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Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica mourns the loss of Zandrea Bailey, a top 10 finalist in the 2014 Miss Universe Jamaica competition. In a Gleaner interview published in 2014, Zandrea told the enthralling story of her battle with the dreaded autoimmune...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read the many public-service announcements from the Ministry of Health about dengue suggesting the use of repellents containing DEET, I think it fair to point out that there is very little on the market.Most repellents sold...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was astonished to read in The Gleaner of January 9, 2019, a report quoting the prime minister as describing the spending of almost $6 million over six months on the advertising campaign for the National Identification System (NIDS...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We, the residents of Caledonia Boulevard, Galway Road and Great House Drive, Mandeville, are writing to seek redress for an ongoing problem with the inconvenient supply of water from the National Water Commission (NWC). This problem...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few days ago, the head of the National Identification System (NIDS) had a conference on e-government, based on the example of Estonia, the world's most advance digital country. She painted the very compelling scenario of a digital...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must contradict Bernie Smith's Letter of the Day, 'Bush 43 far worse than Trump', on January 12, 2019.To draw a comparison between building Trump's prospective wall by fanning the flames of racial hatred, and the launching of the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The looming expropriation of Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in Petrojam might be too big a bone for the dog to swallow. The action is precipitate, immature and un-Jamaican from an historical point of view.Ambassador Curtis Ward, in...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am saddened by the passing of Walton Crooks. I knew him as godfather to my son Ryan. He was always generous and compassionate in his interactions with everyone.I always remember his big smile whenever he greeted anyone. He gave...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm in shock to learn of the actions by our Government against the Maduro administration. I totally support Lisa Hanna. Does the Government of Jamaica think Venezuela has the worst human-rights record?Imagine you have a friend that...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find Lisa Hanna's outrage against the Government's stance against the Maduro regime laughable and foolhardy. The fact is that Nicolas Maduro has turned Venezuela into a failed state.Venezuela, a former oil rich country, boasting...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What Jamaica needs is a comprehensive security plan to protect all Jamaicans, not just returning residents. Anyone who believes a handbook will prevent him or her from being murdered or robbed in their home is living on a different...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why are the police not enforcing the noise abatement law? I live in a 'residential' area where some are allowed to play their music as loud and as long as they want to with no regard to other residents, whether they're elderly, sick...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are obviously things the Jamaican Government is privy to that the rest of us do not know, but if we are following the international scene, it should be clear to us.The United Sates is the elephant in the room, and even our so-...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I needed to disengage from the mundane and slow 'livity' for awhile. But on re-entering the public space, I was shocked! I literally became a walking vagina - no longer a female, woman or human being. I became a musical sex toy, in...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As an avid patron of Coronation Market, I am very disappointed with the manner in which the facility is being managed by the relevant authorities. The newly refurbished market seems to be a free-for-all, to do whatsoever they choose...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have taken note of the Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs' view that Jamaica's OAS vote against Venezuela was reprehensible. But what was reprehensible about the Government's action?Is Lisa Hanna aware of what is taking...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:12 AMEric Deans

THE EDITOR, Sir:Achieving economic, social and environmentally sustainable business participation in industrial clusters in special economic zones requires an understanding of the complex industrial clustering process rather than on descriptive...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like many others, I tuned in to watch President Trump's first address from the Oval Office on January 8, and immediately afterwards watched the pundits on American networks rip him to shreds by 'fact-checking' his statements about...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is a huge silence regarding the teaching of Spanish in Jamaica. We tend not to value its importance. There are schools today where the language is not even being taught.More emphasis needs to be placed on the importance of...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The residents of Golden Spring, West Rural St Andrew, particularly Stockfarm and its environs, wish to say a guarded thank you to both the minister and staff of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development for sending a...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A country's constitution, like so many sources of information (like the Bible and the Koran), is open to various interpretations and even misinterpretations because people usually don't argue objectively.In relation to...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note with sadness the two levels of Government dictating how and when they should handle crime and violence, which is running like a wildfire. Are these officials playing Russian roulette with people's lives by refusing to find...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I implore both the Government of Jamaica and the private sector to do what is necessary to #SaveOurTallawahs.While I fully understand the financial limitations, I firmly believe that an aggressive and forthright investment in the...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The entire management at the National Water Commission should be sacked with immediate effect. The road projects would have been on the books for some time, with plans for their implementation.Where was the NWC in all the plans for...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I made a conscious decision to invest in Jamaica and purchased a newly built apartment in Kingston and St Andrew. I make infrequent visits home, but when I do, I spend, at most, a week each time. I receive and use electronic payments...

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