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Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It is estimated that as many as 10,000 Jamaican households are in need of social housing intervention, according to Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness. He made the revelation while handing over the key of ‘Hope’ used to open the...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A man is in custody and three AR-15 rifles and two Smith...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Last Friday’s Negril Great Morass fire, which caused jitters among several tourists vacationing in the Long Bay area, is being blamed on the delay in implementation of a US$3.1-million grant from the United Nations Environment...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ending the winter with an impressive 800,000 stopover visitors, Jamaica’s tourism sector is expected to continue its buoyancy and surpass pre-COVID-19 arrivals by year end. But the number of visitors is not the only reason for...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: She was poised to ace all nine Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams and would have sat the first of them today. But Shevanae Besley drowned last Friday, days ahead of her 18th birthday. The 17-year-old Green Island High...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An avid reader of The Gleaner for 88 years, nonagenarian Fitzroy Buchanan has credited his development to the knowledge and awareness gained from reading the near-200-year-old newspaper. Buchanan, who turned 95 on Monday, picked up...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has asked the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) to give him an assessment of what the country’s prospects are for growth in light of recent shocks to the economy, including the industrial...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: The 30,000-strong union representing civil servants has rejected the Government’s latest compensation package, issuing a 72-hour ultimatum to respond to simmering concerns or face industrial action. The Jamaica Civil Service...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Emaar Properties, a multinational real estate development company in the United Arab Emirates, is in discussions with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism and is eyeing St Thomas and Portland for potential hotel projects. Tourism Minister...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police’s new operations boss, Deputy Superintendent Eron Samuels, has credited the increase in high-intensity searches in the western Jamaica parish for the recent arrests, gun finds, and gang disruption. In...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Early childhood institutions (ECIs) within Region Four have the highest ratio of compliance with industry benchmarks, outpacing the rest of the island, and educators have credited consistency for the achievement. With a compliance...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Popular gospel group Adoracion is mourning the death of two of its singers, who were killed when their car hit an embankment and a utility pole along the Bogue main road in Montego Bay, St James, on Monday night. Collin Graham, a...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A cloud of mystery surrounds the death of 20-year-old Christie ‘Kiddy’ McBean, who was found dead with a single stab wound to the chest at her home in Hurlock, St James, on Monday morning. According to a relative, McBean, who worked...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica-born four-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross has moved her prowess from on the track to cameras of the popular cable network series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. On Sunday, Richards-­Ross made her debut on Season 14 of the...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James couple is accusing both their private obstetrician and the public hospital staff of causing the death of their baby boy, who was scheduled to be born on April 11. Further, 33-year-old Lishae Brown and 51-year-old Lawford...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The storming of a medical ward by men demanding the release of a patient has sparked calls for the ramping up of security at Cornwall Regional Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. Dr Derek Harvey, senior medical officer,...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Beryl Walters has never missed communion, but the family now views her indication last week that she would miss Saturday’s ritual because of ill health as an omen of the tragedy that was to unfold on April 19. Beryl, and her 12-year...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Head of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica, Lenworth Kelly, wants unattached Jamaican youth “pulled off the corners” and put to work instead of construction workers being sought from overseas to work in the...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RIU Resorts will pump between US$80 million and US$100 million into its newest Jamaican resort, RIU Aquarelle in Trelawny, creating some 450 jobs in the long term and 800 during construction, says Carmen Riu, chief executive officer...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Losing her twin brother while in the womb and inheriting a disability has not stopped 100m Para-athlete Asoynia Campbell from outrunning those she competes with in track and field. The 24-year-old made history last weekend when she...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A motion by Portland Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Ann-Marie Vaz for a review and implementation of change in standing orders regarding women’s dress code in Parliament has received overwhelming support from females on both...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Principal of Corinaldi Avenue Primary, Deon Anglin, said her staff are fearful of a repeat of the violence that resulted in the injury to a security guard who was involved in a bust-up with a student’s step-parent on Monday. Classes...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Miami-based QCAS Aero will operate a first-class-only charter service into the Ian Fleming Airport in St Mary from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as of Thursday, June 16. The aviation management company will operate an Embraer 145...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After pumping US$7 million into education in western Jamaica, Negril hotel investors Rockhouse Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education to expand its inclusive model school in Savanna-...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Government’s projection is for three million cruise ship passengers to be making Jamaica their destination in another three years’ time, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said. “We have established the infrastructure, and we...

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