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Stories by Karyl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:56 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A heavy play on the ownership of the Caribbean heritage of Vice-President Kamala Harris by the Wakanda Coalition – a group of Caribbean female politicians – led to a strong turnout of Caribbean voters in the November 6 United States elections....

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born mayor of Broward County in South Florida, Dale Holness, hails the inauguration of US 46th President Joe Biden as a return to decency for America. Biden was sworn in last week at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, marking the end of a...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:13 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A 73-year-old Jamaican grandmother who lives in Virginia in the United States is hopping mad. The woman claims that her grandson was among the police officers who were assaulted by protesters who stormed the Capitol Hill building in Washington, DC...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The long-awaited unveiling of the Jamaica-born Basil Watson-sculpted Martin Luther King Jr statue happened on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. The unveiling ceremony was low-keyed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but was...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:24 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It has been a year like no other for many Jamaicans at home and abroad as a deadly pandemic swept the globe, disrupting travel and keeping families apart as it crippled economies and racked up a staggering death toll. Though the pandemic has put a...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Normalene Brown has been hosting Christmas treats in a district close to Macka Tree in St Catherine for upwards of a decade. The resident of Wellington in West Palm Beach, Florida, usually shops year round to ship more than a dozen barrels home....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:24 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Disturbed by reports that United States vice-president-elect Kamala Harris has been snubbing her Jamaican roots, her cousin Patrick Harris has strongly come out in her defence. “Kamala loves Jamaica dearly, and even though the media here is harping...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Some Caribbean-born United States citizens have expressed relief at former Vice-President Joe Biden’s success in the recent presidential election to make Donald Trump a one-term president. Biden gained 302 electoral college votes and over five...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:15 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With two weeks to go for what is being described as one of the most important presidential elections in the history of the United States, Jamaicans in the US have high expectations of whoever takes the White House. Of particular interest to...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:14 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

News that United States President Donald Trump has been hospitalised at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center after being diagnosed with COVID-19 has drawn mixed reactions from Caribbean nationals who reside in US. Trump has repeatedly downplayed...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaicans in the diaspora of the United States are apprehensive about returning to the land of their birth due to the COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the Government. They have dreams of home but the strict stipulations have them thinking...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaican honorary consul to Atlanta, Jewel Scott, recently created history by becoming the first Caribbean national to be elected to the Superior Court of Clayton County in the southern US state of Georgia. Scott defeated incumbent Katherine...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:18 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The novel coronavirus which has been sweeping the globe and crippling economies as it unleashes a deadly assault had brought Cheryl Burnett face to face with scenarios that she never imagined would have unfolded in her lifetime. The Jamaica-born...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The female Jamaican complainant who has made rape allegations against two Barbadian police officers is cursing her bad luck. After waiting 10 years to finally get a trial date, everything has now been scuppered due to the outbreak of coronavirus...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:33 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Doris Fuller bore a distressed look as she pushed a supermarket cart through the chemical aisle at the Walmart Neighbourhood Market in Green Acres, West Palm Beach, Florida. The aisles were empty. There was no toilet paper, sanitising wipes or...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:34 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican woman who has alleged that she was raped by two police officers, who were aided and abetted by a female cop while she was in custody in Barbados, is hopeful that after 10 years she will soon be able to face her accused abusers in court...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As the Government wrestles with concerns around the impact early party lock-offs are having on the entertainment industry, there is another major roadblock wreaking havoc on the earnings of both large and small players on the scene – crime....

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican citizens account for more than half the total number of Caribbean citizens now incarcerated in United States (US) prisons. Statistics released to The Sunday Gleaner from the US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) indicate that, as at November...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Residents of the once volatile community of Land Lease in Eastern St Andrew are tired of the negative stigma that hounds them like an albatross around their necks and have been making moves to shake it off by uplifting themselves. The community is...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Gospel artistes are moving more and more into secularly influenced beats to carry across the message of the Church, but for Pastor Michael McAnuff-Jones, the Church needs to step aside now and remove the shackles of traditionalism to...

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