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Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Montegonian has been named as the new head of MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport in the parish of St James. Shane Munroe, a Cornwallian who has been working at Sangster for 18 years, was appointed...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The success of the 2019 staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival was a foretaste of this year’s event and is set to enhance the country’s global appeal as a travel destination, Phillip Rose, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) regional director...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Campari Group, through its subsidiary J. Wray...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

The humble Atlantic herring, commonly known as sprat in Jamaica, was the given pride of place at Couples San Souci’s 14th anniversary celebrations recently. The chefs were kept busy because as soon as they reloaded the platters of the tiny fish...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:34 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Hellshire in St Catherine are optimistic that Guardsman Hospitality’s investment in Fort Clarence Beach will transform the sleepy, suburban residential area into Jamaica’s next community tourism destination akin to...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the novel coronavirus outbreak threatens global economic and health security, co-chair of the Global Tourism Resilience...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Currently on day 10 of a lockdown in her apartment, a Jamaican teacher in China says she has made an informed decision to stay put, although there have been several calls for her to return home amid a coronavirus outbreak in the...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has imposed a ban on travel to and from China with immediate effect and there are jitters that the local tourist industry could be hurt by the snowballing coronavirus outbreak if it reaches these shores. The United States...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A number of Jamaicans in Grand Cayman slept in their clothes and had their running shoes next to their beds, along with documents tucked away in waterproof bags, hours after an earthquake struck the Caribbean island on Tuesday....

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:38 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Nassau, Bahamas: Highest recorded number of stopover visitors, highest recorded number of stopover visitors ever from the United States, and a whopping 7.2 million in total arrivals. That’s the report coming out of The Bahamas months after that...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas: Jamaica has launched a new tagline dubbed ‘Jamaica – Heartbeat of the World’ and expects to spend at least US$10 million advertising the island to the world in 2020. Coy about discussing a budget during a press conference at the...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The legendary Appleton Estate has released its newest limited edition of fine rums dubbed ‘Journey’, a blend of spirits, aged between 23 and 35 years. The rum is so exclusive that it will not be available anywhere else in Jamaica or...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The family that operated the 214-year-old Richmond Hill Inn, which was ravaged by fire on Monday night, has said that rebuilding the historic Montego Bay landmark is out of the question. The repurposed great house, owned and...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 1:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Konya Plummer, the footballer who captained Jamaica’s historic run at the Women’s World Cup in France, has joined Nanny of the Maroons, Usain Bolt, Bob Marley, and Jimmy Cliff at S Hotel’s Legends Circle in Montego Bay. Plummer, a...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 6:52 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the last month, Lee Weinstock has brought cheer to a number of schools and and children’s homes in western Jamaica, and he never once donned his Santa Claus hat. But Weinstock, a tourism industry leader who has sought to promote...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Golda-mae Bullock’s life has not been the same since she lost her mother at the age of 12 and went on a roller coaster of trauma with her father, who subjected her to severe beatings before the Child Development Agency intervened...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad says the United Kingdom (UK) has no plans anytime soon to cease funding anti-violence and anti-crime initiatives in Jamaica, but will continue to throw its full support behind any post-Citizen...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At least one emissary is calling for a study to examine the pyscho-social and economic factors of crime, including the disparity of government spending within crime-plagued communities. British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad, in a one...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:44 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

After three and half years as the chief executive of large food and spirits distributor Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited, CPJ, Dr David Lowe is departing the company within weeks to re-enter the financial sector as partner in a new private...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:33 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Calling it their most ambitious project yet, Matthew and Danielle Donaldson are spearheading a $600-million luxury housing development in the upscale community of Ironshore, Montego Bay.The project is being undertaken through NFD Construction and...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:35 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the fate of the principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson, remains uncertain, a male lecturer at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal brought to light by The...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:32 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With LATAM Airlines committed to three flights per week to Jamaica from the lucrative South American market, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is predicting that the pie will get even bigger with a multi-destination arrangement with...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: American Airlines’ commitment to bringing in 15 flights into Montego Bay every Saturday, starting early in the winter season, represents a historic moment in tourism, says portfolio minister Edmund Bartlett. The minister, who was...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With a stage size reminiscent of a Reggae Sumfest and lights that could rival those at Rebel Salute, Half Moon welcomed Fredrick ‘Toots’ Hibbert to its 65th anniversary celebration last Saturday night in Montego Bay. Toots not only...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang was toasted as champion of the people by his friends and political colleagues recently as he celebrated his birthday at the Mainland China Restaurant in Ocho Rios. The event was hosted by Dr Guna...

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