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Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor titled 'FLOW ruined my business' and published in your newspaper on September 28, 2018.FLOW extends sincere apologies to Anthony McDonald for the disruption he experienced. At FLOW, it...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently business titan Howard Mitchell criticised the University of the West Indies (UWI) for not producing industry-relevant research of a high quality. Though widely shared, his sentiments represent only a small part of the debate...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So let me get this straight? We would rather have money in our pockets and in the bank than peace of mind and the value of our individual lives? Well, based on the Sunday Gleaner lead story 'Suffering under SOE' (October 14, 2018),...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After reading Mark Wignall's column Cuthbert-Flynn's uphill fight against abortion' (Sunday Gleaner, October 14, 2018), permit me to say I am in agreement with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.There are too...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find it difficult to accept what Mark Golding appears to be insinuating when he stated that the prime minister is making "allegations" in relation to the number of murders/shooting incidents that have taken place in Trench Town as...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Preventive social intervention, meaning violence interrupters and social workers in volatile communities, is long term. This does not mean, however, that it takes long for it to have impact.Within six to 12 months, five of 10...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Exactly when are we going to cut the crap? Why is there a furore over building a new parliamentary building in Jamaica? Have we seen the current small, crammed, poorly situated, handicap-inaccessible Gordon House?A new Parliament...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing with regard to Mark Wignall's column in The Sunday Gleaner on October 14, 2018, titled 'Cuthbert-Flynn's uphill fight against abortion'.It is more than 30 years since I chose not to carry my pregnancy to term. I made the...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last year, Desmond McKenzie, the minister of local government and community development, in celebrating Local Government Month in Clarendon, declared on the grounds of the Anglican Church, among other things, that he would be...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson.I have to admit that I was one of the many Jamaicans who wondered if your appointment as the top police officer was just another appointment.After...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The gay organisation publicly meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to mobilise and invite membership is definitely an abomination in the eyes of God, and it's more shocking to know that leaders of Jamaican society allow the publicity....

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to mention that the new Fisheries Bill passed last week has been in gestation for a record 23 years. How do I know? I participated in the very first discussion in summer 1995 with Fisheries Director Andre Kong and the Food...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tried to cast himself in the mould of a reformer. His supporters point to his youthfulness along with changing sociocultural and economic practices as evidence of the reformation that is...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is commendable that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has recognised the importance of building a new Parliament building for Jamaica that will better accommodate our lawmakers and staff.A new Parliament building is certainly long...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to Lloyd Vermont's Letter of the Day in The Gleaner titled 'Patois emblematic of Jamaicans' indiscipline' (October 12, 2018).Without knowing him and with no disrespect meant, I will assume that he is above the age of 60 and...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I will cite a glaring example of the failure of our lawmakers. This has to do with squatter settlement and the ghettoisation of communities.. At the municipal level, permits are required to erect permanent buildings, but none are...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a concerned resident of Discovery Bay. I welcome the ongoing developments at the Puerto Seco Beach by the Guardsman Group.It will bring much-needed revenue to the area.However, my concern is the impending development of a '...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Letters and phone calls to Mayor Delroy Williams before and after the Sunday Gleaner article of August 12, 2018, regarding illegal vending in Harbour View and its consequences have produced no positive results.The new illegal market...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:How many employers or human resources administrators know how to check if a prospective worker is a sex offender? The alleged case of rape at RIU should bother all of us.Jamaica, like many other English-speaking countries, has a sex...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Revenue is being lost daily by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).First, it's ridiculous that a bus travelling, say, to Portmore, should be sent on its way with sometimes up to four front seats to the left of the driver all wet...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the authorities get ready to discharge some 400 inmates at Bellevue Hospital, it is important to signal that no financial provision is given by the State to those responsible for the care of persons with disabilities in their...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While the plea-bargain law will reduce backlogs in the courts, does it bring justice to the victims of horrible crimes like murder and rape?The recent sentence of seven years given to the man who killed 97-year-old Peter Abrahams...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What is the mandate of the University of the West Indies?Isn't it really to "unlock West Indian potential for economic and cultural growth by high-quality teaching and research aimed at meeting critical regional needs, by providing...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Here in the United States, a person only has to walk into any place where there's a notary public, produce a valid government identification, pay $2, sign the document in the presence of the person, and that's it.What is the...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In acknowledgement of customer Service Week being recognised in Jamaica, I decided to post the names of spaces where I consistently get good or great service on social media. I deliberately opted not to bemoan the very present bad...

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