JIS News

Condolence books for the late Jamaican folklorist and cultural icon, Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou), will be opened in two other United Kingdom (UK) cities, Birmingham and Manchester.
A condolence book was opened at the Jamaican High Commission in London on August 8 and 9.
In Birmingham, the condolence book will be at the Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre at Dudley Road in Winson Green, while in Manchester the book will be at the West Indian Social Club at Westwood Street in Moss Side.
The condolence books will be opened from Thursday, August 10 until Monday, August 14.
Tributes from the UK continue to come in for Miss Lou, who died in Toronto, Canada on July 26.
Obituaries were published in both the Guardian and the Times newspapers, while there was a special programme on her life on the BBC Radio 4’s Last World Programme, which featured Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson speaking about Miss Lou’s influence on him and performing with her in London during the 1980s.
Miss Lou will be buried today (August 9) at National Heroes Park in Kingston, following an official funeral service at the Coke Methodist Church.