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The Glenmuir High School Past Students Association (UK) Chapter is part of the Glenmuir High School international alumni association. Our mission is to engage with alumni past and present across the United Kingdom and continue to support our beloved alma mater Glenmuir High in Jamaica as well as students continuing their studies in tertiary institutions in the UK.

GHSpsa (UK) chapter President Kerry Ganna - in her own words...

As the GHSPSA (UK) Chapter President, may I welcome you to our online space. Since 2010, a small group of alumni here in the UK would meet up and subsequently decided to formalise links with our alma mater Glenmuir High School in Jamaica. I am particularly proud of the fact that the UK membership conceived and initiated the GHS Breakfast Programme project back in 2017 which has since proven to be of immense benefit to disadvantaged students. We have joined forces with the other GHS Alumni Associations and together we have been able to complete and dedicate the Dr. Sydney Scott Auditorium. 2020 has brought the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19. Nevertheless, we were able to answer Principal Dr. Marsha Smalling's call for assistance with learning resources and personal protective equipment for the staff members. Going forward, we will continue to strive to increase our membership as well as assist our school. The fire still burns - here in the UK!

Your EXECUTIVe officers

President: Kerry Ganna

Vice President: Peter Allison

Treasurer: Durant Thompson

Secretary: Sophia Smith

Jamaica red cross telethon for december 12

November 30, 2021

Telethon begins at 8PM (UK) time.

jamaican diaspora virtual forum on crime and violence

November 21, 2021

The Forum starts at 7PM (UK) time.

inaugural national alumni day celebrated today

October 13, 2021

The inaugural commemoration of National Alumni Day will begin at 6:00pm (JA); 12:00am (UK) time.

black history tube map - celebrating contributions from the UK diaspora

October 12, 2021

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL) has joined forces to produce the first ever Black History Tube map. The map celebrates the rich and varied contributions the black community have made to the culture and development of the UK over many centuries.Typical stations have been replaced by the names of individuals or groups.

View the map here.

Donald mirander - examining sustainability and jamaican fashion

October 11, 2021

Congratulations to Glenmuir alumnus Donald Mirander who recently completed postgraduate studies at the University of Westminster here in London and was awarded an MA (Fashion Business Management). His dissertation had been awarded a distinction for conducting groundbreaking research on sustainability in Jamaican Fashion.

Donald's motivation is to transform the Jamaican fashion industry inside out by turning it into a global economic player. He has returned to the University of Technology, Jamaica as lecturer in Apparel Design Production and Management and looks forward to being able to contribute his education from the UK to the skill/talent development of young Jamaican creatives.

google celebrates writer and BBc radio producer una marson

October 10, 2021

Una Marson (1905-1965) was the BBC's first black female employee throughout WW2. Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, in 1928 she became Jamaica's first female editor and publisher of her own magazine, The Cosmopolitan. The Cosmopolitan featured articles on feminist topics, local social issues and workers' rights and was aimed at a young, middle-class Jamaican audience. In 1931, she wrote her first play, At What a Price, about a Jamaican girl who moves from the country into the city of Kingston to work as a stenographer and falls in love with her white male boss. The play opened in Jamaica and later London to critical acclaim. In 1932, she decided to go to London to find a broader audience for her work and to experience life outside of Jamaica.

In England, Una experienced sexism and racism first-hand and was compelled to write about her experiences. In 1941, she was hired by the BBC Empire Service to work on the programme Calling the West Indies, in which WW2 soldiers would have their messages read on the radio to their families, becoming the producer of the programme by 1942. During the same year, Marson turned the programme into Caribbean Voices, as a forum in which Caribbean literary work was read over the radio. Through this show, Marson met people such as Vic Reid, Andrew Salkey, Langston Hughes, Jomo Kenyatta, Haile Selassie, Marcus and Amy Garvey, Nancy Cunard, Sylvia Pankhurst, Paul Robeson, T.S. Eliot and George Orwell (author of Animal Farm). Orwell helped Marson edit the programme before she turned it into Caribbean Voices. Her involvement with Caribbean Voices was important to publicising Caribbean literature internationally, as well as spurring nationalism within the Caribbean islands that she represented.

built in his image: eternal by design a spiritual guide from errington case

October 8, 2021

Built In His Image: Eternal By Design is a mentoring guide which explains the purpose for God making mankind in His image and likeness. With a strong scriptural base, this book takes you to your true identity in God as HE intended from the beginning. Through this book we journey into the unlocking of intricate truths that reveals man’s initial design and how it is restored.

