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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The passing of the Hon Barbara Gloudon represents the dimming of a cultural and creative light that shone brilliantly for many decades across the great expanse that is the Jamaican media, communication and artistic landscape....

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am still trying to figure what Dr Nigel Clarke means when he says that the Government has simplified what is being described as myriads of salary and allowance packages that presently obtains in the public sector and other...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Delano Franklyn’s commentary in The Sunday Gleaner of May 15, ‘Michael Manley, Edward Seaga and $2000 banknote’, so eloquently laid his case for the complete separation of the two Jamaican statesmen being on the same banknote....

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Why does the Government, habitually and traditionally, wait until worst comes, which in turn fuels a crisis? Where are the contingency plans that if, for instance, essential public-sector workers strike and particularly in...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are thankful that the impasse between the Government and the workers of the National Water Commission (NWC) ended because water is an essential commodity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, who is to really be...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I accept the necessity for collective bargaining and the organised representation of workers’ rights. While strikes and industrial action are not uncommon, even in developed economies, I cannot understand or support the...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The important difference between the view of the pro-choice and the pro-life depends on the same principle – the establishment, or proof, of a human life. That must be so, because even a pro-choice person would agree that...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 10:47 AM

Community members have greatly benefitted from the commitment and dedication of the youth of the Church of God (Seventh Day) on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston. Persons have benefitted from gaining access to tertiary education, developing public...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Tuesday, May 10, we woke up to the news of a strike by the National Water Commission (NWC) as a result of the failure of the Jamaican Government to implement an outstanding 2019 reclassification exercise in line with other...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Mrs Barbara Gloudon was an icon and a champion for the poor. In September 1998, Mrs Gloudon was having a discussion on local government reform on the radio. I phoned in to make my contribution and she was seemingly impressed...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is my view that the strike by the National Water Commission (NWC) would have been wasted, if it is not used to assess the country’s readiness to deal with major natural disasters such as hurricanes, major earthquakes and/or...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The illegal, unconscionable, and politically motivated strike at the National Water Commission (NWC) has brought to the fore one of the most intractable problem besetting the country – striking of essential workers willy-nilly...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must register that I am totally appalled by the lack of foresight and future planning in this country. This was revealed to us on Monday when National Water Commission (NWC) workers staged a nationwide strike that resulted in...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The Gleaner on Tuesday asked its social media followers about their thoughts on the recent clashes between residents of Denham Town and the soldiers enforcing the zones of special operations. Below are their views. The residents decided to take...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AM

The EDITOR, Madam: I don’t think the facts of the matter were investigated in the Letter of the Day, dated May 3, 2022 – ‘When black hair is against the rules’. It is not a case of black hair being against the rules. It is the hairstyle that...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc, carry so much information, misinformation and disinformation exchanged every millisecond of every day. Influencers with followings that range from minuscule...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Where are the CCTV cameras throughout the length and breadth of Jamaica? Why have so many crimes that take place in public, on a daily basis, not been captured by the much talked-about JamaicaEye? On the American and Canadian...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: For many years, a few Jamaican citizens have reverted to jungle justice as a form of punishment for wrongdoings. In the latter portion of 2021, residents of St Thomas scoured the bushy surroundings in search of accused abductor...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a 22-year-old mother of two girls – a four-year-old and a one-year-old. I wasn’t able to finish high school, not because I am a young mother, but because of poverty. I had my daughter when I was 18, shortly after I...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

“Who else see some kind of revolution about to start up by this young lady?” – @Marcus69_72 “I will forever look to unify all communities and was never been informed of this exercise. There are issues to be resolved within our leadership...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Food – the threat of food insecurity to be more precise – is a clear and present danger not only to Jamaica but the world at large. While the current trepidation with which this is currently viewed, stemming largely from the...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Erosion, lack of sanitary conveniences, littering spoil public beaches “The dilapidated condition of our beaches is not just Government’s neglect. But some of our people are just too nasty and destructive. A people without civic pride and basic...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The issue of social change is complex. I am talking about positive social change for Jamaica in the 21st century. As we plan for the 60th anniversary of Independence of Jamaica, it is important to raise the issue of social...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I believe it was last year when an on-duty policeman was verbally abused by a young man and he did not retaliate. Instead, he handled the situation calmly. Many people, including a radio talk-show host, were talking about it...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am compelled to write this letter with reference to the article, ‘Lawmakers divided on 15-year minimum for gun possession’, which was published in The Gleaner on May 6. I believe the proposed mandatory sentence is ill-...

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