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Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Oversubscribed, best describes the awesome and fabulous seventh staging of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association's 'Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisine' at the Rose Hall Great House last Saturday...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Not only does Montego Bay now have its own herb house, which trades as Island Strains, the cannabis being prescribed by doctors there is reaped from the first legal ganja-growing farm in western Jamaica.Island Strains, which is operated by Chris and...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica's language training arrangements for tourism workers is not only crucial to the island's multi-destination arrangements with neighbouring countries, but must act as a catalyst to enable...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Hopes of finding Jamaican Dawna Munroe and her nine-year-old daughter Crystal were crushed last Friday when Italian authorities confirmed they were among the 43 people killed when a bridge they were driving across collapsed in Genoa,...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

White Plains, Rochester, New York, will never be the same, after the invasion by hundreds of former Mount Alvernia students and their spouses, celebrating from the Central Florida Alumni Association.The annual event, now in...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 1:15 AMJanet Silvera

Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, who turned 40 today, says it is great to be home performing at Reggae Sumfest on his birthday. The artiste, who recently completed a European tour, said it was very normal to perform on his birthday. "Music...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 5:22 AMJanet Silvera

Neither Gucci, Moschino nor Michael Kors made it into the fashionable Reggae Sumfest mall that transformed the grounds of the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James. In fact, Night One of the event tagged the world's largest reggae...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 4:17 PMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU: Promoter, manager and booking agent Copeland Forbes, feels that if Jamaica capitalises on  reggae music, the country will not need to borrow from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Forbes, who has had over 50 years ...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Simone Haughton Campbell's ascension to executive chef at Couples Swept Away in Negril, took a total of "20 fabulous years" at the resort, the 44-year-old says.Today, she boasts the title of being...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Over 3,000 persons turned out for the 14th staging of the Calabash Literary Festival, hundreds of them, virgins, seemingly on a 'pilgrimage' of sorts.One thing was for certain, first-timers at Calabash 2018 were 'Lit' by...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 7:12 AMJanet Silvera

Victorious Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader, Mia Amor Mottley says the general election which saw her party trouncing the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was the most significant since the country’s Independence. Mottley and...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 2:01 PMJanet Silvera

At least one member of the Barbadian clergy wants persons to “mind their own business” as it relates to the sexuality of head of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Mia Mottley. Responding to suggestions by Democratic Labour...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 10:12 AMJanet Silvera

Barbadians were out from as early as 4:30 a.m. local time, ready to cast their votes in what has been tagged as a historic election. "We have seen a marked increase in the number of young people voting in this election," returning...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 7:54 AMJanet Silvera

Mia Amor Mottley is on a drive that could see her becoming Barbados’ first female Prime Minister, but the leader of the Barbados Labour Party Leader (BLP), says she is more consumed by her mission, than her history-making potential.   In...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:For 24-year-old Sandy Davos*, it was a day she will never forget.What should have been a routine visit to the restroom at her workplace at the Hanover Municipal Corporation ended with what she alleges was a brazen attempt to rape her...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Montego Bay businesswoman T'Shura Gibbs describes her transition from energy to medicinal cannabis as a leap of faith."I just decided to jump. The parachute had to open before I hit the ground; there was no Plan B," said the former Jamaica Public...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 3:07 PMJerome Reynolds, Janet Silvera

Members of the Opposition have hit back at Prime Minister Andrew Holness who has charged that the extension of the State of Emergency in 2010 failed because the then parliamentary opposition did not support it. Holness, who was speaking at a...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

One of Latin America's largest airlines, Copa, will increase its daily service between Panama City and Montego Bay as of July, bringing to 11, the total number of flights weekly between Jamaica and Panama.Currently, Copa operates eight flights into...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Thirteen years ago, Sherlon Walker literally fell for Samantha Shaw when he slipped in mud the day he met her.Walker has never forgotten that fall, or the girl who stole his heart in the process. In fact, Shaw had only been visiting Walker's...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Like an extraterrestrial force making landfall, Solar, the breakfast party, satiated the appetites of revellers with far more than Hennessey and Moet Rose, on Sunday morning March 24, along the white...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Surprised by her friend and one of her favourite artistes, Tony Rebel, general manager of Hilton Rose Hall Resort, and managing director of Jewel Resorts, Carol Bourke, could not hold back the tears as her staff paid...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Searching for vitamins and finding a bride. That's the love story of Khary and Jillian Brown.It was a scene reminiscent of the Garden of Eden when Khary Brown of the Tourism Product Development Company and Jillian Robinson of Clinicare Rx exchanged...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has rejected claims that locals are being left out of the developments taking place in the island's coastal towns.Chang, who was...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:On the heels of being named the top all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean by tourism's official bible, Trip Advisor, Iberostar Grand claimed high marks on Saturday, February 23, night...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The staircases leading out of the elegant Round Hill Hotel lobby became a 1920s runway, as women strutted in, wearing some of the most fascinating couture, while some very dapper men played escorts at the...

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