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Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Western Bureau:Jamaica is now home to global online travel company Expedia's first international Local Expert Lounge.In an historic partnership between the tour operator giants and local destination management company Jamaica Tours Limited (JTL),...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson have joined a global village commemorating St Anncentenarian, Mabel 'Miss Dolly' Hamilton, who is celebrating the remarkable innings ... 100 Not Out.Hamilton...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

MoBay City Run pasta partyWESTERN BUREAU:With a choice of creamy Alfredo or tomato sauce pasta, combined with either shrimp, seafood mix or vegetables, the team at Seafood Market welcomed MoBay City Run sponsors and participants on Friday, April 7...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 4:04 PMJanet Silvera

Love on the RockWestern Bureau:Christopher Gordon met Maria Roberson in 2015 at a soca party at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. Later that night they ended up at Fiction Nightclub, and, even later, spent the night chatting in the car park until the break...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Vibes master Beres Hammond, dancehall artiste I-Octane and a rising star by the name of Daniel 'Brighter' Gordon created musical magic at Christopher and Maria Gordon's wedding reception at the...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Rejecting any scepticism regarding Jamaica, president of the powerful Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Michele Paige, has endorsed the island as a first-call destination for cruise shipping.Paige, who spent three days,...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The Dominican Republic's Ambassador to Jamaica Dr Jose Tomas Ares German, and chairman of the Economic Growth Council, Michael Lee-Chin, were among the big wigs cementing the permanence of...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Buoyed by what they see as a steady increase in both cruise and stopover arrivals, attraction owners Chukka Caribbean Adventures pumped US$4 million into upgrading their...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said Falmouth, Trelawny has the capacity to become the largest distributor of cruise passengers in the Caribbean, projecting that cruise arrivals should reach 1.5 million by 2021.Bartlett, who was...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:10 AMJanet Silvera

Western Bureau:  The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is continuing to object strongly to the Government’s plan to have inflows from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) centralised into the Consolidated Fund. This comes...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Dr Luz Longsworth is newprincipal of UWI Open CampusWESTERN BUREAU:Dr Luz Longsworth's grandmother, Frances, taught her that class has less to do with social status and money than it does with displaying grace in the face of adversity, compassion to...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:53 PMJanet Silvera

  New Principal of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dr Luz Longsworth says lack of access to higher education is not only stymieing creativity and innovation, but is halting progress of brilliant entrepreneurs. Quoting Chancellor...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jewel Resorts chefs used a mimosa to synchronise the taste buds at the Sagicor's 'Brunch and Tee' on Sunday at the Runaway Bay Golf Club's Great Escape Restaurant in St Ann.The tasty mix of orange juice and champagne really was the...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 3:15 AMJanet Silvera

Singjay Eek-A-Mouse closed his set with the song 'Sweet Caroline', paying tribute to his friend, socialite Caroline St George, whose birthday party resembled a mini Reggae Sumfest at her Round Hill Hotel and Villas home in Hanover.The fact that Joe...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

Veteran producer, Willie Lindo combined Karen Smith's personality and her vocal styling and the result, he said, inspired Rush, the title to the songstress' new album.Launched officially three weeks ago at the St Hugh's High School's 'Swansation' in...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant said criminals are being shielded in their communities by residents who knowingly provide them with information and escape routes, which not only make the job of the police very difficult...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

Excessive property taxes, meddling with the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and elevated health insurance are among the burning issues the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) will discuss today with both the finance and tourism ministers.The...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

A senior police officer of Area One is urging the public not to be captives within their own homes, noting that the perception of crime is greater than the reality.Addressing a media briefing at the Social Development Commission office in Albion, St...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Hats fitting for tea with the Queen or for turning heads as you walk up the church aisle and others that were more of an acquired taste flooded the St Hugh's Alumnae Association of South Florida (SHAAFL)...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

Half Moon resort in Montego Bay is to undergo extensive renovation as part of the second phase of a $9.6 billion refurbishing project launched two years ago.Renovations of the more than six-decade old property is scheduled to commence in May 2017,...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Debra Ehrhardt's Cocktales was packed full of boundless energy, as Montegonians got front-row seats into the life of the actress who possesses a rare ability to put on a one-woman show.Organised by the University...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

In the midst of the latest models of Audi, Honda, and VW automobiles, the Montego Bay business community officially welcomed the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association's contingency at the first in a series of Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE)...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU: Rummaging through the pantry at the Iberostar Grand Hotel in Montego Bay, St James, Swedish-born two-star Michelin chef Emma Bengtsson found something called 'ackee' and another plant ...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 3:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The days of discriminating against the lionfish are over, as fishermen embrace the meaty mammal, instead of throwing them away.Last Wednesday, at the start of Lent and the staging of the third...

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