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Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 12:18 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Consulate in Manhattan, New York, has implemented a number of changes designed to cope with the volume of requests for passports and other services. Consul General Alsion Wilson said given the number of calls that the consulate deals...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:33 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Five-year-old Jermaine Taylor, who was born with a heart defect, is set to receive a pacemaker, following The Gleaner’s publication of his story last week. Doctors at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital for Children will perform the surgery to...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2023 | 12:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

New York State Assembly speaker Carl Heastie, is one of three persons to be honoured at the annual Jah Jerry scholarship fundraising dinner on Friday, April 28. Heastie will receive the “Community Spirit” award, while honorees Doreen Shaffer and...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2023 | 1:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Scholarships totalling some US$40,000 have been awarded to sixteen students in Jamaica and the United States from proceeds raised from last year’s Jamaica 60th gala hosted by the Jamaican Consulate in New York City . A breakdown of the...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2023 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Five-year old Jermaine Taylor is urgently in need of a new pacemaker, a situation which has forced his family to start a GoFundMe account to raise the necessary funds to purchase the device. “His heart function is very poor right now,” Lorraine...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2023 | 1:11 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Several Jamaica-born Republicans have condemned the indictment of former United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday, describing the charges brought against him as political victimisation. In unsealing a historic 34-count felony...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:03 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Tameka Cooke spent two and a half years shuttling between homeless shelters in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx in New York and survived domestic violence and hunger all while battling a rare cancer. Today, Cooke has her own apartment, is...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2023 | 12:05 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected Governor of Maryland Wes Moore has announced the appointment of the first black person to become head of the Maryland State Police.Tasked to lead the Maryland State Police and usher in a new era of law-enforcement strategy is Lt Col...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2023 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Southwest Airline will be expanding its operations in Jamaica when it begins once a week non-stop flights from Kansas City, Missouri, to Montego Bay, St James, in October this year. This will be the first-ever flight between Kansas City...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 12:39 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Wayne Messam was overwhelmingly re-elected mayor of the city of Miramar in Florida for his third four-year term on Tuesday. Messam received 90.6 per cent of the vote with his challenger, Rudy Theophin, bagging the remaining 9.4 per cent....

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A cheque for $225,000.00 has been presented to Stephen Josephs to assist in the care of fire victim 13-year Adrianna Laing when she returns to Jamaica from the United States where she is being treated for major burns. The donation was made by...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2023 | 1:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Police in Surrey, England, are continuing their investigations into a suspected case of murder-suicide in which a Jamaica-born man is alleged to have killed his British wife and their seven-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself. Dead...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 1:01 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican expatriates with investments in their homeland have been cautious about liquidating their securities in the wake of the $3-billion Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) fraud. Members of the diaspora said, however, that they were awaiting...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 1:35 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Cuban-Jamaicans residing in Cuba are calling for inclusion in Jamaica’s engagement of its diaspora. “We are a forgotten community despite being the part of the diaspora closest to Jamaica,” said Yamile Hall, who heads the Jamaican Overseas Club in...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland Moreland Wilson says plans are on to provide a house for 13-year-old burn victim Adrianna Laing and her father Adrian under the Government’s New Social Housing Programme (NSHP), a component of the...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 1:21 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican paediatrician practising in New York, was murdered in a four-day crime spree in Harlem, New York, last week. The body of 60-year-old Dr Bruce Maurice Henry was discovered inside Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem in the early hours of December...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:35 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in the United States and Canada have been grappling with a monster winter storm which began wreaking havoc last week and snowballed into this week, disrupting holiday travel as airlines scrubbed thousands of flights, with states of...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2022 | 12:58 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Lorna Mahlock has made history by becoming the first black woman commanding as a two-star general in the United States Marine Corps. Brigadier General Mahlock was nominated for promotion to major general earlier this month by US...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 12:22 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Jamaica-born Dwight Geddes has been elected to the board of The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), the first Jamaican to sit on this august body. The NAAIA recently announced the results of its 2022 elections and...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has said that by the end of the current financial year all police stations will be digital, doing away with the old method of logbooks. Already, according to the police commissioner, 10 stations are...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:10 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Having spent the last two years trying to secure his release after he was convicted of murder at age 14, the sister of 64-year-old Michael Anthony Lawrence is expressing frustration with the slow grind of the Jamaican prison system in setting him...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 12:55 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Five hundred teachers and educators from across 15 countries are expected to be in Jamaica on January 21, 2023, for the Global Education Teachers Summit to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. The confab is being organised...

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...

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