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Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2024 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the curtain rose on the 10th-anniversary staging of Coalescence at the Iberostar Theatre in Montego Bay recently, audiences were transported on a journey across continents, experiencing a fusion of dance, music, and storytelling...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2024 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Just before her untimely passing, Marcia Erskine was deeply engrossed in planning an event to honour female journalists in Kingston for International Women’s Month. Leading the initiative on behalf of the Women’s Leadership...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2024 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At last Saturday’s Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner, Executive Chef Mark Cole unveiled his culinary masterpiece: an intricately crafted ice dome, housing a refreshing sorbet, featuring flavours of dragon fruit, watermelon, and Scotch...

Published:Thursday | February 29, 2024 | 10:04 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has emerged as the top-performing destination for H10 Hotels in the Caribbean, with Ocean Eden Bay and Ocean Coral Spring leading the Spanish chain group in profitability. A small percentage of this remarkable achievement is...

Published:Thursday | February 29, 2024 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Upon entering Rum Yard at Main Street, Rose Hall, St James, one is immediately struck by a sense of authenticity. The zinc roof, reminiscent of a factory, looms overhead, setting the stage for an immersive experience. Dominating the...

Published:Thursday | February 29, 2024 | 10:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: GROUNDSMAN Dalton Tyrell, housekeeper Sedella Patterson and maintenance manager Delroy Clarke stood in the spotlight as they clinched the top prizes in the RIU Palace annual staff awards, earning bragging rights and a plethora of...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2024 | 3:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ST JAMES Southern experienced a resurgence reminiscent of its vibrant past on Monday night, as the results of the 17th local government election unfolded with a win for the People’s National Party (PNP). A surge in young voters have...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2024 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Within two hours and 45 minutes of learning that the principal of Herbert Morrison Technical High, Paul Adams, had gone missing in Garlands, St James, eight teams from the security forces were deployed to search the community. “We...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2024 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the sole female candidate among 15 men representing the People’s National Party (PNP) in St James, Jodian Colomathi is determined to build upon the legacy of her father, Donald, who served as a councillor for 21 years. A 35-year...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2024 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Entrepreneur Reno Forbes, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker candidate in the upcoming local government election, is confident in her ability to outperform her opponent in the Mt Salem division of St James West Central. With a...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2024 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Simon Lawrence, president of the Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA), has voiced strong opposition to Uber International’s expansion into the tourism market in the western region. Yesterday, he asserted that such a move...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2024 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Global cultural tourism demand is likely to surge at a rate of 14.4 per cent over the next 10 years, taking its market size to US$22.7 billion by 2033, according to Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett, in a speech...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2024 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s tourism capital, Montego Bay in St James, has added a new resort to its impressive inventory, Hotel 39, located at 39 Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. The European Plan (EP) resort, one of the only non-all-inclusive hotels on the ‘...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2024 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s renowned tourist gem, Mystic Mountain, is set to welcome visitors once again early next month, just in time for the peak of the winter tourist season. Incoming CEO and managing director Michael Drakulich announced the...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2024 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: BirdShack Fried Chicken is expanding its footprint in Jamaica, with the opening of two new stores in Montego Bay, St James, and Ocho Rios, St Ann this month. The franchise inaugurated its third outlet on Barnett Street last Saturday...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2024 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of people gathered on Sunday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James to bid final goodbye to esteemed businessman and tourism stalwart, the late Robert Hendricks. Known to many as a visionary, a patriot, and a...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2024 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Committed to diminishing its environmental footprint and addressing the challenges posed by the declining state of Jamaica’s environment, Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, St Ann, has taken a significant stride in its journey towards...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2024 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While New York grappled with a bone-chilling -3 degrees Celsius on Sunday, a contrasting scene unfolded as hundreds of city dwellers sought refuge from the icy grip by jetting off to the sun-soaked haven of tropical bliss in Montego...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2024 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The individuals who observed an American woman disrobe and experience a mental breakdown at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, are facing criticism for seemingly turning the incident into a spectacle. The...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2024 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Champion runner Kemar Leslie catapulted ‘Forever Jilly’ to new heights, clinching the coveted first place in the Nassau Half Marathon over the weekend in The Bahamas. In a display of speed and determination, Leslie dominated the...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2024 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A mere 12 days into 2024, the spotlight illuminates Jamaica’s S Hotel, now draped in the esteemed title of the ‘Best All-Inclusive’ Resort in the Caribbean. The accolade was bestowed by readers of USA Today. No stranger to...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2024 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a recent confrontation with law enforcement, Kenroy ‘Tik-a-Weed’ Roach, one of St James’ ‘Most Wanted’ men, met a fatal end. Simultaneously, another notorious figure, Nigel ‘Mad Ras’ Bailey, allegedly responsible for 10 deaths...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2024 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica-born businesswoman, Samantha Ksloir, is spearheading the $240 million ‘Dinner in the Sky’ investment in West End, Negril, Westmoreland, set for completion in August this year. The innovative sky-dining experience, the first...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2024 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s largest bread producer, National Baking Company Limited, has witnessed a transformation in their soft bread production line, shifting from 78 per cent straight white to 80 per cent wheat bran and 20 per cent white....

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2024 | 10:50 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Westmoreland resident’s dream of peace and quiet has been abruptly shattered by the unsettling symphony of loud noises, haunting late-night sermons, and relentless thumping of music. The source of this disturbance? The recent...

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