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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Awake from their slumber last Saturday night, the audience that stood in anticipation of the performance from former musical protégé Protoje acknowledged that he has since mastered the craft. With the fullest versatility on display...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: He had nothing to do with the planning. He didn’t have to lift a finger. All he had to do was show up. And the ‘Caribbeaness’ of big, bad, soca giant Bunji Garlin and his equally musically rich empress, Fay-Ann Lyons, was...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Tourism Donovan White says Jamaica remains the hottest entertainment destination in the Caribbean this summer, triggered by the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) Jamrock Summer promotion, which features 21 days of non-stop...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: “He was such a well-behaved boy, I never wanted him flogged by his mother,” were the words of affection from 95-year-old Pearline Sanford as she spoke glowingly of Sanguinetti’s living hero, Godfrey Glengoffe Dyer. Sanford, who...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fearing a repeat of the mistakes made around the development of the Falmouth and Portland cruise ship piers, businessman Robert Stephens is calling for the Government to avoid the errors of the past in Port Royal. The town is to...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With rates ranging from US$10 to US$4,140 per night, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is contending that local Airbnb-type operators cannot be considered as “just a small man’s hustle”. JHTA President Omar Robinson,...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:30 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s former Deputy Director of Tourism, Noel Mignott, has been recognised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) for his extraordinary efforts in strengthening regional tourism in the Caribbean. Mignott, who spent over 30 years at the...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alleged sexual harassment victim Janelle Blair says opposition by some members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) into hearing her testimony regarding reports of misconduct at the Edna Manley College of...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Altamont Hotels, Christopher Jarrett, has been named Hotelier of the Year by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA). The hotelier, who has been instrumental in leading the...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged Jamaica’s tourism industry players to fulfil their corporate social responsibility, arguing that the sector’s success cannot only be simply limited to a rise in employment rates or record...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has reiterated its condemnation of all forms of sexual abuse against minors on the island. The JHTA’s position comes following the recent publication of the US Department of State’s...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, says it is way past time for the Government and Opposition to fully engage civil society to comprehensively discuss the root causes of crime in the...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Chairman of the embattled Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Marigold Harding, has reacted with shock at the principal’s revelation that she had previously warned a lecturer who was recently sent on leave as a...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Japan, Malta, Nepal and Hong Kong are to open regional Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres (GTRCM), in conjunction with Jamaica, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced. The four new partners aim to build...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:34 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The male lecturer at the centre of the sexual harassment and assault allegations at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been sent on leave. This comes following a nine-hour meeting on Tuesday of the board...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With creative juices flowing unceasingly in melting pots, Executive Chef Daniel Schweizer is happiest in his industrial kitchen at the Sangster International Airport. Montegonians were recently given the green light to enter...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The board of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is expected to discuss the sexual harassment allegations rocking the St Andrew-based fine arts school at a board meeting today. Several alleged victims of sexual...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 1:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A male lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is reporting that for well over a decade, one of his colleagues has been engaged in sexually predatory behaviour against students and has had hundreds of...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Citing the importance of being good corporate citizens, RIU Palace Jamaica and RIU Reggae, both flagship brands of RIU Resorts, have thrown their support behind two much-needed charities in Montego Bay. The Refuge of Hope Night Shelter in the inner...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of mourners turned out at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, St James, on Tuesday to bid farewell to Pishu Chandiram, described by many as one of the pioneers of Jamaica’s in-bond trade. Chandiram, who died on May 7, was a past...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has expressed disappointment with the resistance by some stakeholders to the decision by the St James Municipal Corporation to convert a centuries-old cholera cemetery in the city into a car park....

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the efforts of the St James Municipal Corporation, the city of Montego Bay is still grappling with rodent infestation resulting from improper disposal of garbage by some food establishments and street-side food vendors. And...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Vowing to give reggae music a major platform in North, South and Central America, Jamaica-born entertainer and promoter, Kass Smith says his upcoming Riviera Nayarit International Reggae Festival is poised to “connect all the dots...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It was a sombre atmosphere inside the Holy Trinity Church, West Gate, St James, last Saturday, where scores of persons bid farewell to medical doctor and nutritional expert Anthony Vendryes, who was hailed as “a true patriot and...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Three decades ago, hotelier and farmer Ricky Jackson pumped US$1.5 million into the acquisition of a 4,000 acre property that has become his passion and environmental cause. Over time he has developed Moreland Hill Estate, located at the border of...

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