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Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eleven-year-old Benjamin Davis has not only been racking up high marks in his academic pursuits at the Mount Alvernia Preparatory School, where he aced the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam recently, but has also demonstrated immense...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of the island’s most respected breast cancer experts says Montego Bay’s Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is equal to any First-World facility in treating the dreaded disease. Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator at the CRH, is...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: “Regardless of the threat from terrorism, the government is very serious about fighting terrorists and other criminals,” were the words written by Clive Peck to one of his friends in Montego Bay, St James, in April this year. Peck...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s venture into the gaming sector is now official, following news that the world-famous Hard Rock Café and Hotel will be setting up shop in Rose Hall, St James, with a total of 1,700 rooms. According to Tourism Minister...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An Environmental Impact Assessment for Jamaica World’s quarrying and mineral processing at Rio Bueno in the Dry Harbour Mountains in St Ann, near the Trelawny border, has outlined a myriad of ecologically destructive consequences....

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In 25 years, Children Outreach of Jamaica (COJO) has contributed US$700,000 (J$91 million) to education, and in 2019, the diaspora-based group will pump $5.2 million into transforming the lives of state wards. “COJO recognises that...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Members of the Jamaican diaspora flocked Horatio and Sheree Sparkes’ Long Island mansion in New York last Saturday in support of education for some of Jamaica’s most vulnerable children. Excited to make their contribution to the...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There is another environmental battle heating up on Jamaica’s north coast, this time spanning the Trelawny-St Ann border, and featuring the Bengal community versus the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and quarrying...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Arrivals for the month of July have outperformed all other months in the year, bringing a 12.7 per cent increase in earnings to the country’s coffers, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The island last month hosted its biggest...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Awake from their slumber last Saturday night, the audience that stood in anticipation of the performance from former musical protégé Protoje acknowledged that he has since mastered the craft. With the fullest versatility on display...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: He had nothing to do with the planning. He didn’t have to lift a finger. All he had to do was show up. And the ‘Caribbeaness’ of big, bad, soca giant Bunji Garlin and his equally musically rich empress, Fay-Ann Lyons, was...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Tourism Donovan White says Jamaica remains the hottest entertainment destination in the Caribbean this summer, triggered by the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) Jamrock Summer promotion, which features 21 days of non-stop...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: “He was such a well-behaved boy, I never wanted him flogged by his mother,” were the words of affection from 95-year-old Pearline Sanford as she spoke glowingly of Sanguinetti’s living hero, Godfrey Glengoffe Dyer. Sanford, who...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fearing a repeat of the mistakes made around the development of the Falmouth and Portland cruise ship piers, businessman Robert Stephens is calling for the Government to avoid the errors of the past in Port Royal. The town is to...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With rates ranging from US$10 to US$4,140 per night, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is contending that local Airbnb-type operators cannot be considered as “just a small man’s hustle”. JHTA President Omar Robinson,...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s former Deputy Director of Tourism, Noel Mignott, has been recognised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) for his extraordinary efforts in strengthening regional tourism in the Caribbean. Mignott, who spent over 30 years at the...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alleged sexual harassment victim Janelle Blair says opposition by some members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) into hearing her testimony regarding reports of misconduct at the Edna Manley College of...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Altamont Hotels, Christopher Jarrett, has been named Hotelier of the Year by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA). The hotelier, who has been instrumental in leading the...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged Jamaica’s tourism industry players to fulfil their corporate social responsibility, arguing that the sector’s success cannot only be simply limited to a rise in employment rates or record...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has reiterated its condemnation of all forms of sexual abuse against minors on the island. The JHTA’s position comes following the recent publication of the US Department of State’s...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, says it is way past time for the Government and Opposition to fully engage civil society to comprehensively discuss the root causes of crime in the...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Chairman of the embattled Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Marigold Harding, has reacted with shock at the principal’s revelation that she had previously warned a lecturer who was recently sent on leave as a...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Japan, Malta, Nepal and Hong Kong are to open regional Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres (GTRCM), in conjunction with Jamaica, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced. The four new partners aim to build...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:34 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The male lecturer at the centre of the sexual harassment and assault allegations at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been sent on leave. This comes following a nine-hour meeting on Tuesday of the board...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With creative juices flowing unceasingly in melting pots, Executive Chef Daniel Schweizer is happiest in his industrial kitchen at the Sangster International Airport. Montegonians were recently given the green light to enter...

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