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Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Thirteen years ago, Sherlon Walker literally fell for Samantha Shaw when he slipped in mud the day he met her.Walker has never forgotten that fall, or the girl who stole his heart in the process. In fact, Shaw had only been visiting Walker's...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Like an extraterrestrial force making landfall, Solar, the breakfast party, satiated the appetites of revellers with far more than Hennessey and Moet Rose, on Sunday morning March 24, along the white...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Surprised by her friend and one of her favourite artistes, Tony Rebel, general manager of Hilton Rose Hall Resort, and managing director of Jewel Resorts, Carol Bourke, could not hold back the tears as her staff paid...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Searching for vitamins and finding a bride. That's the love story of Khary and Jillian Brown.It was a scene reminiscent of the Garden of Eden when Khary Brown of the Tourism Product Development Company and Jillian Robinson of Clinicare Rx exchanged...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has rejected claims that locals are being left out of the developments taking place in the island's coastal towns.Chang, who was...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:On the heels of being named the top all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean by tourism's official bible, Trip Advisor, Iberostar Grand claimed high marks on Saturday, February 23, night...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The staircases leading out of the elegant Round Hill Hotel lobby became a 1920s runway, as women strutted in, wearing some of the most fascinating couture, while some very dapper men played escorts at the...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 3:16 PMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU: Naturally You’s Sitara Byfield, Corporate U’s Gavin Bennett, and Bridal Dreams Jamaica’s Dionne Waugh organised a sold out premiere of the record-breaking blockbuster movie, Black Panther, last Thursday night at...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Last Saturday afternoon, Kate Searby and Grant Garton laid the first block of their love story, after 'pouring the cement' three years ago.Searby, the granddaughter of the late John Rollins, founder of Rose Hall...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:For the second year, socialite Paula Kerr-Jarrett and her husband, Mark, have succeeded in hosting two parties in one night at their fabulous home in Bellefield, St James.It is unclear if this...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Traditional red tables; poinsettias and, of course, everyone's outfits had a touch of the festive season's colours was how baritone-voice Rory Frankson and his friends celebrated the season in...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Maryland-based Jamaica-born attorney Joy Robinson celebrated her 65th birthday in fine style at the Millbrooks Resort in the exclusive Spring Farm community of St James last Friday night.Using her favourite colour, red, as the theme,...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Singer Miguel Antonio thrilled the teachers of the Caribbean's largest early-childhood institution, Montego Bay Infant, at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, recently.The school's board of governors and principal, Venice Morris, fÍted the...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Groove Master Pinchers had revellers rocking; DJ Kentucky took the party people down memory lane, and Crazy Neil took the hundreds who turned out for Reevive 2017's 'Mile High Club, several thousand feet high, floating on musical air....

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Contemporary classical singer Rory Frankson and his friends tenor David Feare, soprano Marsha K and baritone Orland Bailey, brought a spirit of Christmas to Montego Bay, which was otherwise lacking, entertainment-wise. Tagged 'An Evening with Rory...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Last Saturday, Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Fairview kicked off 'Design Tips for The Holiday' with Angelie Martin-Spencer of Angelie Spencer Home to much fanfare.Holiday shoppers were invited to learn new ways to deck their halls with the...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Again, travel agents have proven how important their contribution is to Jamaica's tourism industry by selling thousands of room nights worth millions of dollars.in revenue to the countryThe top 50 producing agents were recognised by...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:For the seventh year, the Jamaica Tourist Board rewarded the 50 top travel specialists who specialise in the destination and promote it as their first choice.The 50, from various cities in the...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Two months after officially opening its doors, Montego Bay's newest resort, Jewel Grande, has unveiled its 21st century spa, 'Grande Spa', to the world.The 30,000 square feet facility, which was named...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's winter tourist cycle, whichcommenced yesterday, December 15, will be the largest in the country's history, with tourismminister Edmund Bartlett projecting a five per cent growth in stop-over arrivals.Bartlett was able to...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who built the multibillion-dollar Palmyra Resort and Spa, Robert Trotta, is dead.Trotta, who is credited with transforming the lives of some 11,500 Jamaican children with his 'Book4Kids' charity programme, transitioned at his...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, will host five Christmas treats in the parish of St James - bringing cheer to not only children, but also the elderly this Yuletide season. He will be...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Sandals Montego Bay provided the ambiance, food, and entertainment, while J. Wray and Nephew Jamaica Limited brought out an entourage that included Appleton, Campari, and White Rum.One thing was for sure - guests attending...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Rajesh and Neha Kripalana and partners Vijay and Payal Sandarangani officially relaunched their refurbished restaurant and bar Mantra, on the high level (Queen's Drive) road in the tourism capital, on Monday night.The property,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica has had a long history of first-class gastronomy. Last Thursday, the country's tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett pushed the envelope by hosting a 10-course Gastronomy Experience at the 200-year-old Chukka Good Hope Estate in...

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