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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Amid a shortage of tourism workers to meet the rebound of the industry, at least three Caribbean tourism ministers have said that those in hospitality jobs should be paid better to achieve sector sustainability. The trio,...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Jamaican hotelier Kevin Hendrickson has won the coveted Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) 2022 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year award. Hendrickson, the managing director of the Courtleigh Hotel Group, was...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: More than 400 buyers from 26 territories are expected to converge on Puerto Rico for the return of Caribbean Travel Marketplace, two years after the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was forced to cancel face-to-face...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 8:53 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of the most respected reggae bands in the world, Steel Pulse, is reimagining how it does business as the music takes on new faces and new bands displace traditional hitmakers, staking their claim on the genre. The United...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Rita Marley sat in the audience in a ballroom at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, New York, last Friday night, watching her daughter and ‘bestie’ Cedella Marley accepting the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) 2022 International...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Romaine Welds hid from the Taliban in Afghanistan; swam at the beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, with armed bodyguards; and hoisted the Jamaican flag with pride at Babylon Gate in Iraq. The Jamaican, who said he has visited 195 countries...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

GRAND CAYMAN: Superseding all growth figures for any city in the English-speaking Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica’s tourism capital, is enjoying a 23 per cent increase in stopover arrivals in 2022. The western Jamaica city has contributed...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands: As the tourist industry rebounds, the Caribbean is being urged to set its sights on Africa, which Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has described as the next frontier. The region gets most of its business...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands: The Barbados government is to establish a cooperative aimed at protecting the interests of smaller stakeholders of the flourishing cruise tourism sector. Responding to the trickle effect cruise tourism could have on...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands: Several Caribbean destinations are boasting a rebound from the COVID-19 hit with projections to either surpass or break even with pre-pandemic 2019 performances. Antigua and Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, The...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MAROON CHIEF Richard Currie says reports that he was ousted by a unanimous vote by the Accompong Town Maroon Council of Elders is fake news, adding that the provision in the maroon constitution by which such an action could have...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The last Jamaican equerry, or aide, to Queen Elizabeth II while she visited Jamaica, describes her as an excellent conversationalist who was very knowledgeable about military protocols and parades. “She would know what to do at the...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two white feather banners appear out of nowhere, and there is no signpost indicating arrival at the destination, but residents of Unity Hall, Montego Bay, know how to find Jerk Friday at Shingle Hut. Privacy, and seclusion, within the confines of a...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaican patty is an iconic snack but often does not receive premium treatment like other cultural nibbles. A Jamaican woman has single-handedly embarked on the journey of taking the patty to the next level, launching what she...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is pacing ahead of every other English-speaking Caribbean country and African Americans have contributed significantly to the fast recovery trend, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “The Afro-American market has taken...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESTINATION JAMAICA scored big wins at the 29th World Travel Awards (WTA)at Sandals Montego Bay on Wednesday evening, as tourism stakeholders copped 26 individual awards and the super-inclusive, Jamaican-owned Sandals Resorts...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An 11-year-old who declared that he wanted out of day care at age two, because he needed to be in the classroom, is the 2022 recipient of the George William Gordon Scholarship. Nine years after that declaration, Daniel William...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A school administrator is lamenting that the Ministry of Education lacks the gall to confront a system likened to “a kind of apartheid” which has taken root in Jamaican secondary schools. Jamaica Association of Principals of...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 6:47 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

In an exchange of culture, Secrets Resorts in Montego Bay recently dedicated an entire afternoon showcasing a richness many visitors never get to experience under the tutelage of renowned Jamaican executive chef Brian Lumley. The two-time Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A permanent mobile police post, equipped with modern equipment such as cameras, is to hit the streets of downtown Montego Bay within a week as the authorities in the Second City push to restore public order. The high-tech vehicle is...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Stakeholders in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, estimate that the locale made an average of US$2.4 million per day from the Emancipation and Independence celebrations in the island last week with 800 rooms in the area occupied by...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A group of 12 Negril promoters and venues have joined forces to create Negril Summer Jam, with a line-up of events set to take place from July 29 to August 1, the same time as the week-long music festival Dream Weekend. The eight...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s Rainforest Caribbean has invested EC$10 million (J$640 million) into a new 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art processing plant in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Six months into its foray in the Vincentian market,...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICANS ARE not known swimmers, and the country’s men are not necessarily into social etiquette, particularly when it comes to dining. But 14 young Cornwall College boys are being exposed to those life skills, and others, that are...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: On one hand, he was a very simple, humble, unassuming guy; on the other, former government minister Francis Tulloch was an exceedingly successful lawyer and parliamentarian – a man for all times. However, in his final years, the...

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