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Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who built the multibillion-dollar Palmyra Resort and Spa, Robert Trotta, is dead.Trotta, who is credited with transforming the lives of some 11,500 Jamaican children with his 'Book4Kids' charity programme, transitioned at his...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, will host five Christmas treats in the parish of St James - bringing cheer to not only children, but also the elderly this Yuletide season. He will be...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Sandals Montego Bay provided the ambiance, food, and entertainment, while J. Wray and Nephew Jamaica Limited brought out an entourage that included Appleton, Campari, and White Rum.One thing was for sure - guests attending...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Rajesh and Neha Kripalana and partners Vijay and Payal Sandarangani officially relaunched their refurbished restaurant and bar Mantra, on the high level (Queen's Drive) road in the tourism capital, on Monday night.The property,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica has had a long history of first-class gastronomy. Last Thursday, the country's tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett pushed the envelope by hosting a 10-course Gastronomy Experience at the 200-year-old Chukka Good Hope Estate in...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The Chinese government will provide a preferential loan to Jamaica for construction of the 14-kilometre bypass for the tourism capital, Montego Bay.Speaking at the inaugural Mayor's Charity Ball at the Montego Bay Convention Centre...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera

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Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Five men who have paved the way for advancements in tourism - on land, air and sea - were recognised for their distinctive brands in generating employment, increasing income and the creation of linkages, on Tuesday night at the...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Admitting that his statement "plantation-model exclusive resorts" may have been too dramatic, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai said that he was disappointed in the way his...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:In a no-holds-barred speech yesterday, secretary general of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, urged Caribbean tourism stakeholders to stop promoting modern-day plantations called exclusive resorts."With regard to...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:A milestone in the process of advancing tourism development is how UN World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai describes the 'Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Tourism', which kicks off in Montego...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay was the centre of attention for at least two of the island's emissaries, who selected to make their presence felt in the Second City recently.From Tuesday, November 14 to Friday, November 17, the...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's stopover arrivals for the usually stagnant fall season have been literally bursting at the seams, with October alone showing an astonishing 16.2 per cent increase.These, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, are not...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Until businesses, government and communities stop turning their backs on deprived areas, the crime situation that threatens to derail the island's economic growth will remain unchanged, says British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

With the advent of Brexit, Jamaican business operators no longer need permission from 27 countries in the European Union to trade with the United Kingdom (UK), says new British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad."This is an opportunity for...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Land baroness Michele Rollins opened the doors of her sprawling Spring Farm mansion on Thursday, November 16, officially welcoming to Montego Bay the new British high commissioner to Jamaica and...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:An art tour of the Ashley lifestyle was how the creative minds at the Ashley HomeStore introduced Montego Bay to its newest addition last Wednesday night.From the vantage point where vintage meets casual, to the very edgy urbanology,...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Provisions are being made in the Supplementary Budget set to go before Parliament next week for funding to repair roads across the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced.Addressing stakeholders at the grand opening of...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The Gwest Medical Centre is not only a one-stop shopping mall, but has unique qualities that will make it a resounding success, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.In fact, Holness, in his...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Patricia Edwards gave the audience goose pimples with her rendition of I Rise, Karen Smith took them down memory lane, and Gem Myers stole their hearts and displaced the late Whitney Houston with I Am ...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

As tourist arrivals out of Europe soars, industry leaders are lauding the strategy being used by the island's tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, to boost the lucrative market."The intensified focus on this market has been yielding fruit. There has...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is on a drive to lure potential investors to the tourism capital."We at the St James Municipal Corporation stand ready to play a leading role in facilitating investments in the Second City...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The hand-delivered invitations appeared in a long sleek blue box with red lining, and you had to be an influencer to make it on to the A-list.All-White was the dress-code, and you wanted to adhere to...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Framed as a black-tie affair, western Jamaica is already excited by the thought of dressing up for the inaugural Mayor's Charity Ball, being staged by Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis.Launched on Wednesday at Pier 1, on the...

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