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Stories by Janet Silvera

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...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 3:16 PMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU: Naturally You’s Sitara Byfield, Corporate U’s Gavin Bennett, and Bridal Dreams Jamaica’s Dionne Waugh organised a sold out premiere of the record-breaking blockbuster movie, Black Panther, last Thursday night at...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Last Saturday afternoon, Kate Searby and Grant Garton laid the first block of their love story, after 'pouring the cement' three years ago.Searby, the granddaughter of the late John Rollins, founder of Rose Hall...

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...

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