Jamaicans in Britain – A Legacy of Leadership

Editions Lifestyle Magazine has teamed up with the Jamaican High Commission and The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK)  to produce a brand new coffee table book.  Jamaicans in Britain, A Legacy of Leadership.

The book, which will be published this summer, is the brainchild of The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) and His Excellency  the Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan.

On arrival to Britain in 2017 HE Seth Ramocan recognised the formidable contributions the community have made both within their own groups and the wider society, in particular those who arrived between 1948 and 1972. With this in mind he partnered with The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) to undertake the project to produce Jamaicans in Britain, A Legacy of Leadership.  The book recognises many of these people from the Windrush Generation and has documented them for posterity.

Editions Lifestyle Founder and Editor Joy Sigaud says  “It is no coincidence that we are here. That first generation who came to an unknown land with unknown customs, laboured and endured hardships yet never complaining. They made the best life they could for themselves and their families creating the foundation for many that today’s generation can continue to  build upon.

Jamaica was once the bread basket of the British Empire and today Jamaicans have made a difference in every sector, often leading the way.”

His Excellency, Seth George Ramocan says ” The book has been created to inspire future generations and also to document and include some of  the many unsung heroes of our community whilst highlighting the significant contributions many of Jamaican descent have made to British society.  We are grateful to the many contributors and Joy Sigaud whose vision and expertise has brought us this far.”

Details about the launch will be published in due course.

To complement the book, the Mission has also been running the popular monthly  series Up Close, also produced by Editions Media. These are interviews with some of the key figures mentioned in the book on relevant and current affairs.