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Stories by Janet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2024 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Underestimated by many as merely a wooden structure in the sea, highly vulnerable to the elements, Floyd’s Pelican Bar was not built to withstand nature’s wrath, but to work harmoniously with it, says owner Floyd Forbes. Located on Jamaica’s south...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2024 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Highlighted as a pivotal moment in this year’s just-concluded Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM) was the unveiling of the Caribbean Meetings, Incentives and Exhibitions (MICE) Exchange, which drew the attention of 13 planners,...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2024 | 8:43 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Five years after a harrowing ordeal that shook the parish of St Elizabeth, 63-year-old Joan Crumbs* has now decided to publicly speak about a brutal sexual assault that almost claimed her life after it triggered an asthma attack....

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2024 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fifty-two years ago, Edmund Bartlett plucked the most exquisite rose from Carmen Williams’ parents’ garden. Now, standing beside him on a Friday night, that same rose has blossomed into a magnificent bloom, marking the celebration...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Creating great rum requires the rare ability to perfectly balance art and science. The world’s first female master blender, Jamaican Dr Joy Spence, has balanced the two, literally stimulating the taste buds of rum drinkers worldwide...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 1964 ‘Head’ by Alvin Marriott, Edna Manley’s 1983 bronze ‘Orpheus’, and George Rodney’s 1980 ‘Awakening’ are among the impressive pieces of art that will be on show in the UK’s Victoria Gallery and Museum in celebration of...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera - Sunday Gleaner Writer

T he Gleaner’s Janet Silvera had a sit-down interview with renowned Jamaican artist and sculptor Basil Watson at his studio in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the United States. Watson was recently commissioned to produce the historic Windrush...

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