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Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:25 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

New York Tri-state area deejay, Ras Emmanuel, is sitting at the number one spot for the second consecutive week on the New Jersey Reggae Chart Fresh 92 Top Ten, with his engaging single, Mad Love for You. The song is a tribute to wives, mothers,...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Rusea’s High School in Lucea is one of the oldest high schools in Jamaica, founded in 1777 by Frenchman Martin Rusea. The school now provides a full-service secondary education for over 2,000 students in the parish of Hanover. The institution is...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s tourism industry lost a devoted industry friend this week when Arlene K. Hoffman, style diva, Fifth Avenue socialite, ad agency owner, and the creative powerhouse that butterflies loved to follow passed on. Hoffman, a native New Yorker...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:15 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Finding a Jamaican Donald Trump supporter in New York might be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but attorney-at-law Gary Wright does not hide the fact that he voted on Tuesday for the president to remain at the White House. New York’s 29...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Her mid-morning flight from Kingston pulled up to the gate of Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK International Airport shortly after 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday. Three hours later, Jamaican reggae singer Nadine Sutherland was in a polling booth in Queens,...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:08 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The top item on the New Jersey ballot for November 3 is choosing the 46th president of the United States. But another item that is of keen interest in the Garden State is a vote for the legalisation of marijuana. In Public Question Number 1, the...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Four months ago, Jamaica’s robust tourist industry had virtually come to a grinding halt. Prior to coronavirus, the island’s fragile tourist trade was enjoying consecutive quarters of growth. The year 2019 was remarkable for visitor arrivals and...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:19 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

A growing number of non-resident Jamaicans are complaining that they are being scorned while visiting the island. Denise Mitchell, 46, who arrived on the island early last week for her father’s weekend funeral said she felt scorned at every turn...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA-BORN BISHOP of Dover, the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, riveted crowds at a Black Lives Matter protest march in Canterbury, England, last Saturday after she delivered a stirring address to Afro-descended people to stand up for justice. With...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

IN A heart-warming act of corporate goodwill, GraceKennedy Foods USA yesterday donated hundreds of bottles of coconut water to front-line health workers at three hospitals in New York and New Jersey. The donations were made against the backdrop of...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:17 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER JAMAICA-BORN music industry professional has passed away from COVID-19 complications. Derrick Thompson, a classical music impresario and talent manager, died at a Manhattan hospital in New York City on Tuesday from COVID-19-related...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:08 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp ran into a growing chorus of opposition for his reopening of a number of businesses across the state last weekend. The stores reopened included barber shops, nail salons, hair salons, massage parlours, bowling alleys and...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Michelle Ally, 48, is from Westmoreland, Jamaica, and her only job in the United States for the past 18 years has been working as a nursing assistant at a 60-bed caregiving home in the Mount Vernon-Westchester area of New York City. On March 7,...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

A full slate of England’s elite, headed by Queen Elizabeth, braved coronavirus fears and crammed inside London’s historic Westminster Abbey last week to witness the pounding of ancestral African drums and the melodious fanfare of a steel band to...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Two senior Jamaica-born priests in the United Kingdom have accused the Church of England of institutional racism because of its failure to prevent the barring of blacks from liturgical involvement and weak advocacy against the deportation of...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:16 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Diocese of Canterbury in England announced over the weekend that Jamaica- born Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin, has been conferred with the title of MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2020. An MBE is a...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:19 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

It was standing room only at Faith Gospel Tabernacle in Irvington, New Jersey, yesterday as hundreds of mourners bid farewell to Jamaican celebrity chef Alton Henry, 59, who tantalised the taste buds of thousands of New York tri-state residents...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Talented Jamaican celebrity chef Alton Henry has died in New Jersey, United States, on Saturday evening after suffering what appeared to be a heart attack while catering at an event. Henry reportedly collapsed at a function in Morristown, New...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:51 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican expatriates have generally reacted with dismay to Democratic candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ decision to pull the plug on her presidential election race, but some believe that the pragmatism of money in politics and her failure to...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican priest Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was consecrated on Tuesday as the first black woman bishop in the Church of England, says she will cherish this “special” moment and be true to her island heritage while defending her religious mandate....

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Artistes, producers, songwriters, selectors, videographers, dancers, stylists and other creative talent involved in the production, marketing and promotion of reggae music will, next week, be able to learn more about new ­opportunities in reggae...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of happy, hopeful, and starry-eyed lovers who all want to get married in the near future poured into the Montego Bay Convention Centre for the recent Jamaica Bridal Expo. They came in from all over the island from different age groups,...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:29 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Late last week, Jamaica shone brightly at the Taste of Tennis event, held annually in New York City. Taste of Tennis takes place each year just before the start of the prestigious US Open tournament, and it is a massive gourmet food and...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Extraordinarily talented and internationally respected composer, choir director, author and lecturer Noel George Dexter passed away on Sunday, leaving a void that many believe will be hard to fill. Florence ‘Flo’ Darby, attorney-at-law and singer,...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) newly appointed regional director for the Northeastern United States, Phillip Rose, met last Friday with diaspora leaders in the area to enlist their support in the effort of selling Jamaica. During the luncheon...

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