JIS News

The Jamaican/United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora has condemned the London terrorist bombings and said it was “distressed” that someone of Jamaican origin was alleged involved in the attacks.
The UK Diaspora, in a press release issued on July 15 said: “The Jamaican community in the United Kingdom is distressed to learn through press reports, which, though unconfirmed, allege that someone of Jamaican origin is involved in the horrifying acts of terrorism that claimed so many innocent lives in London last week.
“The Jamaican community unreservedly condemns all acts of terrorism and is deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life and the injuries suffered by so many people, including Jamaicans, going about their normal daily lives.”
The group noted that Jamaicans, who have settled in the UK, were fully integrated into the British society and were hardworking, loyal citizens, who continued to contribute to national development.
“The Jamaican Diaspora stands united with the wider British community in defying the attempts to terrorise the nation. We will resist all attempts to associate terrorism to race, nationality or religion and pledge our support to the authorities in their quest to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the release said.
Meanwhile, the Jamaican High Commission in London has placed a floral tribute at the Victoria embankment in honour of the victims of the July 7 atrocity, and members of staff have also signed the condolence book at the site.