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High commissioners from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago pay visit to Hackney museum

PUBLISHED: 16:40 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:40 30 January 2013

Left to right:  Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba High Commissioner of Jamaica; Deputy Speaker of Hackney Council Michael Desmond and His Excellency Garvin Nicholas at the Hackney Museum

Left to right: Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba High Commissioner of Jamaica; Deputy Speaker of Hackney Council Michael Desmond and His Excellency Garvin Nicholas at the Hackney Museum

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An exhibition celebrating 50 years of Jamaica’s and Trinidad’s and Tobago’s independence from great Britain was honoured by a visit from Jamaican diplomats.

His Excellency Garvin Nicholas, high commissisoner for the republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, high commisisoner for Jamaica, paid a trip to see Independence: Fifty Years Come and Gone, How Yuh Feel?? last week.

The exhibition, which opened in October, used mixed media to track the history of the two countries in a time line alongside photographs, sculptures, and a documentary which had been commissioned for the exhibition.

Deputy speaker of Hackney Council Michael Desmond also attended and spoke of the significant contribution that the Caribbean diaspora has made to the borough and praised the exhibit for helping local children feel a connection to their history.

The exhibition was opened on October 2 for Black History month and was extended until January 26 due to public demand.


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