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A blog about the work of the British High Commission in Jamaica

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9th March 2015 Kingston, Jamaica

A Commonwealth for the future

Guest blog by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State for the Commonwealth We all know that the Commonwealth has a long and distinguished history. More than 1.7 million Commonwealth men and women gave their lives in two World Wars, defending the free world. But no organisation can be complacent. The Commonwealth must […]

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13th February 2015 Kingston, Jamaica

by Charmaine Wright

Head, UK Trade & Investment Jamaica

Working in Jamaica while studying in the UK? Yes , you can!

Ever so often your private life and your public life collide – thankfully this time it’s for the better! In July, I will attend my graduation at the University of Leicester, where I will be given my certificate acknowledging that I have completed a Masters of Business Administration programme. It is the culmination of almost […]

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30th December 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

by Samara South

Political and Press Support Officer

First Impressions

Below is a guest blog from our Desk Officer in London , Andy Holbrook. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to learn more about the UK’s relationship with Jamaica when I was invited to stay as a guest at the High Commissioner’s Residence in Kingston. I was recently appointed as Deputy Head of the […]

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31st October 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

by Chris Feist

Migration Delivery Officer, British High Commission, Jamaica

Teamwork and friendship

This is my first blog as the new head of the Migration Team in Kingston Jamaica. As I reflect on my time here so far, teamwork and friendship are the two words that best describe to me how the British High Commission and our partners across the Government of Jamaica and the NGOs come together to make […]

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21st August 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

My Chevening Experience : Glenn Edward McPhee

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My academic pursuit at the University of Buckingham was dominated by intellectually stimulating lectures and tutorials. The MA in Security and Intelligence Studies, offered a unique degree of practitioner-led expertise to relate academic and historical analyses of contemporary security and intelligence environments in Western democracies, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

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19th August 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

by Charmaine Wright

Head, UK Trade & Investment Jamaica

Crash Course in Road Safety

Forgive the pun but I learnt quite a lot about  the efforts to reduce the number and severity of road accidents recently. Senior Advisor to Road Safety Support, Adam Briggs, visited Jamaica from the UK and was pleased by the willingness and efforts by Jamaica to reduce road accidents and fatalities. During his visit, he […]

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6th August 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

by David Fitton

High Commissioner to Jamaica

One year later …..My Jamaica

As Jamaica celebrates her 52nd anniversary of independence on today , I would like to offer my congratulations, and say thanks for a remarkable and rewarding year working here so far. The UK/Jamaica relationship is a strong partnership. We cooperate in many areas . My continuing objective is to do more. I arrived just over a […]

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16th June 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

“Go de R**s to sleep…” & other memories of Calabash


I have been to literary festivals in the UK – usually in rain soaked parts of England.  This was my first time at Calabash.  Jamaica’s biannual literary event is more than a festival.  And also less.  It is two and a half days of readings, interviews and performances by Caribbean and non-Caribbean writers set against […]

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6th June 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

by Anna Jordan-West

Migration Project Manager, British High Commission, Jamaica

The Challenge of Change

Change is rarely easy. It challenges our normal basic human preference for continuity, for things to ‘remain the same’, to be predictable, to be stable. The psychology of change has been studied extensively and it is acknowledged that when change is enforced (and not desired) it is usual for people to go through ‘stages’ ranging […]

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9th March 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

The message is still gender equality

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Today, gender equality is just as relevant as it was in 1910, when International Women’s Day was first celebrated. Despite legislative and social advancements in favor of women’s rights, women and girls in countries like Jamaica, continue to face discrimination,violence, and a lack of economic opportunity. For its part, Jamaica has enacted legislation, which coupled with […]

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About UK in Jamaica

The British High Commission in Kingston promotes British interests and represents the totality of the British Government in its relations with the government of Jamaica . We are also responsible…

The British High Commission in Kingston promotes British interests and represents the totality of the British Government in its relations with the government of Jamaica . We are also responsible for maintaining the UK’s relationship with the Bahamas.

The High Commission works with Jamaica through its Political and Public Diplomacy offices, the Consular section, Corporate Services, The Ministry of Defence (MOD), The Department for International Development (DFID), the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) , UK Trade and Investments (UKTI) and UK Border Agency (UKBA).

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