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Stories by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MBJ Airports Limited, operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, is forecasting a 70 per cent increase in passengers using its facility in 2022 as it regains pre-COVID-19 dominance of travel and tourism...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn prepares to appeal the “unduly lenient” sentencing of a reputed gangster convicted of two murders, the man’s lawyer is accusing Jamaica’s chief prosecutor of bringing the...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As countries have rolled down the shutters on travel to several southern African countries to buy time to stave off the Omicron coronavirus variant, Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that the scale of the impact here...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dozens of fathers turned out with their children at a recent back-to-school medical camp hosted by Hospiten Montego Bay for 50 children from St James communities ranging from Mt Salem, Flankers, Whitehouse, Salt Spring, Rhyne Park,...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Over 1,000 individuals from 400 families are fed each month by Juliet Simpson’s Hands of Grace and Mercy in Georgia, USA, and for the Jamaica-born philanthropist, Thanksgiving, traditionally celebrated on the last Thursday in...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:51 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lisa ‘Stush’ and Christopher ‘Bush’ Binns recently created a heavenly journey for foodies at their renowned ‘farm-to-table’ epicurean escape. The self-professed locavores titillated the taste buds of a discerning group of...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 440 additional rooms unveiled by H10 Hotels in Trelawny last week is forecast to pump close to half a billion US dollars of earnings into the Jamaican economy, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said. The initial increase, he...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: On its way to a strong recovery, Jamaica will have for winter 2022 almost 10 per cent more airline seats than it did in 2019, with expectations for visitor arrivals reaching 1.2 million for the period December 2021 to April 2022....

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With Jamaica trending as the most searched by tourists globally and the country’s name being kept alive in the marketplace due to the new James Bond movie, tourism officials are looking to boost their aggressive marketing campaign...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of tourism’s most decorated stalwarts, Melody Haughton, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning. She was 51. Haughton, who served as president of the Harbour Street Craft and Cultural Village for the last 25 years, died at her...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BURUEAU: Kingston hoteliers want the capital city designated as part of the special corridor or to have the tourism bubble scrapped altogether and for vaccinated visitors to be allowed to fly into Kingston without the red tape that is...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MBJ Airports Limited is inching closer to pre-COVID-19 arrival figures as airlines increase their requests for slots at its Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James. In the last three days – and one month ahead of the...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A temporary injunction by the Supreme Court preventing the police from issuing traffic tickets in excess of fines as at 2006 has put the country in a crisis until a new law takes effect, a transportation-law expert has said. Dr...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Virgin Atlantic’s Sir Richard Branson introduced Jamaica’s special ambassador in charge of philanthropy and investment, Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman, as she accepted the St George’s Society New York (SGSNY) Commonwealth Award at the...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Still traumatised after allegedly being padlocked behind the gates of the late Kevin O. Smith’s Coral Gardens home in St James, transformational mind coach Sabrina Fisher Reece says God told her to jump the fence and free herself...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sabrina Fisher Reece faced death threats after posting a video showing how she and her family were held hostage at the Coral Gardens, St James, home of Kevin O. Smith, the disgraced late pastor of a Montego Bay cult. Nothing...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Faith Temple Assemblies of God’s Bishop Conrad Pitkin is warning Jamaicans to recognise the signs of Satanism. “Anywhere there is a gathering and there is the shedding of blood – whether it be animal or human – that’s a crossover...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Flamboyant alleged cult leader Kevin O. Smith was a picture of humiliation on Thursday as he was transported to his Ironshore, St James, home in handcuffs by a police team to facilitate a search of two of his properties located in...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Having lost several family members to cancer, Dessine O’Connor Nembhard is grateful to have survived the dreaded disease. Nineteen years after the 64-year-old had a double mastectomy, she has become somewhat of a cancer awareness...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Taneka Gardner became so bewitched by her cultish pastor that she tried to remove her son and mother from her life insurance policy, making Dr Kevin O. Smith her beneficiary. Smith had the power to get his congregation to fund his...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As discernment is replaced by manipulation, one of the most respected voices in the Baptist denomination is warning that personality cultism has no place in the Kingdom of God. Former head of the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The bloodstained concrete where Taneka Gardner, the woman who was reportedly sacrificed in a bizarre ritual in St James on Sunday, was testament to the horror that unfolded at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: When Kirk Anthony Hamilton brought his knowledge of tech and innovation into the Caribbean in 2016, they weren’t big talking points in the market. No big tech company, with the exception of Microsoft, had a presence here, and there...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kevin O. Smith’s Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries raked in close to $1 million per week from offerings, consultations and spiritual encounter, The Gleaner has learnt. Smith, who assumed the title His...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Antigua and Barbuda laundromat and dry cleaning operator Dr Onika Campbell has inked a major franchise distributorship deal with United States manufacturer of textiles and fine linen, Thomaston Mills. Campbell, who owns Express...

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