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Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2023 | 12:08 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Senator Aubyn Hill, Jamaica’s minister of industry, investment and commerce, has promoted the island as a good place to do business as “it is the only country in the Western Hemisphere with a post-pandemic positive economic recovery rate”....

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: London is gearing up to host Europe’s biggest street festival with the Notting Hill Caribbean Carnival, set for Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28. Steel bands, costumes, food stalls, sound systems and hundreds of...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2023 | 12:25 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Former Met police Superintendent Leroy Logan MBE has called for investigations into the 1993 murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence to be reopened after a sixth suspect was named following a BBC TV news probe into the 30-year-old case....

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2023 | 12:53 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla last weekend was a momentous occasion which was celebrated with four days of activities and involved various communities throughout the UK. The centrepiece of the historic event was the...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2023 | 12:41 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Two young British-born architects are determined to assist aspiring design students in Jamaica by donating new and reusable materials collected from universities in the UK which would otherwise have been disposed of and contribute to...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2023 | 12:45 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON, England: As the countdown to tomorrow’s coronation of King Charles gathers pace, three outstanding women from the Caribbean have been given key roles in the historic British ceremony which will be held for the first time since 1953. The...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 12:12 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Jamaica-born poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, who is also a renowned reggae icon, academic and campaigner, has launched his fifth book, titled Time Come: Selected Prose, a collection of his writings over the years, including essays, book...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, will apologise for its historical links to slavery and colonialism after it adopted a series of recommendations from a review it launched in 2020 and chaired by Jamaican professor and civil rights activist...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Albert Jarrett, a World War II veteran from Hanover, Jamaica, died just one week after he was a Commonwealth Games baton bearer for the international sporting event that was held in his home town of Birmingham, England. Jarrett, who lived in Shard...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Jamaica-born Councillor George Cole has been appointed the new Lord Mayor of Leicester, the first African-Caribbean person to hold the post in its centuries-old history. Cllr Cole, who represents Leicester’s Western Park Ward since 2011,...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

A new Brexit-era visa scheme launched this week to attract the best graduates from the top 50 non-British universities who would like to work and live in the UK, has been chastised for not including those from African and Caribbean countries. The ‘...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: A new book, which tells the Windrush story from a different perspective, will be launched later this month when Tony Fairweather publishes his first novel, ‘Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings ­­- a Windrush Story’ through HopeRoad...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: A GoFundMe page to raise money to assist with funeral arrangements has been set up by the family of the four persons, including a Jamaican, who were stabbed to death in their home in Bermondsey, southeast London, on April 25. As tributes...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Jamaica 60 Independence activities were officially launched in the United Kingdom this week by Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange and Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett when the visiting ministers hosted...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Brent Council has won a long-standing court battle over the ownership of land housing a leisure centre and business park in northwest London, which was originally developed for use by the African Caribbean community. Last week, a High...

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Former London Transport bus driver, David Leslie, better known for his partnership with his wife Gloria Leslie in raising funds for the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover, Jamaica, has died aged 79. Leslie succumbed to his illness in...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: A new crowdfunding appeal has been launched in an attempt to stave off closure of the iconic New Beacon Books store in Finsbury Park, north London, which has been in operation since 1966. New Beacon Books is the only remaining independent...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Professor Kevin Fenton, the London regional director for Public Health England, has been honoured with a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen. He was among a list of over 1,000 persons to be awarded by the monarch when the...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Members of a local advocacy group are calling for the full implementation of recommendations from the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Jacqueline McKenzie, of Leigh Day’s Asylum,...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Jamaica’s High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan last week led tributes to renowned dance choreographer Carlton ‘Jackie’ Guy MBE, CD, who passed away in London on Tuesday, November 23. He was 77 years old. Jackie Guy was part of the famous...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: BritJam, the international spring music festival which links UK, USA and Jamaican music lovers annually, has been honoured with a special citation from the Jamaican High Commission in London as the organisers mark its 10th anniversary of...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Get Up, Stand Up!, the Bob Marley musical which opened in October at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue in London’s West End for a limited run, has now extended its booking period until September 2022. Hailed as a major cultural event...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 5:59 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON, England: As the Home Office runs down the clock to another mass deportation flight to Jamaica, set for Wednesday, November 10, campaigners and activists have stepped up their fight to get the plans cancelled. The immigration rights action...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Historical photographer Jamaican Charlie Phillips was delighted to hand a signed copy of the popular book of the 50th anniversary of the Notting Hill festivities to Jamaica and West Ham striker, Michail Antonio, during a reception at...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Jacky Wright, who has featured on the Powerlist since 2018, has topped the 2022 list as the most influential black person in the United Kingdom. Born in London of Jamaican parents, Wright is the corporate vice-president and chief digital officer at...

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