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Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mrs Juliet Holness must be congratulated for staging what has been described as the first-of-its-kind coffee symposium for an industry beleaguered by all manner of ills for decades, in fact almost a century...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was pleased to hear the cruel but kind comments International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde made on her recent visit to Jamaica with regards to trimming back the public sector by way of reform to make it more efficient to...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The government's recent quest to outlaw corporal punishment is long overdue. In fact, this should have been done since our independence. In that period, the Jamaican people had hopes and dreams, many of which got lost along the way....

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The perennial cry, 'We want justice', has morphed into 'We want Roads!' And one wonders when that cry will be a thing of the past as we journey into 2030. In the November 17 issue of The Gleaner, Professor Trevor Munroe's article, "...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The People's National Party (PNP), headed by Dr. Phillips, is raising Cain about the National Identification System (NIDS) solely on the basis of raw political opportunism and not on any point of principle.The PNP has constantly...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is an honour that I extend the service of appreciation to two outstanding persons who are doing a tremendous job. They are none other than Michael Gentles, the postmaster general, and Julie Falconer, who is the Black River...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was pleased to hear the cruel but kind comments International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde made on her recent visit to Jamaica with regard to trimming the public sector as part of the plans for reform to make the State...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just as I was about to ask, yet again, about the prospects for cruise shipping in Port Antonio, I saw a cruise ship, the Insignia, in port on Tuesday. It has been many months since a cruise ship...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Althea McKenzie.I am a senior citizen taking a keen interest in Jamaica's development. I asked myself why I have not written to you before. Your on-time broadcast each morning speaks of your commitment. Your...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On March 30, 2017, I bought a Huawei Y3 Lite cell phone from the FLOW store in Negril. A warranty of 12 months came with this purchase.Approximately one month after I got the phone, one by one, a number of faults developed.1. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Everybody wanted their pound of flesh when we saw the woman beating the child with the machete. So many responses and suggestions. Even downright condemnation. There was also the suggestion of charging her for cruelty to animal since...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must thank Frank Phipps, QC, one of Jamaica's top legal minds, for the article written by him ('We don't beg at lord's table', Gleaner, November 20) about that greatest of acts against humanity, committed by the Europeans against...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:48 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having been in the public sector for more than two decades, I have seen a number of wage negotiations, and never once were they concluded without problems... 

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:45 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One benefit I can appreciate about the National Identification System (NIDS) is that children will be able to have a means of identification they can use prior to becoming 18 years of age...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a booking agent, I have been noticing a trend that I think needs to be addressed. A lot of, if not all, Jamaican reggae and dancehall artistes seem to be pricing themselves out of the market...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPJ) welcomes the issuing of licences and conditional approvals by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), albeit these coming after a...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:That first paragraph of Daniel Thwaites' 'FrankenNIDS' (Sunday Gleaner dated November 19, 2017) has to be the definition of candid and raw - and true. The proposed National Identification System is becoming a national nightmare. The...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Government of Jamaica has recently made the announcement to outlaw the use of corporal punishment as a method of curtailing the misbehaviour of children. This, the prime minister said, is a part of his administration's effort to...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent arrest of a mother reporting the sexual abuse of her son is a glaring example of the weaknesses of the police force in handling sensitive matters.Notwithstanding the establishment of the Centre for the Investigation of...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It seems that the Government and some of those who support the introduction of the National Identification System (NIDS) are saying that the only way that a citizen can satisfactorily prove his identity as that particular person is...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: He seems to have a well-laid-out plan for the males, who are the architects of many of the heinous and horrendous crimes of this division.Supt Brown is an exemplary officer and a schoolmate of mine at my alma mater, Rusea's High. The whole country...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the almost three million people Jamaica has, many have neither a birth certificate nor a passport. How in the world will this National Identification System foolishness be achieved when many...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 11:03 PMPeter Espeut

THE EDITOR, Sir:I enjoyed reading your article published in The Gleaner on Friday, November 17, titled 'Pregnancy is not a disease'. It is obvious that you were taught the nuances of pregnancy, and have 'embraced' the concept of the right to life of...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, that "it would be better for Jamaica to look ahead and to maximise its potential through...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica is a Third-World country with uniquely First-World output. My Jamaican people never fail to amaze me with their talents and diversity, comparable to any First-World country to which I have travelled.I can confidently say this...

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