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Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:55 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This serves to publicly commend Corporal Bailey and his team who were conducting police activities in the vicinity of the Golden Grove Police Station, St Thomas, on the evening of Saturday, April 14. As a member of the...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:52 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness may have upended the political narrative in one phrase, "not my business", removing any illusion that there is a divide between the two major political parties  on whether LGBT...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:36 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Shirley Richards, the attorney-at-law who penned the article 'Gay-mad UK has lost its soul' (Gleaner, April 18, 2018), would do well to meet with some lesbian and gay people and speak with them first hand. She takes a moral...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:23 AMPaul Jennings

THE EDITOR, Sir: I shared with the members of my Facebook discussion group, 'FIWI FORUM', your human interest story of Jahnoy St Jacques, an undoubtedly brilliant student clearly lacking the means to realise his undoubted...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association, released its State of the Cruise Industry outlook for 2018 and beyond. The report offers an in-depth look at the continued...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Timing is everything, it has been said.The scandalous treatment of the Windrush children by the Theresa May Government had been stewing unabated for five months.No justice for the black elderly adult children - descendants of West...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The ruling handed down by the high court of Trinidad and Tobago regarding the unconstitutionality of sections of the Sexual Offences Act is a positive development for the improvement of the human rights of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The lead story in The Gleaner of April 16, entitled, 'Pastor urges church members to discard the see-no-evil mentality' is another hollow call.Why the 'see-no-evil' mentality has survived is because ghetto residents, especially,...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: - I want to use this medium to express my heartfelt gratitude to the staff and members of the University Hospital of the West Indies, Ward 2. My husband, Clarence Powell, ...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 11:08 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some questions for the Public Defender:Recent pronouncements from the Office of the Public Defender have left me wondering if she is losing it. After Zones of Special Operations and the State of Emergency both St. James and St....

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:In light of Ronald Thwaites' column 'Saving subpar schools' (Gleaner, April 16, 2018), I question why he is insisting on reappointing the chairman to a school board that has been failing over the last 12 years. The school is Kingston...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I wish to ask if some attention could be given by your administration to put in place policies to help pensioners who have given life service to government but retire without...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Clarification is necessary on whether Peter Bunting, the then national security minister, was authorised to issue or sign any such certificate. Assuming there had been a coroner's inquest into the killing of Keith Clarke, and such an...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to express my concern and disappointment at the quality of service being received from FLOW.For some time, I have been paying for a mobile-phone service package for which I have had no need. My monthly bill has been in excess...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck.On September 30, 2016, one year, seven months and 16 days to date, Germaine Junior, a returning resident from the United States of America, was found dead in the Barbican...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The United Nations is unfit for purpose not by accident, but by design! Here we have an organisation consisting of 193 states that can be paralysed by any one permanent member of the Security Council - France, China, Russia, the US...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I reference the article by Gordon Robinson, titled 'Why I don't want a virtuous woman', which appeared in The Sunday Gleaner's In Focus section on Easter Sunday.The ideal 'virtuous' woman being extolled in Proverbs 31:10-31 reminds...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Can you imagine that after approximately 10 months, the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is still operating on go-slow? Approved applicants who should have picked up their new licences in June and July 2017 are still waiting?The...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Government has sent out a circular stating that "only Labour Day school will be closed for". In addition, summer holidays, which should begin July 6, will be taken "Monday, July 10". July 10 is not a Monday but a Tuesday.My...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Lennie Little-White's In Focus column 'Some Jamaican men are dawgs' (Sunday Gleaner, April 15, 2018) seemed to have implicated the Bible and a Jamaican reggae artiste in fostering sexual irresponsibility among men.While I doubt even...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to place on record my utter disgust with the services offered by FLOW. I signed up for their Internet service. However, the service has been down since February 19. Despite calling about 600 times, no one has come to...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Jamaican of African and European ancestry, I believe that Hillel Academy erred when it set the slavery assignment from a European perspective. Knowing the country where the school is located, the teacher involved should have had...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner should be applauded for exposing Hillel Academy for the slavery assignment to its grade nine students. We should alsocredit the board for the public apology.All the choices on the slavery list were disturbing. What is...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the Gleaner editorial published Thursday, April 12, 2018, titled 'Shaw must ensure relief for farmlands', it inaccurately stated that "the review and advisory board has not operated for more than a year ..." and that...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is time that we call a spade a spade. A spade was a derogatory term for a black person back in the day in Britain. Fast-forward and some members of the group called the Windrush Generation who were invited to help to rebuild...

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