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Stories by Janet Silvera

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...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

St George's, Grenada:A total of 28 additional cruise ships will dock in Grenada, owing to displacement from other Eastern Caribbean ports damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.The island received the first vessel last Tuesday, the Carnival...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Past students of Cornwall College living in Toronto, Canada, hosted some 800 persons, the largest turnout ever, at a 40th anniversary gala at the Markham Convention Centre last Saturday night.Held...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:One craft trader has abandoned the Old Fort Craft Market to sell bag juice and water on the streets of Montego Bay, another stays home and raises animals, as what used to be a lucrative business turns sour.The more than 150 vendors...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 8:30 AMJanet Silvera

Fort Worth, Texas: Engineered for comfort, boasting innovation with purpose, US sleep products manufacturer, Casper is American Airlines’ latest partner in the air. As of December, customers seated in long-haul international and...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:No less than seven minutes of fireworks lighting up the sky, more than two hours of music by one of the world's best band - Third World-complemented by sumptuous food stations that had the taste buds...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 2:00 PMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU: The recently refurbished Sandals Montego, staged a party that tour operators, travel agents, and tourism stakeholders will remember for years to come. On Monday night, the second day of JAPEX 2017, belonged to the all-inclusive...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The 2017 hurricane season has dealt a stinging blow to several small Caribbean island nations and the southeastern United States. The death toll attributed to Hurricane Irma alone has risen to 70, with billions of dollars in damages,...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:With glitz and fanfare aplenty, Tuesday's official opening of Chukka Good Hope Adventure Park in Falmouth will long be remembered as a most fitting way to close the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2017.From the...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Approximately 40 travel partners specialising in destination weddings were introduced to the exclusive one-of-a-kind bridal suite at Melia Braco in Trelawny last Saturday night.The suite, all of three rooms, in addition to a make-up...

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