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Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must admit I was tardy in doing what I told myself and others who were with me on a planned fun trip to Fort George in Port Royal to treat the wards and caregivers of the Athlone Wing of The Mona Rehab Centre on Saturday, June 30....

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mark Ricketts' article, 'Petrojam's failure is Jamaica's weakness' (The Gleaner, July 15, 2018) is a proper treatment of the matters concerning the nation's oil refinery. It describes the prime minister's trivial handling of the...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, I was driving towards Liguanea from Mona Road. As I approached the intersection at Waterfalls, there was no oncoming traffic on the lane I was entering. There was, however, a police car in the second lane on the other side...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One of the lasting images of last year's by-election in St Mary was that of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, with pants foot rolled up, wading across a river to meet residents.He promised them a bridge in short order. Earlier this year...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent disclosure of a rather sketchy proposal made by the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for West Rural St Andrew, Miss Jennifer Housen, to provide piped water to the residents of Mount Zion, Red Hills, has left me with...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently concluded World Cup in Russia provided a few lessons from which all Jamaicans can learn. During the presentation ceremony after the final game, there was a heavy downpour of showers. Despite this, the presentation went...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 8:48 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Over the years I have become deeply concerned about yet another very dangerous practice occasioned by some motorists in how they react to sirens of approaching emergency service vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles and fire...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some of us are bemused by the enigma that is Donald Trump. Some cheer his rhetoric, others are repulsed, and yet others see him as a joke, an inconvenience to be tolerated for four or even eight years.However, it is imperative that...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and media personality Krystal Tomlinson has been the topic of discussion over the past few days in the media. It is not because of her lovely 'Good Gas Monday' sessions, her business acumen, or the...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent disclosure of a rather sketchy proposal made by the PNP caretaker for West Rural St Andrew, Jennifer Housen, to provide piped water to the residents of Mount Zion, Red Hills, has left me with many unanswered questions....

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner's editorial titled 'Tahj Rowe and the PM's moral hazards' (July 17, 2018) is absolute nonsense.It made the assertion that the prime minister might open himself up for more demand from people facing similar challenges...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE UNITED Nations Children's Fund tells us that 2.6 million children (about Jamaica's population) died in their first month of birth (2016), a million of whom died on their first day.These latter deaths were predominantly caused by...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write this letter to you after just reading about the parliamentary proceedings that involved the current NESOL boss who was revealed to have been convicted of drug trafficking 25 years ago.Mr Editor, I am unequivocally disgusted...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent furore about Krystal Tomlinson's pregnancy is not exactly occasioned by her unmarried status.The core truth of it all is that Krystal has, whether intentionally or not, exemplified much of what becoming a woman should be....

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Assuming your letter writer 'Need to Know' (July 10, 2018) really needs to know about NIA:n Our constitution is our articles of association, which is available for public scrutiny at the Companies Office of Jamaica.n Our audited...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with dismay the letter titled 'Ruel Reid's arrogance', published on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in The Gleaner. That letter, in my opinion, was very unfair and biased.Senator Reid is a humble man from humble origins who had no...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica, Croatia and Japan all debuted at the 1998 World Cup and were drawn in Group H with two-time champions Argentina. Jamaica and Croatia were relatively new countries after both had declared independence from their previous...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When was Lipton Matthews, prolific writer of diatribe against the pregnant Krystal Tomlinson, appointed the arbiter of morality and decency in Jamaica? The only illegitimate thing in this discussion is Lipton's arguments.Let us...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I declare that I am a satisfied KingAlarm customer and have been, for close to 10 years, using many of their services. I have found them efficient and professional and I particularly enjoy my interaction with their mobile security...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's a pity that Carolyn Warren's story of transformation has come to light only through the machinations of partisan one-upmanship.Politics aside, Warren's journey from a convict to the managing director of a state agency is an...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Regarding Peter Espeut's article ('Schools biased against boys') of July 13, 2018, I attended an all-boys Catholic school in Antigua from grades six to 12. This school outperformed every girls-only school on that island for many many...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I can't see what Carolyn Warren's conviction for a crime 25 years ago has do with her becoming a managing director of a company today. This is the side of partisan politics that I will never support.What if a convict goes back to...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to first congratulate the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) President Krystal Tomlinson and entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis on their pregnancy.However, I would like to also state that Ms Tomlinson...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On June 5, 2018, a group of us from the UK toured the Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth. The tour was professionally conducted. That is until the narrative about the plantation's history began to unfold. It started with a cute little...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Britain is headed for the status of 'colony' to the European Union, Boris Johnson has warned, just hours after news broke of his resignation as foreign secretary, effective July 9, 2018."We are truly headed for the status of a colony...

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