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Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE Editor, Sir:Lack of money is not Jamaica's national security problem. Violence production rivals any big industry from the state to the world stage. Trading in arms is a big global business. Who believes that the entrepreneurial titans want to...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest your editorial of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 titled 'The shame of Port Royal', in which the town is referred to as "an unkempt and often rubbish-strewn dump".I had hoped that mention would also have been made of...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently released some troubling statistics that there has been an increase in murders in the first two weeks of this year when compared to the same period last year.According to the JCF stats,...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I attended the funeral service for Ian Boyne on Sunday at the National Indoor Sports Centre. I went not because I wanted to be numbered among those persons who attended, not for the social hype it could bring, and certainly not...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sometime ago, while listening to my 50-plus-year-old stereo, I heard a discussion programme about the effect that the supposed post-slavery syndrome was having on our worsening crime situation. This position is supposed to have been...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I thank President Donald Trump for his honesty in calling Haiti and African nations "s***hole countries". This is a good thing for black people, especially some a unnu Jamaicans.What is odd to me is that some of you are beside...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:While many of us have become accustomed to the nine-day wonder of news stories in Jamaica, what we have seen from the minister of national security regarding the Palisadoes debacle is a far cry from the usual. The minister's response...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the construction being carried out by the National Works Agency (NWA) and China Harbour Engineering Company to widen Barbican Road and East King's House Road around the present roundabout, it is appalling to see that they are...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why are Health Minister Chris Tufton and Permanent Secretary Winston De La Haye so reluctant to go full-speed ahead towards monetising Jamaica-based medical marijuana? Let's take a look at the pain and opioid industries. It is a US$...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Monday morning, I headed out to work singing my gospel songs and trying to perk up my spirit for the day ahead. I turned on to Eastwood Park Road from a road adjoining Molynes Road, heading for the intersection of Red Hills,...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article by Archbishop Emeritus Richard Reece ('Mentor boys as part of crime fight', Gleaner, January 11, 2018) was very on point with the state of many of our young boys, men and crime.Several studies have been done, and...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The people behind the proposed new Road Traffic Act are being led by the devil and are so blind that they cannot see the serious repercussions that this act, if not amended immediately, will bring on Jamaicans.Why propose to suspend...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." (Mark Twain)Ian Boyne, of blessed memory, was an avid, prolific, voracious reader, and that is why he was so rational, enquiring, analytical...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeith Hobbins

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must congratulate Linton P. Gordon for his Letter of the Day in The Gleaner of January 12, 2018. Mr Gordon's insight on what should have been done during the eight-hour blockage of the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day is sound.I...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that several of the persons commenting on the eight-hour road blockage along the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day are seeking to allocate blame to persons who ought not to be blamed. However, we wish to look at this...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:There seems to be a misunderstanding among some persons about the position of the People's National Party (PNP) with respect to the current public-sector wage negotiations.When the PNP took over the reins of government in 2011, not...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched with horror as the driver of a car narrowly missed hitting a student of the Donald Quarrie High School in east Kingston a few days ago as he raced across the road to get to his school. I wondered for the umpteenth time:...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican living in the United States. I honestly cannot wrap my head around why it's so hard to curtail crime in Jamaica. The Government needs to be more proactive; it can't be business as usual. This is very disgraceful....

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the letter from Digicel customer Safiya Gordon published in The Gleaner on January 11, 2018, I am pleased to let you know that we are making arrangements to install her Digicel Home and Entertainment service.Upon...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

The Editor, Sir:Your Editorial of Tuesday, January 9 rightly bemoaned the delay in the development of Port Royal into the first class heritage tourism attraction it has the potential to be but quite mistakenly took me, as the elected Parliamentary...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is really disheartening to see what is happening in our country. Many persons of influence and power love titles, but fail to accept responsibility when things go wrong on their direct watch.Accountability seems a bad word or...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have never witnessed such level of hypocrisy and unabashed political opportunism as I have witnessed from opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, during the current contentious period of wage negotiations between the government and...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I signed up for a Play Big package on October 4, 2017, for my home. The Digicel Play representative came to my office, signed me up and collected my deposit (in cash) of JMD$3,000 on the same day. After not hearing anything from her...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I had to hang my head in shame when I read online that Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine division and caretaker for the constituency of Eastern St Andrew, was complaining that she saw "too many laborites" at the Shaggy...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The crime of the year for 2018 is the one in which that cruel beast chased a pregnant woman - who was just a few days away from giving birth - and pumped bullets into her body, killing her and the foetus on the spot. That son of a...

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