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Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 3:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two-year-old Jahari Headley is on his way to recovery after successful heart surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Jahari, who could only eat puréed food and was suffering as a result of three holes in his heart, plus...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2022 | 1:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 54-year-old Westmore-land woman is desperately fighting to save her fading eyesight after reportedly getting the runaround for one year while seeking medical intervention in the public-health system. Juliana Blair, a resident of...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 1:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sixty top-tier travel specialists were recognised Saturday night for pumping J$9.3 billion into Jamaica’s tourism and other industries this year. The agents, 98 per cent of them based in the United States and Canada, with one...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 2:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has launched the only non-stop service between the American state of Connecticut and Jamaica. The service will see flights going between Hartford’s Bradley International Airport and the Sangster...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 2:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is poised to have a strong winter tourist season, with a steady inflow of visitors enabling the destination to close 2022 with 3.3 million stop-over and cruise visitors and over US$3.7...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 2:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The tourism capital’s Sangster International Airport has unveiled an expanded central departures lounge, which was redone to the tune of $1.6 billion, on the eve of the start of Jamaica’s winter tourist season. The redevelopment...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 1:24 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eighteen-year-old Arnav Muppuri is making academic waves in the sciences on the CAPE Unit 1 ladder, placing first in physics, third in chemistry and biology, and fourth in pure mathematics nationally. The Cornwall College High...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2022 | 5:18 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James family says it took them two years to find their father’s tombstone at the Pye River Cemetery owing to inaccessible terrain and overgrown trees that shrouded the burial ground. Their father, Roderick Coore, was buried...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 12:58 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The community of Camrose in St James has continued to impress with innovative holiday showpieces, unveiling a solar-powered Christmas tree made with 1,250 recycled plastic bottles on Wednesday. The ingenuity had close to 50 children...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 12:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has recovered 120 per cent of its revenue pre-COVID-19 and the country has welcomed 97 per cent of visitor arrivals compared to 2019, the island’s best year in tourism. This means the country will end the year with just over...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: This mechanical organ is a complicated instrument, built 132 years ago in the United Kingdom, but appears to have no plans of retiring soon. Today, its home is the 248-year-old St James Anglican Church in Montego Bay. Eighteen...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 1:26 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some 1,400 team members at Carnival Cruise Line report to Jamaica-born ‘Yorkist’ Dave Chang, but the status has not gone to the head of the senior vice-president of contact centre, sales, and services of the world’s largest cruise...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of the world’s largest cruise shipping companies, Carnival, says it is hiring some of the most qualified candidates directly from Jamaica’s Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMU). The cruise line launched a partnership with the...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:58 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Jamaican woman who became homeless twice in the United States now owns a 60-key hotel and is offering expert advice as part of a masterclass she has designed. Dr Ellen Bryant Brown knew nothing about daycare, nursing, real estate...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The infusion of visitors with locals in the tourism capital made several steps to becoming a reality with the official staging of Reggae Nights at the multimillion-dollar Harmony Beach Park in Montego Bay on Sunday. At the...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A STEM academy aimed at boosting performance for gifted students with an affinity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics has been established in Falmouth, Trelawny. An extension of Western STEM Academy, where 25-year-...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Passengers arriving at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on Wednesday said they were forced to remain in immigration for more than one hour as Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) officers went on a go...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: “Untenable!” That’s how Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President La Sonja Harrison has described the security crisis in rural schools where she said principals have assumed the role of guards quelling flare-ups in violence....

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Amid a rise in cases of gastro-enteritis in St James and St Andrew, doctors at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay have confirmed that a two-year-old boy who was admitted to the medical facility Tuesday night with...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the start of the winter tourist season weeks away, local tourism stakeholders are forecasting that the buoyancy in stopover arrivals will continue into 2023. Aiming to surpass 2019 pre-pandemic numbers – the best year in travel...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Investment banker Dr Rasheed Oladipo tried impressing actuary Dana-Marie Dick with his medical doctor status, but she was not easily impressed. Instead, he had to earn her attention through traditional dating. And IT administrator...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A United States pastor charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition by the Jamaican police walked scot-free out of the Western Regional Gun Court in St James on Friday morning, after being admonished by Justice Martin...

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...

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