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Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Canada’s George Brown College has joined Nairobi, Kenya, Amman, Jordan, and Costa Rica, establishing a Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre, in partnership with Jamaica. By July, Sofia, Bulgaria, Anbuja in Nigeria, Athens,...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 1951 childhood wattle-and-daub house where the late Millie Small of My Boy Lollipop fame lived at Cacoon Piece, Welcome, remains standing but abandoned by its owners. But the rich history left by Small in the rural Hanover...

Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Environmental advocate Wendy Lee is warning that any attempt to approve mining in the ecologically rich Puerto Bueno Mountains in St Ann will cause irreversible damage to a national treasure. “Whatever happens to this area, it...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Headed towards a very dark path in her Christian life, combined with C grades in her first term, Odelia Duffus pivoted and will make history as the first black female valedictorian at a predominantly white university in Canada. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CONTROVERSIAL National Identification System (NIDS) will be rolled out on a phased basis as of this August, with the capital city Kingston and its sister parish, St Andrew, starting the pilot programme. Minister without...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The first mentally ill man Dr Joyetta Gordon saw was stark naked on the streets of Hanover, subjected to ridicule and treated like a leper by residents of her community. Those memories traumatised the then three-year-old, but it...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two of the country’s most respected entertainers associations do not believe that the country needs an entertainment academy at this time. Instead, they say their skilled members want a level playing field. The Jamaica Federation of...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s tourist industry is on the cusp of pre-pandemic buoyancy and the month of March is leading the recovery with a pre-forecast of 200,000 visitors into the island. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett made the announcement...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Aimed at addressing the mental health problems brought on by COVID-19 on the country’s youth, the Ministry of Education has unveiled an extensive psychosocial pillar, which includes a cluster-based guidance concept programme. The...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s Minister of Education Fayval Williams has dispelled the notion that there is a “mass exodus” of teachers from the classroom annually. While acknowledging that compensation of teachers was a sore point, Williams said that...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ON THE eve of International Women’s Day (IWD), Dr Sherridene Lee, managing director of i-doc Wellness Concierge, was named president of the Western Medical Association (WMA). Lee, one of the youngest and most successful...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The full complement of immigration officers, plus 45 kiosks during peak hours, complemented by the online C5 immigration card accessible at www.enterjamaica.com, are among the measures Sangster International Airport will implement...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the recovery of the tourism industry moves into high gear, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says opportunities have been created for the supply chain to be reactivated. In sync with the 27,000 visitors who landed on...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of Jamaica’s first black women to capitalise on the tourism industry, catering to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Mountbatten, and Princess Margaret, has died. Dorothy Vendryes, nee Gourzong, whose 1950s beauty salons...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 40-year-old reputed violence producer who pleaded guilty for his role in an $8-million heist in the upscale Westgate Hills community of Montego Bay in May 2020 will spend 15 years behind bars before being eligible for parole....

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The freak death of a landscaper has triggered a caution to homeowners to ensure that their properties are free of occupational hazards. The warning comes after 59-year-old Shane Lee fell to his death into a pit that was covered only...

Published:Wednesday | February 23, 2022 | 4:55 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Citing institutionalised discrimination by the State, the Coral Gardens Benevolent Society, a Rastafarian organisation, is calling on the Jamaican Government to immediately take steps to establish a written policy condemning all...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One of the island’s most respected gender specialists is calling on the country’s men to resist the urge to use demeaning or derogatory terms to refer to women. Dr Opal Palmer Adisa was responding to comments made on social media by...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MEMBERS OF the Cornwall College Class of 1985 have increased funding for their annual scholarship programme to needy students of the Montego Bay-based institution to $1.65 million for the current 2021-2022 academic year, growing...

Published:Saturday | February 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton’s ‘Sole2Sole’ initiative recently received a donation of 125 sneakers from Montego Bay-based medical facility, Hospiten, furthering its aim of providing everyday Jamaicans with resources and...

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

The police have tagged the now-deceased alleged gangster Michael ‘Peat’ Shreaves to at least three recent murders in the parish of St James. The 27-year-old, also known as Pablo, of Wrong Turn in Salt Spring, St James, was reportedly shot during a...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2022 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Hard Rock Café have applied to the Supreme Court to have a default judgment in favour of claimants Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) struck out after the food and beverage manufacturer and distributor...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Trelawny is poised to receive its first town house complex in the parish upon the completion of the nearly J$1-billion Greens at Hummingbird Estate housing development in Greenside, 1.5 miles from the Falmouth town centre. Montego...

Published:Monday | February 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A call is being made for the United Nations (UN) to join the global advocacy for increasing the resilience of the world tourism, travel and other related industries to ensure their ability to respond quickly to crises and recover...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Wage talks between the island’s air traffic controllers and the Government are expected to continue today after a meeting between the group and the Ministry of Labour in Kingston ended in a stalemate on Monday. The controllers, who...

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