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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...

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,...

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