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Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 1:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A male lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is reporting that for well over a decade, one of his colleagues has been engaged in sexually predatory behaviour against students and has had hundreds of...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Citing the importance of being good corporate citizens, RIU Palace Jamaica and RIU Reggae, both flagship brands of RIU Resorts, have thrown their support behind two much-needed charities in Montego Bay. The Refuge of Hope Night Shelter in the inner...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of mourners turned out at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, St James, on Tuesday to bid farewell to Pishu Chandiram, described by many as one of the pioneers of Jamaica’s in-bond trade. Chandiram, who died on May 7, was a past...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has expressed disappointment with the resistance by some stakeholders to the decision by the St James Municipal Corporation to convert a centuries-old cholera cemetery in the city into a car park....

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the efforts of the St James Municipal Corporation, the city of Montego Bay is still grappling with rodent infestation resulting from improper disposal of garbage by some food establishments and street-side food vendors. And...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Vowing to give reggae music a major platform in North, South and Central America, Jamaica-born entertainer and promoter, Kass Smith says his upcoming Riviera Nayarit International Reggae Festival is poised to “connect all the dots...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It was a sombre atmosphere inside the Holy Trinity Church, West Gate, St James, last Saturday, where scores of persons bid farewell to medical doctor and nutritional expert Anthony Vendryes, who was hailed as “a true patriot and...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Three decades ago, hotelier and farmer Ricky Jackson pumped US$1.5 million into the acquisition of a 4,000 acre property that has become his passion and environmental cause. Over time he has developed Moreland Hill Estate, located at the border of...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Calling it a massive win for the local economy, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that Jamaica is now retaining more earnings from the hospitality sector than at any other time in the nation’s history. Making his...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The support and audience reaction to the staging of Jesus Christ Superstar seemed not only to have served as a confidence booster for executive producer Andre Dixon but re-emphasised the dire need for a performing-arts centre in...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:23 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

They left some of the biggest names in the music industry to return to the place they call home. The original members of Buju Banton’s Til Siloah band, are back with him, and the words that comes from their mouths is a rendition of Half Pint’s One...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

NASSAU BAHAMAS: The last time Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie performed to a Bahamian audience, he was hailed a star. Last Saturday night when he returned at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, the former star easily moved from his dancehall genre...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020. Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:32 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the Caribbean ecosystem becomes more vulnerable, Sandals Foundation has committed to engaging 100,000 people in environmental conservation over the next 10 years. “This commitment includes working with schools and educators to...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:39 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dave Revels’ Shadows of the ‘60s, Fitzroy ‘Saxie’ Minott, Jumanji band and Lady Marlene brought an international combination to the opening of Montego Bay’s newest attraction, Grand A View Restaurant and Event Place, last Saturday night. Opened...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:27 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A sustained effort is now being pursued by the tourism ministry to ensure that Jamaican farmers reap the full benefits of the industry. Speaking at the official opening of the Grand-a-View Restaurant and Event Place in Montego Bay...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Women who have suffered from discriminatory hiring policies are more likely to be promoted to leadership when companies are on the brink of failure, a university academic has asserted. Women were also more likely to be put in leadership positions...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former No-Maddz member, Chris Gordon, has crossed a lot of hurdles to get to where he is today – an entrepreneur pushing medical cannabis on a strip plastered with some of the quaintest attractions in the tourism capital, Montego...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:44 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Inexpensive fares offered by low-cost carriers are the key reason for the steady increase in tourist arrivals into Sangster International, the airport operator has said. Speaking at a meeting of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The construction of Montego Bay’s Closed Harbour Beach Park, for which ground will be broken today, will transform development in the city’s downtown area, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has predicted. Both the Tourism Enhancement...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Ministry of Tourism has responded to concerns raised by members of the international press about the use of imported conference memorabilia at the recent United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Government of...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica and other Caribbean interests have failed to tap the lucrative travel market in China because of structural barriers and lacklustre marketing, says an agent leading the Chinese delegation to the Caribbean Travel Marketplace...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:31 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Jamaica’s international standing and prestige have risen tremendously, thanks to its efficient and dignified management of the very high level United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) event in Montego Bay,” a founding...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Self-taught artist Danielle Lee, who has been painting over the past seven years, has become an expert in the field of tattoo art. She recently opened Modify Me at the Iconic Fearview Plaza in Montego Bay.The 24-year-old, who did a body modification...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who led the war that spurred the end of slavery in Jamaica, Sam Sharpe, is to have a day named in his honour come 2019.The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced plans that it will be putting things...

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