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Stories by Janet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:When proprietor of Ward's Power Tools, Howard Ward, learnt of his pending Order of Distinction award, for business and community service, he was in the middle of an intensive construction project out west."I was busy at work, and...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sunset Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, is to be renamed the Godfrey Dyer Boulevard, and the Jamaican businessman's name is to carry the distinguishing mark, Order of Jamaica, within weeks.Dyer, an adopted son of Montego Bay, is...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.The man, known only as Okey, in his late 50s, of a Treasure Beach address, was in...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Dream Weekend 'No Weapons' policy seemed to have been defied by 37-year-old Jean Matthieu, who reportedly drew for his licensed firearm during an altercation with a security guard, resulting in his death.Reports are that the...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

At 11 years old, Mariano 'Dread Mar I' Castro received his first Bob Marley cassette. The Argentinean reggae artiste describes Marley as his first music teacher. "From just listening to Bob, I was able to learn all the elements of the music," he...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has warned Caribbean leaders not to make the same mistakes Britain made with Brexit. She added that neither should they forget that those who secure victory over the region do one thing: "divide...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Scores of fathers received an early Father's Day treat when the lawns and deck of Millbrook Resort in Rosehall, St James, came alive recently.The event, dubbed Daddy Daughter Dance, was organised by First Dance Studios to help strengthen the...

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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