June 22, 2019

The Jamaica Association for the resettlement of returning residents is calling for the establishment of a “World Windrush Day” that will acknowledge the struggles and efforts made by Caribbean migrants in the United Kingdom.

A move has been implemented as the Windrush generation to underscore the issues that migrants face after being deprived of services and benefits despite being  legal citizens of the UK.

It has been 71 years since Caribbean migrants arrived in Britain to assist in rebuilding the nation after the devastation of World War two.

Windrush migrants who have been deported from the UK have gathered in one space to share their stories and reflect on the discrimination they had to endure as well as being denied of their fundamental rights.

President of the Jamaica Association for the Resettlement of Returning Residents, Percival Latouche,  noted that the British government has offered compensation for some Caribbean migrants.