Errington Case is an ordained Pastor, who has served in various leadership capacities at the Fellowship Tabernacle Church in Kingston Jamaica for over 25 years. He is married to Tania Case, a broadcast journalist, author and motivational speaker. Their union has produced three world-changers Justice, Noah and Chloe. He and his wife Tania have been responsible for several ministry initiatives in Jamaica, including the Mountain Movers Children’s Club, Wife Material Mentorship and the Built in His Image Men’s Mentorship, which inspired this book.

In his childhood years, Errington was a soloist with the acclaimed Glenmuir High School Choir which toured the United states in 1983. He is an accomplished musician who developed his playing skills with the Manchester High School Band and Canada Hall Band (UWI St. Augustine), and has subsequently toured internationally with several Jamaican artists including Black Uhuru, Chevelle Franklyn and Stitchie. He played bass on Stichie’s debut Gospel Album – Real Power.

He has written the curriculum for Music and Worship at the Whole Life College and has lectured there for over eight years.

Errington attended Glenmuir High School (graduated in 1985) and Manchester High School in Jamaica before obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine. He is a Certified Energy Manager (Association of Energy Engineers – Georgia U.S.A.) and has over thirty years’ experience in the Electric Utility Business. Pastor Case has Certificates in Project Management from the University of New Orleans, Coaching, Strategy Planning and Execution from Harvard Business Publishing.

Available from Amazon.

Glenmuir alumna named as one of washington dc's top businesswomen

October 7, 2021

Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Ph.D., will be celebrated at one of the most popular signature events sponsored by the Washington Business Journal, a live in-person celebration that recognizes the most influential businesswomen in the Washington DC area in the USA. Dr. Dubroy, who began her secondary education at Glenmuir High, will be part of the 18th annual staging of the “Women Who Mean Business” program, which honors the contributions of women in every industry and profession and the ways they have made a difference in their communities, as well as how they are leaving their marks on Washington. Read more.

glenmuir high school 2021 virtual graduation ceremony today

September 19, 2021

Please join us today at 10.00pm (BST) as we continue to celebrate with the Glenmuir High School Class of 2021!

Guest Speaker is our distinguished alumna, Dr. Sandra Lindsay. Join here.


April 1957. Twenty year old Iciline Brown arrived in the UK from Jamaica with aspirations to undergo nursing training in Scotland as well as begin a better life. During this period, many other West Indians were making a similar journey to the UK. After settling in England and raising four children alongside her husband Gersham, Iciline returned to Jamaica in the early 1970s.

March 2018. After Iciline was twice denied a visitor’s visa in the preceding months to visit the UK, The Guardian newspaper revealed a UK government policy intent on creating a “hostile environment” for the so-called “Windrush generation” and specifically to detain and deport black persons - the majority who had arrived in the UK before 1973 and been born British subjects, back to their countries of origin. Windrush generation refers to a sailing vessel, the SS Empire Windrush, which arrived in the UK in June 1948, bringing 500 settlers from Jamaica. Following the end of World War II, the UK needed manpower to rebuild the country, and subsequently reached out to its colonies at that time.

“I was frightened and horrified of this course of action, and could not believe leaders would have agreed to treat people in this shocking way. The consequences were that it was tearing many families apart” she said.

After being temporarily allowed into the UK, there followed a 2-year struggle, led tirelessly by her four children Freddie, Monica, Noel and Phil to prove her status. In April 2020, the Home Office granted Iciline with indefinite leave to remain and her biometric residency card.

Iciline continued - "the truth is I had mixed feelings upon receiving the residency card. Without Team Brown (her children) taking on the task, the outcome would have been very different as I had personally given up due to my own frustration and anger about the situation.”

Even though Iciline’s battle yielded success, many other persons affected have not been as fortunate with deportations continuing, and also deaths due to the stress caused. Iciline’s experience describes the pain and anguish suffered by so many others who have been terribly mistreated. The fight for justice continues.