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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...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two years after it started online classes, the Monsignor Gladstone Wilson College, Montego Bay’s second boys’ high school, opened its doors for face-to-face classes this week. The Roman Catholic Church-operated school is neighbour...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MONTEGO BAY has a history of excellent education, says former minister of education, Ronald Thwaites, but the number of institutions in the area that cater in particular to the needs of boys are inadequate.. He was addressing the...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Like the number of traffic lights going up across communities along the outskirts of Montego Bay in St James, the police are currently looking at installing cameras at important crossroads in the Second City to help maintain order...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The lush, vibrant fields that once flourished with life in Clark’s Town, Trelawny, are rapidly becoming barren, dry wastelands. At the same time, the dreams of hardworking farmers have withered away under the scorching sun, leaving...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As of Friday, September 1, four major intersections on the outskirts of Montego Bay will be regulated by traffic lights, a National Works Agency (NWA) representative has informed. The intersections, Middle Road and Felicity Road,...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: He travels with a Jamaican flag that has been to 10 World Athletics Championships, five World Cup football games, five Olympics and a number of Wimbledon and French Open tournaments. Jamaicans in the stand call him Ambassador...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2023 | 8:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nine days after the tragic death of 58-year-old customs officer Winsome Wynter at Yaaman Adventure Park, her family is still pondering whether her life could have been saved if she had received more timely assistance. Wynter met her...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the vibrant city of Budapest, Hungary, a chorus of disappointed voices rises among Jamaican fans. They stand united in celebration, yet an unexpected twist has left them feeling robbed of a cherished moment, the medal ceremony,...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hundreds of Jamaicans from across the world have lit up the Budapest Stadium in Hungary with the black, green and gold of their homeland. The islanders have been a hit with the international community, but one group in...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2023 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 14-year-old National Youth Service (NYS) volunteer has reportedly been left traumatised after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a senior member of the Jamaica Fire Brigade who has been arrested and charged with attempted...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Vernon Ellis is warning that law enforcement will be targetting mothers who knowingly shelter players in illicit lottery scamming. His suggestion that scammers’ mothers will face arrest...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 8:53 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Pimento Grill takes centre stage at the new Bob Marley's One Love Restaurant, nestled within the bustling Sangster International Airport. Channelling the essence of Bob Marley’s Jamaican heritage, the restaurant cleverly...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It was Epicurean but mixed with the colour and charisma of Jamaica. Picture white-gloved synchronised service, tied with cannabis-infused dishes and menus sung in ‘Ms Lou’s’ popular dub poet style. Now, add fine wine and the pride...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HAVING ENDED the 16-year drought that left the Sunshine Girls without a World Cup medal, coach Connie Francis is looking to enhance the team going forward by incorporating a psychologist, a nutritionist, and a trainer. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As grief and shock settled into the hearts of the people of Albert Town in Trelawny, Fayval Williams, minister of education and youth, yesterday expressed sorrow over the loss of a promising young Jamaican talent. The 15-year-old,...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A MAN has been taken into custody, stemming from the attack and subsequent death of 15-year-old Jamila Cole of Cotton Tree, Albert Town, Trelawny. Cole, her mother Shanice Anderson, and 17-year-old cousin, Kayla Dawson, were beaten...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2023 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS OF this winter season, passengers exiting Jamaica via Sangster International Airport (SIA) will use a state-of-the-art biometrics system, making the local airport one of the few pioneering the cutting-edge technology. The winter...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2023 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the world’s air traffic recovery stood at 72 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, and the Latin America and Caribbean region performed admirably at 91 per cent, Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (SIA) recovery surpassed...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of the country’s most respected voices in entertainment, Howard McIntosh, has added his voice to the cry for the construction of a performing arts centre in the tourism capital, Montego Bay. McIntosh, chairman of the...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2023 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With just two words as his source of inspiration, 11-year-old Mikhel Kai Brown was able to overcome an early life marred by trials, racism, and discrimination to triumph in both academics and sports. The Top Boy at Santa Cruz Prep,...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montegonians waited two weeks for the indomitable and supertalented Nadine Sutherland, and the packed car park adjoining the Coral Cliff on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard was an indication that this was serious business. Sutherland...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The music took on a different pace at Reggae Sumfest All-White, with hip hop ruling the roost for the first hour of the event at Pier One on Tuesday night. The musical stylings of the DJs at the control – DJs Narity, Courtney, and...

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