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‘The time is right’: reggae colossus Burning Spear on racism, rebellion and returning to Britain
He is the Jamaican legend who liberated reggae, taking it out of Kingston, drenching it in horns – and giving it a joyous, spiritual kick. As Burning Spear hits the road, he looks back on his astonishing life

Lloyd Bradley

08, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Commonwealth Games must do more for LGBT rights, says former swimmer
Michael Gunning calls for event to push for change after a ‘petrifying’ visit to his home country, Jamaica

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

04, Aug, 2022 @10:13 AM

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The Harder They Come review – Jimmy Cliff falls hard in visceral revenge western
Fifty years on, this crime drama of a headstrong singer shooting for his chance of success is as raw and energetic as its reggae soundtrack

Peter Bradshaw

03, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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John Small obituary
Other lives: Social worker who moved back to his native Jamaica to become a lecturer at the University of the West Indies

Andrew Ballantyne

22, Jul, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Home Office grants baby stranded in Jamaica leave to come to UK
Home Office does U-turn and grants baby visa 24 hours after Guardian revealed family’s plight

Diane Taylor

12, Jul, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Woman who gave birth in Jamaica stranded after baby refused entry to UK
British resident Tiffany Ellis separated from husband and other child since last year after ‘callous’ Home Office decision

Diane Taylor

11, Jul, 2022 @12:58 PM

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Mona Hammond obituary
Trailblazer for black actors in Britain best known for her roles in EastEnders and Desmond’s

Anthony Hayward

05, Jul, 2022 @3:28 PM

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Harry Goulbourne obituary
Other lives: Sociology academic who set up and was director of the Race and Ethnicity Research Unit at London South Bank University

Mary Chamberlain

21, Jun, 2022 @5:18 PM

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Stephen Thompson obituary
Screenwriter and novelist who won a Bafta for his BBC drama, Sitting in Limbo, about his brother’s experiences of being threatened with deportation

Ryan Gilbey

12, Jun, 2022 @4:26 PM

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‘Not resonating’: muted reception for Queen’s platinum jubilee in Jamaica
Questions over whether all Commonwealth realms, particularly those with slave legacy, share enthusiasm for 70th anniversary

Miranda Bryant

02, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Who tears people away from their families and flies them halfway around the world? The UK government | Lisa Hanna
Do the time if you do the crime. But Jamaicans in Britain face the double punishment of deportation – that’s just cruel, asks Jamaican MP Lisa Hanna

Lisa Hanna

20, May, 2022 @1:22 PM

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UK deportation flight to Jamaica takes off with seven onboard
Home Office initially had 100 people on list of Jamaican nationals to be removed, say reports

Diane Taylor

18, May, 2022 @10:32 AM

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