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Stories by Claudia Gardner

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Small Jamaican hotels have been cited as fostering greater linkages between farmers and the hospitality sector compared to their larger multi-national counterparts over the decades.In the Tourism Demand Study published by the Ministry of Tourism's...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Chairman of the Lucea Development Initiative Nerris Hawthorne says that the Government should only take money from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) after the fund has fulfilled its obligations outlined in the country's Tourism Master Plan."The TEF...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Collin Johnson, farmer:"It is important because young people need meet and socialise and learn how to agree to disagree, and from there conflict resolution skills can be built."Adrian Parkinson, tour...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 11:07 AMClaudia Gardner

One man was shot dead and three others, including two children, were injured during a shooting this morning on Bigwell Lane in Lucea, Hanover. Reports are that the deceased who has not yet been identified, was at a shop about 1 a.m. when two men...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

A decade ago, at the Caribbean Child Research Conference, experts from the University of the West Indies, provided research findings which showed that many Jamaican children who have witnessed incidences of violence, may be experiencing dangerous...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The Knockalva Agricultural School lies in the midst of one of Jamaica's most fertile expanse of agricultural lands, the rural community of Ramble in eastern Hanover.The school, which is the only one of its kind in the parish of Hanover and western...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

As Jamaica's senior-citizen population continues to rise due to higher life expectancy, stakeholders are calling for the Government to pay closer attention to the needs of this vulnerable segment in the western region before it is too late.According...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2016 | 12:28 AMClaudia Gardner

Sharon Chambers, Public Relations Practitioner:"I am most excited about the opportunities ahead for the creation of spa products and neutraceutical industries comprised of Jamaican companies, right here in Jamaica."Dwayne Clayton, Businessman:"I am...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:A crippling debt burden militating against the efforts of Caribbean countries to attain economic growth has pushed Prime Minister Andrew Holness to propose the implementation of debt-for-policy swap initiatives in the region.Holness...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says he has summoned representatives of the Negril and Green Island Area Local Planning Authority (NGIALPA) and the Hanover Parish Council (HPC) to a meeting this week to resolve what the...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:At least one of the local planning authorities responsible for granting approvals for building construction in sections of Negril, Hanover, appears to have been bypassed in the application process undertaken by Royalton Luxury Resorts...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's Timeshare Act is now officially operational, 18 months after it was passed in the House of Representatives.Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett made the announcement during the opening ceremony of the Jamaica Product Exchange...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

One of the recurring concerns about municipal and rural agricultural retail markets in western Jamaica, especially in the townships of Lucea, Savanna-la-Mar and Falmouth, is the perennial complaints about their unsightly, if not unhealthy,...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Farmers in western Jamaica have said they are in full support of the decision by the Ministry of Agriculture to put an end to the long-standing practice of having members of parliament decide which farmer should get assistance from Government.While...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:With crime now an unwelcome aspect of life in their town, members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) are bemoaning a steady decrease in the number of police personnel assigned to the Negril Police Division.According to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Pastor Laundale Munroe, the Sabbath school and personalministries director of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA), is urging members of the congregation in Hanover to establish special-needs ministries within their respective...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 11:37 PMClaudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator

People's National Party President Portia Simpson Miller wants Hanover's two constituencies to be in the winning column for the party when Jamaicans go to the polls in the next general election. Addressing Comrades at a PNP mass rally in...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 8:05 PMClaudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator

Declaring that he cannot "put something" in everybody's pockets, the incumbent Western Hanover MP Ian Hayles on Sunday evening appealed to his constituents to consider his track record when they go to vote in the next general...

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