About the North Wales Jamaica Society
The North Wales Jamaica Society was established September 2011 with a Constitution as a Small Charity. Each year the Steering Group have reviewed and updated the original aims and ojects of the organisation.
Update September 2020
After doing a brilliant job since NWJS was set up, John Wyer feels it is now time to move on, so thanks are given to John for all his efforts and the activities he has led to celebrate Jamaican music here in North Wales.
This time of change also gives an opportunity for others who have supported NWJS to step back and for others to join to work together to review and rebalance the aims, reset our priorities and set appropriate policies in place to move the organisation forward. This will be done with support from Mentell Gwynedd and also by linking with Dolen Cymru, who have a brilliant record of supporting initiatives in Lesoto for many years.
The Objects for the NWJS in 2018 were:
1 To support the development of Black History Cymru 365 and the annual activities of Black History Month (October) each year in North Wales
2 To actively develop musical links between the reggae musicians, sounds and fans in North Wales and Jamaican musicians
3 To create and stage events related to the shared passion for poetry that is common between the Welsh and Jamaican
4 To share developments related to language rights and respect for the Welsh and Jamaican languages
5 To work in partnership with “Learning Links International” with ongoing research into the shared histories between Jamaica and North Wales
6 To support the development of the “Jamaica Wales Alliance” and be active in supporting the link between Bangor and May Pen, Jamaica
7 To maintain an interest in the development of links between schools in North Wales and schools in Jamaica
8 To support the links and friendships that are developing between North Wales and Jamaica, as well as with Jamaicans living and working in UK
9 To support the undertaking other activities within the agreed focus of the North Wales Jamaica Society