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Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A cloud of mystery surrounds the death of 20-year-old Christie ‘Kiddy’ McBean, who was found dead with a single stab wound to the chest at her home in Hurlock, St James, on Monday morning. According to a relative, McBean, who worked...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica-born four-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross has moved her prowess from on the track to cameras of the popular cable network series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. On Sunday, Richards-­Ross made her debut on Season 14 of the...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James couple is accusing both their private obstetrician and the public hospital staff of causing the death of their baby boy, who was scheduled to be born on April 11. Further, 33-year-old Lishae Brown and 51-year-old Lawford...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The storming of a medical ward by men demanding the release of a patient has sparked calls for the ramping up of security at Cornwall Regional Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. Dr Derek Harvey, senior medical officer,...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Beryl Walters has never missed communion, but the family now views her indication last week that she would miss Saturday’s ritual because of ill health as an omen of the tragedy that was to unfold on April 19. Beryl, and her 12-year...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Head of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica, Lenworth Kelly, wants unattached Jamaican youth “pulled off the corners” and put to work instead of construction workers being sought from overseas to work in the...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RIU Resorts will pump between US$80 million and US$100 million into its newest Jamaican resort, RIU Aquarelle in Trelawny, creating some 450 jobs in the long term and 800 during construction, says Carmen Riu, chief executive officer...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Losing her twin brother while in the womb and inheriting a disability has not stopped 100m Para-athlete Asoynia Campbell from outrunning those she competes with in track and field. The 24-year-old made history last weekend when she...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A motion by Portland Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Ann-Marie Vaz for a review and implementation of change in standing orders regarding women’s dress code in Parliament has received overwhelming support from females on both...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Principal of Corinaldi Avenue Primary, Deon Anglin, said her staff are fearful of a repeat of the violence that resulted in the injury to a security guard who was involved in a bust-up with a student’s step-parent on Monday. Classes...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Miami-based QCAS Aero will operate a first-class-only charter service into the Ian Fleming Airport in St Mary from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as of Thursday, June 16. The aviation management company will operate an Embraer 145...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After pumping US$7 million into education in western Jamaica, Negril hotel investors Rockhouse Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education to expand its inclusive model school in Savanna-...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Government’s projection is for three million cruise ship passengers to be making Jamaica their destination in another three years’ time, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said. “We have established the infrastructure, and we...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With 90 per cent of planned tourism investments on track, the construction industry will need 12,000 workers, multiple building contractors, engineers, project managers and a number of other specialists, the tourism minister has...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: “Is this how my life is going waste away? Is this where my future ends?” Those are the painful reflections of 11-year-old Calyssa Walker, who was hit by a stray bullet during a gunfight as she travelled in a taxi along McCatty...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Performing well above expectations, American Airlines has added Ocho Rios, in St Ann to its Jamaican roster. The airline, which has been flying to Jamaica for the last 45 years, launches service to the tourist resort area as of...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the seven years that the Tourism Linkages Network (TLN) has existed, local producers of goods and services to the tourism industry have grossed $700 million through its Speed Networking event, says tourism minister Edmund...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Six-time cancer survivor, Pat Wright, of Wrightlife and Schatzie Boutique, Montego Bay, has died. Wright, who was 69 years old, died at her home about 11 o’clock Tuesday night. Her cancer had returned and she had been ailing for...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Canada’s George Brown College has joined Nairobi, Kenya, Amman, Jordan, and Costa Rica, establishing a Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre, in partnership with Jamaica. By July, Sofia, Bulgaria, Anbuja in Nigeria, Athens,...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 1951 childhood wattle-and-daub house where the late Millie Small of My Boy Lollipop fame lived at Cacoon Piece, Welcome, remains standing but abandoned by its owners. But the rich history left by Small in the rural Hanover...

Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Environmental advocate Wendy Lee is warning that any attempt to approve mining in the ecologically rich Puerto Bueno Mountains in St Ann will cause irreversible damage to a national treasure. “Whatever happens to this area, it...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Headed towards a very dark path in her Christian life, combined with C grades in her first term, Odelia Duffus pivoted and will make history as the first black female valedictorian at a predominantly white university in Canada. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CONTROVERSIAL National Identification System (NIDS) will be rolled out on a phased basis as of this August, with the capital city Kingston and its sister parish, St Andrew, starting the pilot programme. Minister without...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The first mentally ill man Dr Joyetta Gordon saw was stark naked on the streets of Hanover, subjected to ridicule and treated like a leper by residents of her community. Those memories traumatised the then three-year-old, but it...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two of the country’s most respected entertainers associations do not believe that the country needs an entertainment academy at this time. Instead, they say their skilled members want a level playing field. The Jamaica Federation of...

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