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Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since 2000, the international community has been celebrating International Mother Language Day on February 21. The observation of the day was an initiative of Bangladesh and was facilitated by the United Nations Educational,...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent costing of Petrojam, which is now up for discussion in the House, demonstrates why the terms of reference for the refinery’s forensic audit are so important. Minister Fayval Williams has suggested in Parliament that...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with distress that I represent the haemophiliac community. As an up-and-coming medical technologist, my main duty will be to save lives and as such, it would be hard to appreciate the fact that haemophiliac patients are...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We, the citizens of King’s House Avenue in St Andrew, have been suffering greatly at the hands of criminals in recent times. There have been several instances of car theft, breaking in of cars, house break-ins, and grab-and-flee...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When last have you had a good laugh? Or how long has it been since you have listened to some cracking jokes? It’s been said that ‘laughter is medicine; good medicine, too’. It has also been said that people who laugh more and are...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:12 AM

February 24 will mark the birth of Jamaica’s first prime minister and founder of the Jamaica Labour Party, Sir Alexander Bustamante. This year marks 135 years since his birth. Around this time, many flock to the home of Sir Alexander to have a...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) occupy an important position in policy-making. Many analysts are of the view that SMEs drive growth and are the largest contributors to job creation. Though SMEs may become contributors to...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Abortion is cruel because it robs the unborn child of a chance at life. Likewise, if a mahogany tree were purposely set ablaze, all the furniture that could have been produced from that tree would be destroyed, permanently. The...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am ashamed to say that as a citizen of Jamaica, I was not proactively sensitive to the plight of the disabled in this country. My awareness was piqued, however, as I recently had a fall that rendered me incapable of walking...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Com-mission (NWC) appreciates the fact that Mandeville resident Daniel Lewis read the article titled ‘NWC committed to meeting Jamaica’s water needs’ from our president, Mr Mark Barnett, published in The Sunday...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to an article carried in the Saturday, February 16, 2019 edition of The Gleaner, the National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to publicly indicate that water is currently being supplied by the NWC to the Thompson...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:26 AM

The Government, obviously, has a sense that there are a fair bit of motor vehicles in Jamaica and that the road infrastructure to accommodate them is inadequate, especially in the case of the Kingston metro region. We know this because of the...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For Peter Espeut, contrary to his claim, and for many church people, abortion is very much a religious issue. Their position is clearly based on their belief that God infuses a soul into the human entity formed at conception. For...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many pro-choice advocates rest their arguments for abortion on premises that are refutable. They argue it is a woman’s right to do as she pleases with her body, and hence, termination of an unwanted pregnancy should be...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Saturday’s Gleaner (February 16, 2019) carried a story on my response to issues surrounding the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) with the headline ‘Gov’t, unions, private sector on collision course over IDT rulings’, in which...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, transport Minister Robert Montague announced a raft of measures he intends to implement as early as April 1, 2019. These include, among other things: 1. Instalment of tracking systems on all public passenger vehicles (...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:22 AM

In response to the column in The Sunday Gleaner, ‘NWC committed to meeting Jamaica’s water needs’, written by Mark Barnett, president of the National Water Commission (NWC), I must commend the NWC for finally putting together a number of projects...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:22 AM

On October 10, 2017, the Data Protection Bill, “an act to protect the privacy of certain data and for connected matters”, was tabled in Parliament. During its introduction, the importance of expediting the process was reiterated...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The Government is expected to spend in excess of $350 million during the new fiscal year to construct three multipurpose drop-in centres

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Who must we turn to for protection? Can we, the people of Jamaica, depend and rely on the State to protect us in the face of decades of violent crime?It seems that the prime minister of Jamaica, the leader of the Opposition...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If I am not mistaken, didn’t the same Andrew Holness Government already purchase a King Air aircraft either early last year or the year before for the Jamaica Defence Force, and also allocated money to a company to do...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Humans live, work, and play on the seven continents and on the myriad islands. Humans sail the seas. Humans fly the skies. And humans read online newspapers as well as print newspapers.All free countries on the planet with a...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:03 AM

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Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When the pillars of a religious organisation have consistently become so compromised and vitiated by sexual impropriety, what is the moral leadership for its members? It is quite strange that even though Christians have no business...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The power of the police to take the property of the suspects “in pursuit of investigations” is well known. The right of the suspect to have his property returned where that property is not connected to the commission of...

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