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Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:30 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica could be the beneficiary of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine if the Biden-Harris administration accedes to an impassioned request of prominent expatriates and others lobbying the White House on what they describe as “the most...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

“Raw and emotional.” That is how Maurice Gordon, Sr viewed the trial and verdict of ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty last week on three counts of murdering George Floyd. Gordon, whose son was shot and killed last year...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:25 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The son of a 50-year-old Jamaican woman whose body was found with stab wounds in her Stamford, Connecticut, apartment last Friday has been charged with her murder. Denise McLaughlin, who had been missing for days, was discovered after friends...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:24 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican theologian the Rev Dr Horace Russell passed away on Monday, leaving behind a legacy in education and leadership that spanned his island home and the United States. Russell was 91. In his last interview with The Gleaner in January, he...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

There are at least 30 Jamaican nationals who are currently in limbo in Britain and forced to stay there because of the current travel ban on flights to the United Kingdom imposed by the Holness administration because of the coronavirus pandemic....

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:23 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The newly appointed head of the Connecticut’s public school system is Jamaican Charlene Russell-Tucker. She will oversee a public school system that caters to 528,000 students across the state. Russell-Tucker was appointed by Governor Ned Lamont as...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:25 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Sherry M is a Jamaican single mother of four residing in Brooklyn who has been scrambling to make ends meet since the coronavirus pandemic hit a year ago and she lost her job. Today, she is more hopeful because of the newly passed Biden...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The first African American woman to be appointed professor of surgery at New York University Langone Grossman School of Medicine is Jamaica-born Dr Kathie-Ann Joseph. She also assumes the rank of professor in population health, where she holds dual...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:17 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican and Caribbean community in Florida could see more focus on organisation and the infusion of resources, if the new vice-chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Jamaica-born Reverend Dr Karen Green, has her way. Green, in an interview...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A 73-year-old Jamaican woman collapsed and died in the stairwell of a Bronx building after trying to walk up 19 flights of stairs, resulting in her oxygen tank running dry. Dead is Ada Longmore, who resides in Coop City, Bronx, New York. The...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:16 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Another Jamaican has made it to the upper echelons of the political ladder in the United States. The Rev Dr Karen Green has been appointed one of four vice-chairs of the Florida Democratic Party. Green most recently served as the Florida Democratic...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

“We are very fortunate.” That is how Terron Henry, a Jamaican resident of Houston, described his ordeal with the wintry weather that has gripped Texas over the last week, bringing icy conditions, power outages, and water shortages. “If one thing...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is among seven members of the United States Congress who have written to the US State Department to reject any attempt by Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to hold on to power in Haiti and take steps to support...

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

Darian Bryan has come a far way from whipping up meals in a humble Clarendon village restaurant to tantalising the taste buds of power brokers with gourmet creations. Today, nine years after migrating to the United States, Bryan is the personal...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Deborah Archer, daughter of Jamaican immigrants, was last weekend elected the new president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), becoming the first person of African-American ancestry to head the 101-year-old organisation. A civil rights...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:31 PMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Last week The Gleaner lost one of the greatest names in its 186-year history. Ken Allen, made his mark as a journalist and leader of journalists for well over 50 years and this is how the newspaper-turned-multi-media juggernaut chose to remember...

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...

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