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Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial in Tuesday's Gleaner ('Cataleptic Delroy Williams', November 12, 2018) on the lack of performance of Delroy Williams as mayor of Kingston was a honest and truthful assessment of his work. The fact is that this mayor...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like many Jamaicans at home and abroad, I've been literally blown away at Dalton Harris' incredible performances on the UK version of X Factor talent show, as he advances in the top 10.However, I am surprised he has not been getting...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In 2016, the NCB Financial Group Limited, parent company for National Commercial Bank, made $14 billion in net profits. Last year, it improved its position by recording $19 billion in net profit. This, I gather, is a new record, as...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am concerned about the protocol of certain commercial banks here in Jamaica. They seem to be lagging so far behind the world.I don't expect them to be on par with, say, the banks in the USA, but I am sure they can do better than...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched the ending moments of the Walker Cup finals a few minutes ago and I wondered what had propelled ISSA to change the format from the one conceptualised in 1961. The intention of the competition then was a challenge cup among...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:That Jamaican society has largely sunken into depravity in terms of public conduct, and what comes out of the Parliament, and from entertainers, is widely accepted;, but when the Church endorses decadence, civility is at its end.On...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Integrity Commission recently announced the appointment of Colonel Daniel Pryce as interim executive director; Dirk Harrison as interim director of corruption prosecution; Ms Joy Powell as interim director of information and...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been going close to a year since the University Road has collapsed, and we have been waiting on the relevant authorities to fix it since, but it has yet to be fixed. The Hope Valley Experimental School children are most...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:If this wasn't such a serious situation, I would laugh. Most of us have travelled on a JUTC bus at least once in our lives; but most of us have never been on the JUTC website and seen at first hand how they advertise their service: '...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is amazing how inhumane security officers can be at the Catherine Hall Health Centre in Montego Bay.On Tuesday, (November 13) at about 8:10 a.m., I offered a ride to a mother with two-week-old twins. Her destination was Catherine...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Does the Government really want to stem police abuse?If I were a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for almost two decades and looking from within, I would probably conclude that the Government, past and present, does not care...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Globally, this week, we celebrate Trans Awareness Week, which recognises transgender individuals and helps persons on the outside to foster an understanding of the issues faced by the community.To put it simply, transgender,...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is a great thing that National Commercial Bank (NCB) has posted yet another massive net profit for its 2017-2018 financial year, a 17 per cent increase, over the previous financial year.The more annual profits that private-sector...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The contentious issue of language is essentially about identity and self-esteem. Our politicians and other leaders just can't seem to get their heads around this one, yet they profess to be so wise. Doctors and lawyers can speak with...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With regard to Kwesi Marshall's guest column 'Don't buy Professor Morrison's sweet talk' (Gleaner, November 11, 2018), all the schoolchildren need is either a ripe banana, or other sweet fruit in season, or some coconut water, and...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On November 9, 2018, I had to renew my driver's licence, a procedure that took almost two hours, 45 minutes of which was waiting in a line to pay the fees.Can we not put this activity online like so many other fees, and print out a...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to your editorial 'collecting on our blood at somme and ypres', published Sunday. November 11, 2018.My Jamaican grandmother's husband was drafted into the BWIR two weeks after their daughter was born, and never...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is no reason why Jamaica should not take full advantage of all the opportunities available for the development of the medicinal use of ganja. In fact, one wonders why is it that so few Jamaicans paid any attention to the...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While the Ministry of Education issued funding guidelines for public schools which should effectively remove auxiliary fees, as they had provided an increase in subventions to schools under the Education Act and Regulations, I would...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There can be no doubt that Jamaica is poised to become the economic Mecca of the English-speaking Caribbean once again.Statistics revealed recently indicate that the net international reserve is it at high levels; tax revenues are at...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Another headline-grabbing story about the latest misfortune faced by the sugar companies has hit the news. This is just another symptom of a failed system that is fighting a losing battle to maintain relevant: its time has long...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Tourism, in particular, has focused on developments that involve foreign direct investment, largely in all-inclusive resorts or enclave tourism developments which exclude the majority of our locals from even coming into contact with...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, my husband and I had to conduct business at the Inland Revenue Department in downtown Kingston. To our consternation, we had to pay $200 for each two-hour period of parking (or part thereof) at a neighbouring car park....

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I respond to Paul Haye's article 'Stop fighting against NIDS'. While there is some value to having an improved system of national identity for controls and security, these systems must work effectively with other systems to be...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, I wish to acknowledge The Gleaner's continued support of the policy initiative announced by the Government of Jamaica on September 17, 2018.The policy announcement related to the banning of three plastic packaging materials on...

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