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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Rum Festival will kick-start one great party that commences in June and closes out in August, with the island marking its 60th anniversary of Independence, says Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. The other big event,...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE pandemic disrupting human capital in the tourist industry, Jamaica will be forced to establish a Tourism Logistics Supply Centre in the island’s Special Economic Zone to meet the fast pace recovery it is now experiencing....

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 1:31 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite the many projects carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company, there have always been questions about how beneficial the organisation is to the average worker here in Jamaica. Those questions arose even as Minister of Finance Nigel...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2021 | 4:47 PMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

At eight year’s old, young Ngozi Wright, is already proving herself a leader in society, anchoring the country with her brand of morality. She’s not wrong when she points out one of the most significant ills in Jamaican society,...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Rated by Cheap Caribbean customers as number one in the Caribbean among 650 resorts was reason enough for RIU Jamaica Palace to host a celebratory reception. The hotel group turned all knobs, removed all stops and fêted the Apple...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: If Reggae Sumfest’s All-White party Tuesday night at Pier One was any indication of what to expect come Friday and Saturday at the main venue, the Catherine Hall complex, festivalgoers are in for a treat. The waterfront was packed...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Thousands flocked to the Howard Cooke Boulevard, in Montego Bay, awaiting the 10-minute fireworks at Pier 1 on the Waterfront at midnight.While they stood in awe - capturing the historic moment, another type of fire raged inside the...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Scottish oysters, popularly touted as aphrodisiacs, are raised in some of the most pristine fish farms while bathing in fresh water and salt water from very clean, unpolluted sources, says British High Commissioner Hasif Ahmad. The British emissary...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's tourist arrivals reached record numbers between December 21 and 23, with preliminary reports showing a 12.8 per cent increase over the same period last year.Some 34,081 tourists arrived on the island during the period, in...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Rent-a-Car Association, were in elevated and joyful spirits as the organisation celebrated its 68th year of existence and simultaneously staged its 49th annual meeting at the newly opened Grand-A-View Restaurant and Cafe last...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Agent Sasco continued his winning streak last Saturday night, creating musical waves on stage at National Commercial Bank Montego Bay's Ties and Finesse, an Evening of Panache and Elegance.Sasco, who has become renowned on the north coast in the...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell says the establishment of the city of Kingston as a heritage and cultural tourism destination must be pursued vigorously.This, Mitchell noted, is...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:"Fantastic", "awe-Inspiring" and "excellent" were just a few of the words patrons used to describe First Dance Studios' staging of 'The Circus' this past weekend.First Dance's sixth annual showcase, staged at the Iberostar Rose Hall...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The ministry of Education is to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to provide funeral assistance for the three students who died tragically along the Rose Hall main road on Tuesday.Education minister Ruel Reid...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica-based Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, in a letter to local Jews yesterday, said that he was "shocked and in disbelief, not just for the devastating loss of life, but for the basis of these senseless murders," as he responded to the...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the police force continues to grapple with a sharp increase in the number of young boys being involved in violent crimes, including murder.According to Chang, the police are in a...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As of Monday, September 17, American Airlines passengers travelling from both the Sangster International and the Norman Manley airports will be required to use a debit or credit card to make transactions with the airline.American made...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Rainforest Seafoods Limited shipped off their first orders of 2,000 live lobsters to China via air this week.The shipment is bound for Shenzhen."Consumers in mainland China will pay top dollar for their lobsters alive. Therefore, it is critical to...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In the midst of tragedy, there is love, and this was evidenced by the kilometres of candles that residents of Orange Street (Gulumba), Sheffield, in Westmoreland, lit along the roadway leading into their community on Wednesday night....

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Living legend Bob Andy, internationally acclaimed duo Sly and Robbie, the Godfather Chris Blackwell, and promoter Copeland Forbes were inducted into the Reggae Sumfest Hall of Fame while crooner Beres Hammond received the Lifetime...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, Lanae Gillette, is the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa Miss Jamaica Universe North West for 2018.Gillette, who originally wore the sash Miss Vistaprint, wowed the crowd and judges during...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Like Picasso in his studio, Simone Haughton-Campbell is a genius in her dining room. Jamaica's only female executive chef employed to a large hotel chain took Food on a titillating gastronomic journey recently, at one of the six speciality...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 8:20 PMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has signalled his intention to call for an extension to the state of emergency (SOE) that has been in place in the parish of St James since January.This would be the third extension since...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica showed the world that it was safe despite a state of emergency (SOE), and the island has been rewarded with record tourist arrivals for the first six months of the year, Tourism Minister Edmund Barlet reported yesterday.The...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Shernett Crichton appreciates his commitment to hard work and humility in leading others to succeed. Erma Clarke admires his wittiness. And Myrtle Dwyer describes him as the kindest person she has ever met.All three women have worked...

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