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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-...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen students at Kingston College (KC) are to get musical fellowships over the next three years, aimed at strengthening and preserving the school’s choir. The fellowships are being made available to the students by the Noel Spencer family....

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A NUMBER of Jamaican candidates seeking to win primaries for a spot on the November mid-term ballot will know their fate later this month. Among the candidates is Jamaica-born Rev Karen Green, who is running in Florida’s 7th congressional district...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Internationally acclaimed singer Jimmy Cliff will be honoured at the Independence Ball in Florida, which is being held to mark the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. The ball, to be held on August 6, is one of several events planned for...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Opposition leader and People’s National Party president, Mark Golding, has called for mechanisms that will allow the voice of the Caribbean diaspora to be heard in the development of the Caribbean region. “The Caribbean diaspora is an important...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Jamaica-born nurse Sandra Lindsay is among 17 people to be conferred with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the North American country’s highest civilian award – by President Joe Biden at the White House next week. The Jamaican, who...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Anika Omphroy has become the latest candidate to join the race for Florida’s Congressional District Seat 20. Also contesting the seat is Jamaica-born, South Florida politician Dale Holness. This is Holness’ second try for the seat, having...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The diaspora policy got final approval from the Cabinet and is ready for presentation to the Parliament, but the plan of action on how the policy will be implemented is still about a year away from completion. This emerged from the Diaspora...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

With the biannual diaspora conference currently under way, members of the diaspora with an interest in investing in their homeland want the process to be streamlined and focus placed on businesses with the potential to boost gross domestic product...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Justice Renatha Francis, who was nominated to be a judge in the Florida Supreme Court in 2020 but withdrew her nomination, is again nominated by Governor Ron DeSantis to sit in the state high court. Her renomination was announced on...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

As the 9th biennial Diaspora Conference gets under way in Kingston today, Jamaican expatriates have unveiled their action wish list. Top of the agenda is the vexed issue of an implementation deficit. Michelle Fanger, an immigration attorney in...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica prepares to host the 9th biennial Diaspora Conference from June 14-16, a wide cross section of Jamaicans roll back the curtains and disclose their reasons for migrating. Whether because of failed personal relationships or for job and...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean nationals in the United States are marking National Caribbean American Heritage Month, with several events planned across America to mark the month. June is designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. It began in 2004 and...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:53 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A newly redrawn electoral map for the state of New York has drawn the ire of Democrats. The map was drawn by a special master appointed by the court after a judge ruled that the electoral map drawn by the State Assembly was unconstitutional and...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:25 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Clement Kirabo Jackson is a 2022 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Amnesty International has issued a travel advisory for the United States urging travellers to the United States to exercise caution and to have an emergency contingency plan when travelling to the United States because of the spate of mass...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Maurice Gordon Sr believes his son did not receive justice after the family was blindsided by a grand jury decision this week not to file criminal charges against a white New Jersey state trooper who shot and killed their unarmed Jamaican...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held from June 14-16 this year is estimated to cost $30 million. The price tag was disclosed by Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Franz Hall, during a virtual meeting with...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Professor Yolande Chan, dean of management at McGill University, has urged Jamaican students not to accept mediocrity. She said that the island’s educational system is comparable to anywhere in the world. Chan, whose research focuses...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, wants to revamp the relationship between Jamaica and its diaspora to make it a strategic, mutually beneficial and sustainable vehicle for social and economic transformation...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Jamaican women in the diaspora have expressed shock at a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion which could end the constitutional right to an abortion in about half of American states. The Supreme Court ruling was due to be released in...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, wants to partner with Jamaica to help stem the flow of guns and drugs to the country. The mayor’s offer of help came Sunday night when he spoke at a function in Queens to launch activities to mark Jamaica’s 60th...

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