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Stories by Janet Silvera

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...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera

Sagicor Jamaica has opened its sixth hotel property, Jewel Grande, while looking to boost arrivals from the core North America and European markets to make a profitable return on the US$90 million invested in retrofitting the former Palmyra luxury...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:In the midst of the devastation caused by hurricanes and earthquakes to the Caribbean region, Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness said climate change is real, presenting a clear and present danger to countries worldwide.The prime...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:More attractive and welcoming resort areas for locals and visitors alike is the objective behind the creation of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ)-sponsored 'Best Resort Town Experience' award, which will be presented at the 2017...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Ella Drummond-Hoyos' 50th birthday was celebrated by a week of festivities inclusive of a church service followed by brunch, a catamaran cruise, fancy reggae party, an all-white beach lyme, and a...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall has copped the coveted Crystal Apple Award for Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean. The Montego Bay resort outdid over 3,000 nominees in the Apple Vacations portfolio, receiving the award at a...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

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