Tue | May 30, 2017

Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 5:52 AMJanet Silvera

When Ky-Mani Marley appeared on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe Montego Bay on Saturday night, the audience stood at attention.  He never even needed to connect with the crowd that came out to witness the grand opening of Montego Bay's latest...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

At least one friend who she shared her playpen with as a toddler, two from boarding school, Kiwanians, Rotarians, former Guardian Life colleagues and a husband born in The Bahamas...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

More than 170 buyers and suppliers will converge on the tourism capital for the inaugural Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), set to take place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from June 1-3.The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA)-...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The way of life that is quickly being embraced by Montegonians, Wright Life, created magic with the 'finger bites' served at the Wright Style, Schatzie, MIJAN INHERITED Trunk Show last Friday night at the Fairview Shopping Complex,...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

Fresh from a four-month sojourn in Zimbabwe, South Africa, France and Germany, a scorching-hot Sheldon 'Turbulence' Campbell made a cameo appearance at RIU Reggae in Montego Bay recently.The reggae artiste gave guests at the resort a scintillating...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips called on the Second City, Montego Bay, last Thursday night, and the reception he received was fit for a king.The new leader of the People's National Party (PNP) was received with open arms by a...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Expedia guests arriving in the country can now expect an even warmer Jamaican welcome, with the opening of a local Expert Lounge at the Sangster International Airport.Introduced in collaboration with Destination Management Company and...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:06 PMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Quick and decisive action by J Wray and Nephew has ensured that the Appleton experience is kept alive, even while their St Elizabeth facility undergoes a $1 billion renovation.Last Friday, the Appleton team unveiled a mini version of...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's tourism earnings have hit the jackpot, raking in a record US$1 billion over the past four months, says tourism minister Edmund Bartlett."We have never had a winter season like this before, certainly not US$1 billion in...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Peter Higgins laughs at himself easily and has an immense zest for life.This made it effortless for his friends to brave the torrential rainfall in St Andrew on Saturday, April 22, for his 50th birthday party at his home in Mona....

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Minutes before reassuring the nurse who escorted him to hospital, a badly injured Federhori McIntosh said to her: "Don't worry about me. I will be fine."He proceeded to pray with the nurse, but by the time he reached hospital, he succumbed to the...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

A Jamaican woman, Lorna Johnson, from Corn Piece, Clarendon, is the new assistant treasurer of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the United States.The DNC is the formal governing...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:As heavy rains pelted the tourism capital on the night of Friday, April 21, Montegonians showed that modern Jamaicans will not allow a downpour to derail plans to have fun.The Sugar Mill Restaurant...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty of the world's most influential travel writers were given a taste of the new Riu Reggae - the renovated Club Hotel Riu Negril - which had millions of dollars pumped into its refurbishing, and Riu Palace Jamaica this past week....

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:00 AMJanet Silvera

Half Moon Hotel, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ), Michelin chef, Ken Frank of La Toque, Napa Valley, and the Jackson Family Wines took diners on a fabulous culinary journey at the Sugar Mill Restaurant last Friday night....

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...

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