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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alice Li won the hearts of the patrons who attended the Miss Global International Talent segment at Hard Rock Café last Thursday, and two days later she did a double flip, capturing first place in the minds of the judges. A...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Mt Alvernia High School in Montego Bay has got its first ever school bus in its 90-year history, courtesy of an effort led by the all-girls institution’s Central Florida International Alumni Association. The 35-seater coach, valued...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The first batch of 333 Thomas Cook visitors left the island yesterday as the Jamaica Tourist Board plans to ramp up efforts this weekend to mitigate any decline in future tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom in the wake of the...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Tourism Donovan White says that while Jamaica has been having a less-than-stellar year in cruise shipping so far, stopover arrivals have been making up for the shortfall. Addressing stakeholders and journalists at a...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:24 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Andrew Holness-led Cabinet’s approval of a new board for the beleaguered Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts continues to be embroiled in controversy and a number of stakeholders are urging the prime minister...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will be pushing to mobilise global support for hurricane-recovery efforts for The Bahamas when he attends the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly in St Petersburg,...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hours ahead of the delivery of a letter of suspension to principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, the vice-chair of the board of governors, Sheryn Hylton Parker, broke ranks with her colleagues. Hylton...

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...

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