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Some justice for Esmin Green at last

Islandistas, you remember Esmin Green, don’t you? Please don’t forget her. Esmin Green is a potent symbol of what can happen when society is too cynical and too absorbed to notice people. Esmin Green was the Jamaican-born former teacher-turned-New York City-housekeeper who died on the floor of King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn. She had been waiting for […]

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Walk good, Esmin Green

Today, Esmin Green was buried in her homeland of Jamaica at a service at the Duxes Seventh-Day Adventist Church in St. Catherine. The Jamaica Observer summed it up well, with a headline reading ‘Esmin Green will not be ignored today’. Her case will not be ignored for a long time as more heartbreaking details of […]

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Esmin Green’s family to sue hospital

Just a quick update on the Esmin Green tragedy. Her family is planning to sue Kings County Hospital for US$25 million. Green’s oldest daughter and family spokesperson Tecia Harrison was even more devastated upon actually seeing the security footage of her mother’s dying moments. From Carib World News via Caribbean 360: Green`s eldest daughter, Tecia Harrison, […]

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Outrage: Jamaican mother of 6 left to die on NY hospital floor

  By now, I am sure news-savvy islandistas have heard or read of the tragic story of Esmin Green’s emergency-room death at Kings Country Hospital in Brooklyn. While others, including patients and a security guard looked on, Green who had been waiting 24 hours for a hospital bed, fell out of her chair to the […]