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Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Ministry of Tourism has responded to concerns raised by members of the international press about the use of imported conference memorabilia at the recent United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Government of...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica and other Caribbean interests have failed to tap the lucrative travel market in China because of structural barriers and lacklustre marketing, says an agent leading the Chinese delegation to the Caribbean Travel Marketplace...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:31 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Jamaica’s international standing and prestige have risen tremendously, thanks to its efficient and dignified management of the very high level United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) event in Montego Bay,” a founding...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Self-taught artist Danielle Lee, who has been painting over the past seven years, has become an expert in the field of tattoo art. She recently opened Modify Me at the Iconic Fearview Plaza in Montego Bay.The 24-year-old, who did a body modification...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who led the war that spurred the end of slavery in Jamaica, Sam Sharpe, is to have a day named in his honour come 2019.The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced plans that it will be putting things...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

The flagship property in the Sandals Resorts International chain has been given a US$60-million makeover with added luxury services.Sandals Montego Bay was the first property acquired by Gordon 'Butch' Stewart nearly four decades ago, in 1981, to...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

The woman who made history when she was named the first female president of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ), Patricia Hayle, has taken the spotlight again as the 2018 Distinguished Member awardee for the...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Despite the seeming reluctance by successive governments to fully embrace casino gambling, a leading United States expert is insisting that Jamaica stands to make billions from the activity.The case for Jamaica to move quickly to...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Grange Villa at the Tryall Club was on metaphorical fire on Tuesday night, as renowned UK-based jazz vocalist Mica Paris wowed lovers of the music genre in what was her second charity concert performance in Jamaica.The fourth generation...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Five-year-old Tamelia Thompson knew that her sisters, Tiara and Tiana, were dead long before her teachers confirmed her premonition."We saw her crouched in a corner, praying," said Carolyn Brown, principal of the Providence Heights...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With three more lives lost, two of them children, on the Rose Hall Highway in St James, stakeholders are calling for a rezoning of the accident-prone main road. Principal of the John Rollins Success Primary School, Yvonne Miller...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 8,000 indigent patients - many living below the poverty line - with non-communicable diseases are to receive free medication courtesy of locally based pharmaceutical company Indies Pharma.The company has donated medications...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty marching bands are to be established across the island to enhance the entertainment and cultural offerings at the island's cruise-shipping ports.According to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Product Development...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Wearing costumes of black satin character sketches depicting the 'wrath of God', one of Jamaica's leading contemporary dance companies, Movements, opened the much-touted World Travel Awards (WTA) Latin America and the Caribbean at Sandals Montego...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Jamaica remained the leading Caribbean destination for land-based and cruise ship passengers, copping top-tier awards at the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) at Sandals Montego Bay in St James on Saturday night.The island's ports also...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As violence against the island's children rises to increasingly disturbing levels, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the brutality that is beginning to emerge is particularly worrying.At least 35 children have been...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Fifty-five years after suffering persecution and imprisonment as a victim of the Coral Gardens massacre, Rastafarian elder Isaac 'Bongo Isaac' Wright is facing a new challenge in the form of cancer.The 84-year-old, who was beaten by...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) student Girdhar Chuganey gave up his space at Campion College, and Guatemalans Carlos and Maria Taracena enrolled their children even before seeing Jamaica's newest educational institution, the...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who wears the hat of managing director of Efficient Hardware and Haulage Equipment, and the official robe as mayor of the fastest-growing city in the region, Homer Davis, is being honoured on National Heroes Day.Davis,...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Copa Airlines has named Go Jamaica Travel as its official travel agency in Jamaica as part of a partnership to increase movement between Jamaica and several destinations in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Central and South America....

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A total of 10 St James parishioners were presented with the St James Municipal Corporation's Spirit of Independence Awards at the Independence Uniform Parade and Flag-raising and Civic Ceremony inSam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay on...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Uninhabitable for more than 16 years, significantly inconveniencing patients visiting the remote Port Maria Hospital, The Sandals Foundation has pumped almost $3.5 million into reopening the senior medical officer residency at the...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society has refuted claims that it has rejected the $102-million Rastafari Trust Fund announced in Parliament recently by the Government."We are willing to accept the money; at no time would we...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As of this coming winter, Port Royal will have the capacity to accommodate the world's largest ships when the first floating cruise ship pier, SeaWalk, is installed in the historic town.Port Royal in east Kingston will be the first...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Member of Parliament for East Central St James Edmund Bartlett has announced plans to establish his own Ed Bartlett Education and Welfare Foundation to benefit youths in his constituency.The announcement comes as no surprise because...

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