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Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On August 6 this year, we celebrate 60 years of Independence. But what’s next for our nation, especially our governance structure? Recently, we heard the utterances of Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte about changes to the bail...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: No Festival song and Jamaica is 60 years strong. No man, something must be wrong. Out of all the songs submitted, not even 10 were suitably, lyrically and rhythmically acquitted? It can’t be that we have all suddenly become...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have been a fan of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition since I was a child. My first experience of it, and one which remains etched in my memory, was the night Roy Rayon won with Give Thanks and Praises. I was a young ‘80s...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

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

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: What is the real reason for so much crime to be taking place in Jamaica? Is it a matter of want or need? Jamaica is slowing becoming like one of those countries where guns and bullets seem to be taking the lives of innocent...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Prime Minister, speaking at a title handing-over ceremony in Old Harbour, St Catherine, spoke of a need for “more trained land surveyors” in Jamaica. We, the members of the 92-year-old Land Surveyors Association of Jamaica...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to make mention of the team from the Life Certificate Unit at the Accountant General’s Department . I would like to commend them for the great customer service they provided at their mobile drive to collect life...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said, “There is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica.” It is something that I always recall throughout my time in college, after venture into student...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Louis Moyston is right that Patois is a 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 fact....

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry, recently won two electric bicycles in a fundraising lottery draw held by Victoria Hospitals Foundation. A photo of the doctor and bicycles appeared on Twitter but...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: National Integrity Action (NIA) calls on the Government to clearly separate the move to “Our Jamaican Republic” promised by Prime Minister Holness, and prior to him, prime ministers Golding, Simpson-Miller, Patterson and Seaga...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I recently saw an advertisement inviting participation in a ‘tennis development clinic’ in Kingston. Initiatives such as these are a positive step in the development of the sport in Jamaica. An online search provides a...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was born and raised in Little Bay, a small fishing community 23 kilometres southeast of Negril. I’ve called one house my home for my entire life, and I am almost 40 years old. Four generations of us have lived in this house...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is so sad to hear of the passing of Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa, who died of a sudden heart attack on the morning of Sunday, June 5. Magaisa was a constitutional law expert, a passionate campaigner and formidable thinker who...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaicans are a resilient people. However, their revolutionary nature is often masked with a smile. Caught between the deep blue sea of Independence stepping into Republic ocean we are in a cocoon of indecision. How do you surf...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In The Gleaner article published on Sunday, May 29, it was reported that 27,000 students are still missing from classrooms. This report had me thinking, do we need a special squad consisting of social workers, police, and other...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the wake of a surge of antisocial and violent behaviour in schools, the Minister of Education, Mrs Fayval Williams, has rightly condemned these actions and has promised to implement restorative justice sessions to manage...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must applaud The Gleaner for its consistent editorial features on the language crisis in Jamaica. Permit me to mention two of those significant features, ‘Justice Sykes rules for Patois’ (March 6, 2020) and a most recent...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Gone are the days when we all had to wait on mainstream media for news and breaking news. The Internet revolution, coupled with social media platforms and smart devices, gives us information at accident and incident scenes in...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:09 AM

We asked our social media users for responses to the foreign affairs minister’s revelation on Monday that the financing of her campaign for the post of secretary general of the Commonwealth Secretariat was being funded by taxpayers. She said that...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I hope that the horrible recent episode with the zoo employee tormenting the lion and getting his finger bitten (off?) will help to underline the fact that a zoo is not a circus or a place where people can get to harass, annoy...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Regardless of how we feel about the British royals, the Queen is Jamaica’s Head of State. As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee with 70 years on the throne, I’m wondering if I missed the well wishes to the Queen...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: “Give praise when praise is due” goes an old saying. On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, while en route to Jamaica College, my son stopped at Juici Patties in Liguanea. He was travelling with his aunt. My son reportedly passed out...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: No laws, however draconian and swingeing, will suppress the resolve of those bent on murder and mayhem. No endorsement of the ropes, or the enforcement of the electric chair, or any future blood curdling means of justice will...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The longer the units remain unsold the greater problem. Someone has to pay to maintain, and with those high prices and all of 86 units, it puts the entire project at risk. I agree the board of management should be held accountable for this. –...

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