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Published:Saturday | February 3, 2024 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Consulate in New York, located in Manhattan, has announced that it will be moving to its new location on March 11. The new address will be 300 East 42nd Street, at the intersection of 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue, a 237,000 square feet...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2024 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Irons, a former permanent secretary and an architect of Jamaica’s industrial movement, has been praised as a fair-minded person who did much to contribute to the development and harmony of the industrial peace of Jamaica. Senator Lambert...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2024 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has signed agreements with three Spanish investors amounting to some US$2.2 billion for the development of three tourism projects in Jamaica. The signings took place in Madrid, Spain, where the minister and his team...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2024 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has indicated that the US$1-billion Harmony Cove development is being fast-tracked and ground should be broken within the next 11 months for work to begin on the project. Speaking with The Gleaner from Madrid,...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2024 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Don Samuels has announced another bid to try and unseat Congresswoman IIhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Samuels first ran against the congresswoman in 2022, losing by just over 2,500 votes. Running on the democratic...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Describing the death of 26-year-old policewoman Donique Anderson as “a tragic loss”, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has promised that the State, through the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), will take steps to provide more than the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2023 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining Minister Floyd Green has urged Jamaicans living abroad to invest in the country’s agricultural sector as it is poised to become a major foreign exchange earner. “Now is a good time to come and invest in agriculture...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2023 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Two Jamaicans are among nine persons appointed by Maryland Governor Wes Moore to the state’s Caribbean Affairs Commission. The two are Ambassador Curtis Ward, who will chair the commission, and Melissa Buckley, a professor at Coppin State...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Some 35 new Jamaican citizens, including a one-year old, were sworn in last Thursday at the Jamaican Consulate in Manhattan, New York. At the same function, six persons from the Jamaican community were presented with the Consul General’s...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2023 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that his recent four-day visit to the United States (US), during which he met with top US officials, was part of his Government’s strategic mission. Speaking Wednesday night, during a virtual...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2023 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

New York City Police Department’s First Deputy Commissioner Tania Kinsella has expressed a willingness to meet with the leadership of the Jamaican Police Force to assist with reducing the country’s crime rate, if asked. “We have trained with the...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2023 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Linkage Radio, which carries mainly Jamaican programming, is among three unlicensed radio stations fine just over US$6 million by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for operating in the New York area recently. The operators of Linkage...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2023 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Consulate in New York, located in Manhattan, will be moving to its new location by February, ending some 20 years at its current address. The new address will be 300 East 42nd Street, at the intersection of 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue....

Published:Monday | December 4, 2023 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican family of four, including two children ages 11 and 12, were stabbed to death in their Far Rockaway, Queens, home early Sunday morning by a relative who was shot and killed by responding police officers. Courtney Gordon, the 38-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2023 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

New York-based Espoir Foundation, which runs a number of after-school projects in the United States (US) as well as several other countries, including Haiti, is to launch an after school programme in Rose Town, St Andrew, in conjunction with the...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2023 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Diaspora organisation, the Jamaica Progressive League is facing an uphill struggle to survive as it has failed to attract new members and is unable, at times, to carry out its business. Sadi Campbell, president of the League, has acknowledged that...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2023 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Help Jamaica Medical Mission, the New Jersey-based non-profit organisation that undertakes medical missions to Jamaica, raised some US$25,000 at its recent award and fundraising gala, which will be used to offset some of the costs for next year’s...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Her introduction to life in the United States was less than ideal and certainly did not match up with the glowing picture painted of life overseas. She survived near homelessness, at times sleeping in her car – when she had a car. Sometimes she...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2023 | 10:35 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN-BORN doctor Kingsley Chin, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has a medical device manufacturing company among other entities, has reached a settlement with the United States’ Department of Justice (DOJ) in a civil case brought...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2023 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

His journey began on the mean streets of the inner-city community of Trench Town, in south St Andrew, and took him to the lawns of King’s House where, last Monday, October 16, he stood before the governor-general of his country to receive...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

HEALTH AND Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has sought to clarify his recent statement that overseas medical missions were doing more harm than good, pointing out that he was speaking specifically about some dental teams. “The statement I...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2023 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Leaders in the diaspora have accused health and wellness minister Dr Christopher Tufton of making “reckless” and “unfortunate” statements, negatively broadbrushing medical missions that have been coming to Jamaica over the years to make a positive...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2023 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican diaspora was well represented during Monday’s presentation of national honours and awards through at least eight persons who were conferred with such honours. Those receiving honours and awards were Clive ‘DJ Kool Herc’ Campbell, who...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2023 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Some 35 automated external defibrillators (AEDs), valued around US$75,000 are to be distributed to 35 schools and institutions this Wednesday during a handover ceremony to be held on the campus of the University of Technology (UTech) in St Andrew....

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2023 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

An upbeat and joyful Jamaica robotics team will return to the island tomorrow afternoon after winning gold at the Singapore Robotics Olympics. Topping last year’s second-place performance, the team beat out the competition to win the Katherine...

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