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Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Jamaica remained the leading Caribbean destination for land-based and cruise ship passengers, copping top-tier awards at the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) at Sandals Montego Bay in St James on Saturday night.The island's ports also...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As violence against the island's children rises to increasingly disturbing levels, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the brutality that is beginning to emerge is particularly worrying.At least 35 children have been...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Fifty-five years after suffering persecution and imprisonment as a victim of the Coral Gardens massacre, Rastafarian elder Isaac 'Bongo Isaac' Wright is facing a new challenge in the form of cancer.The 84-year-old, who was beaten by...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) student Girdhar Chuganey gave up his space at Campion College, and Guatemalans Carlos and Maria Taracena enrolled their children even before seeing Jamaica's newest educational institution, the...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who wears the hat of managing director of Efficient Hardware and Haulage Equipment, and the official robe as mayor of the fastest-growing city in the region, Homer Davis, is being honoured on National Heroes Day.Davis,...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Copa Airlines has named Go Jamaica Travel as its official travel agency in Jamaica as part of a partnership to increase movement between Jamaica and several destinations in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Central and South America....

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A total of 10 St James parishioners were presented with the St James Municipal Corporation's Spirit of Independence Awards at the Independence Uniform Parade and Flag-raising and Civic Ceremony inSam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay on...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Uninhabitable for more than 16 years, significantly inconveniencing patients visiting the remote Port Maria Hospital, The Sandals Foundation has pumped almost $3.5 million into reopening the senior medical officer residency at the...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society has refuted claims that it has rejected the $102-million Rastafari Trust Fund announced in Parliament recently by the Government."We are willing to accept the money; at no time would we...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As of this coming winter, Port Royal will have the capacity to accommodate the world's largest ships when the first floating cruise ship pier, SeaWalk, is installed in the historic town.Port Royal in east Kingston will be the first...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Member of Parliament for East Central St James Edmund Bartlett has announced plans to establish his own Ed Bartlett Education and Welfare Foundation to benefit youths in his constituency.The announcement comes as no surprise because...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 9:37 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Firing on all cylinders, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley last night lashed out at the legal and administrative impediments that have held back the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), years...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite her institution ascending from 18th to sixth in Educate Jamaica's 2018 listing of schools based on their performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination, principal of Mt Alvernia High School, Stacey Reynolds,...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

A Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville- themed cake, dressed with a parrot head, swaying palm tree, beach volleyball, coconut shell, and a bottle of California wine, completed the 'Jamaica Farewell' ushering Scott and Tricia Robbins on their journey to...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As of June 30, passengers travelling through Jamaica's international airports, Sangster and Norman Manley, will not be allowed to carry powdered products weighing more than 12 ounces in their carry-on luggage on entering the United...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has described a video that has gone viral on social media regarding its hiring practices as misleading and downright spurious.The video asserts that the Jamaica-based resort is racist; employs only expatriates as...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Build Expo's chairman and founder, Dwight Crawford, says the country's vast amount of "out-of-use cane lands" should be used to capitalise on the growing popularity and economic potential of industrial hemp.At the same time, Minister...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Making his first public comment since the implementation of the state of emergency in St James in January of this year, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that the steps taken were unavoidable. Parliament recently extended the...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Calling "leakage" a major stumbling block to any form of growth, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that more needs to be done to keep revenues generated from the sector into the pockets of ordinary Jamaicans.The minister, who...

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

Noting that there is no substitute for a good education, student beneficiaries of the annual MoBay City Run are hailing the charity event as a classic definition of "what is right with Jamaica.""I must confess that I had some apprehensions when I...

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

Senior executives of the National Commercial Bank, headed by its chairman Michael Lee-Chin, strutted into the city of Montego Bay last Thursday to unwrap a significant piece of history - the official opening of the NCB Fairview branch.Male...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A Champagne bar, afternoon high tea, an exiting hat competition, and men and women playing one of the oldest team sports in recorded history were at the heart of the annual Chukka- Hanover Charities Polo Competition last Sunday....

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Government is looking to position Falmouth as the jewel of the Caribbean, adding that nearly $3 billion have been earmarked for further development of the town.The prime minister, who toured the...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dressed to 'paw-ty' for a fantastic cause, animal lovers turned out in large numbers last Saturday night, for the inaugural Fur Ball, hosted to raise funds for the Montego Bay's Animal Haven.A big-hearted Nicole De Lisser...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:04 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica comes to grips with the fallout caused by travel advisories and the calling of a state of public emergency in St James, the country's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is reassuring visitors that the island remains safe.Quoted in a...

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