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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | October 2, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a message to the investigative agencies of the Crown and the State, Jamaica’s Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has warned that the courts will not continue to accommodate the significant inefficiencies in the submission of court cases...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 14-year-old B.B. Coke High School student, who was beaten severely by one of his schoolmates, remains hospitalised while his alleged attacker has been taken into custody by the Junction police in St Elizabeth. The boy’s mother,...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Cruise shipping operators have presented a promising opportunity for Jamaican entrepreneurs to break into the cruise-line business with additional tours showcasing the island’s rich culture. “Now is the time for new people and...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the aim of taking ‘quick serve’ to the next level, America’s Bird Shack Jamaican franchisers will open a total of 20 stores on the island during their five-year contract. Last Friday night, tourism consultants and restaurant...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: CRUISE TOURISM numbers are lagging behind pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and are not expected to return to normal until the end of 2024, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has confirmed. That aspect of the industry will end this year...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA’S NEWEST resort developer, Princess Hotels and Resorts, will provide 600 homes for its employees, free of cost, as it secures human capital for its 2,000 room Green Island, Hanover property. “This is the first foreign hotel...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Canada Jetlines, which is slated to commence twice-weekly flights out of Pearson International Airport, Toronto, into Montego Bay, starting November 5, should provide a major boost for the island’s Canadian tourist market which is...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is looking at opportunities to build traffic out of India, after years of working with a representative in that market, Director of Tourism Donovan White shared during a Destination Update seminar yesterday at the 2023...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THOUSANDS OF unsuspecting visitors to Jamaica are being lured into paying US$35 (approximately J$5,400) to enter the country using the new online immigration/Customs (C5) form by websites that have hijacked the Passport Immigration...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two years after it started online classes, the Monsignor Gladstone Wilson College, Montego Bay’s second boys’ high school, opened its doors for face-to-face classes this week. The Roman Catholic Church-operated school is neighbour...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MONTEGO BAY has a history of excellent education, says former minister of education, Ronald Thwaites, but the number of institutions in the area that cater in particular to the needs of boys are inadequate.. He was addressing the...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Like the number of traffic lights going up across communities along the outskirts of Montego Bay in St James, the police are currently looking at installing cameras at important crossroads in the Second City to help maintain order...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The lush, vibrant fields that once flourished with life in Clark’s Town, Trelawny, are rapidly becoming barren, dry wastelands. At the same time, the dreams of hardworking farmers have withered away under the scorching sun, leaving...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As of Friday, September 1, four major intersections on the outskirts of Montego Bay will be regulated by traffic lights, a National Works Agency (NWA) representative has informed. The intersections, Middle Road and Felicity Road,...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: He travels with a Jamaican flag that has been to 10 World Athletics Championships, five World Cup football games, five Olympics and a number of Wimbledon and French Open tournaments. Jamaicans in the stand call him Ambassador...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2023 | 8:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nine days after the tragic death of 58-year-old customs officer Winsome Wynter at Yaaman Adventure Park, her family is still pondering whether her life could have been saved if she had received more timely assistance. Wynter met her...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the vibrant city of Budapest, Hungary, a chorus of disappointed voices rises among Jamaican fans. They stand united in celebration, yet an unexpected twist has left them feeling robbed of a cherished moment, the medal ceremony,...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hundreds of Jamaicans from across the world have lit up the Budapest Stadium in Hungary with the black, green and gold of their homeland. The islanders have been a hit with the international community, but one group in...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2023 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 14-year-old National Youth Service (NYS) volunteer has reportedly been left traumatised after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a senior member of the Jamaica Fire Brigade who has been arrested and charged with attempted...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Vernon Ellis is warning that law enforcement will be targetting mothers who knowingly shelter players in illicit lottery scamming. His suggestion that scammers’ mothers will face arrest...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 8:53 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Pimento Grill takes centre stage at the new Bob Marley's One Love Restaurant, nestled within the bustling Sangster International Airport. Channelling the essence of Bob Marley’s Jamaican heritage, the restaurant cleverly...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It was Epicurean but mixed with the colour and charisma of Jamaica. Picture white-gloved synchronised service, tied with cannabis-infused dishes and menus sung in ‘Ms Lou’s’ popular dub poet style. Now, add fine wine and the pride...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HAVING ENDED the 16-year drought that left the Sunshine Girls without a World Cup medal, coach Connie Francis is looking to enhance the team going forward by incorporating a psychologist, a nutritionist, and a trainer. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As grief and shock settled into the hearts of the people of Albert Town in Trelawny, Fayval Williams, minister of education and youth, yesterday expressed sorrow over the loss of a promising young Jamaican talent. The 15-year-old,...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A MAN has been taken into custody, stemming from the attack and subsequent death of 15-year-old Jamila Cole of Cotton Tree, Albert Town, Trelawny. Cole, her mother Shanice Anderson, and 17-year-old cousin, Kayla Dawson, were beaten...

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