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Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Powered by the feats of their nationalist grandfather, the late Cecil Hugh Donaldson, four of his grandchildren committed to carrying on his legacy as torchbearers during a thanksgiving service at the St James Parish Church...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is forecasting that the city of Montego Bay will earn between $5 billion and $6 billion from the staging of Reggae Sumfest 2022. The festival, which took a two-year hiatus from the...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Steering clear of nations that marginalise, harm and kill them because of the colour of their skin, blacks from 30 different countries have embarked on an exodus into Jamaica. With a high concentration from the United States,...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Andrea Timmonds* had an out-of-body experience, expressing that her heart went straight to her gut when Russia launched a military assault on Ukraine last Thursday. The single mother of twin boys studying medicine in Ukraine, who up...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Just like the blast that shook the buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, last Thursday, this was the same impact news of the invasion had on two Ukrainians living in Jamaica. “I was shaking, and it was very difficult to stop,” journalist...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A red-and-white Austrian flag stood tall, depicting the Vienna opera theme which embraced the food and fashion that created the mood for the 2022 Hanover Charities (HC) Sugar Cane Ball. Montego Bay’s Tai Flora transformed the...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With his knapsack on his back carrying his cellular phone, laptop and shoes, Kyle Mais is taking the reduction of carbon footprints to the next level by paddleboarding to work some mornings. The Jamaica Inn hotel general manager and...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2022 | 4:54 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

Kingston hoteliers are anticipating an increase in business and leisure travellers with the abolition of mandatory quarantine as well as an end to the JAMCOVID travel authorisation. The change becomes effective March 1, Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local authorities say they are now cooperating with their international counterparts after a Jamaican policewoman attached to the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) was jailed in the United States on accusations of being a major...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 11:24 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: LEAH CHIN did not choose to be a swimmer initially, but after the gymnast was injured, her talent-infused DNA helped the 13-year-old pivot and within six months of swimming competitively, the Montegonian is already breaking records...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With entertainment events still being restricted as the usually party-heavy Christmas into New Year’s Day period approaches, sector players as well as those in the culture and creative industries have welcomed yesterday’s...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three hundred and twenty-eight days in hospital, 33 operations, 22 months in a wheelchair, and before Stephenie Rodriguez could walk, she had to hand over her lifeless feet in exchange for a semi-robotic existence. Australia’s...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU : A man fingered in the death of trainee police constable Duvaughn Brown of Williamsfield in Naggo Town, Westmoreland, had threatened the student policeman’s brother hours before the shooting, stating that he had not yet made any...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Danny Wegman, whose company Wegmans Food Markets was again named #1 Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail for 2021, literally rocked a shimmering Versace suit recently at the English Ball in New York. Wegman’s wife, Paula Kerr Jarrett...

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After pumping more than $300 million in cash and kind into the Jamaica’s COVID-19 response effort, alcohol producers here have become the pariahs of the health sector. Their fate was decided by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The pain has not lessened 20 years later. It is just as intense. And Simone Mitchell and her son Julian Davis don’t envisage it will subside anytime soon. Mitchell lost her fiancé, Clinton Davis in the 9/11 attack on the World...

Published:Saturday | August 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The resilient corridor has been credited as the singular most important safety feature of Destination Jamaica, playing a critical role in the country retaining its amber position in the United Kingdom (UK). In June, the UK...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Surviving two major health events – critical surgery and COVID-19, which is killing younger patients – 104-year-old Isola Mamby’s family and doctors credit early home care as the main reason why she is still in good health. Mamby, a...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica will welcome its one millionth stopover visitor this afternoon, one year and two months after reopening its borders, signalling the fastest growth period in the island’s history. The island has achieved this milestone...

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

Eighty-one-year-old diabetic amputee Castel Cunningham and his wife Millicent Clarke, who suffers from hypertension, are among 110 people afflicted with lifestyle diseases to benefit from i-doc health club’s multimillion-dollar healthcare...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 1:18 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At age nine, Dionne Sinclair was told by her Jamaican primary school educator, ‘Teacher Thomas’, that she was her “Scholarship Girl”, and that title directed her life throughout her illustrious career in the medical field in Canada...

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Anselm Dewar was never an emotional child, and neither is he as an adult. Yet he was moved to tears recently, crying like any son would while recognising his dad, Ashman Dewar, during their first commercial flight together. The 34-...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Under fire for not tendering the procurement contract for the Montego Bay Perimeter Road, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced plans to have the Integrity Commission as observers during the negotiations. Holness is hoping to...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A narrow, stony path, which can be quite treacherous, leads to the brightly painted green one-bedroom hut that houses the Williams family of six. There was a time seven of them slept in the small room, but the eldest has moved out...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three months after flying the historic flight delivering the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines in the world, FedEx pilot Muriel Zarlingo still gets goose pimples. The female captain, who was invited by chief pilot Tom Gregory to...

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