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Stories by Janet Silvera

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:For the second year, socialite Paula Kerr-Jarrett and her husband, Mark, have succeeded in hosting two parties in one night at their fabulous home in Bellefield, St James.It is unclear if this...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Traditional red tables; poinsettias and, of course, everyone's outfits had a touch of the festive season's colours was how baritone-voice Rory Frankson and his friends celebrated the season in...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Maryland-based Jamaica-born attorney Joy Robinson celebrated her 65th birthday in fine style at the Millbrooks Resort in the exclusive Spring Farm community of St James last Friday night.Using her favourite colour, red, as the theme,...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Singer Miguel Antonio thrilled the teachers of the Caribbean's largest early-childhood institution, Montego Bay Infant, at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, recently.The school's board of governors and principal, Venice Morris, fÍted the...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Groove Master Pinchers had revellers rocking; DJ Kentucky took the party people down memory lane, and Crazy Neil took the hundreds who turned out for Reevive 2017's 'Mile High Club, several thousand feet high, floating on musical air....

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Contemporary classical singer Rory Frankson and his friends tenor David Feare, soprano Marsha K and baritone Orland Bailey, brought a spirit of Christmas to Montego Bay, which was otherwise lacking, entertainment-wise. Tagged 'An Evening with Rory...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

Last Saturday, Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Fairview kicked off 'Design Tips for The Holiday' with Angelie Martin-Spencer of Angelie Spencer Home to much fanfare.Holiday shoppers were invited to learn new ways to deck their halls with the...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Again, travel agents have proven how important their contribution is to Jamaica's tourism industry by selling thousands of room nights worth millions of dollars.in revenue to the countryThe top 50 producing agents were recognised by...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:For the seventh year, the Jamaica Tourist Board rewarded the 50 top travel specialists who specialise in the destination and promote it as their first choice.The 50, from various cities in the...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Two months after officially opening its doors, Montego Bay's newest resort, Jewel Grande, has unveiled its 21st century spa, 'Grande Spa', to the world.The 30,000 square feet facility, which was named...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's winter tourist cycle, whichcommenced yesterday, December 15, will be the largest in the country's history, with tourismminister Edmund Bartlett projecting a five per cent growth in stop-over arrivals.Bartlett was able to...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who built the multibillion-dollar Palmyra Resort and Spa, Robert Trotta, is dead.Trotta, who is credited with transforming the lives of some 11,500 Jamaican children with his 'Book4Kids' charity programme, transitioned at his...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, will host five Christmas treats in the parish of St James - bringing cheer to not only children, but also the elderly this Yuletide season. He will be...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Sandals Montego Bay provided the ambiance, food, and entertainment, while J. Wray and Nephew Jamaica Limited brought out an entourage that included Appleton, Campari, and White Rum.One thing was for sure - guests attending...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Rajesh and Neha Kripalana and partners Vijay and Payal Sandarangani officially relaunched their refurbished restaurant and bar Mantra, on the high level (Queen's Drive) road in the tourism capital, on Monday night.The property,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica has had a long history of first-class gastronomy. Last Thursday, the country's tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett pushed the envelope by hosting a 10-course Gastronomy Experience at the 200-year-old Chukka Good Hope Estate in...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The Chinese government will provide a preferential loan to Jamaica for construction of the 14-kilometre bypass for the tourism capital, Montego Bay.Speaking at the inaugural Mayor's Charity Ball at the Montego Bay Convention Centre...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:09 AMJanet Silvera

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Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Five men who have paved the way for advancements in tourism - on land, air and sea - were recognised for their distinctive brands in generating employment, increasing income and the creation of linkages, on Tuesday night at the...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Admitting that his statement "plantation-model exclusive resorts" may have been too dramatic, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai said that he was disappointed in the way his...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:In a no-holds-barred speech yesterday, secretary general of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, urged Caribbean tourism stakeholders to stop promoting modern-day plantations called exclusive resorts."With regard to...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:A milestone in the process of advancing tourism development is how UN World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai describes the 'Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Tourism', which kicks off in Montego...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay was the centre of attention for at least two of the island's emissaries, who selected to make their presence felt in the Second City recently.From Tuesday, November 14 to Friday, November 17, the...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's stopover arrivals for the usually stagnant fall season have been literally bursting at the seams, with October alone showing an astonishing 16.2 per cent increase.These, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, are not...

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