JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: January 3rd – 9th, 2015

JAMAICA CUSTOMS AGENCY USES DIASPORA TO EXPLAIN CHARITIES ACT—01/03/15The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is using individuals in the Diaspora to explain the new requirements and regulations of the Charities Act. The law governs all charities that do business in Jamaica, or plan to do business on the island. The agency has held a number of […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: December 27th – January 2nd, 2015

JAMAICAN SENTENCED FOR PASSPORT FRAUD—12/27/14Wayne Christopher Morgan of Jamaica will spend eight months in jail for fraudulently obtaining a United States passport. He will also receive three years of supervised release and an assessment of US$100. Morgan was arrested by federal authorities in Philadelphia International Airport in June 2014 after it was discovered that he […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: December 20th – 26th, 2014

LIFE IN PRISON FOR JAMAICAN CONVICTED OF UK DOUBLE MURDER—12/20/14Roland McKoy, a Jamaican who was convicted in the attack of his ex-girlfriend and their daughter in the United Kingdom, was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. McKoy, 54, will serve a minimum of 35 years for the double murder. Police say that in […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: December 13th – 19th, 2014

ISRAEL WELCOMES NEW JAMAICAN AMBASSADOR—12/13/14Four new ambassadors were welcomed to Israel, including one from Jamaica. The new ambassador Margaret Ann Louise Jobson presented her credentials to the Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem at an official ceremony. Jobson noted Jamaica’s special bonds with Israel, referring to the fact that some of Jamaica’s earliest settlers were […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: December 6th – 12th, 2014

ROBERTS CHALLENGES BELIEF THAT JAMAICA IS “BAD” and “CHEAP”—12/06/14The founder of the Jamaica Patty Company, Theresa Roberts, has opened a new restaurant in Covent Garden in London. She was born in St. Elizabeth but moved to the United Kingdom as a child. She has established herself as an influential force in the UK and expressed […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: November 29th – December 5th, 2014

JAMAICAN SINGER TO PERFORM IN SUDAN AT PEACE CONCERT—11/29/14Jamaican singer Alaine plans to travel to Juba in Sudan to perform at a peace concert. The singer will be the first Jamaican star to visit South Sudan. Stardom Entertainment, which is promoting the event, hopes that more Jamaicans will come to the country to perform in […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: November 22nd – 28th, 2014

COURT IN U.S. DELAYS SENTENCE FOR JAMAICAN DOCTOR—11/22/14The sentencing of Dr. Norman Williams, 68, a Jamaican-born physician who was convicted in the United States of sexual assault, has been postponed by a United States court. The judge decided to delay the sentencing to give time for Williams’ attorney to review the case, but will not […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: November 15th – 21st, 2014

SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAMAICANS LAUNCHED AT UK UNIVERSITY—11/15/14Michael Holding, West Indies cricket star, has partnered with the University of East London to start a scholarship for Jamaican students who want to study at the university for postgraduate work. The scholarship is designed to Jamaicans who participate in all sports, not only cricket, or who want to […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: November 8th – 14th, 2014

CHONG TO RECEIVE CARIBBEAN LEADERSHIP AWARD—11/08/14Kaye Chong, a veteran of the Caribbean travel industry, will be awarded the Caribbean Media Exchange Leadership Awards for 2014. The honors will be presented at an awards ceremony during the Evenings of Excellence series on November 12, 2014. Chong, who is originally from Jamaica, in an account executive for […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: November 1st – 7th, 2014

VIDEO SHOWS SHOOTING OF JAMAICAN RESTAURANT OWNER—11/01/14An Orlando, Florida, surveillance video shows the shooting of the owner of Leroy’s Jamaican Cuisine restaurant at about 11 am. A regular customer apparently shot the owner through a takeout window after making an order. The owner was hit twice by the assailant’s bullets. None of the wounds were […]
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