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Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Words would not be adequate to express the deep sense of loss that we all are feeling. To say that she was the best would be a huge understatement. She not only had the best voice in radio but was also blessed with the uncanny...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) extends condolences to the family of broadcaster extraordinaire Dorraine Samuels, who departed this life yesterday. We also extend condolences to the family of Karlene ‘Kerry’ Magnus, who...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Why is it that many drivers in Jamaica don’t obey the traffic laws, and stop at a STOP SIGN? Do they feel that these signs are not necessary, and are just placed there as a thought of what you should do? When I say STOP. I mean,...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Trans people are just like everyone else. We have families and we have jobs, we go to school and are as good at doing anything an average human being can. We’re dads, moms, sisters and brothers, neighbours and law-abiding...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It has been a little over three years since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in a surprising display, defeated the People’s National Party (PNP), in what then was seen as a major upset, to win the February 2016 general election....

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is my view that corruption has played a major role in crime and violence in Jamaica. Too many corrupt officers are in the police force, many of whom are linked to criminal networks across the island. This has compromised the...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It’s a darn shame and disgrace, the way in which some children talk to their parents. They have no manners and respect. They tell their parents any word they feel like telling them. And some of these parents are afraid of their...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing today based on my many experiences with the One who truly loves us even when nobody does. The One, without a doubt, who wakes us up every morning and walks with us to work or school and provides food for us to eat. God...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many thanks to Dr Michael Abrahams for the series on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and highlighting for us the various consequences associated with it. A relatively new concept, the exploration of ACEs has gained attention....

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On March 22, 2019, I read a Loop News report on the Florida meeting between five Caribbean leaders and United States President Donald Trump in which the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen M. Chastanet, is quoted as saying that the...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Although I now live a few thousand miles away, I care deeply for Jamaica, land I love. I pre-date ‘Millionaire’s Row’ and have cared for Discovery Bay ever since the days of my youth, when I used to trek through the bush to the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

“Mudslinging and hurling barbs at opponents are par for the course in politics. In any political campaign, it is the norm for candidates to extol their virtues and highlight the flaws and failures of their challengers. However, while boasting about...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If ISSA and the Ministry of Education want to give any ­modicum of appearance that academics is an high school’s first priority, they need to step in right this minute and, at the very least, suspend these boys from competing in...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The report is disgusting and these students should be expelled from the school if the report is true. The person (staff) questioning the students’ suspension should also be expelled if the students referred to as ambassadors is the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With regards to the story ­involving Mr Shaw and the ­athletics students, I think both vice-principal Rowe and the track coach should be investigated regarding their handling during and after the incident. Also, I think the two...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was very encouraging to see the treatment in the two major newspapers on Friday, March 22, 2019, of the struggle in Venezuela between that country and the US administration, which is bent on removing Maduro from office, perhaps...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am disappointed by the response of Calabar High School regarding the incident involving teacher and head of the Physics Department, Sanjaye Shaw. There should be serious consequences for bad behaviour. Athletes are not above the...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was so shocking to hear the news of the resignation of the minister of education. It is no secret that the minister is no stranger to making the news. Some of his highlights are: call for code of conduct for teachers, teachers...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica, politics and corruption are, seemingly, Siamese twins. Yet again, another scandal has developed, involving a prominent politician whom one would not, readily, align with corruption, but, as is often said, ‘politics...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As spring begins and the death and resurrection of Jesus become fresh in the mind, it is quite sobering and critical to bear in mind that this moment in time is epic – it is a crossroads, a turning point from a course on which...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write in response to a series of articles in The Gleaner’s Hospitality Jamaica section on Wednesday, March 12, 2019 regarding the development of the ‘New Negril’ master plan by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “This is acrobatics!” exclaimed the general surgeon as she discussed and deliberated with the anaesthetists while trying to solve an internal problem pre-operatively. Non-functioning machines, improper adaptors, British models,...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Until we make politicians criminally responsible, I don’t believe we will ever get rid of corruption in this country. Exposing them or forcing them to resign is just not good enough. The speed at which minister of education Ruel...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am a concerned citizen of Jamaica, who has had my cup full. Too often, we are seeing government officials employing their spouses or other family members in their ministry. I am wondering if I am the only one who has noticed...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: Few things afford humans richer empowerment than living in a home called their own. I speak about the article The Gleaner carried on March 20, 2019, namely, ‘Time to build: PM unveils new NHT benefits’. The JLP administration,...

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