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Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This letter is a response to the Growth & Jobs article published on the Gleaner's website titled 'Wanted: More women in construction' on September 19...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I think as a society we generally disagree with the notion of discrimination. It is an often used word whenever Jamaicans feel as if they suffer injustice at the hands of immigration officials or providers of 'high end' services. We...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a very concerned citizen of the Baxters Mountain community in South East St Mary.There is a bridge that takes us into the community. This bridge has been in a deplorable conditions for quite some time now. The late Dr Winston...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One seems to be the new People's National Party's (PNP) three.The public cry of the PNP of the Government's announcement of major implementation works for St Mary and its environs has further promoted the deep desperation of a party...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial of Thursday, September 14, 2017, 'Banks not the villains', was very informative and on point. You focused on the debate about the interest rates banks currently charge. There is one...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Minister Audley Shaw, I give you a reasonable 7/10 for your work done in the ministry thus far as you continue to fight the good fight for the people and for small businesses.But please, Minister, Iam begging you to do something...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to scribe Gordon Robinson.I write as one of your three loyal readers. Your absence from the pages of the Sunday and Tuesday Gleaner has left us more seriously entwined than Booklist Boyne.Speaking personally,...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I reside overseas and pay the family home utility bills for my mother, who is in her 90s. I have been doing this since having left the island not so long ago and was careful to request all service providers - the Jamaica Public...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After more than 30 years of our advocacy and struggle, we, the Jamaican deaf community, were finally allowed to get driver's licences. Frontline police officers were even given basic training in Jamaican sign language and deaf...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Isn't it beautiful now in hindsight that perfect vision and insight reign? How differently things could have been if we had dealt with integration and regionalism matters in a timely manner and a balanced way? I refer to the blending...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Carey Brown should have been punished a long time ago. He helped to cost the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) public confidence. He has ruined the reputations of a number of athletes with his myopic vision.Brown's...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the morning of Sunday, September 17, 2017, the Sts Peter and Paul Church family in Liguanea, Kingston, encountered tragedy. At 1:30 a.m., the security on duty raised an alarm of fire originating from inside of the church. As a...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It seems that by-elections will be called no later than this week. South East St Mary will be the seat all eyes will be on in October. This seat is considered a swing one by both major political parties.Before the seat was renamed in...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The People's National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party need to view crime, and the potential solutions thereof, as a bipartisan issue. The crime problem has been, conveniently and selectively, used for too long as a political...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The rate at which crime is increasing in Jamaica is quite alarming. The crime statistics have been recording extremely violent and senseless killings, including beheadings and child homicides. Crimes against women and children have...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The savage who blindly took the life of ophthalmologist Dr Sonya-Kay Forbes must rid himself of cowardice and surrender to the police!I am certain that the doctor could have opted to live and work outside of Jamaica. But, she stayed...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to The Sunday Gleaner's In Focus section for publishing 'Consensus on climate change' (September 17, 2017), a powerful essay by Professor A. Anthony Chen in contradiction of columnist Martin Henry's 'Hurricanes and climate...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The last few days since Hurricane Irma have been challenging for some Jamaicans living in Florida.There is no electricity in many communities and life is anything but the same for persons there...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 9:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While the article 'FLA goes hunting: Agency seeks 3,000 licensed firearm holders not certified during recent amnesty' (September 13, 2017) highlighted that the Firearm Licensing Authority would be...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 9:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The politically appointed chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Alexander Williams, underscored the totalitarian emasculation of CEOs of state agencies and enterprises by their temporal political bosses, when he...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 9:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the chief executive officer of Sagicor Group and Sagicor Life.Over the past 10 years, I have been having grave financial difficulties, and as a result I have the recurrent situation where I frequently come in to your head...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 9:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: France's wealth, like that of many European countries, was built on the back of colonies stretching from the Caribbean to Indochina to New Caledonia in the South Pacific.Yet, unlike other colonial powers, that country has taken the least effort to...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This weekend, a new head of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will be chosen. For many years, our football programme consisted mainly of local competitions and a few international matches.In 1994, the late Captain Horace Burrell...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 9:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very concerned about the state of our infrastructure in Portland. For many years and alternate administrations, the people of Portland have received promise after promise of what is to be improved, in exchange for votes. Well, I...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 9:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Prime Minister declared Mount Salem, St James as the first Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) on September 1, 2017 under the law reform (Zones of Special Operations) Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act.ZOSO,...

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