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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...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As Virgin Atlantic returns to Jamaica, passengers are protected with high-performance HEPA filters capable of filtering viruses, says the airline’s local airport manager, Eaton Hubbard. The British carrier, which landed a brand...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced plans for a comprehensive health insurance and repatriation programme for visitors to the island, which will be introduced on November 1. Speaking at the reopening of the Zoetry resort...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Independent community tourism consultant Diana McIntyre Pike has said if the Ministry of Tourism’s proposed special community tourism unit is to be successful, a bottom-up approach must be taken, where community grass-roots organisations are a...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It’s not a myth that girls are outperforming boys in Jamaica, but for 25 determined tenth-graders at St George’s College in Kingston, that will never be the reality. All 25 aced mathematics, attaining grade ones in the 2020...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s oldest and most vulnerable account for 70 per cent of deaths from COVID-19. Fifty-four of the 77 deaths all told have accounted for persons aged 60-99. Overall infections are closing on 5,600. Ministry of Health and...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Having run into headwinds of opposition from principals and other education stakeholders, the Holness administration has backtracked on its bullish plan to phase in face-to-face classes in October amid a monthlong spike in COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Outgoing Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President Omar Robinson is bemoaning the stranglehold the COVID-19 virus has had on the financial health and operations of his organisation. Speaking at the JHTA annual general...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Royal Caribbean, MSC and Norwegian (NCL) have already submitted temporary schedules for their return to Jamaica, but the world’s largest cruise ship operator, Carnival, is yet to tender its intention to the Port Authority of Jamaica...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), new Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) president, Clifton Reader, is proposing his organisation acts as COVID-19 ambassadors in local communities....

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Tourism Donovan White says that while forward bookings for the winter 2020-2021 tourist season give reason for optimism, there remains a high level of nervousness within a sector still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Joan and Elvis Clarke have inherited “a mini Dunn’s River Falls”, which has literally claimed ownership of their home. It only has to rain for 20 minutes for their Rosemount Gardens home to be flooded out. Their ordeal can be...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s queen of cutwork embroidery, the doyenne of fashion, Olga Francis Keane is dead. She was 87. Francis Keane, renowned for dressing women from all strata of the society, including Queen Elizabeth II, former Prime Minister...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As Jamaica continues to lose millions of dollars to destinations such as Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico, some of the country’s top-producing travel agents have accused the Government of rejecting tourists. The agents, part of the...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Rajiv Johnson’s signature drink is tagged South Side, a mixture of gin, mint, lime juice and simple syrup. It’s not too fresh, not too sweet. It’s the opposite of a mojito, and is much smoother because it has gin instead of rum....

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Holness administration is being urged by hotel interests to expand its approved regime on COVID-19 evaluation for travellers to include rapid tests that would be cheaper but less foolproof than the polymerase chain reaction (PCR...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DNA samples taken from six persons of interest and close associates of murdered American model Desiree Gibbon have not led to the arrest or identity of the New Yorker’s killer three years after her death. The body of Gibbon, who was...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: American model Desiree Gibbon’s unsolved murder has forced her family to call for the intervention of Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness three years since the heinous killing. Desiree’s mother, Andrea Gibbon, in an open letter...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An industrious Jamaican has been inducted into the Florida International University (FIU) Dean’s High Achievers Society, having obtained a 3.97 grade point average (GPA). Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, Robert...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Praising the success of the Tourism Resilient Corridors (TRC) concept, stakeholders in the hospitality industry are calling for the template to be replicated across all communities in Jamaica. “It literally takes a village to manage...

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