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LONDON — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is to host a special reception to celebrate the ‘Golden Jubilee’ of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

The reception, which is part of the city’s Black History month celebrations, will be held in ‘London’s Living Room’, at City Hall on Monday, October 29.

“As London Mayor, I am particularly proud of the immense social, cultural and economic contributions that people of Jamaican, Trinidadian and Tobagonian heritage have made to the city. This reception will be an opportunity to celebrate this association,” a release from the Mayor’s office said.

Both Jamaica and Trinidad are celebrating 50 years of independence  from Britain this year. Jamaica’s   Independence Day was August 6, while that of Trinidad and Tobago was  on August 31.

A number of special events have been held across the UK this year to mark Jamaica 50, including a special church service of praise and thanksgiving at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, London; and a Flag-raising ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena on Independence Day.