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Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Half Moon’s Guy Steuart wore a bright green jacket and an orange tie to his hotel’s 65th anniversary party last Saturday night in Montego Bay, securing political correctness in a country where politics means a lot. The hotelier was...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:39 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At least one clinical psychologist is urging the society to do a better job of protecting the country’s most vulnerable – its children. Clinical psychologist Georgia Rose, one of the organisers behind the annual Mental Health Week...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:39 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Under verbal attack and threats since news broke of alleged human trafficking, child abuse, sexual assaults and abduction by leaders of the Qahal Yahweh church, other worshippers of the Hebrew faith are distancing themselves. One...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:43 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In its quest to increase arrivals from the Japanese market, Jamaica has repositioned itself, seeking to seal a partnership with the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA). The group met with a Jamaican delegation led by Minister...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:47 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The world-famous Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, St Ann, known for its lush green vegetation and signature waterfalls, has been given a significant boost with the forging of a partnership with Chukka Caribbean Adventures. The deal...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kith-Ann Excell is not the typical marketing specialist. Instead, she stands solidly unorthodox in her own right, as the Conceptualist. Her marketing strategies are deeply rooted in the skilful and ethical application of psychology...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:34 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Banned from using the Montego Bay Cultural Centre for some of their Montego Bay Pride events, the LGBT group has filed a judicial review against Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation. The case was...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Bankers Association President Jerome Smalling is warning that care must be taken to ensure that Jamaicans are not outpriced out of owning their own homes. In a plea to real estate developers, Smalling said that he was...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Torrential rainfall threatened to derail the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) 7th annual Fine Cuisine and Wine Festival at the Rose Hall Great House in St James, but the Lord would not allow it. As late as 5:30 p.m....

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Administrators of Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts are being accused of being more concerned about the school’s reputation amid a sexual-harassment scandal than the impact of years-long reported abuse by a...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

It would appear as though the revellers who attended the Jamaica International Exhibition’s (JIE) celebratory party last Friday night were held captive by some form of electromagnet, as they were highly reluctant to leave the venue, even after the...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: When young Kate Campbell decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the United States Armed Forces, she wasn’t sure how to break the news to her Jamaica-born parents. Not that she wouldn’t have “their full support”, but Campbell...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An alleged victim of the sexual harassment saga reverberating throughout the corridors of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is accusing the school’s administrators of negligence and gross dereliction of duty...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An explosive sexual harassment scandal and claims of a cover-up are threatening to rock Jamaica’s chief fine arts school, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, sparking a toxic atmosphere of fear and...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:40 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There is a climate of mistrust brewing between shareholders of the Port Royal Development Company Limited (PRDCL) and the Government over the proposed development of Port Royal as a resort town. The growing imbroglio stems from what...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Karen Smith is from a musical family. Her mother Barbara plays the organ, and has been the organist at the St James Parish Church for over 30 years. Her 24-year-old daughter Courtni Jackson is studying music performance in jazz and...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

A crisp, fruity, and delicious Miraval Provence Rosé; a juicy Saldo Zinfandel; a light and easy, but bold Zaccagnini; and a big, delicious, heavy Franciscan Meritage were among the wines with which Uncorked West whetted appetites, recently....

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:42 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There is heightened alert at the island’s airports and seaports owing to an outbreak of measles in the United States, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said. Emphasising that the ministry was taking precautionary measures...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

Montego Bay’s Tropical Bliss Beach was a flurry of activities on Sunday morning as Antidote Entertainment put on what could be described as ‘the breakfast of all breakfasts’, at the fourth staging of their fundraiser, dubbed Solar. There was food...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 2:25 PMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

Tryall Club's Director of Club Operation, Richard Ferdinand, combined work with his recent birthday celebration at the Tryall Club. After an electrifying fashion show production at the Tryall’s 1834 Great House, with designers Keneea Linton and...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As droves of prostitutes relocate from Portmore’s Back Road in St Catherine to Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, a number of the resort town’s business operators are calling for the regularisation of the illegal trade. The hookers have...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

What started as a riverside party 43 years ago, has blossomed into a seaside affair that can easily be tagged a diaspora soiree on Robin’s Bay in St Mary. Last Saturday, the trek continued, and St Mary was richer for the hundreds who invaded their...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Uncertain whether his family was dead or alive for a month after the passing of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Dominica in 2017, Malcolm Brewster, medical student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is again at a...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

Fifty years Five decades 600 months 2,609 weeks 18,263 days 438,321 Hours 1.57 million seconds … The end result, one of Montego Bay’s most successful entrepreneurs, Conrad Allen. For the father of four and owner of Cover Me Up Events Ltd, age is...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

A duet by Hyatt Ziva & Zilara’s Julianne McIntosh and Antoniel Lewis had the women who turned out for the Sarah’s Children Women of Courage luncheon last Thursday at the S Hotel in Montego Bay mesmerised...

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