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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2023 | 1:52 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are expected to be dispatched to the Montego Bay Wharf as of Monday, owing to the huge numbers of guns and ammunition which have been passing through the port in recent times, The Gleaner has learnt....

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2023 | 1:02 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica-born United States Ambassador Noah Nickolas Perry stood with tears in his eyes, pointing towards one of the lanes he grew up in, in the inner city community of Rose Town, near Trench Town, in Kingston last Friday afternoon...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 1:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nordia Edwards said when she felt a pain in her abdomen on Wednesday evening, she instinctively knew something terrible had happened to her nine-year-old daughter, Nikita Noel. Hours later, her worst fears would be confirmed as...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2023 | 6:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission, Trisha Williams-Singh, is pressing for the prosecution of the perpetrator of an alleged beating of a three-year-old that triggered the closure of a Mount Salem preschool last week....

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 12:35 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bulla, traditionally a popular treat for Jamaican schoolchildren, usually paired with cheese, made its way up the food ladder last Saturday night as Couples Tower Isle took ‘Reggae Kulcha Explosion’ to another level. The 45th anniversary epicurean...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 1:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tarrus Riley got the assignment and it would be an understatement to say that he simply delivered, because the maestro who commanded the attention of guests at Couples Tower Isle last Saturday night was more of a musical demigod....

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 12:59 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After five years of courting two-time Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton, Jamaica’s Issa Trust Foundation has sealed a deal that will see the American singer and songwriter performing at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios on Saturday...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 12:57 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nordia Barrett went bald six months ago, declaring that this was symbolic of her fresh start. “I want my growth to mimic my hair,” she told The Gleaner in October last year, months after relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, in the United...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 12:45 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Natural disasters, climate change impact, biodiversity loss, food security, political instability, recession, and cybercrime are among the critical issues to take centrestage at the upcoming Global Tourism Resilience Conference in...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 1:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With a massive exodus of workers from the tourism sector worldwide, a group of stakeholders are to examine why many have not returned to work despite the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Some 45 million employees have not...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 1:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Rushawn Ewears was never aware that his voice had become one of the most popular on social media platforms TikTok, Instagram and YouTube until his sister saw a remix of It’s a Beautiful Day by TheKiffness a few weeks ago. The 16-...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2023 | 1:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A youngster who used music to improve his academic performance in primary school has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide with his rendition of It’s A Beautiful Day, a song that has become a global anthem. Now age 16,...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 1:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A SPECIAL Coroner’s Court has ruled that the shooting death of a police constable who met his demise in a bar by one of his colleagues in Hopewell, Hanover, during a robbery, was a lawful killing. The police constable, K’Mar...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:47 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The death of Professor Richard Bernal, former Jamaican ambassador to the United States, has sent shockwaves throughout the country. Bernal, whose latest project was with the P. J. Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Days after arriving in Jamaica, hundreds of West Jet and Air Canada Rouge passengers who boarded their flights at the Pearson International Airport, Toronto, are yet to receive their checked luggage and/or any type of communication...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 3:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two-year-old Jahari Headley is on his way to recovery after successful heart surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Jahari, who could only eat puréed food and was suffering as a result of three holes in his heart, plus...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2022 | 1:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 54-year-old Westmore-land woman is desperately fighting to save her fading eyesight after reportedly getting the runaround for one year while seeking medical intervention in the public-health system. Juliana Blair, a resident of...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 1:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sixty top-tier travel specialists were recognised Saturday night for pumping J$9.3 billion into Jamaica’s tourism and other industries this year. The agents, 98 per cent of them based in the United States and Canada, with one...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 2:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has launched the only non-stop service between the American state of Connecticut and Jamaica. The service will see flights going between Hartford’s Bradley International Airport and the Sangster...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 2:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is poised to have a strong winter tourist season, with a steady inflow of visitors enabling the destination to close 2022 with 3.3 million stop-over and cruise visitors and over US$3.7...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 2:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The tourism capital’s Sangster International Airport has unveiled an expanded central departures lounge, which was redone to the tune of $1.6 billion, on the eve of the start of Jamaica’s winter tourist season. The redevelopment...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 1:24 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eighteen-year-old Arnav Muppuri is making academic waves in the sciences on the CAPE Unit 1 ladder, placing first in physics, third in chemistry and biology, and fourth in pure mathematics nationally. The Cornwall College High...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2022 | 5:18 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James family says it took them two years to find their father’s tombstone at the Pye River Cemetery owing to inaccessible terrain and overgrown trees that shrouded the burial ground. Their father, Roderick Coore, was buried...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 12:58 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The community of Camrose in St James has continued to impress with innovative holiday showpieces, unveiling a solar-powered Christmas tree made with 1,250 recycled plastic bottles on Wednesday. The ingenuity had close to 50 children...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 12:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has recovered 120 per cent of its revenue pre-COVID-19 and the country has welcomed 97 per cent of visitor arrivals compared to 2019, the island’s best year in tourism. This means the country will end the year with just over...

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