High commissioner of Jamaica speaks at Croydon community event
1:10pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
A community group welcomed the High Commissioner of Jamaica to their event last week.
The Croydon African Caribbean Family Organisation (CACFO) invited Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet to talk about Jamaica.
A number of councillors attended the event including Councillor Pat Clouder, Cllr Bernadette Khan, Cllr Donna Gray and Cllr Matthew Kyeremeh.
Tony Harrison, the vice-chairman of CACFO, was a guest speaker at the event along with Vivian Witterm chairwoman of the Croydon Branch of the Association of Jamaicans.
The High Commissioner talked about youth involvement in Jamaican heritage events and told the audience to be proud of their culture.
A spokesman from the event said: “It was an engaging and enlightening evening.
“It was an excellent community based event that raised issues not just for Jamaicans, but anyone interested in the Caribbean from a UK perspective. We need more local events like this.”