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Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The current commission of enquiry into the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) in a sense, can be viewed as necessary, but not so much for us to fork out over $80 million for its completion.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In response to the death sentences handed down to the accused murderers of the Lyns, Councillor Sally Porteous, the Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for the Central Manchester division, was quoted elsewhere in the media as saying, "I had to be here to hear the sentence of the most vile creatures who murdered two of the best people in Jamaica"...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I write this letter with some amount of anger. It appears that the Government of the day is forgetting that poor and unfortunate people are in Jamaica, too. Why is it that we will be taking in Haitians? The last time I checked, we were a poor Third-World country.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In order to curb crime in Jamaica, we must address the disintegration of the family. The breakdown of the family is the root cause of lawlessness.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The recent refusal of Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne to order the extradition of Pressley Bingham is a display of courage not seen often enough when Government officials have to deal with the United States of America.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Some Jamaicans contend that prayer is not enough to tackle the problems and challenges of this nation.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: In the Gleaner, of January 20, there were two opposing points of view regarding Jamaica accepting Haitian refugees.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: I understand that this is a traumatic time for Haiti and undoubtedly the saddest thing that can happen to any country. Jamaica must not, however, take on the responsibility of hosting Haitians.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Government has shown nothing but poor financial management skills and a poor appreciation for financial planning in their handling of the country's affairs.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration has imposed an additional tax on all petrol products effective January 1, which is having a devastating effect on the cost of living of all Jamaicans.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This is a practice that Jamaicans don't need to get involved in because this business can become dangerous, and even deadly.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I very much appreciated Peter Espeut's column of January 15, 'Change the System', on poor CSEC results which should be addressed, in general, by fixing the classroom rather than dumbing down the exam.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Your editorial on the need for CARICOM to take a leading role in the reconstruction of Haiti is spot on.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have thought over and over again about the incidents of crime and violence in the family, schools and, by extension, the wider society and wondered what role the mental health status of our people plays in the process.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have noticed an atrocity committed by governments, past and present, and that has been the giving away of Jamaica's most authentic product - its tourism.They have been selling our north coast to foreign investors, and we are doomed to...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:While a debate on the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is necessary, I believe that a full debate on the crime situation in Jamaica is more urgent and should be top priority and the Opposition should approach this...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: "The Jewish Diaspora of the Caribbean: An International Conference" was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel from January 12 - 14. Participants included the local and international Jewish community as well as representatives from academic institutions...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The editorial of January 20, titled 'Sprucing up Mona', once again highlights the regrettably small proportion of students who graduate from the science and technology disciplines at that institution.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is with some amount of trepidation that I feel I must respond to the mass crucifixion of evangelist Pat Robertson.

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: The bandwagon of local smoking bans now steamrolling across the nation has nothing to do with protecting people from the supposed threat of 'second-hand' smoke. Indeed, the bans are symptoms of a far more grievous threat, a cancer that...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:This is in response to Tuesdays' article entitled 'The hand of God - Haitians call quake the Lord's message'.I find the Haitians' religious concept of God to be very strange and conflicting.

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir: Jamaica enjoys significant media freedom but certain developments indicate that our public is not nearly as informed or proactive as it should be.

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor Sir:Despite the well-known stories of unconscionable behaviour by some members of the police force, and the resulting negative perception on the part of the public as a result, I have never been able to accept that the Jamaican police...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:On his return from visiting Haiti, Dr Jephthah Ford alerted us of the possibility of an influx of Haitians into Jamaica as a consequence of the earthquake which had struck that country last week Tuesday....

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:In the 1970s, Richard Nixon was caught doing wrong and was forced to resign as president of the United States. He was forced into political and social exile for decades until shortly before his death.

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