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Published:Monday | November 13, 2023 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Homegrown hotelier Nicola Madden-Greig will be among three Jamaicans honoured next month by the United States (US)-based Caribbean Media Exchange at its 2023 CMEx Leadership Awards and Fundraiser to be held in Miami on December 2...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2023 | 12:35 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A LECTURER at the University of Technology, Western Campus, says the State of Emergency (SOE) should be extended to more than two weeks so that the security forces can make the impact needed in cauterising murders in St James. “...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A youngster who escaped death on Monday evening when a taxicab he was travelling in came under attack from gunmen recalled having to duck his head to escape the raining bullets, which killed two students and an adult male. The child...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fearful that her son could get caught up in the bloody gang feud wreaking havoc in Flower Hill and Salt Spring, St James, seven-year-old Justin Perry’s mother warned his driver not to venture beyond their home. “My son’s mother...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica needed her in politics and she ran for Parliament; when the country needed to upgrade its expertise in enterprise, she brought Virgin’s Richard Branson Entrepreneurship Centre to Montego Bay in St James. Last Friday night,...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICAN market has emerged as a key source for the RIU hotel chain here, accounting for the fourth-largest number of guests hosted last year at its six properties islandwide. RIU Hotels...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Labelled a “slow learner”, 19-year-old Asher Smith’s educational journey was such a tremendous struggle he could easily have given up. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Dominic Coburn was forced to ration food, and often went without breakfast...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE SPANISH hotel chain RIU Resorts says construction of its new 753-room property in Trelawny is now 60 per cent complete. The RIU Palace Acquarelle, located in Falmouth, is scheduled to begin welcoming guests on May 4 next year...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AMERICAN AIRLINES (AA) has signalled its intention to operate two weekly flights between its Miami International Airport (MIA) hub and the Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) in Ocho Rios/Boscobel as of February 2024. This new...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: CARIBBEAN LEADERS have embraced the concept of sustainable tourism development, responsible and balanced investments, and environmental protection as the path forward for their vital industry. “The Caribbean is a treasure trove of...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2023 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Twice in the last 15 years, the livelihoods of vendors who house their goods in the Montego Bay Shoes Market have been disrupted by major fires. The latest incident yesterday was the worst in the 30 years that many of the more...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Couples Resort Jamaica’s 25th Anniversary was a celebration of fun, food and all the glitz and glamour of the 1920s Great Gatsby Era. Think pointed lapels, bow ties, suspenders, flapper dresses, feathers and V-neck adorned sequins...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2023 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A teacher who was travelling behind the ill-fated Toyota Hiace minibus that plunged 300 feet into a ravine along the treacherous Long Hill main road in St James on Thursday wants the motorway condemned. The accident, which occurred...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s S Hotel in Montego Bay has been named the top resort in the Caribbean and Central America by one of the most respected travel magazines in the world, Conde Nast Traveller. The Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards were...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2023 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sabrina McDonald, a born hustler, faced suspension from Hampton School in St Elizabeth for her involvement in contraband sales. But that did not stop this serial entrepreneur from operating a thriving vending business which sold...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Attorneys in western Jamaica are calling for an urgent ballistics laboratory, body cameras for the police, and additional personnel at the Western Regional Supreme Court Registry, which currently is inadequately staffed. The call...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a message to the investigative agencies of the Crown and the State, Jamaica’s Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has warned that the courts will not continue to accommodate the significant inefficiencies in the submission of court cases...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 14-year-old B.B. Coke High School student, who was beaten severely by one of his schoolmates, remains hospitalised while his alleged attacker has been taken into custody by the Junction police in St Elizabeth. The boy’s mother,...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Cruise shipping operators have presented a promising opportunity for Jamaican entrepreneurs to break into the cruise-line business with additional tours showcasing the island’s rich culture. “Now is the time for new people and...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the aim of taking ‘quick serve’ to the next level, America’s Bird Shack Jamaican franchisers will open a total of 20 stores on the island during their five-year contract. Last Friday night, tourism consultants and restaurant...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: CRUISE TOURISM numbers are lagging behind pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and are not expected to return to normal until the end of 2024, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has confirmed. That aspect of the industry will end this year...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA’S NEWEST resort developer, Princess Hotels and Resorts, will provide 600 homes for its employees, free of cost, as it secures human capital for its 2,000 room Green Island, Hanover property. “This is the first foreign hotel...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Canada Jetlines, which is slated to commence twice-weekly flights out of Pearson International Airport, Toronto, into Montego Bay, starting November 5, should provide a major boost for the island’s Canadian tourist market which is...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is looking at opportunities to build traffic out of India, after years of working with a representative in that market, Director of Tourism Donovan White shared during a Destination Update seminar yesterday at the 2023...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THOUSANDS OF unsuspecting visitors to Jamaica are being lured into paying US$35 (approximately J$5,400) to enter the country using the new online immigration/Customs (C5) form by websites that have hijacked the Passport Immigration...

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