Flagrans Veritatis Studio! | Burning with the Zeal for Truth!
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
jamaican diaspora virtual forum on crime and violence
November 21, 2021
inaugural national alumni day celebrated today
October 13, 2021
black history tube map - celebrating contributions from the UK diaspora
October 12, 2021
Donald mirander - examining sustainability and jamaican fashion
October 11, 2021
google celebrates writer and BBc radio producer una marson
October 10, 2021
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.
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!
the WINDRUSH SCANDAL: ICILINE Brown's journey
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.