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Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Ken Allen, the journalism giant whose probing mind, searing wit, and stentorian voice were hallmarks of a near-seven-decade career at The Gleaner, passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Sunday after a long ailment. He was 87....

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Jason W arrived in New York 10 years ago, seeking the American dream. Because he has remained there illegally, he has lived in the shadows, taking whatever jobs he can to survive financially. When his mother died, he was unable to attend...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals in Georgia turned out in huge numbers in the 2020 presidential elections as well as the senate run-off elections in numbers not seen in the past in a flexing of their political muscles. According to Jason...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in the diaspora who support Donald Trump remain largely unwavering in their defence of the twice-impeached American president and the Republican Party despite the recent storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, with much of the...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Another person with Jamaican roots has joined the Biden-Harris Administration in a high-ranking position. This time it is Kristen Clarke, a civil rights attorney, who has been selected by United States President-elect Joe Biden as associate...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:30 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican leaders in the diaspora have reacted with shock and horror at seeing violent protesters storming the United States Capitol building in Washington yesterday to protest the certification of the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:19 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

An extraordinary man from ordinary means who did extraordinary things is how many Jamaicans in the diaspora recall businessman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, who died in the United States on Monday from an undisclosed illness at age 79. The founder and...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

As 2021 dawns, Jamaicans in the diaspora are looking forward with renewed hope and expectations, with a reset to several issues brought to the fore during the pandemic and a change of administration in the United States. Curtis Ward, Jamaica’s...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Going home to Jamaica for Christmas is what several Jamaicans in the diaspora look forward to each the year. This year, however, because of the coronavirus pandemic, such plans were put on hold for many, as they were forced to cancel trips to their...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:21 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

THE ADULT children of a Jamaican man, Oral Nunis, who allegedly died at the hands of police officers from the Chula Vista Police Department in San Diego, have last week filed another lawsuit against the police department, alleging wrongful death...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican nurse who created history by becoming the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is urging her countrymen to get the life-saving jab to shield them from the virus that has infected almost 73 million people...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:33 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican immigration advocates and attorneys in the diaspora have welcomed a federal court’s decision overturning a ban in H-1B visas set to be implemented by the Donald Trump administration on December 7. The immigration advocates described the...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The family of Oral Nunis Sr, a Jamaican man who died in the custody of the Chula Vista police, has sued the San Diego city government and the police department for what they are alleging is his wrongful death at the hands of officers. The four...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The coronavirus pandemic did not stop Jamaicans in the diaspora from celebrating Thanksgiving, but with a different feel this year, with a majority adhering to the guidelines set down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The mother of five-year-old Mickele Allen, the Jamaican boy who was attacked and mauled by dogs in his hometown of St D’Acre, St Ann, said that she is feeling happy and thankful following the initial surgery performed on her son at the Montefiore...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:17 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Errol Webber, who ran on the Republican ticket for the 37th congressional district in Los Angeles, California, is refusing to concede defeat despite getting less than 14 per cent of the total votes cast. The seat was retained by Democrat...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:18 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Newly re-elected Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has said that the incoming Biden-Harris administration has already opened discussions with the Caribbean on developmental goals to benefit the region. Speaking Sunday night on the radio...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The ANDREW Holness administration is being urged to tap diaspora linkages in the political framework of the United States to achieve developmental goals as President-elect Joseph Biden prepares to take office in January 2021. That call has been...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Leaders of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States have expressed their belief that a Biden-Harris administration will roll back President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies, which have targeted family reunification as well as legal...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican expatriates who support the Republican Party have backed United States President Donald Trump’s decision to dig in his heels after a preliminary count showed him losing the November 3 elections. “I feel that we the people who voted for the...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

As news spread Saturday that former vice-president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris had emerged victorious in the United States presidential election, many expatriates have hailed the prospects of her Jamaican ancestry having favourable...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans vying for various positions in the November 3 United States elections experienced mixed results. Congressional candidate for the 2nd Congressional District in Long Island, Jackie Gordon, appears to have come up short in her bid to become...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Millions of voters forecast to turn out today will help decide the future of America as two vastly different visions clash in an epic election that climaxes amid a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and the casting of record-high early ballots. On...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Antonio Buddington is a newly naturalised United States citizen who will cast his first-ever vote in a presidential election on November 3. The 34-year old Jamaica native explained that he is motivated to participate in this election cycle because...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Health insurance and the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is among the issues on which the outcome of the November 3 United States Presidential and Congressional elections hang. US President Donald Trump is seeking to have the...

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