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Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Flamboyant alleged cult leader Kevin O. Smith was a picture of humiliation on Thursday as he was transported to his Ironshore, St James, home in handcuffs by a police team to facilitate a search of two of his properties located in...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Having lost several family members to cancer, Dessine O’Connor Nembhard is grateful to have survived the dreaded disease. Nineteen years after the 64-year-old had a double mastectomy, she has become somewhat of a cancer awareness...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Taneka Gardner became so bewitched by her cultish pastor that she tried to remove her son and mother from her life insurance policy, making Dr Kevin O. Smith her beneficiary. Smith had the power to get his congregation to fund his...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As discernment is replaced by manipulation, one of the most respected voices in the Baptist denomination is warning that personality cultism has no place in the Kingdom of God. Former head of the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The bloodstained concrete where Taneka Gardner, the woman who was reportedly sacrificed in a bizarre ritual in St James on Sunday, was testament to the horror that unfolded at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: When Kirk Anthony Hamilton brought his knowledge of tech and innovation into the Caribbean in 2016, they weren’t big talking points in the market. No big tech company, with the exception of Microsoft, had a presence here, and there...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kevin O. Smith’s Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries raked in close to $1 million per week from offerings, consultations and spiritual encounter, The Gleaner has learnt. Smith, who assumed the title His...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Antigua and Barbuda laundromat and dry cleaning operator Dr Onika Campbell has inked a major franchise distributorship deal with United States manufacturer of textiles and fine linen, Thomaston Mills. Campbell, who owns Express...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Food distributor Rainforest Caribbean has invested $40 million in the construction and operation of a microbiology laboratory, which is ISO 17025/2017-certified for food testing. The investment in the lab, which is located adjacent...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the last 48 hours, Caribbean Airlines passengers were forced to walk on the ramp and carry their hand luggage up the stairs of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) owing to no access to the jet bridge. Passengers also...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With increasing queries by prospective visitors on the COVID-19 immunisation status of tourism workers, a survey by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has revealed resounding support by industry stakeholders for...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tessa Atkinson’s father, his twin sister, her uncle, grandfather, and grandmother all lost their lives to cancer, evidence that the day would come when her genetics would reveal the deadly disease to her. By age 38, the high-school...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: BEVERAGE COMPANY Beverage J. Wray and Nephew Limited (JWN) has answered a call for assistance from various hospitals in Jamaica and this week announced its donation of $45 million to 12 healthcare institutions, starting with a $5...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Many in the church wanted to cry, but remained strong in their conviction until saxophonist Dean Fraser played David Sanborn’s Lotus Blossom, leaving hardly a dry eye at Karen Smith’s thanksgiving service at the St James Parish...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two weeks after discussions with the United Kingdom (UK) government on the acceptance of AstraZeneca vaccine codes not recognised by that European country, Jamaica is yet to see a change in status. The island is among a group of...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As he heads into a meeting with his Cabinet today, Prime Minister Andrew Holness faces mounting pressure to declare whether Science, Energy and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz retains his confidence to represent the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As inclusivity takes centre stage at the table of the tourism sector, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is banking on equal access playing an integral part of the island’s recovery. In his World Tourism Day message,...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Destinations that fail to reorient themselves towards meeting the demands for sustainability are likely to be left behind, says Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. Speaking at a forum on sustainability at the Evora...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police intelligence has revealed that last weekend’s Clarendon quadruple murder was ordered by an influential prisoner. The four – 32-year-old Tashana Whyte; her 25-year-old sister, Sherona Whyte; their 19-year-old nephew, Luke...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: School supply for 6,000, hygiene kits for 4,000 students, mattresses, bed coverings and sheets for the West Children’s Home are among the items shipped in the historic 40 foot ‘Container of Love’ that was stripped in Hanover on...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Not even the death of two close relatives and the hospitalisation of his spouse, owing to the COVID-19 virus, has convinced a hesitant Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Montego Bay, St James, to embrace vaccination. The revelation...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Courtni Jackson says her light will shine brighter because of her late mom, Karen Smith. Jackson, the only child for the woman who became a musical legend locally and internationally, described her mother as an eternal light that...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s tourism stake­holders are confident of an early ­reassessment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a relaxation of its travel advisory urging United States citizens not to visit Jamaica amid...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the middle of a jovial conversation, police Inspector Michael Brown suddenly appeared to suffer a seizure. In a flash, he slumped forward, lifeless. The joie de vivre of the 56-year-old policeman, who was attached to the Lucea...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Soldiers form a circle around their community. Crime has rocked its core. But twins Stanea and Stania McIntosh refuse to allow their Norwood, Paradise, address to define their future. The 19-year-old Montego Bay High alumni, whose...

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