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Stories by George Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: A Jamaican grandmother who came to the United Kingdom (UK) last November to spend two months with her grandchildren is still stuck in Edinburgh, Scotland, with no clear idea when she will get on a flight back to Jamaica. Angela Clarke’s...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:12 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Former Met Police Superintendent Leroy Logan added a bit of Jamaican spotlight to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28, when his book Closing Ranks, which was adapted for television by director Steve McQueen in his BBC Small Axe series,...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:13 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Two video campaigns to promote the take-up of the coronavirus vaccine by the black ethnic minority (BME) communities have been launched against the backdrop of growing concerns of hesitancy within this group. The Runnymede Trust, the UK’s...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:19 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Marsha de Cordova, MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, is among leading voices within the party calling for a stronger plan to support the vaccination of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) communities. De Cordova...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the infamous New Cross fire in Lewisham, south London where 13 Black youth died at a birthday party in what many believed was an arson attack motivated by racism. A memorial service which was...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Kuba Shand-Baptiste, a journalist on The Independent ‘Voices’ news beat, has been named as the first winner of the Barbara Blake-Hannah Award for an up-and-coming journalist from a black minority ethnic background. The awards ceremony...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON, England: Jamaicans in the United Kingdom have welcomed with delight the crowning of Toni-Ann Singh as Miss World 2019, the fourth Jamaican to snatch the coveted title in the world’s longest-running beauty pageant. The 23-year-old won the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Legendary entertainer of the stage and film Clarence 'Count Prince' Miller passed away in London, England, yesterday at age 83. He had been ailing for some time before his illness from cancer took a turn for the worst earlier this month.He was a...

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