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Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

Beauties from across the region - Latin, South and North America, the Europe, Asia and Africa - showcased the latest trends in fashion at the Miss Global International competition at RIU Montego Bay.With contemporary fashion, they blended...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-three-year-old Guyanese national Cynthia Dookie received stiff competition from Annie Newball of San Andres and Djennicia Francis of Trinidad, but emerged the 2017 Miss Global International at the coronation show recently at...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's Indigenous Rastafarian Village, Cockpit Country Adventure Tours and the Bunkers Hill CulturalX-perience and River Tour have been selected as showpieces for the UNWTO - Government of Jamaica International Conference.The...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

At least two of the largest European charter operators plying Jamaica, Spain's Evelop and Portugal's Orbest, are questioning the viability of flying their planes here next season.Both carriers are seasonal, operating into the Sangster International...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The continuous closure of Jamaica's airspace and poor communication by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) have been described as "unacceptable and embarrassing" by president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

If a man comes around David Roman* and places his hand on the 24-year-old's shoulder, his immediate reaction is, 'Am I going to be hurt again?'For the past nine years, Roman has been walking around with the scars of being molested by...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Hosted by Isratech, CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo took over the lawns of the beautiful Bellefield Great House in Montego Bay, St James, at what was tagged a private networking cocktail...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Riu Palace Jamaica opened its beachfront resort to host Prime Minister Andrew Holness, members of his Cabinet, justices of the peace, and leaders of the security forces at a zone of special...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The fastest-growing city in the Caribbean - Montego Bay - is to get its first private international school.The team behind it are Lisa Lake, formerly of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, her husband, Yoni Epstein, who is in the...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

Michele Rollins and her family have committed 13 acres of prime property at Rose Hall. Adam Stewart has been drafted as chairman. And the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SPJF) is throwing its weight behind Montego Bay's first private international...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 9:00 AMJanet Silvera

Restaurant operator and distributor Viking Productions has landed the exclusive rights tooperate food, beverage and confectionery services in the...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's thrust to significantly increase visitor arrivals will be boosted by a strategic partnership with search engine giants Google, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced.Bartlett, who last Thursday met and toured with...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Not only has Jamaica secured the popular tourism platform Airbnb as its first platinum sponsor of the landmark UNWTO-Sustainable Tourism Development Conference, but a partnership has been concretised, ensuring financial and other...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:A great house washed in red, blue, purple and green, with touches of gold, greeted patrons on Saturday, August 19, symbolising an unforgettable night.The imposing, historic Rose Hall Great House in St...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:18 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Wray and Nephew took a chance on Pier 1 with its $50 promotion; Carreras has never left the entertainment complex; and Red Bull threw some muscle behind the establishment.Thirty years after opening its doors, Pier 1 has become a...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaican-Canadian owned company, Kisko Products, has gifted the people of Lower Buxton in St Ann with a basic school valued at $7.6 million.The school - which will house over 33 students, three classrooms, an office, a sick bay, a...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's tourism officials are placing special focus on the UK diaspora market as the country positions itself to surpass its greatest Caribbean competitor, Barbados."The diaspora represents 11 per cent of all arrivals and, globally...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

London, England:Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia 'Babsy' Grange remains upbeat and confident in the country's track and field athletes, hours after visiting the team in London."We had an extensive discussion on the way...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

London, United Kingdom:Steel Pulse's highly anticipated performance at Jamaica House in London was received with enthusiasm by those who turned out for the group's hour-long set at the 02 Arena on Wednesday night.The English-based reggae band shared...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

London, UK:Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica has Barbados firmly in its cross-hairs and could soon replace that Caribbean country as the leading destination for British tourists to the region.Bartlett, who was speaking at a dinner for...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

LONDON, England:Placing tremendous confidence in world record holder Usain St Leo Bolt, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the athlete, who has taken on the moniker 'The Legend', is to become the face of national activities."Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2017 | 8:05 AMJanet Silvera

The 2017 IAAF World Championships is underway in London England and supporters of Jamaica's national team are out in their black, green and gold colours to help encourage the athletes and soak up the excitement at the event. Here are...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:One of the things we know is that people love food and will travel miles for good food.This was evidenced by the hundreds who turned out for the Hah-R-Mony Entertainment Ocho Rios Seafood Festival on Emancipation Day at the Turtle...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 7:00 AMJanet Silvera

Josef Bogdanovich and his DownSound Entertainment team were forced to turn back patrons on Friday night (July 21), as thousands flocked to the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James, for Red Stripe Reggae...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The thousands at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex, Montego Bay, on Saturday for Reggae Sumfest 2017's closing night were reminded how powerful and lasting reggae music is.Jah Cure, who called for the release of Buju Banton and...

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