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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held from June 14-16 this year is estimated to cost $30 million. The price tag was disclosed by Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Franz Hall, during a virtual meeting with...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Professor Yolande Chan, dean of management at McGill University, has urged Jamaican students not to accept mediocrity. She said that the island’s educational system is comparable to anywhere in the world. Chan, whose research focuses...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, wants to revamp the relationship between Jamaica and its diaspora to make it a strategic, mutually beneficial and sustainable vehicle for social and economic transformation...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Jamaican women in the diaspora have expressed shock at a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion which could end the constitutional right to an abortion in about half of American states. The Supreme Court ruling was due to be released in...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, wants to partner with Jamaica to help stem the flow of guns and drugs to the country. The mayor’s offer of help came Sunday night when he spoke at a function in Queens to launch activities to mark Jamaica’s 60th...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The third annual Jamaica Hi-5K Run/Walk will take place in Florida this Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit health clinics in Jamaica under the Adopt-A-Clinic (AAC) programme. So far, four clinics have been adopted in rural areas across...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Rev Dr Karen Green has announced her candidacy for a seat in Florida’s 7th Congressional District. A successful campaign by the St Hugh’s High School and University of Technology alumnus would see her making history by becoming the...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

AS THE United States political season begins to kick into high gear for the upcoming mid-term elections, a number of candidates with Jamaican roots have filed to contest congressional and statewide elections. In Georgia, Jamaica-born Donna McLeod...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The ‘Corner Shop Hotspot programme’ launched last year by the Northeast Diaspora Region of the United States of America to provide Jamaican students with connectivity is being expanded to bring more students on to the programme. The project is...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women in the diaspora have hailed the elevation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court, marking the first time that a black woman will sit on the bench of the highest court of the land. Her confirmation to be a Supreme...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has encouraged Jamaicans in the diaspora to invest in the country, noting that the country was open for business. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Washington, DC, last night, the prime minister, in responding to a...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

United States Vice-President Kamala Harris has announced that her government will be investing US$20 million in the Jamaican economy to strengthen economic growth and expand commerce. Harris made the announcement during a meeting on Wednesday with...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican students who were trapped in Ukraine when Russia invaded the European country several weeks ago are questioning the rationale for the Government placing funds raised by the People’s National Party (PNP) and the prime minister’s...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Global professional services firm, ZS/Medullan is expanding its operations in Jamaica. The Chicago headquartered company currently employs some 23 people in Jamaica, but is boosting the staff complement to 115. Consequently, the company is looking...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A 50-year old Jamaica-born man was shot and killed on a New Jersey street as he walked home from the bank on Friday, March 11. Dead is Eric Williams, who was born in Kingston but who migrated to the United States five years ago. His 16-year-old...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The seventh Advancement in Education Summit will be held in New York from March 21-25 under the theme ‘Meeting the Challenges of Education Today – Teaching, Learning, Leading, Healing’. Summit 2022 is a collaborative staging hosted by the Union of...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Say the name Diana Blake-Taylor and you are met with a quizzical look or a blank stare of non-recognition. Say ‘Lady D’ and everyone knows instantly of whom you speak. For the past 40 years, she has worked through her business ventures and her...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born N. Nick Perry is now officially the new United States ambassador to Jamaica. He was confirmed by the United States Senate late Thursday night. Earlier this week, Perry’s nomination received overwhelming support from the US Foreign...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Long-time community activist and former Minneapolis City Council member Jamaica–born Don Samuels has officially registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to oppose Rep Ilhan Omar in the DFL primary for the 5th Congressional District in...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Some leaders of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GLJDC) are looking into launching a global assistance fund to help Jamaicans in the diaspora who may be impacted by crises. To be known as the Diaspora Global Resource Fund, the concept is born...

Published:Saturday | February 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican organisation in Florida, Jamaican Men of Florida, has offered to provide financial resources to pay airfares for Jamaican students currently stranded in Ukraine, which is under attack from Russia. In a statement to The Gleaner, the...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Advantage 21, a Florida-based Jamaican-owned company, is investing some US$1.5 million to build a number of apartments in Trelawny. Owned by Dr Allan Cunningham, Advantage 21 has already broken ground for the scheme to be known as ‘Bel-Air At...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

After some 20 years in the making, the Caribbean marketplace – Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace – where vendors can be housed is finally a reality. Located on Caton and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn, New York, the new facility offers: •...

Published:Monday | February 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Seeking to close the diversity gap in the commercial airline industry, Jamaica-born United Airlines pilot Glendon Fraser has launched the Redtail Flying Academy in upstate New York, to train young black men and women to become commercial pilots....

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Government is still working to determine how many, if any, Jamaicans are among the close to 40 persons presumed dead after a suspected human-smuggling boat heading from The Bahamas to Florida in the United States capsized two weekends ago....

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