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Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 1:01 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican expatriates with investments in their homeland have been cautious about liquidating their securities in the wake of the $3-billion Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) fraud. Members of the diaspora said, however, that they were awaiting...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 1:35 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Cuban-Jamaicans residing in Cuba are calling for inclusion in Jamaica’s engagement of its diaspora. “We are a forgotten community despite being the part of the diaspora closest to Jamaica,” said Yamile Hall, who heads the Jamaican Overseas Club in...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland Moreland Wilson says plans are on to provide a house for 13-year-old burn victim Adrianna Laing and her father Adrian under the Government’s New Social Housing Programme (NSHP), a component of the...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 1:21 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican paediatrician practising in New York, was murdered in a four-day crime spree in Harlem, New York, last week. The body of 60-year-old Dr Bruce Maurice Henry was discovered inside Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem in the early hours of December...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:35 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in the United States and Canada have been grappling with a monster winter storm which began wreaking havoc last week and snowballed into this week, disrupting holiday travel as airlines scrubbed thousands of flights, with states of...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2022 | 12:58 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Lorna Mahlock has made history by becoming the first black woman commanding as a two-star general in the United States Marine Corps. Brigadier General Mahlock was nominated for promotion to major general earlier this month by US...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 12:22 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Jamaica-born Dwight Geddes has been elected to the board of The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), the first Jamaican to sit on this august body. The NAAIA recently announced the results of its 2022 elections and...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has said that by the end of the current financial year all police stations will be digital, doing away with the old method of logbooks. Already, according to the police commissioner, 10 stations are...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Having spent the last two years trying to secure his release after he was convicted of murder at age 14, the sister of 64-year-old Michael Anthony Lawrence is expressing frustration with the slow grind of the Jamaican prison system in setting him...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 12:55 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Five hundred teachers and educators from across 15 countries are expected to be in Jamaica on January 21, 2023, for the Global Education Teachers Summit to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. The confab is being organised...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

FLORIDA: Twenty-eight students of the College of Agriculture Science and Education have this year been awarded scholarships by the Ole Farmers Association, (OFANA) the school’s alumni body in the United States’ northeast region. The scholarships...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 9:46 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

FLORIDA Dr Camille Coates-Clark made history recently when she became the first Jamaican woman to be board certified as an orthopaedic surgeon in the United States. Her achievement is even more notable against the fact that only about 0.6 per cent...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A German-Jamaican museum is to be established in Seaford Town, Westmoreland, aimed at highlighting and commemorating the contribution of Germans to the development of the Caribbean island. The museum will be established in conjunction with the...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Some 270 students of Caribbean descent have been provided with scholarships and/or financial assistance by Dr Trisha Bailey as part of her charitable outreach. The Jamaica-born entrepreneur’s Bailey-Archie’s Charitable Foundation has largely...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Florida: The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) will host its fifth annual gala and Anchor Awards ceremony on Friday, November 4, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, under the theme ‘Educate, Inspire’. Dr Irfaan Ali...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican man has been arrested by the Florida state election police in the United States and charged with voting illegally in two special elections in the Sunshine State. The accused, Alfred Samuels, is reportedly living in the United States...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Dr Trisha Bailey, the Jamaica-born entrepreneur who recently made the largest cash donation in the history of the University of Connecticut, has a number of development projects under way in Jamaica valued in excess of US$41 million. Among the...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A Gleaner article highlighting the implementation of choral fellowships at Kingston College (KC) has spurred an outpouring of such fellowships to the school, with 45 choral fellowships now having been offered the institution. United States...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS and advocates are urging the United States Congress to act swiftly in enacting the necessary legislation to provide protection to DACA recipients in light of a ruling on Wednesday by the Texas 5th Court of Appeal that the...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: With just a month to go before the start of the voting cycle for the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC), four of its seven elected members have decided not to seek re-election, with at least one citing poor funding and limited...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

There have been no reports of loss of lives or significant property damage among the more than 300,000 Jamaicans living in Florida as Hurricane Ian struck the American state as a monstrous Category 4 system on Wednesday before weakening to a...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness has called for an international “war on guns” to end the influx of illegal weapons and epidemic of murders in Jamaica. “In the same way that a war on drugs is being prosecuted, in which we have been faithful partners...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC), which is celebrating 60 years this year, will perform over three days in South Florida from October 1 to 3. The NDTC will have its first performance at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center on October...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Dr Waveline Bennett-Conroy has been appointed the new superintendent of the Mount Vernon School District. Bennett-Conroy oversees a staff complement of 1,500 people, including 693 teachers, three high schools and several other schools...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in and around the Connecticut area have welcomed the announcement that Spirit Airlines will begin direct service from Bradley International Airport to Montego Bay and anticipate economic benefits accruing to both areas from the increased...

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