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Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Misogyny can be defined as the hatred, dislike or mistrust of women manifested in various forms, such as physical intimidation and abuse, sexual harassment and rape, social shunning and ostracism. It is the ingrained and...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 9:44 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) is mindful of comments expressed in the editorial titled ‘Get a move on renewables plan’, published in The Gleaner on June 19, 2022. The ministry, therefore, deems it fit...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a senior citizen still in control of my faculties, it’s hard for me to recall a time when the news cycle offered a menu topped by a buffet of interconnectedness. One can start with the islandwide murder/crime wave which has...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is one of the most inefficient private sector companies in Jamaica, and their tardiness inflicts burdensome pain on us helpless customers. I have a low voltage at my house from last week, and...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write from The Hague, Netherlands. It has been brought to my attention that there has been some speculation as to the financing of my campaign for a judgeship of the International Court of Justice. I wish to clarify that I...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter with reference to the article, ‘Police force upgrade would have squashed violent crimes’, which was published in The Gleaner on June 18. The national security minister Dr Horace Chang has no reason to...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: First, let me say this: our police and armed forces are not perfect, and they are under tremendous pressure trying to keep us safe. But what I realise is that whenever there seems to be a controversial shooting death of an...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write with reference to the article ‘Jamaica to break with monarchy by 2025’ in the UK Weekly Gleaner of June 16. How can anyone/group assemble an idea within a disorganised society without a well-informed citizenry? I beg...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The is a common denominator that governs the principle of war – be it gang or turf war in Jamaica currently, or the war between Russia and Ukraine. That common denominator is always the same blind conceit or selfishness – the...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reference is made to the letter to the editor, titled, ‘Package opened before sending at post office’, which was published in The Gleaner on June 7. The Post and Telecommunications Department regrets the inconvenience...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, we were in discussions with a corporate executive on logistics management and its importance to the Jamaican economy. We were quite taken aback to learn that they did not have knowledge about an existing logistics hub...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: News coming out of the governor general’s (GG) residence in Ottawa, had a familiar ring to it. A spending scandal which seems to be par for the course in that position of Queen’s representative in Canada, although the GG is...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Notwithstanding financial and legislative intervention from government, the culture of crime in Jamaica is like a plague for which a cure is not forthcoming or known. The prospects of significantly suppressing such a...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Anyone who has been to a tax office can attest to the inefficiency which Trevor Samuels attested to in a letter to the editor on June 17, “Polite staff but inefficient systems at tax office”. Samuels spoke specifically about...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In November 2015, a Delegation Agreement was signed between the European Commission and Frontex – the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – the border surveillance component of the Copernicus Security Service to support...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Sadly, youth in Zimbabwe are at higher risk than non-users for mental health problems, including depression, conduct problems, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, and suicide. It is painful and...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2022 | 12:05 AM

Fleeing Jamaican survives gang attack at US-Mexico border Instagram I’m not scared of Jamaica that much to flee through Mexico to the US. SMH. – @tha_jamaican Why are our people enduring all of this to go to the US? Is it for a better life...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Monday, June 13, I went to the Constant Spring tax office to pay some of my taxes and have my car licensed. The transaction totalled five property taxes and a car licence renewal. I was quite impressed with how the staff...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is much discussion in Jamaica regarding the music and its association with violence, among other forms of major disorders. In fact, these discussions on the negative impact of popular music on the Jamaican society have...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is indeed a source of immense pride for me to congratulate the new Anglican Bishop of Kingston, Rev Father Garth Minott, on his ordination on Saturday, June 11. Bishop Minott hails from Mavis Bank, in the cool hills of the...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the permanent state of the high murder rate in Jamaica, we should not oppose Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte’s statement on the new Bail Act. I am in total agreement with her in “not...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Monday, June 13, I went to the Constant Spring Tax Office to pay some of my taxes and have my car licensed. The transaction totalled five property taxes and a car -licence renewal. I was quite impressed with how the staff...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Kindly permit me the opportunity to publicly and fully endorse the views expressed in your editorial of June 11, 2022, under the caption, ‘Tinkering with the Bail Act’. It provided a rational and detailed rebuff to the recent...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Louis E.A. Moyston is right that Patois is part of the Jamaican identity. I know of no one who denies this. There are disagreements about what, if anything, should be done about this fact, but not about whether it is a...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the recent past, several of our dancehall artistes have been banned from countries of our Caribbean neighbours who gave stinging reasons of disapproval of the less-than-civilised lyrics, behaviour and influence of the...

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