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Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So NCB has their grant a wish programme this year. I sent a message via Facebook with my wish.My wish was written as follows.'I am responding in regard to your grant a wish Christmas promotion. I am not looking for anything free. I...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The National Water Commission claims that their assertion that 'Water is Life' is not just a slogan to them. So let us examine this claim.A slogan is a memorable phrase and it is a fact that their slogan 'Water is Life' is indeed...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican living abroad who has followed closely the political and social happenings at home for the last 40 years. I must say Prime Minister Andrew Holness has taken, and continues to take, Jamaica to a high level of global...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What are people in Jamaica to do when their garbage is not picked up for weeks, even months at a time? I can tell you what the people of Old Harbour Bay do. They dispose of the trash themselves by burning it.Paper, plastic, fish...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What would be your new year message for Jamaica?My new year message would begin with this topic: 'The shape of a new Jamaica'.I am hoping to see a new Jamaica in the making in 2019. I am hoping to see love over hate, peace over war,...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The fantasy of all things becoming new with a new year is once again consuming the hearts of many.However, let me hastily remind everyone that your circumstances will never change based on a new calendar year. Your circumstances will...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note that we are now being advised to stop using single-use plastic bags, styrofoam boxes and plastic straws and starting using paper products instead.I remember as a child in the 1950s, we used paper bags, wrapping paper, and many...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read the letter titled "Accreditation purgatory" by Michael McAnuff-Jones, published December 26 in The Gleaner, I am moved to add to this discourse.First, let me congratulate UWI, NCU and UTech which have been granted...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The idea of criminal defence attorneys being advocates for justice has been plaguing me for some time. I see these criminal lawyers, (no pun intended), especially those on talk shows and those who are often in the media, vehemently...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR Sir:I would like to, at this Christmas season, extend my heartfelt belated congratulations to Mr Brian Breeze for his most adoring admiration of our culture in Jamaica. He actually received the Order of Distinction, Officer Class, for his...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to express my concern about the high faecal stench coming from a major hotel sewage plant in Tower Isle, St Mary, for over one month now. This scent has been causing great discomfort to motorists who have to travel on the...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I know there is a crime outbreak in our country and successive governments have grappled with this beast. The Church is confronting it through prayers, and the average ordinary citizens, in their own way, are trying.Notwithstanding,...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For some time now, the mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams, has been crusading the idea of converting the Greater Parade area into a walking space - that is, minus bus and taxi parking, but retaining the driving spaces.The proposed...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Lennie Little-White's succinct article on Jamaica's film industry simply speaks the truth for whomever wishes to get an understanding as to why, since the promise of The Harder They Come decades ago, despite the several attempts by...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Saturday, December 21, 2018, marked the 237th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Zong in Jamaica after a tortuous journey from West Africa, and the barbaric massacre of some of the Africans on board.On Saturday, December 22, 1781, the Zong,...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The 2018 Toyota Coaster bus is a flawed image of the company's product line. The vehicle is shorter, lacks space, and is seriously not stylish.It is the worst model that I have seen and fully disappointed with the features and the...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:News broke on Tuesday, December 18, of the sacking of Jose Mourinho. It couldn't have come a moment earlier. In fact, even though Mourinho wanted to coach Manchester United, he should never have landed the job. The board was at fault...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 3:30 AMDonald McKoy

THE EDITOR, Sir:Christmas has lost its value, meaning, purpose and good reputation pertaining to Christmas music, especially the original Christmas carols. And as the years go by, it's getting worse.Even happy Christmas carols like Good King...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 3:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am again faced with the incompetence and disrespect from a local business operator, and while I am not totally surprised by their behaviour, it still ticks me off that people cannot get the simplest of business practices correct...

Published:Tuesday | December 25, 2018 | 2:46 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The ghastly murders of those in one of the nation’s most vulnerable groups, children, live as testament to the low sink of debauchery and mentally diseased state that currently blankets the air and threatens to cloud law and good...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir:Nadia Morgan was a Jamaican doctor and medical researcher. She specialised in rheumatology - disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments.Fortified by a strong, supportive family and an excellent high-school education at Immaculate...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am relieved and heartened to have read your publication of the article by Yvonne Sobers on abuse of young men and what she recognises as the need for a #HimToo movement.Indeed, I have been discussing this with friends and...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With NCU, UTech, and The UWI now all receiving institutional accreditation from Mount Olympus, all students in these institutions must now feel better.Employers should ensure that past students also feel better. I hope there are no...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Data for May 2018 from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in the United States disclose that the finished product that can be derived from one barrel of oil is approximately, 20 gallons of gasolene, 11 gallons of ultra low-...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some gay Jamaicans want to get married. Many do not. But the argument that decriminalising private anal intercourse between consenting adults will lead to a flood of gay weddings is disingenuous at best and a flat-out lie at worst....

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