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Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 6:52 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the last month, Lee Weinstock has brought cheer to a number of schools and and children’s homes in western Jamaica, and he never once donned his Santa Claus hat. But Weinstock, a tourism industry leader who has sought to promote...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 6:50 PMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Golda-mae Bullock’s life has not been the same since she lost her mother at the age of 12 and went on a roller coaster of trauma with her father, who subjected her to severe beatings before the Child Development Agency intervened...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad says the United Kingdom (UK) has no plans anytime soon to cease funding anti-violence and anti-crime initiatives in Jamaica, but will continue to throw its full support behind any post-Citizen...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At least one emissary is calling for a study to examine the pyscho-social and economic factors of crime, including the disparity of government spending within crime-plagued communities. British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad, in a one...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:44 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

After three and half years as the chief executive of large food and spirits distributor Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited, CPJ, Dr David Lowe is departing the company within weeks to re-enter the financial sector as partner in a new private...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:33 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Calling it their most ambitious project yet, Matthew and Danielle Donaldson are spearheading a $600-million luxury housing development in the upscale community of Ironshore, Montego Bay.The project is being undertaken through NFD Construction and...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:35 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the fate of the principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson, remains uncertain, a male lecturer at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal brought to light by The...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:32 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With LATAM Airlines committed to three flights per week to Jamaica from the lucrative South American market, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is predicting that the pie will get even bigger with a multi-destination arrangement with...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: American Airlines’ commitment to bringing in 15 flights into Montego Bay every Saturday, starting early in the winter season, represents a historic moment in tourism, says portfolio minister Edmund Bartlett. The minister, who was...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With a stage size reminiscent of a Reggae Sumfest and lights that could rival those at Rebel Salute, Half Moon welcomed Fredrick ‘Toots’ Hibbert to its 65th anniversary celebration last Saturday night in Montego Bay. Toots not only...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang was toasted as champion of the people by his friends and political colleagues recently as he celebrated his birthday at the Mainland China Restaurant in Ocho Rios. The event was hosted by Dr Guna...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:50 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The absence of a clear government policy in relation to the appropriation of former sugar cane lands in Trelawny is being met with consternation by soil scientist and member of parliament for Trelawny North, Victor Wright. Speaking...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Cabinet minister Audley Shaw has rapped Washington for bristling at Kingston’s deepening ties with Beijing, suggesting that the “nervous” White House was hypocritical in discouraging investment and commercial ties when China was its...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The soon-to-be-built Marriott-managed hotel in Trelawny will give Jamaican firms and staff preference in its construction and operations, Keith Russell, chairman of the Amaterra Group, has said. Speaking at the official signing of a...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican hotels have been urged to curb their appetite for imported foods and to build linkages with local farmers and distributors to provide tourists with island fare. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Attorney-at-law Ella Drummond, Jamaica’s honorary consul in Barbados, has lamented the fact that Jamaica has become so desensitised to murder and dying that the 1,000-plus murder annual figures are now seen as normal. Speaking...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:42 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

A year ago, 53-year-old Brenda Lee Campbell discovered a lump in one of her breasts, but the Bethel Town resident, who was unemployed at the time, could not afford to pay to have a mammogram done. Last week, her turmoil came to an end as she was...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eight Men of Might (MOM) who have served as presidents of the Cornwall College Alumni Association of South Florida were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the organisation during their 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:52 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: “I must obey Avyhwh Yahweh. I must obey Avyhwh Yahweh leaders. I must obey Avyhwh Yahweh authority,” were the lines written by a 49-year-old mother after being kicked out of the controversial Qahal Yahweh Church in Norwood, St James...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Qahal Yahweh sect in Norwood, St James, wooed followers with a benign message that soon evolved into a toxic cocktail of “mind control” that entrapped believers with scaremongering dogma, says a former member of the religious...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Security forces battled their way on to the Qahal Yahweh Church compound Tuesday afternoon to remove three children reportedly in need of care and protection at what has been styled as a cultic stronghold of abuse, sexual assault,...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Seven months ago, 75-year-old Clifford Preston, a one-time member of Qahal Yahweh, was thrice the victim of a brutal assault meted out by a group of ultra-radicals loyal to the religious sect. In the first attack, he said he was...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sixteen-year-old Campion College whiz-kid Kyle Pratt has aced the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics exam, scoring the highest grade in the region. Kyle, who was in fourth form at the age of 15 when he sat...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

LONDON, United Kingdom: Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has made a call for investment in the tourism industry to go beyond the development of hotel rooms and other infrastructure. Bartlett made the call during his presentation on the...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Cornwall Funding Services’ fifth anniversary celebrations continued in fine style at the Sunscape Beach Resort in Montego Bay recently. The praises and accolades that poured from the lips of mayor of Montego Bay and chairman of the...

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