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Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:19 AM

Jamaica Zoo, where a lion recently ripped off the finger of a taunting employee, does not have a licence to operate as an attraction, the Tourism Product Development Company has confirmed. Further proof that most patty shops run better than...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The prime minister must be commended for directing our nation to self-reliance. This is true wisdom from above. A nation blessed with such a great climate is a world leader in showing diversity in the use of natural spaces....

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We note the article on May 24 in The Gleaner reporting that the tobacco company was supporting the Government’s tree-planting project on Labour Day. The article quoted the tobacco company as saying: “Not only does the...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The hedge fund gas tax of $7 a litre was introduced as a cushion against sharp increases in world oil prices above US$80 a barrel. So, if the price of oil fell below $80, then Jamaica would lose that money, but if it rose above...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:09 AM

We asked our social media users their thoughts on Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ comments that the NHT is not a charity. Below are their responses. “Mr PM, I respect what NHT started and what it has done for a lot of hard-working Jamaicans over...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: My recent conversation with an individual who spent 10 years in prison has reinforced the view that judges should acquaint themselves with prison conditions as a rule. Judges must be familiar with the law, and the application...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was shocked to read reports published in this newspaper that the prime minister stated that the NHT is not a charity. My understanding is that the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions urged the Government to increase the...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since the onset of COVID-19, many businesses globally have sought to change operations for the better. But not Tax Administration Jamaica. The agency has gone from bad to worse. TAJ has introduced a new Driver’s Licence Renewal...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: An event, whose global significance in track and field athletics may have escaped the attention of many, occurred in April of this year. It points to the deep reservoir of athletic talent in this country. At the Carifta Games...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With war raging in Ukraine, coupled with supply chain issues and inflation – causing the price of energy, food and all consumer items to soar worldwide – news emerged from Dallas, Texas, on May 19, that a new, non-virulent...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Last Thursday (May 19), the minister of finance, Dr Nigel Clarke, sought to assure the police that they would be getting more money after the public-sector review is completed. Even though the time period is indefinite, it...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was recently in Jamaica (I’m a part-time resident) at my home in Mandeville. I had the pleasure to meet the member of parliament, Rhoda Crawford, who assisted us in getting the garbage picked up – for it was three to four...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As I listen the news daily and read disheartening reports in the print media, describing various economic problems the people are facing, I am moved to reflect on two popular adages: “When one door is closed, another is opened...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I listened with great interest recently as persons recounted postindependent Jamaica on a recent programme. I was born in the early 1950s and I have witnessed our country take a turn for the worst over the years. As a senior...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The prime minister has been taking on the issues of bad construction firms over the last year or so. Not only is this timely, but it is also urgent. There is a fierce urgency of now that must drive his campaign against shoddy...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since the physical return to the classrooms, there have been numerous reports of fights, bullying, extortion, serious injuries and even deaths. This is a reality that we as parents need to take meticulous and concerted efforts...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The phrase ‘action, not a bag a mouth’, like many things and issues else in Jamaica, has been placed in a well-known song featuring Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous. Indeed, My younger self welcomed Edward Seaga for...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The idea of race is still an insistent force that decides how we view people with different shaped eyes, shape of their noses, hair or skin colour. Notwithstanding that concept of race is non-existent on the scientific radar,...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I think it quite appropriate to pray for our Jamaican teachers at this particular time. O Lord, They have committed themselves to selfless service and nation building. They have taken up the task of care-giver, facilitator,...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are writing with reference to the articles published in The Gleaner, ‘Green energy cost dilemma’, on March 18, and ‘LNG still to power $14b JPS Hunts Bay plant amid energy crisis and cooling concerns’, on April 1. These...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Throughout history, Jamaica has proven itself to be a nation with some of the most intelligent, talented, and hard-working individuals in the world. However, our country has always been held back due to indiscipline, lack of...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Overseas remittances, particularly those from the United States, are such a significant benefit and source of revenue to Jamaican families and, by extension, the Jamaican economy. The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) should...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Thursday, May 5, I visited the National Insurance Office (NIS) on Ripon Road to enquire about my pension and had the most extraordinary experience of service excellence from a public servant. She is Kerry-Ann Davis, whom I...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am using this medium to voice my frustration with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). For the past few months, I have been a frequent commuter on the JUTC buses, mostly on route numbers 78 and 68. In most instances, I...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Daily I read The Gleaner and The Jamaica Observer, and seldom have I not come upon news items of shooting, most of them fatal. In today’s news, for example (May 17, 2022), the following are headlined: ‘Man shot dead on Hagley...

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