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Stories by Janet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's tourism capital is to have its first international private academy come September 3.The co-educational middle and high school, offering an international curriculum, has been relocated from its originally intended site in Rose Hall,St James...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Participants of the fifth anniversary MoBay City Run took home prizes valued at more than $1.5 million on Sunday. The presentations were held at the Old Hospital Park, Gloucester Avenue, in Montego Bay.The prizes ranged from television sets,...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Already signed to four out of five Avatar movies, veteran actress - renowned for her role in NCIS New Orleans - CCH Pounder wants the islands in the region to capitalise on their strength and power."If the islands would consider themselves not just Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Sugar Mill's executive chef, Christopher Golding, was in his element last Thursday night as he created culinary magic at a dinner hosted by the island's director of tourism, Donovan White, celebrating actress CCH Pounder.The Avatar/NCIS star was...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that Jamaica's tourism potential has not even begun to "scratch the surface", arguing that the country could easily see 10 million visitors and earn $10 billion during the next 10 years.The...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Anyone who is capable of maintaining a best-friend relationship for 40 years has a special gift that is to be treasured.In the case of Mureen James, she has had three best friends for that period, and all of them were at her 50th-...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Reggae musician and bass player extraordinaire Clifton 'Jackie' Jackson was on Sunday night recognised for his decades of distinguished contribution to the music industry at the annual Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) Honour Awards in...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite a number of islands being ravaged by two powerful hurricanes, Caribbean tourism reached another major milestone in 2017, surpassing 30 million stopover arrivals for the very first time.The region, according to Caribbean...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Paying tribute to the island's rich cultural heritage, while kick-starting Black History month, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), last Saturday showcased an array of Food, Fashion and Dance at The Shoppes at...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

San Juan, Puerto Rico:By March 7, Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the country will present a completed business plan on the Global Centre for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management at the ITB Berlin in Germany.The tourism minister...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In full support of the Government's action to tackle crime in St James, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says that the safety of the country's citizens must always be first priority."Where that is assured, it creates...

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