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Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2024 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

With just four days remaining until the commencement of the 10th Biennial Diaspora Conference, the ambitious goal of attracting 1,000 participants from the diaspora appears increasingly elusive. Compounding the challenge, prospective attendees are...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2024 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

There will be no official Jamaica Independence gala in New York this year. The Independence gala is usually organised by the Jamaican Consulate in New York in conjunction with non-profit organisation, Jamaica Promise. In a statement, the consulate...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2024 | 12:11 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A 37-year-old Jamaica woman was killed early Saturday morning in the Bronx when her throat was slashed. She has been identified as Ashley Smith of a Mount Vernon address. The police had, up to yesterday, not yet made any arrest in her death nor...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2024 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

United States (US) President Joe Biden has described Caribbean Americans as dreamers, doers and leaders who are always finding ways to push the US towards a more perfect union. In a proclamation marking Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Biden said...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2024 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Senator Floyd Morris has become the first visually impaired person to be appointed a full professor at The University of the West Indies (UWI). Morris, who was advised of his promotion yesterday by the UWI Appointment Committee, will be professor...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2024 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

While many Jamaicans in the United States have welcomed the guilty verdict handed down to Donald Trump in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, others echoed the former United States president’s reaction, declaring it “a disgrace”. Trump was found...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2024 | 12:11 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Senior Vice President of Home Depot, Jamaican Ann-Marie Campbell, has announced that she will be donating US$100,000 to her alma mater, Holy Childhood High School for Girls located in St Andrew. Campbell made the announcement while addressing Holy...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2024 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Boston-based manufacturing company KIC Ventures is inviting Jamaicans to invest in its operations, where it says their funds can significantly impact not only their financial future, but the future of spine surgery technology. Owned by Jamaican...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2024 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Hoping to become the first Jamaica-born male to sit on the New York City Council, Lawman Lynch recently announced his candidacy for a Brooklyn city council seat. He is seeking to represent Council District 41 in Brooklyn. Should he win the seat in...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2024 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

With less than a month to go to the opening of the 10th Biennial Diaspora Conference, the attendance target of 1,000 participants from the diaspora will not be realised if registration continues at its current pace. During the official launch of...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami, Oliver Mair, will toss out the first pitch at tonight’s Major League Baseball (MLB) game between the Florida Marlins and the New York Mets to raise funds for the Friends of the University of the West Indies...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2024 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

He is 103 years old and has just published his first book, dedicated to the forgotten farm workers of World War II who helped to defeat Nazi Germany. Meet John McHugh, a Jamaican and a printer by trade, but also one of the forgotten farm workers of...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2024 | 12:11 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A plea for unity in the diaspora to allow Jamaicans at home and abroad to prosper has been made by Jamaican pastor, Reverend Andrew Bennett. Rev Bennett, who is pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Flushing, Queens, said that there are so...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2024 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The offices of the Jamaican Consulate in Manhattan, New York, will be the staging ground for a demonstration, a counter-demonstration and a meditation to bless the new office space today. The Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Task...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2024 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: The decision by the Biden-Harris administration to extend healthcare coverage to DACA recipients has been welcomed by Jamaican community leaders in the diaspora. In 2012, former US President Barack Obama and then Vice-President Biden...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2024 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Stanley Campbell, who boasts Jamaican heritage, has tossed his hat into the ring to contest the United States senate seat currently held by Republican Rick Scott. Campbell, whose father is Jamaican, is among nine candidates running in...

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

The Union of Jamaica Alumni Associations (UJAA), the New York-based school umbrella organisation, will again sponsor a Jamaican school team to the Robotics Olympics. This year, the event will be held in Athens, Greece, from September 26-29....

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2024 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

MINISTER OF Tourism Edmund Bartlett heads the list of people who will be honoured at the Northern Caribbean University International Development Foundation’s (NCUIDF) Impact Gala tomorrow. The other honourees are Pamela Appelt, retired judge of the...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2024 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican educators and community leaders in the diaspora have condemned the recent public brawls among students of at least four Corporate Area high schools and are calling for the principals of the institutions to take firm action to prevent a...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2024 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Well-known Jamaica-born Bronx-based accountant, Alfred Simms, has died at the age of 78 years. Simms, who succumbed on April 5 after a long illness, was one of the founding members of the Arnett Gardens Football Club. He was part of the management...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2024 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO), once considered the United States’ premier Jamaican diaspora organisation, is in decline with mounting losses in membership, and faces the danger of going out of business....

Published:Monday | April 8, 2024 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A parallel diaspora conference has been announced by organisers for June 16-19, coinciding with the 10th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held at the Montego Bay Conference Center in Montego Bay, St James. Billed as the ‘First Biennial...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2024 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation has established a digital portal through which students wishing to access the foundation’s scholarships and grants can now apply. The foundation has taken its scholarship and grant application digital with...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2024 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The family of former Jamaican jockey Carlyle Thomas, who died after being punched by a tow truck driver during an altercation, has launched a GoFundMe to raise US$12,000 to assist with funeral and other expenses. So far the fund has raised just...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2024 | 12:09 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Thirty years ago, a group of Jamaicans in the diaspora came together with the singular purpose of assisting Jamaican school athletes coming to the annual Penn Relays to provide for their comfort. Today, those efforts have expanded beyond the...

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