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Stories by Lester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Starting December 15, budget carrier Spirit Airlines will be operating direct flights between Bradley International Airport in Connecticut and the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James. The airline will operate non-stop flights...

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

FLORIDA: Former Radio Jamaica colleagues of Francois St Juste say they are still in shock at the 60-year-old’s death at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Monday. Retired broadcaster Don Topping, who was programme manager at RJR in...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Biden administration on Wednesday issued a final rule that is intended to add another layer of protection to undocumented young persons in the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or Dreamers, programme. “Today, we are...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Growing up at Martha’s Vineyard, jumping off the Jaws bridge is a rite of passage for many youngsters during the summer months. So says Dr Vanessa Alleyne, who grew up on the island. “Growing up in Martha’s Vineyard, it was a rite of passage to...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

New York City Mayor Eric Adams will be the headline speaker at the Jamaica Independence Gala set for tonight. The marquee event which will mark the culmination of the celebration of Jamaica’s Diamond Jubilee Independence Anniversary is being put on...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The body of 21-year-old Tavaughn Bulgin was recovered on Thursday, four days after he, along with his older brother Tavaris, failed to resurface after a daredevil jump from a bridge in the United States. Tavaris, 26, also died in the tragedy, and...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Members of the diaspora have reacted strongly to Montego Bay Deputy Mayor Richard Vernon’s characterisation of expatriates as cowards for seeking out greener pastures at the expense of developing their homeland. “Only cowards run away to...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Don Samuels came up short in his bid to unseat sitting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the Minnesota Democratic primary on Tuesday. Omar polled just over 57,000 votes, or 50.3 per cent, to Samuels’ 56,000 votes, or 48.5 per cent. Both...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

United States-based attorney-at-law Stephen Drummond believes that Finn Partners’ listing of Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith as principal on a controversial filing under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) holds no...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

THE ESTABLISHMENT of a cyber centre of excellence will put Jamaica’s data and Internet systems on more secure footing to guard against attacks, say cyber experts, in the wake of the US$2-million investment by Washington. United States Vice-...

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