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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...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism interests have poured cold water on Opposition Leader Mark Golding’s call for the Government to insist on COVID-19 vaccination of all visitors. President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader,...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Bus driver Andrew Grizzle interacts with no fewer than 150 visitors to the island monthly, and still, he never feared the coronavirus until Westmoreland nurse Diagrea Cunningham’s life succumbed to the deadly disease. For months he...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the ministry kick-started a vaccination drive to have 170,000 industry workers vaccinated yesterday, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett attempted to walk back comments made two weeks ago because of pushback on the domestic front....

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s favoured position in travel and tourism will be heavily weighted on the success of its vaccination campaign, the country’s minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said. Bartlett was responding to news that Jamaica’s...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In 18 days, Camille Campbell lost two sisters, a brother, and her common-law husband. Four family members in the height of a pandemic is a mountain of sorrow for the 46-year-old former gas station attendant. Other cases like hers...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: COVID-19 left a trail of death in its path in western Jamaica last weekend, taking with it a high-school teacher, two family-operated gas station proprietors, an auto parts worker, and a popular boutique owner. The diverse profiles...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Diamond Club presidential suite at Royalton Negril with butler service; luxury at Half Moon; a grand affair at Iberostar; the complete package at Moon Palace, Ocho Rios is how Tijana Kawashima will roll while in Jamaica. The...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The police have ruled out foul play in the death of a 50-year-old taxi driver whose body was found submerged in a tank in the district of Stephen’s Run in St Elizabeth on Wednesday. The father of two, Dayon Foster, was found by his...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Weddings in Las Vegas or Monaco were popular in the mid-1980s, but this was also the era of James Bond, the waterfalls of Ocho Rios, and the music of Bob Marley, separating Jamaica from the pack. Getting married in Jamaica was the...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaicans in Grand Cayman say they were surprised by the strength of Tropical Storm Grace, which battered the island between 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, disrupting electricity and Internet connection as it flooded...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaican executive who is at the helm of cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation’s networking with Caribbean governments has praised the island’s COVID-19 protocols that have led to the restoration of an industry whose fortunes...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: By next winter season, which kicks off in October, Jamaica expects the return of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Disney and MSC to the country’s tourism roster. All three cruise lines will join Carnival, which officially reopened...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:48 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

All tourism workers in Jamaica who interface with cruise-ship passengers must be vaccinated. That’s the word from Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, who has said that cruise lines will not be calling in Jamaica if all persons who intend to...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The country’s youth are to be given priority in accessing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is being touted as one of the safest for use in children and adolescents, when 200,000 doses arrive in the island next week to boost the...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the island witnesses a third COVID-19 wave, a group of medical practitioners are lobbying for the implementation of early home-based treatment to minimise hospitalisations and death in the country. The doctors, who staged a press...

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