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Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In the trenches fighting the coronavirus pandemic over the last two years, 58 healthcare workers recognised as ‘Heroes’ on the COVID-19 ward at the Cornwall Regional Hospital were honoured by the Montego Bay business community last...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has cautioned against overplaying the scale of infection of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a day after the health ministry advised that the fast-spreading strain was likely in the population...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Affirming its confidence in the Jamaican tourism industry, Sandals Resorts International is pumping US$240 million in investment during a pandemic that has forced the sector into a spirit of resilience. The company’s executive...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Still basking in the afterglow of calling her two sons to the Bar at the Supreme Court ceremony last Thursday, Queen’s Counsel Sandra Minott-Phillips says she has not taken the double delight for granted. Jacob, 27, and 28-year-old...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A well-known United Kingdom firm is tipped to sign the contract to commence work on the runway at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, which is undergoing a US$100-million expansion. Of that amount, US$37 million will be...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite fears around emerging coronavirus variant Omicron, the Caribbean is projected to be one of the few hotspots this winter tourist season as the region regains its stronghold on international arrivals, outperforming the rest of...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kingston Central Member of Parliament (MP) Donovan Williams may have breached tenets of the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct (Code) by allegedly overseeing the painting of sidewalks in his constituency in the...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the global surge in the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Jamaica’s tourism stakeholders are confident they will experience 70 per cent occupancy this Christmas into January 2022. The island’s winter tourist season...

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...

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