Speaking on the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, the Foreign Secretary William Hague congratulated Jamaica House on its role during the Olympic Games:
I congratulate the Government and people of Jamaica on the 50th Anniversary of their Independence. This is a significant milestone for Jamaica, for the Caribbean and for the Commonwealth.
During the Olympic Games, Jamaica House has been providing a home from home for Jamaican athletes and fans, and providing people in the UK with an insight into Jamaican life and culture.
This demonstrates yet again the extremely strong relationship that exists between our countries, and the shared history, culture and values that bind us together.
I encourage people to visit Jamaica House to celebrate these links and to join in the Jamaican celebrations.
More top news
A campaign to remove the term 'Essex Girl' from the dictionary due to its sexist and derogatory connotations is gaining traction.
A victim of sexual abuse by a paedophile imam has criticised police after her attacker fled the country during the middle of his trial.
The legendary Brazilian, who has died at 72, scored one of the most iconic goals in football history as he led his team to World Cup glory.