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Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was recently driving down Red Hills Road. It was rush hour, so there was bumper-to-bumper traffic in the opposite direction.On reaching the corner at Cassia Park, I was shocked to see a taxi speeding towards me on my side of the...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As one who lives in the community, I wholeheartedly welcome the decision to make it more convenient for vehicular and pedestrian traffic to traverse Barbican Square.I take issue, however, with the use of concrete and steel barriers...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The act of 97 judges meeting last Monday at the Supreme Court to discuss Bryan Sykes' acting chief justice appointment, as well as the contentious issue of the separation of powers, which effectively brought court proceedings across...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to a letter written by Claude Wilson, titled 'Furious over SportsMax monopoly on Winter Games', published in The Gleaner on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.The team at SportsMax understands Mr Wilson's passion for...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have read the full-page 'Declaration on Separation of Powers, Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability', prepared by 97 judges from the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, and the Parish Courts of Jamaica, published in...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a visitor who spent a year in Jamaica in 1969-70, and who has since returned for short stays, I explored all this beautiful island using the old ESSO road map and I always found the sign posts at road junctions a great help in...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read two letters regarding the concrete barriers on the recently expanded Barbican Square, I can only assume that the writers don't travel on our city roads often enough.I travel through that area three times a day sometimes...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As an outsider who vacations on your island, I have to wonder, how much better off are the Jamaican people since Independence? In my opinion, you would have been better off staying put.The island is riddled with crime and corruption...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 11:05 PMJeanette Calder

THE EDITOR, Sir:When the 97 judges took a break from the traditional and conventional way in which they have long operated, I was served, and generations to come were served. I want to thank the judges.I've heard the criticisms flung at them for...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In addition to the points that have been made in The Gleaner's editorial ('More waffle on Justice Sykes') on Friday, February 16, 2018, the prime minister is reminded that in appointing Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice, he...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noticed that the number of voices raising concerns over the road expansion work taking place in Barbican, St Andrew is growing. As the design andlayout take shape and the time the work has been going on drags out, more persons...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are 30-plus yearly long-term (two to three months) regular visitors to Ocho Rios. We love the beach and fly thousands of miles to get here. We would appreciate if the UDC could make some concession in our situation and make it...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wonder why we still persist with this ceremonial opening of Parliament nonsense. What purpose does it serve, really? Why not just get on with the business of attending to the nation's affairs?In my opinion, with the kind of crime...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Despite the shortcomings of the Andrew Holness administration, the ruling party is performing reasonably well. Critics can play a role in keeping the administration accountable, but, unfortunately, several pundits are supporters of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I often wondered how criminals sleep at night. My thinking was that as human beings they must suffer terribly when they think of the harm they cause to others. But I have started to believe that criminals are really not very...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The postponement of the summit that the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and other private-sector bodies were organising ought not be for long. One can understand why Mr Holness and his team would find the end of this week,...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For all of the Jamaicans concerned about migration and Diasporas, the recent findings that we now have more deportees than returning residents should give us pause for thought. I hope that the work done by Professor Thomas-Hope on...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir;Today, (Thursday, February 15, 2018) marks the day when the 1 cent, 10 cents and 25 cents will cease to be legal tender in Jamaica. I must say that these coins had already been 'demonetised' from the pockets and wallets of many...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let's take a short walk down memory lane.Do you remember, in days gone by, RJR used to play some good 'old hits' music every Thursday evening, when Henry 'Busha' Stennett was the moderator of the programme, The Evening People Show,...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:05 AML.L. Kellier

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome the comments of Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett in the February 11, 2018 edition of The Sunday Gleaner. What I believe to be true is that the dear minister knows exactly what will ensure that more Jamaicans can benefit...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Of all the commentaries that appeared in The Sunday Gleaner on February 11, 2018, I am flabbergasted by the one written by Keith Gardener, retired assistant commissioner of police, titled 'JCF needs shock treatment'.Mr Gardner's...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I visited the current pantomime on Sunday evening with my family. I am very concerned that the national pantomime may be dying.I have visited every pantomime since 2000 and noticed that each passing year some of the best actors have...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister may have very well misinterpreted or badly advised on the section of the law relating to the appointment of the chief justice, but he meant well for the country and was merely indicating that a culture of...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must commend the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) for finally deciding to send its customers statements. It is a welcome move, especially for those customers who are very meticulous and love to be incredibly well informed.On my...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The respect a Government has for its people will always manifest in the courtesy with which service is delivered. So as I traverse Barbican Road on to East Kings House Road, I am concerned that there is only one obscure sign at the...

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