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Janet Therese Silvera has made an indelible contribution to Jamaica tourist industry in the last 24 years and now a senior Gleaner writer with the Jamaica Gleaner Limited. In the last five years she has centered her attention on Climate Change and its effect on the environment. As if those were not enough, Janet Silvera is one of the only certified event managers in Jamaica, having completed her certification at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is president of the Western Jamaica Media Association (WJMA), a director of the Press Association of Jamaica, has served on the board of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Kiwanis Club of Providence. Miss Silvera was named the Press Association of Jamaica News Journalist of the Year 2009, for the thought-provoking piece; Dad Raped Us and the 2006 American Express/Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) awardee for Excellence in Tourism Reporting. In 2012, she became the first Jamaican journalist to be awarded the prestigious Marcia Vickery Wallace award for journalism. The many acknowledgements of her outstanding service both locally and internationally, are a testament to the achievements of this giant in the tourism industry. Janet Silvera has indeed proven that she is more than equal to the task and will continue to bring to the industry, a unique creativity coupled with an apparently unlimited ability to achieve her goals.
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