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Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Prime minister of Canada stood in parliament and declared: “It was only after advice from law enforcement that we invoked the Emergencies Act.” He was referring to the act that had been passed into law in 1988, but was...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to ask this: Did you know that, as a pre-requisite for mailing a package, the postal clerk is required to see the item before it is accepted for mailing? With no prior knowledge of this requirement, I walked into...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Instagram: “What was the point of the UK [royal family] visiting Jamaica recently? What was the point of entertaining that visit if these concerns were not discussed and resolved?” – @k.witter “This does not surprise me, they do not want no...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins with the people of Barbados in mourning the passing of the Honourable George Lamming. Poet, novelist, essay writer, orator, lecturer, teacher, editor and tireless activist, George Lamming...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with great interest that we should acknowledge the valuable contributions that past school board members have given to Jamaica. Assess the duties of members of boards for public- sector entities; it seems as if school...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to draw attention to the situation where Jamaicans have ample credit on their cellphones but are not able to use it. This is because they may have topped up the credit over 21 days ago. I strongly think this is not...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Muffled under the screaming terrors in our country and the wider world is a lesser known insidious ill – that of the abuse of our elders. The reports that make headlines concerning danger to the elderly usually border on the...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On June 2, an article published in THE STAR, ‘Gambling addict begs to be rehabilitated’, highlighted a court matter in which a gentleman was being prosecuted for theft of a phone which was sold and the proceeds used to fuel his...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Living in a blood-washed country like Jamaica can give you high blood pressure, if you are not mentally and emotionally strong. This is because of a justice system that is not harsh on those who commit violent crimes. That...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Here we go again. This is the 27th school shooting in America since the year began. Last week’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is another telltale sign that things have fallen apart and the centre can no longer hold. This, sadly, is...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Except for deaths that occur naturally or via natural disasters, we are gradually becoming numb to the wanton, senseless and frequent killings around us. It seems to be the order of the day that, if the media (print and...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Kindly allow me space in your prestigious newspaper to publicly commend the Spalding police for the high level of professionalism and efficacy with which the officers approach crime-fighting. Recently, a mentally ill man was...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The exceedingly paramount issue of food security deserves national priority, as the entire world is evidently under imminent threat due to the escalation of conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which undoubtedly has had a...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter with reference to the article, ‘Taking policing to digital level’, which was published in The Gleaner on May 30. This is the very first time that I have ever felt 100 per cent that the four police...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Sport has long been a bridge and catalyst for nations of opposing political, ideological, cultural and ethnic values to get together, despite all differences. Back in 1971, a game between United States and China at the World...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The frantic pace at which many of us live demands and consumes so much of our time, attention and energy that we are left with very little for anything else. In daily conversations, we often hear the expression “I’m too busy!”...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Here in Jamaica, and around the world, women have been a critical engine for economic growth and development. From every perspective, it is only right that our society be an equitable and just one. I am committed to continue to...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Devon Crossfield, president of the Church Teachers’ College Alumni Association (CTCAA), the executive and members note with regret the passing of the Rev Dr Kenneth Thaxter, past principal of Church Teachers’ College;...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2022 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As child’s month draws to a close, I am sharing a painfully instructive observation. Last week, I visited a church where I saw two little girls playing in the yard. One could be at around five years old and the other about...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2022 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As educators we are constantly under society’s microscope, more so since the advent of COVID-19, which resulted in the unexpected closure of schools for two years. Like most educators, I have had to dig deep into the ‘happy...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, the minister of finance announced that a new, redesigned family of banknotes would be introduced by December of this year. However, instead of there being a sense of excitement the reaction from the public focused...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This youngster purchased two assault rifles then shot and killed 19 school students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas. This is another awful blow, as easy and as simple as that. Did the person who...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter with reference to the article, ‘Life sentence more effective than death penalty’, published in The Gleaner on May 26. Life sentence does not benefit our economy, and neither does it benefit the economy...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Audley Shaw, minister of mining, recently called for Jamaica to plan for life after bauxite and alumina. He further encouraged the extraction of the other ‘God-given’ minerals found in Jamaica. In the May 21 Gleaner article, ‘...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Finding a job has become quite challenging; even with the great resignation, job seekers are experiencing difficulty in securing gainful employment. Applicants painstakingly edit their résumés to ensure they meet the...

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