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Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2023 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICAN developers who broke ground for the $1.5 billion Montego Bay Racquet Club Condominiums and Spa last Saturday will pump another $3.5 billion into the development of two additional mix-used properties in the tourism...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:50 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s cruise shipping industry, which was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, is rebounding strongly, welcoming nearly 900,000 passengers last year and forecasting to welcome 1.4 million this year. This was revealed by Tourism...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Her advocacy for food security, community development, service to seniors, and lifelong church leadership and commitment as a justice of the peace, endeared the late Ena Stewart to residents who called her the ‘queen of Somerton.’...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2023 | 1:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Jamaica-born engineer is behind Olympus Medical Group’s latest laser treatment technology, which has been helping to treat patients with serious urological and other illnesses in the United States, Canada, parts of Europe, and...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s immigration system is set to go paperless, and vehicles dropping off departing passengers will soon no longer exit the arrivals area as part of a US$140-million expansion at the Sangster International Airport in Montego...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the second year in a row, local travel agent KML Enterprises dominated the Playa Group of Hotels and Resorts travel agents awards, clinching the top overall producer for the chain of hotels in Jamaica. The agency, headed by...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2023 | 1:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Tecia Hall went missing four times. However, on Sunday morning when her brother discovered she was not home, he never anticipated that her decomposed body would be her identifying mark. Eight days after the mother...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 1:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Threatened by rising operation costs, labour shortage, increasing airfares and global competition, Caribbean hoteliers are warning governments in the region not to increase taxes on the tourism industry at this time because of...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2023 | 12:41 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has surpassed its 2019 arrival numbers by five per cent, and is on track to bring 1.3 million stopover and cruise visitors for the winter tourist season which commenced on December 15, 2022 and ends April 15. The country...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2023 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Debbie Grant still has a copy of the handwritten three-page letter her late husband, Louis Alexander Grant; wrote 30 years ago convincing her why she should date him. Grant, whose life was celebrated last Tuesday afternoon by hundreds of family...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2023 | 1:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: More than 100 employees of the business process outsourcing (BPO) organisation, Vista Print (Jamaica Limited), were placed on the unemployment line on Tuesday, 24 hours after a staff meeting with their bosses who flew into the...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2023 | 1:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A man of impeccable character and a giant who gave sterling service to the parish of St James was how the late former Custos Ewen George Corrodus was eulogised during his funeral on Sunday. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen paid...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 1:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nordia Edwards, the mother of nine-year-old Nikita Noel, who died under tragic circumstances six weeks ago, wants the courts to impose the death penalty for persons guilty of committing heinous crimes, including rape and murder,...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 1:23 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Douglas Orane were recognised by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) with International Humanitarian awards on the weekend. Fraser-Pryce, who has been blazing a trail in her stellar athletic career on...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2023 | 1:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dressed in azure blue, no fashion store compares to the stylish Appleton Estate boutique which was recently unveiled by the Campari Group at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. An historic collaboration with Dufry, the...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2023 | 12:39 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS JAMAICANS continue the staycation trend, the island’s local travel professionals are touting bragging rights as top producers among the country’s finest resorts. Leisure for Pleasure, Go Jamaica Travel and Island Trotters walked...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2023 | 12:59 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Caribbean is optimistic its tourist arrival numbers in 2023 will surpass pre-pandemic records set in 2019, the best year ever for the tourism-dependent region. Addressing the media at a Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) press...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2023 | 3:57 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: They came to party, but ended up owning a piece of the rock, their parents and grandparents called home long before they were born. BritJam patrons started coming to Jamaica for the annual party event 12 years ago, and today many of...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2023 | 1:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Sandals Foundation, in collaboration with USAID, will pump J$38.5 million into at-risk youths in the vulnerable communities of Flankers, Norwood and Salt Spring in St James over the next 12 months in a project aimed at creating...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2023 | 1:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Caribbean Cruise Shipping and Tours, the local agents for Marella Cruises, are refuting reports that their TUI UK client has stopped taking Jamaican vacationers on their boats, which homeport at the Montego Bay Freeport terminal. “...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2023 | 1:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Visual artist Trishaunna Henry went through a spiritual journey while creating the slave monument unveiled by J. Wray...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2023 | 1:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

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Published:Saturday | February 25, 2023 | 1:17 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With 35 main gateways from the United States and connectivity to 200 secondary airports in that North American country, Jamaica is being touted as the most connected destination in the Caribbean. The island’s tourism minister,...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2023 | 12:43 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At age 36, Dionne Nesbeth was diagnosed with diabetes, and months later she experienced two heart attacks that resembled a case of indigestion. “I started feeling chest pains and thought it was indigestion. I didn’t take it as...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2023 | 1:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former St James Custos Ewen Corrodus died on Monday at a hospital in Florida in the United States after ailing for some time. The Montego Bay businessman, who was 81 years old, served in the position of first citizen of the parish...

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