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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...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON, United Kingdom: Now that last-ditch efforts gained a temporary reprieve on Wednesday, United Kingdom (UK)-based human rights groups and activists say the hard work now begins to continue the fight to halt further deportation flights and...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean community in the United Kingdom is being urged to cast their vote on a new national Windrush monument that will be erected inside Waterloo Station in central London, as the four shortlisted designs were revealed two weeks ago. The...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

For the first time, a survey which aims to give insights into travel patterns and influences of United Kingdom (UK) black travellers has been launched by Women in Travel and the University of Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management....

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: A number of community events were staged on Windrush Day, June 22, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in 1948, bringing nearly 500 Caribbean migrants to Britain. Many of the events had...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Two million face masks have been donated to Jamaica by Jarrett Foundation, in collaboration with Full Support Healthcare, a personal protection equipment supplier based in Wellingborough, Northampton. The donation is valued at £620,000 (J$...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: A National Audit Office (NAO) report has described the progress of the Windrush Compensation Scheme as woefully slow and failing to meet its objective of compensating claimants quickly. Gareth Davies, head of the NAO, said: “The Windrush...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: UK-based travel agents and tour operators have welcomed news that the four-month-long ban on flights to Jamaica has been lifted as of this week. The restriction was part of plans to check the spread of the COVID-19 in the island and had...

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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