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Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaican patty is an iconic snack but often does not receive premium treatment like other cultural nibbles. A Jamaican woman has single-handedly embarked on the journey of taking the patty to the next level, launching what she...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is pacing ahead of every other English-speaking Caribbean country and African Americans have contributed significantly to the fast recovery trend, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “The Afro-American market has taken...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESTINATION JAMAICA scored big wins at the 29th World Travel Awards (WTA)at Sandals Montego Bay on Wednesday evening, as tourism stakeholders copped 26 individual awards and the super-inclusive, Jamaican-owned Sandals Resorts...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An 11-year-old who declared that he wanted out of day care at age two, because he needed to be in the classroom, is the 2022 recipient of the George William Gordon Scholarship. Nine years after that declaration, Daniel William...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A school administrator is lamenting that the Ministry of Education lacks the gall to confront a system likened to “a kind of apartheid” which has taken root in Jamaican secondary schools. Jamaica Association of Principals of...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 6:47 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

In an exchange of culture, Secrets Resorts in Montego Bay recently dedicated an entire afternoon showcasing a richness many visitors never get to experience under the tutelage of renowned Jamaican executive chef Brian Lumley. The two-time Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A permanent mobile police post, equipped with modern equipment such as cameras, is to hit the streets of downtown Montego Bay within a week as the authorities in the Second City push to restore public order. The high-tech vehicle is...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Stakeholders in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, estimate that the locale made an average of US$2.4 million per day from the Emancipation and Independence celebrations in the island last week with 800 rooms in the area occupied by...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A group of 12 Negril promoters and venues have joined forces to create Negril Summer Jam, with a line-up of events set to take place from July 29 to August 1, the same time as the week-long music festival Dream Weekend. The eight...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s Rainforest Caribbean has invested EC$10 million (J$640 million) into a new 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art processing plant in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Six months into its foray in the Vincentian market,...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICANS ARE not known swimmers, and the country’s men are not necessarily into social etiquette, particularly when it comes to dining. But 14 young Cornwall College boys are being exposed to those life skills, and others, that are...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: On one hand, he was a very simple, humble, unassuming guy; on the other, former government minister Francis Tulloch was an exceedingly successful lawyer and parliamentarian – a man for all times. However, in his final years, the...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Reggae Sumfest organisers, in collaboration with VIP Attractions, have taken the offerings at the annual festival up several notches with the introduction of white-glove Luxe Lounge, which will serve up a treat on Friday and...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tiffany Ellis and her 14-month-old son Xien, who was denied a British visa at five months, are booked to depart Jamaica this evening, arriving in London Thursday morning on a Virgin Atlantic flight. The two will be reunited with...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Like a case of déjà vu, Jamaica’s first monkeypox case was confirmed yesterday in a patient travelling from the United Kingdom, two years and four months after the island’s first COVID-19 case was detected in a visitor from the...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica seems set to equal its 2019 tourist arrival figures, with June and July giving strong indications of what Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has tagged as a “strong recovery”. June 2022 has seen 224,721 stopover visitors to...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:38 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland has been tagged by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton as one of the motorcycle crash epicentres of the Western Hemisphere, with the parish’s fragile public-health system grappling with three to five new...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:37 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: When all the other students in Jenell Walters’ class chose careers in medicine, law, education, policing, the 12-year-old credited with having the mind of a scholar would always answer: “Portia. Teacher, I want to be Portia.” And...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:34 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay’s Gloria Henry has been named Nearshore Americas Nexus Illuminate Award – Executive of the Year 2022 for her role in sustaining the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The likes of sculptor Basil Watson, late former US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Vice-President Kamala Harris, and reggae superstars Jimmy Cliff and Beres Hammond will feature significantly in the historic Jamaican Museum and...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HAVING MADE its name in bobsledding and ice hockey, Jamaica has set its sights on fielding a curling team at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Italy. A team sport played on ice where two teams take turns sliding stones made of...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An expanded departure area of 2,700 square metres of retail space and seating are among the improvements MBJ Airports Limited has added to the Sangster International passenger experience. And this is just the beginning of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Veronica ‘Wildchild’ Paige wrote a nice little letter asking Bridgette Young’s Jamaican mother for her hand in marriage. She received the approval, paving the way for a magical proposal in Tulum, Mexico, six months later. Bridgette...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Climate change is a critical concern for Downsound Entertainment’s Joe Bogdanovich, prompting the Reggae Sumfest promoter to declare the annual festival green. Bogdanovich’s bold move comes after the festival’s face-to-face two-year...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hailed as a man who fought for proper working conditions for tourism workers and quality standards of the product, Francis Tulloch was one of four men left standing from an era of great social change. Tulloch died at the age of 81...

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