High Commissioner’s Windrush Day 2020 Message to the Windrush Community



I am honoured to be given the opportunity to warmly greet readers on the occasion of the commemoration of Windrush 2020.

This year’s celebration will be quite different from any other, as the United Kingdom, Jamaica and indeed the world, grapple with the unique and unprecedented challenges wrought by the novel coronavirus.   Sadly, we lost a number of our nationals during this period, including community stalwarts and members of the Windrush generation.  I wish to use this opportunity to convey heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost loved ones, have been ill, or have otherwise been affected by this deadly pandemic.

Despite the priority attention being given to the current health crisis, it is important that due attention is given to the valuable members of the Windrush generation and their contribution to the development of British society.  In this regard, I am pleased to note the recent release of the “Windrush Lessons Learnt Review Report” by Ms. Wendy Williams.  We are committed to ensuring that the important findings and recommendations made in the report are not overshadowed by prevailing events. We will continue in our diplomatic, as well as community interactions, towards a unified resolution.

I am pleased to advise that our Mission has been actively working behind the scenes, together with various organisations and individuals to provide well needed consular support and advice to our community, including our elderly nationals.  I invite you to email or call us if you require our services via email at HYPERLINK “mailto:jamhigh@jhcuk.com”jamhigh@jhcuk.com or telephone #s:  0207 823 9911 or 0207-581-0063 / 6679 / 0067.


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