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Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

An archaeological impact assessment conducted by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has painted a gloomy picture for historical assets within the proposed Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, if the Government allows Noranda Jamaica Bauxite...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In spite of potential long-term deforestation, bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country is likely to offer a game-changing fillip to the Jamaican economy, at least in the short term, if the Government allows Noranda Jamaica Bauxite...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Like their airline counterparts, cruise lines on dry dock owing to COVID-19 are calling for a unified approach to travel guidelines for the Caribbean. Government and Community Engagement representative for the Caribbean at Carnival...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: All Jamaicans are now required to undergo a COVID-19 test in order to check into the Hedonism II hotel in Negril. Only tourists originating in four US states – Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York – are expected to present a COVID-19...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As at Wednesday, November 18, American Airlines passengers connecting through Miami to Jamaica will have access to a mobile wellness wallet app that will be used to verify pretesting for COVID-19. A collaboration between the airline...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the cloud of uncertainty looming over international travel, MBJ Airports CEO Shane Munroe is projecting returns of between 50 and 75 per cent of the 2019 visitor-arrival figures by 2021. In 2019, MBJ Airports, which operates...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CARIBBEAN may not have succeeded with a ‘One Caribbean’ marketing initiative, but stakeholders in the industry want a ‘One Caribbean COVID Protocol’ and a medical wallet that fits the region. American Airlines vice-president,...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The treasured Puerto Bueno Mountain that is at the centre of an environmental dispute will host ecotourism developments as well as investments in residential and commercial operations, and clean energy, Jamaica World LLC has...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: An increase in occupancy at some of Jamaica’s hotels, which is being driven by a combination of ‘staycationers’ and international guests, is fuelling optimism for a robust 2020 winter tourism season, according to Minister of...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:17 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Holness administration is being accused of trading short-term gain for long-term degradation by overturning the denial of a permit by Jamaica’s environmental agencies for mining and quarrying in the Dry Harbour Mountains. Both...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: One of Guyana’s most respected tourism industry pioneers, Joanne Jardim, has passed away. Jardim, mother to local businessman Brian Jardim of Rainforest Seafoods, transitioned at their home in Montego Bay last weekend. The 88-year-...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio: Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has called for the abolition of the United States Electoral College system, calling it an archaic holdover of the slave-economy era. Strickland cited the election of Republicans George W. Bush, in...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio: The first woman to chair the Republican Party of Ohio, Jane Murphy Timken, says a win for her party will signal a rejection of what she calls Joe Biden’s socialist ideology. She has also defended President Donald Trump’s commitment...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Columbus, Ohio: Claiming that the very core of their democracy is on the ballot today, Democrats in the United States say the 2020 general election is much bigger than the two presidential candidates competing. “We are in the election of our...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Columbus, OHIO: When millions of Americans go to vote tomorrow, more than 50 per cent of the eight million registered voters in the battleground state of Ohio would have cast their ballots in early voting. Douglas Priesse, chairman of the Franklin...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) leadership candidate Lisa Hanna, while remaining noncommittal about whether she would make Senate appointments available to party stalwarts Peter Bunting and Norman Horne, says that all options remain...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant, Lisa Hanna, says the creative industries and agriculture are key sectors that must be given top priority if Jamaica is to quickly recover from a post-COVID-19 era. Addressing a...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nearly 6,000 students from 17 schools in nine parishes are to return to face-to-face learning on a phased basis as more than 50 per cent of the country’s pupils have difficulty accessing online education amid the coronavirus...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Mark Golding has weighed in on foreign entertainers performing in the tourism sector, threatening to erode the jobs of locals. His call comes as entertainers struggle to cope in...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Her plan is to become one of Jamaica’s esteemed economists, a multifaceted asset to the banking sector, a financial analyst, and a consultant. At age 22, this is Brooke-Anne Bowen’s state of mind, and age is in her favour. The...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:31 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the United States economy contracting and the United Kingdom also facing economic fallout from the ravages of COVID-19, in addition to uncertainty related to Brexit, travel-research experts are urging the Caribbean to consider...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:31 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Travellers are beginning to place greater value on tourism sustainability, including options to support local communities, in making their travel decisions, according to head of travel research at Euromonitor International, Caroline...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Caribbean is set to return to face-to-face tourism trade shows with the staging of the region’s travel marketplace planned for spring 2021. Since COVID-19 changed the face of the tourism sector, cancelling all international,...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Three weeks after demitting office as president of the country’s largest tourism sector group, Omar Robinson has launched the Caribbean’s newest hospitality services company. Robinson, a four-term Jamaica Hotel and Tourist...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There is strong objection from some parents and a word of caution from principals to teachers offering extra lessons for up to $1,500 per session. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resumption of the new academic year, a...

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