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Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The sight of United States Border Protection agents on horsebacks and using whips to round up Haitian migrants on the Texas border has prompted an outcry by Caribbean elected and others leaders to urge the Biden administration to develop a more...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s health sector was recently gifted a number of items from United States fourth-largest medical healthcare system – Memorial Healthcare System based in Florida. The donation was as a result of the efforts of Jamaica’s Consul General to...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

New York reggae music pioneer Earl Moodie helped to propel Jamaican culture and created a meeting spot for Jamaicans through his Moodie’s Records store. Moodie died last Friday. He was 69 years and had been ailing for some time. For over 40 years,...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Olympian and retired sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown will headline a star-studded group at the 6th annual People Profile Awards (PPA), where she will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding career representing Jamaica in...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

THE ARRIVAL of over 208,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the United States represent a pay off for the efforts of a number of people in the Diaspora who began lobbying the Biden administration for vaccines for Jamaica as far back as March. The...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The United States government has brought federal fraud charges against the daughter of a prominent Jamaica-born, Florida politician. Damara Holness, 28, was arrested and charged with fleecing some US$300,000 from a federal government programme that...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The fate of hundreds of Jamaicans who were brought to the United States as children and who were applying for protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have seen their dreams put on hold following a ruling...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Dr John Eaves, a second-generation Jamaican, has launched a campaign to become the next secretary of state for Georgia. Eaves announced recently that he will be seeking to become the Democratic standard-bearer for that elected office when the...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The revocation of the US visas of Minister of Energy Daryl Vaz, his wife Ann-Marie and former minister of government Phillip Paulwell has burst back on centre stage with the recent statement by the former US Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia that...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Haitian community in United States (US) have reacted with shock and outrage at the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise by gunmen early yesterday morning at his private residence. Michelle Adolphe, a Haitian American...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 restrictions in New York have been lifted and the Jamaican community has welcomed the move. “It feels great. I am glad that the restrictions have been lifted and we can go back to some normal life,” said Douglas Brown. He said that he can...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Well-placed Homeland Security sources have revealed that Border Patrol agents have intensified surveillance of travel routes between the Caribbean and the United States in a bid to stem the flow of illegals. The disclosure comes amid the detention...

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...

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