuesday | January 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The present administration must be commended for shifting Jamaica’s foreign policy to the international right. As a small country, it is prudent to be known as an economic power rather than the defender of the developing world...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Why, in this modern age, do we have a daily radio programme like ‘Starscope’, “a prediction of your day under the stars” and the occasional newspaper ­horoscope, also based on the imaginary shapes of...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Commission (NWC) notes and responds The Gleaner article published on Thursday, January 24, 2019, and attributed to your columnist Mr Mark Wignall. The NWC regrets any delay in our responding, and effecting...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:11 AM

An open letter to the Prime Minister.   THE EDITOR, Sir: In light of the ending of the state of emergency across the island, the big question on the lips of many is, what next? It is no secret that many persons have benefited significantly...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  It isn’t surprising that Jamaica is now silent on the situation in Venezuela, an ally with close ties to Jamaica spanning decades. The opposition leader in Venezuela, Juan Guaido, ‘declared’ himself interim...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As another 60 Jamaicans await deportation from the land of Brexit, I am reminded of the story of the sword of Damocles which I hope that readers will check. People often have a sword above their heads waiting to make something...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  I read with interest a commentary published in The Gleaner on Friday January 25, 2019 written by Mr Peter Espuet entitled ‘To heal Christ’s broken body’. In his commentary, Mr Espuet lamented the need for...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:38 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  I read with interest a commentary published in The Gleaner on Friday January 25, 2019 written by Mr Peter Espuet entitled ‘To heal Christ’s broken body’. In his commentary, Mr Espuet lamented the need for...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 2:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was very heartening to hear Prime Minister Andrew Holness not only encouraging more Jamaicans to enter commercial farming, but also expressing his personal desire to go into farming, citing it as a noble and rewarding endeavour...

Published:Friday | January 25, 2019 | 2:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is an open secret that most of the products parading as a ‘made-in Jamaica’ brand, displaying the Jamaican flag and even named from some part of Jamaica, are in no way, shape, or form associated with the country. Our...

Published:Friday | January 25, 2019 | 2:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Mr PJ Patterson’s idea of a civilian oversight body similar to EPOC but having legislative support, is a good one. Indeed, as a people, we need to grow past looking at everything through partisan lenses and also through...

Published:Friday | January 25, 2019 | 2:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On January 15, a letter to the Editor by Mr Donovan Thompson was published in The Gleaner regarding the National ID programme (NIDS) of Jamaica. The information contains erroneous and incorrect information regarding a sanction by...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Tuesday, I had a close encounter with a JUTC bus. While travelling on Old Hope Road at the intersection with Mountain View Avenue, a bus driver forced his way into my right-hand lane to circumvent an area of construction that...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Wednesday morning at around 8:40, the driver of the 2017 Isuzu DMAX, registered to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (Reg: 304401), nearly caused two accidents on Trafalgar Road in St Andrew. First,...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly allow me a small space to pay tribute to Dorraine Samuels, who retired recently from television broadcasting. It is true that all good things must come to an end. I have been watching TVJ from it was JBC, and TVJ has always...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There have been good signs in the fight against crime in Jamaica in 2018. Much has been accomplished with the imposition of the zone of special operations and the state of emergency. We need to keep the momentum going this year to...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I heard the minister of justice, Delroy Chuck, recently express the need for a court in Portmore as Spanish Town and Old Harbour can’t take the caseload. I won’t say nay, but Portmore is in dire need of a good hospital...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am appalled by the recent reports of the impasse between RUBiS and local gasolene retailers. The rapacious behaviour of this multinational is unbecoming and smacks of bias and impunity. When will we hold these large corporations...

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