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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the past month, we lost two stalwarts of the engineering fraternity – Jonathan F.K. Earle, PhD, and Basil G.A. Nelson. They are truly the definition of gentlemen, but more so two engineers whose contributions to Jamaica and...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The US Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v Wade is the victory of a minority, evangelical group in one of the more plural, modern societies. It is a decision hostile to women, indifferent to social justice, alien to...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Most critics now voicing their opinion about Kamina Johnson Smith’s bid for the Commonwealth secretary general position should have done so earlier. Would their views be the same had Johnson Smith won? This was not simply...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The savagery now gripping Jamaica is unprecedented. The Government and the police are doing what they can, with what they have. The PM and administrators are bound within the confines of human rights oversight at home and...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I think there is a market for the botanical roots ice cream, or more popularly known as the Jamaican’ tinkin toe’. Quite an unflattering name for a delicacy such as ice cream, but the Jamaican tinkin toe is an exception, with...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I fully concur with the points made in the article written by Mr Delano Franklyn, titled ‘Kamina Johnson Smith’s defeat – A divided CARICOM and Africa’, published on June 26. The actions of our prime minister and Minister...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Without entering the debate re the Roe v Wade issue, the reactions to the verdict have been quite revealing. Two separate groups, consisting mostly of women bearing placards with divergent views, were seen. One side being as...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:Conflict resolution should be a part of every prep-, primary- and high-school curriculum in Jamaica. This is critical to lay a solid foundation from the early ages and stages of the lives of our children and teenagers. Every day...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was told from an early age that education is the key to success; however, this key has proven to be very dysfunctional. The educational system has failed to teach students about wealth creation, and has only prepared us to...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Money well spent for Jamaica, says Morgan “The Jamaican taxpayers say otherwise. We need to know the amount, like now.” – @nuttyshe11 “As I said before, this administration is Jamaica’s worst by far. This so-called bid is a monumental scandal...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is one philosophy we can all be united on and that is, the United States will never be united. Last Friday’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States has further polarised an already-fragile nation. This is a...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In response to her defeat in the Commonwealth Secretary General elections, Kamina Johnson Smith is reported to have suggested that “God wasn’t ready for me to leave Jamaica yet”. It would have been better for God to have...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Thank God that the 100m race for women did take place at the National Trials after the technical glitches that caused a delay. Congratulations to Shericka Jackson, Kemba Nelson and Elaine Thompson Herah for qualifying for World...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican political landscape has lost one of its most venerable stalwarts with the passing of Francis Tulloch, former minister of tourism and former member of parliament for Eastern Hanover and, at various times since 1972...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It could be that tragedies could be prevented. However, if one embarks on a long swim without a lifebuoy and disregarding the instructions of lifeguards, who can help such a drowning soul? The poet Lorna Goodison bluntly made a...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Henry Kissinger suggested that by supplying Ukraine with weaponry, the countries of NATO and the EU were prolonging the war with Russia. His suggestion that Ukraine...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I look around and see the crime and violence and can’t help but wonder what is really causing our young men to want to be notorious and known for ‘badness’ so badly? Why do they want to prove that they can get cold-hearted so...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Students at risk: How convicted sex offenders remain teachers in schools Instagram: “Maybe because the Sex Offender Registry is not readily available to Jamaicans, [it seems] we are too worried about paedophiles’ rights and not our children...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Mandeville is no longer the squeaky-clean town it once appeared to be, and the mere thought that it might never be restored is quite disconcerting. The sight of cardboard boxes and other waste piling up in some parts of the...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Minister of legal and constitutional affairs seemed a little pained and discombobulated in trying to distinguish between the right to life and the right to liberty. According to the United Nations Convention on Human...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Sometimes I feel like my voice is so weak in advocating for social and emotional learning education to be systematised in our nation. Sometimes I feel like I am calling out from the wilderness and no one is hearing me. Despite...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:08 AM

T HE EDITOR, Madam: I am in total agreement with the letter to The Gleaner re: ‘New government structure needed to move us forward!’ Unfortunately, I don’t see our current Government (or future one) agreeing to it, as they love the current power...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I don’t believe there is anyone who was not touched in some way by the recent, chilling murder of a mother and her four children. It has left our leaders in a state of shock, wondering again what they can do to stem the tide...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Waking up to your lead article ‘Prayer amid bloodshed’ on my phone was jarring, but it is time we wake up from the dream that says the government has an answer to crime, especially as St Catherine goes into another state of...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: For a very long time the fallacy of the Jamaican crime problem has persisted. Jamaicans have always looked at the surface level of things, which has always allowed politicians to take advantage of them and misuse public funds....

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