October 2021

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the black community have made to the culture and development of the UK over many centuries.Typical stations have been replaced by the names of individuals or groups.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.