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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:45 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ninety-nine per cent of the delegates who voted for a representative of the People’s National Party (PNP) in Western Westmoreland yesterday selected former member of parliament, businessman Ian Hayles to represent them in the next...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the smoke clears on the confrontation in Barrett town last Saturday afternoon, a tale of the good going down with the bad appears to be unfolding. Twenty-four-year-old Javaughn Henry, a law-abiding deaf mute was killed along...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2023 | 1:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: FORTY-THREE YEARS after being molested by her stepfather, and 30 years after being impregnated by her father, a 48-year-old Jamaican woman who has toyed with the idea of suicide is crying out for help. *Andrea’s virginity was taken...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2023 | 12:52 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EVENTS HAVE become the number one priority for driving Jamaica’s tourism sector, says one of the most respected voices in the industry, Nicola Madden-Greig. Essentially, providing different kinds of tourism is critical to Jamaica’s...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2023 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It is a fusion of fun, food, and festivities, and if you happen to be celebrating your birthday, Roots Rock Restaurant at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, St James, can also throw you a fiesta. Perched atop the hotel’s sixth floor,...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2023 | 1:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The S Hotel is big on showcasing the richness of the Jamaican culture. From Jamaica’s first Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante to cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, juxtaposed by an S90 motorcycle hugging a contemporary...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2023 | 12:57 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SEVEN JAMAICAN all-inclusive resorts have been named in Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best top 25 hotels in the Caribbean for 2023. The resorts are Sandals Negril, which placed seventh in the region, Montego Bay’s S...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2023 | 12:52 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DEPUTY MAYOR of Montego Bay Richard Vernon is disappointed that a travel advisory has again been issued for Jamaica by the United States Department of State, to its citizens travelling to the Caribbean island, because of the high...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2023 | 12:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Their voices were loud, unshakable, yet meek. Their clarion call to Jamaican ‘Big Men’ serving as a demand to put a stop to sexual, physical, mental, and emotional abuse, allowing them a childhood free of scars. Seventy-five...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Donna Smikle-Anderson goes beyond imparting knowledge to recognising the significance of building emotional connections with students. The special education teacher actively engages with students on a social level, initiating...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2023 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA HAS announced its intention to host the highly respected Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM42) in 2024, cementing its status as one of the region’s top tourism destinations. The announcement was made by Minister of Tourism...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2023 | 1:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS CARIBBEAN tourism continues on its fast recovery trajectory, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley is urging the region’s stakeholders to become “shapers” rather than “takers”. The region has the envious position of being the...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2023 | 12:27 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: KING CHARLES III, in a ceremony set to begin before daybreak Jamaica time, will be crowned officially, and while many believe he will carry the same level of respect as his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, he has his own ideas...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2023 | 12:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Love blossomed even in the midst of a global pandemic for Philipp Hofer and Tanisa Samuel. Locked down together due to COVID-19, they found themselves spending months cooking, laughing, and falling in love all over again....

Published:Monday | May 1, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican Shackera Scott is a consummate public-health professional, who is relentlessly engaged in the fight against the HIV epidemic in the United States. The Spanish Town, St Catherine, native is passionate in her quest to assist...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2023 | 12:46 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Wayne Josephs, the commanding officer for Westmoreland, has sent a strong message to police personnel under his command, and inmates in the parish’s lockups, that he will neither tolerate...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2023 | 1:01 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Preliminary data indicate that from April 1-20, some 26,000 visitors arrived in Kingston, suggesting many were here for activities related to Carnival in Jamaica, says the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). The numbers are so encouraging...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2023 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICAN developers who broke ground for the $1.5 billion Montego Bay Racquet Club Condominiums and Spa last Saturday will pump another $3.5 billion into the development of two additional mix-used properties in the tourism...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:50 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s cruise shipping industry, which was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, is rebounding strongly, welcoming nearly 900,000 passengers last year and forecasting to welcome 1.4 million this year. This was revealed by Tourism...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Her advocacy for food security, community development, service to seniors, and lifelong church leadership and commitment as a justice of the peace, endeared the late Ena Stewart to residents who called her the ‘queen of Somerton.’...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2023 | 1:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Jamaica-born engineer is behind Olympus Medical Group’s latest laser treatment technology, which has been helping to treat patients with serious urological and other illnesses in the United States, Canada, parts of Europe, and...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s immigration system is set to go paperless, and vehicles dropping off departing passengers will soon no longer exit the arrivals area as part of a US$140-million expansion at the Sangster International Airport in Montego...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the second year in a row, local travel agent KML Enterprises dominated the Playa Group of Hotels and Resorts travel agents awards, clinching the top overall producer for the chain of hotels in Jamaica. The agency, headed by...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2023 | 1:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Tecia Hall went missing four times. However, on Sunday morning when her brother discovered she was not home, he never anticipated that her decomposed body would be her identifying mark. Eight days after the mother...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 1:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Threatened by rising operation costs, labour shortage, increasing airfares and global competition, Caribbean hoteliers are warning governments in the region not to increase taxes on the tourism industry at this time because of...

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