Reach Society
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Jamaicans in Britain – A Legacy of Leadership

The book, Jamaicans in Britain A Legacy of Leadership, which was published in January 2022, is the brainchild of His Excellency the Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan.

On arrival to Britain in 2017 His Excellency Seth Ramocan recognised the formidable contributions the community has made both within their own groups and the wider society, in particular those who arrived between 1948 and 1972. With this in mind he garnered support and secured sponsorship from many quarters to undertake the project including the Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK). The book recognises many of the 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, laboured and endured hardships yet never complained. They made the best life they could for themselves and their families creating a foundation for today’s generations to build upon.”

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 to Joy Sigaud whose vision and expertise introduced multiple threads and back stories to the book.”

Dr Dwain Neil OBE, chairman of Reach Society says: “The Society is proud to see that its three founders – Rob Neil OBE, prof. Donald Palmer and Dr Dwain Neil OBE – are included in the 500 featured in this prestigious publication. And the Society also hopes that it will help to inspire all young people in the modern Black community to develop their potential.”  Editions Lifestyle Magazine teamed up with the Jamaican High Commission to produce his historic book.