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Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay was the centre of attention for at least two of the island's emissaries, who selected to make their presence felt in the Second City recently.From Tuesday, November 14 to Friday, November 17, the...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's stopover arrivals for the usually stagnant fall season have been literally bursting at the seams, with October alone showing an astonishing 16.2 per cent increase.These, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, are not...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Until businesses, government and communities stop turning their backs on deprived areas, the crime situation that threatens to derail the island's economic growth will remain unchanged, says British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

With the advent of Brexit, Jamaican business operators no longer need permission from 27 countries in the European Union to trade with the United Kingdom (UK), says new British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad."This is an opportunity for...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Land baroness Michele Rollins opened the doors of her sprawling Spring Farm mansion on Thursday, November 16, officially welcoming to Montego Bay the new British high commissioner to Jamaica and...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:An art tour of the Ashley lifestyle was how the creative minds at the Ashley HomeStore introduced Montego Bay to its newest addition last Wednesday night.From the vantage point where vintage meets casual, to the very edgy urbanology,...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Provisions are being made in the Supplementary Budget set to go before Parliament next week for funding to repair roads across the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced.Addressing stakeholders at the grand opening of...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The Gwest Medical Centre is not only a one-stop shopping mall, but has unique qualities that will make it a resounding success, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.In fact, Holness, in his...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Patricia Edwards gave the audience goose pimples with her rendition of I Rise, Karen Smith took them down memory lane, and Gem Myers stole their hearts and displaced the late Whitney Houston with I Am ...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

As tourist arrivals out of Europe soars, industry leaders are lauding the strategy being used by the island's tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, to boost the lucrative market."The intensified focus on this market has been yielding fruit. There has...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is on a drive to lure potential investors to the tourism capital."We at the St James Municipal Corporation stand ready to play a leading role in facilitating investments in the Second City...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The hand-delivered invitations appeared in a long sleek blue box with red lining, and you had to be an influencer to make it on to the A-list.All-White was the dress-code, and you wanted to adhere to...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Framed as a black-tie affair, western Jamaica is already excited by the thought of dressing up for the inaugural Mayor's Charity Ball, being staged by Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis.Launched on Wednesday at Pier 1, on the...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:As the security forces continue to struggle to deal with murders in St James, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for the creation of a special task force to focus on the parish, which has recorded more than 250 homicides...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:As crime continues to wreak havoc in Montego Bay, St James, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is the latest private sector organisation to call on the Government to present a more comprehensive strategy aimed at...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:There is nothing that Courtney Hamilton thinks he cannot do or that is beyond his reach.The Montego Bay-based, attorney-at-law and recipient of the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, is described as fearless by his daughter,...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Imagine enjoying a meal by the sea - the wide expanse of the turquoise Caribbean Sea at every angle. For 30 years, that has been what Pier 1 has offered to customers in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, St...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:A couple on their balcony at the Century Tower, danced to soca, oldies, dance hall, reggae, as Kurt Riley took hundreds of Sagicor revellers to musical heaven at Jewel Grande Montego Bay.Taking ownership of a...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 10:54 AMJanet Silvera

St George’s, Grenada: Amid efforts to strategise the recovery of Caribbean tourism, a Global Caribbean Tourism Recovery Team (GCTRT) has been named with Jamaica’s minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, leading the charge...

 

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 10:37 AMJanet Silvera

St George’s, Grenada: Having suffered crushing blows to gross domestic product (GDP) and productivity as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Caribbean countries are being warned to invest in resilience to allow easier recovery after disasters.

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 10:24 AMJanet Silvera

St George’s, Grenada: The Caribbean is being urged to make a more significant impact by aggressively tapping into the flourishing Canadian market, as that country’s citizens shy away from its closest neighbours, the United States.

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 9:59 AMJanet Silvera

St George’s, Grenada: The Caribbean’s hope of continuing on a growth rate of 5.2 per cent has been shattered with the passing of hurricanes Maria and Irma, which both caused devastation in some 13 islands...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Public relations guru Noel Mignott of The PM Group in the United States knows how to throw a party, and he is also the master of putting together the right mix of invitees.On Wednesday night, the former deputy director of tourism, who...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 9:41 AMJanet Silvera

St George’s, Grenada: Grounded by Hurricane Irma, St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport will welcome its first scheduled airlines as of today, one month after the severe storm wreaked havoc in the small Dutch Caribbean Island...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 9:25 AMJanet Silvera

St George's, Grenada: St Kitts and Nevis has announced plans to donate US$1.5 million (EC$4 million) and Grenada has increased its monetary commitment to US$646,000, to regional partners affected by recent hurricanes. Combined, the two...

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