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Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was taken aback by Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s response to a comment made by Commonwealth Secretary Baroness Patricia Scotland of Dominica, who suggested she reconsider her challenge for the position and...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The Gleaner on Tuesday asked its social media followers their thoughts on the recent public sector strikes. Below are their responses. Many of the workers seem to have legitimate concerns that have not been properly addressed over the years. I...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter for the attention of the Hon Pearnel Charles Jr, MP, minister of agriculture and fisheries. Mr Charles, I am writing to you about the lengthy time it is taking for your marketing department to make a...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was lucky enough to catch a recent television interview of American astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was asked his opinion of billionaires’ spaceships, specifically the Blue Origin owned by Jeff Bezos, who has a...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. We note the recent industrial relations challenges that have emerged publicly in recent times, and it was also expected that you would have responded quickly and...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am appreciative of the work that Dr Christopher Tufton is doing with the upgrading of our health sector, I am shocked and disappointed by this one fact. The Spanish Town Hospital has no functioning X-ray facility! How can a...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The late Barbara Gloudon once paid me the compliment of saying that I had become a Jamaican “by osmosis”. Perhaps that is why I react with such visceral anger to the news that another 20 men are due to be deported to Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was in total shock and disbelief when I read the article ‘Enlist more youth to be informers’, published in The Gleaner on May 9. They are at-risk youths between the ages of 15 and 24. Their age range is from childhood to...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The passing of the Hon Barbara Gloudon represents the dimming of a cultural and creative light that shone brilliantly for many decades across the great expanse that is the Jamaican media, communication and artistic landscape....

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am still trying to figure what Dr Nigel Clarke means when he says that the Government has simplified what is being described as myriads of salary and allowance packages that presently obtains in the public sector and other...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Delano Franklyn’s commentary in The Sunday Gleaner of May 15, ‘Michael Manley, Edward Seaga and $2000 banknote’, so eloquently laid his case for the complete separation of the two Jamaican statesmen being on the same banknote....

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Why does the Government, habitually and traditionally, wait until worst comes, which in turn fuels a crisis? Where are the contingency plans that if, for instance, essential public-sector workers strike and particularly in...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are thankful that the impasse between the Government and the workers of the National Water Commission (NWC) ended because water is an essential commodity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, who is to really be...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I accept the necessity for collective bargaining and the organised representation of workers’ rights. While strikes and industrial action are not uncommon, even in developed economies, I cannot understand or support the...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The important difference between the view of the pro-choice and the pro-life depends on the same principle – the establishment, or proof, of a human life. That must be so, because even a pro-choice person would agree that...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 10:47 AM

Community members have greatly benefitted from the commitment and dedication of the youth of the Church of God (Seventh Day) on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston. Persons have benefitted from gaining access to tertiary education, developing public...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Tuesday, May 10, we woke up to the news of a strike by the National Water Commission (NWC) as a result of the failure of the Jamaican Government to implement an outstanding 2019 reclassification exercise in line with other...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Mrs Barbara Gloudon was an icon and a champion for the poor. In September 1998, Mrs Gloudon was having a discussion on local government reform on the radio. I phoned in to make my contribution and she was seemingly impressed...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is my view that the strike by the National Water Commission (NWC) would have been wasted, if it is not used to assess the country’s readiness to deal with major natural disasters such as hurricanes, major earthquakes and/or...

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

THE EDITOR, Madam: The illegal, unconscionable, and politically motivated strike at the National Water Commission (NWC) has brought to the fore one of the most intractable problem besetting the country – striking of essential workers willy-nilly...

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

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must register that I am totally appalled by the lack of foresight and future planning in this country. This was revealed to us on Monday when National Water Commission (NWC) workers staged a nationwide strike that resulted in...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The Gleaner on Tuesday asked its social media followers about their thoughts on the recent clashes between residents of Denham Town and the soldiers enforcing the zones of special operations. Below are their views. The residents decided to take...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AM

The EDITOR, Madam: I don’t think the facts of the matter were investigated in the Letter of the Day, dated May 3, 2022 – ‘When black hair is against the rules’. It is not a case of black hair being against the rules. It is the hairstyle that...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc, carry so much information, misinformation and disinformation exchanged every millisecond of every day. Influencers with followings that range from minuscule...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Where are the CCTV cameras throughout the length and breadth of Jamaica? Why have so many crimes that take place in public, on a daily basis, not been captured by the much talked-about JamaicaEye? On the American and Canadian...

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