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

THE EDITOR, Madam: For many years, a few Jamaican citizens have reverted to jungle justice as a form of punishment for wrongdoings. In the latter portion of 2021, residents of St Thomas scoured the bushy surroundings in search of accused abductor...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a 22-year-old mother of two girls – a four-year-old and a one-year-old. I wasn’t able to finish high school, not because I am a young mother, but because of poverty. I had my daughter when I was 18, shortly after I...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

“Who else see some kind of revolution about to start up by this young lady?” – @Marcus69_72 “I will forever look to unify all communities and was never been informed of this exercise. There are issues to be resolved within our leadership...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Food – the threat of food insecurity to be more precise – is a clear and present danger not only to Jamaica but the world at large. While the current trepidation with which this is currently viewed, stemming largely from the...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Erosion, lack of sanitary conveniences, littering spoil public beaches “The dilapidated condition of our beaches is not just Government’s neglect. But some of our people are just too nasty and destructive. A people without civic pride and basic...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The issue of social change is complex. I am talking about positive social change for Jamaica in the 21st century. As we plan for the 60th anniversary of Independence of Jamaica, it is important to raise the issue of social...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I believe it was last year when an on-duty policeman was verbally abused by a young man and he did not retaliate. Instead, he handled the situation calmly. Many people, including a radio talk-show host, were talking about it...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am compelled to write this letter with reference to the article, ‘Lawmakers divided on 15-year minimum for gun possession’, which was published in The Gleaner on May 6. I believe the proposed mandatory sentence is ill-...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 6:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to write this letter about a leaked draft opinion of the justices of the US Supreme Court, in the case of Roe vs Wade. On May 3, Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, confirmed the authenticity of a leaked draft...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR,Madam: I write this letter out of concern for all the people such as myself who are thinking how our God-given rights are been abused by politicians. We are being forced, sophisticatedly and against our will, to take vaccines and...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Disasters and catastrophes are not new to the world. From devastating biblical earthquakes to the Great Depression, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had a fair share of tribulations – with lots of them caused by us...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Library Service is a silent giant of strength promoting reading and literacy in Jamaica. Indeed, they are providing excellent services despite limited resources. One can walk off the streets into a wealth of...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Instagram: That’s the problem in Jamaica, we do not believe in speaking up. We complain in the office, but shy away from taking it further when it’s time to protest. We sit down in the mess and take poor treatment. Who to tell, this may be his...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It would have appeared that the intended location of the proposed parliament building was being reviewed. But recent indications seem to have pointed to no such luck, no such fortune, or more accurately, no such reasoned...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has expectedly seen a rise in the COVID-19 cases since the end of the Easter holidays. There are several reports in the media where the minister of health and wellness is apparently not ruling out making adjustments to...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:12 AM
Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Despite efforts by governments under both parties, Jamaica continues to suffer from some basic problems. Among them are underemployment, adverse trade balances and food insecurity. In the meantime, there are thousands of acres...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:08 AM

A leaked draft opinion indicates that the US Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights. In Jamaica, taxpayers incur US$1.4m annually to treat complications caused by the unsafe ending of pregnancies. We asked our followers their thoughts...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is heartbreaking to hear of all these accidents on our roads. So many lives have been lost or destroyed because of road accidents. Riding, walking or driving, we have to proceed with caution on the roads. One suggestion is...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the eyes of the average global citizen, mental health may be viewed as something that is insignificant or trivial. People often treat themselves with contempt and complacency when it comes to caring for the well-being of...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The construction of the road from Harbour View to Port Antonio is a welcome development, which will bring a number of benefits to the area when it is completed, and some inconvenience during roadworks is expected. However,...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was appalled to read a report in the media, in which a local research group scorned what they described as free education at the tertiary level that was provided to Jamaicans between the 1970s to 1980s. Among the comment was...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read with great concern reports published a few days ago stating that one of our schools barred students for wearing their hair “too high”. For those who say that these school rules foster order and lead to law-abiding...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:05 AM

Schools and public health facilities are failing to observe the phased sugary drinks ban introduced by the Government just over three years ago, largely designed to improve the health of the nation’s children and address Jamaica’s struggle with non...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A recently released letter from the British Columbian Urban Mayors’ Caucus gives the impression that municipal policing in the province has gone to hell in a hand-basket. The big-city mayors reported on the subject of repeat...

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