Sun | Nov 18, 2018

Stories by Janet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The ministry of Education is to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to provide funeral assistance for the three students who died tragically along the Rose Hall main road on Tuesday.Education minister Ruel Reid...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica-based Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, in a letter to local Jews yesterday, said that he was "shocked and in disbelief, not just for the devastating loss of life, but for the basis of these senseless murders," as he responded to the...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the police force continues to grapple with a sharp increase in the number of young boys being involved in violent crimes, including murder.According to Chang, the police are in a...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As of Monday, September 17, American Airlines passengers travelling from both the Sangster International and the Norman Manley airports will be required to use a debit or credit card to make transactions with the airline.American made...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Rainforest Seafoods Limited shipped off their first orders of 2,000 live lobsters to China via air this week.The shipment is bound for Shenzhen."Consumers in mainland China will pay top dollar for their lobsters alive. Therefore, it is critical to...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In the midst of tragedy, there is love, and this was evidenced by the kilometres of candles that residents of Orange Street (Gulumba), Sheffield, in Westmoreland, lit along the roadway leading into their community on Wednesday night....

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Living legend Bob Andy, internationally acclaimed duo Sly and Robbie, the Godfather Chris Blackwell, and promoter Copeland Forbes were inducted into the Reggae Sumfest Hall of Fame while crooner Beres Hammond received the Lifetime...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, Lanae Gillette, is the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa Miss Jamaica Universe North West for 2018.Gillette, who originally wore the sash Miss Vistaprint, wowed the crowd and judges during...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Like Picasso in his studio, Simone Haughton-Campbell is a genius in her dining room. Jamaica's only female executive chef employed to a large hotel chain took Food on a titillating gastronomic journey recently, at one of the six speciality...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has signalled his intention to call for an extension to the state of emergency (SOE) that has been in place in the parish of St James since January.This would be the third extension since...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica showed the world that it was safe despite a state of emergency (SOE), and the island has been rewarded with record tourist arrivals for the first six months of the year, Tourism Minister Edmund Barlet reported yesterday.The...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Shernett Crichton appreciates his commitment to hard work and humility in leading others to succeed. Erma Clarke admires his wittiness. And Myrtle Dwyer describes him as the kindest person she has ever met.All three women have worked...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A major car company has expressed an interest in growing hemp in Jamaica for use as an alternative in the upholstery and decoration of their vehicles.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw, who recently returned from a...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:An ultimate performance by spirited showman Romain Virgo, closed the curtains on Sandals Resorts' 10th anniversary Ultimate Award last Thursday night at Sandals South Coast in Westmoreland.Renowned for his stage presence, Virgo used...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montegonians turned out in their numbers last Wednesday night to officially welcome the city's newest attraction, Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records (UBT...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Newly appointed Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says that persons responsible for coming up with the shift system for primary and secondary schools should be "imprisoned" for doing a great disservice to the nation.In a...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Chief Executive Officer of the GraceKennedy Group Don Wehby said that urgent attention must be paid to the alarming number of tourism-sector workers who are without their own homes.Wehby, who is also a government senator, said that...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sounding a clarion call to Jamaican churches, Trumpet Call Ministries the Pastor Reverend Mary Wildish wants the denominational walls in the country torn down in order to fight the satanic movement she says is raging war on the country...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Christopher Issa and his Spanish Court Hotel team opened up their fabulous Cabana Pool area last Friday night to the Montego Bay-based Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) to host its first Outsource2Jamaica cocktail reception in...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A young mother is crying foul after she was left holding hospital bills totalling US$80,000 (J$10 million) relating to her late cancer-stricken daughter, Tianna Ken, who was treated by three US medical facilities.The mother, Lacie-Ann...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Buoyed by the universal endorsement of more than 100,000 Jamaicans in a single week, organisers of the ILoveMobay campaign are predicting a major turnaround in the once fading fortunes of the island's tourism capital.Launched on...

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