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A job well done

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba.
June Daley, president and founder, Miss Jamaica UK.

Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Aloun N'dombet-Assamba, has congratulated June Daley and the team behind the Miss Jamaica UK contest on its 25th anniversary.

Describing it as a "significant milestone and a great achievement," Assamba said, "The Miss Jamaica UK contest has, over these 25 years, played an important role in connecting many second-, third- and fourth-generation young women to their Jamaican heritage."

The high commissioner added, "the contest has brought these young women closer to the country of their parents and grandparents and, in so doing, the contestants have developed a close kinship to Jamaica. It also allows them to develop a sense of pride and confidence in how they represent themselves and Jamaica in their daily lives."

She said the efforts of the Miss Jamaica UK contest exemplify the kind of collaboration that the Government of Jamaica is hoping to advance through the Diaspora Mapping Project. Under this project, we hope (to capture the location, interests and skills of individuals in the diaspora and provide a framework through which the diaspora can support development projects in Jamaica.

"We look to organisations like yours and your many supporters to join us in making this goal a reality," she urged Daley, in acknowledging her work and those who have assisted in organising the contest over the years.