News - Commonwealth & Countries of Origin

Commonwealth day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of March, across the Commonwealth.  It offers an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve the lives of citizens. 2017 marked the […]

The Jamaican High Commissioner meeting is taking place in Birmingham on 23 March 2017. The meeting will take place in the City Council House from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. George Ramocan, who is the Jamaican High Commissioner, will welcome attendees, talking about the role of the […]

This Commonwealth Day, a baton will set out from Buckingham Palace and begin a long and extraordinary journey. Over the next twelve months, the Baton will visit people living in the nations and territories of our Commonwealth family in every continent and ocean. Carried on […]

Australian high commissioner Alexander Downer has said that Australia would push for better access to the UK market. Of special interest are agricultural produce, banks and making the visa process for Australians moving to Britain easier. Theresa May highlighted a potential deal with Australia in […]

Birmingham City Council has appointed Origin Sports Group to carry out a feasibility study for the Commonwealth Games 2026 in the first quarter of this year. A final document is due by April 2017. The study’s cost is capped at £170,000, of which the Greater […]