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When governments issue a formal apology, you know they realize they have really screwed up. This is the case with the so-called Windrush citizens. Check out the story here. Vindication.
The Windrush issue, in which Caribbean immigrants for whatever reason did not become “official” residents of the Ü.K., is flaring up again. Over the past few years, several elderly were forced, or narrowly escaped being sent back to their birth place. Now the government is refusing a meeting with ambassadors of the respective countries. And a lot of lives could be upended. Read the Guardian story here.
An interesting piece on American Friends of Jamaica- a group of former ambassadors who continue to raise funds for the island.
This is an interesting article in the New York Times about a young Jamaica who does not want to play for the National football team. It raises many questions of loyalty, nationalism and opportunity.
And this is not the first vagina-tightening-related cover from the Star in the recent past…
18 Degrees North is hosting a special screening of The Post movie with George Freeman, former in-house counsel for the New York Times and current head of the Media Law Research Center. Check out details Here.
A very nasty flu has taken out our little family. But we are recovering and I had a meeting at the Canadian High Commission today. It seems there are three new, adorable residents. Th re baby cats, as my daughter would say.