Cel­e­brates 50 years with Ja

Jamaica Gleaner - - TODAY -

AM­BAS­SADORS, FOR­MER prime min­is­ters, local min­is­ters and high-rank­ing mem­bers of gov­ern­ment, ci­ti­zens and friends of Spain took to the lawns of the em­bassy’s ‘White Clouds’ res­i­dence on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 12, to cel­e­brate 50 years of pros­per­ous diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Ja­maica and Spain and 10 years of the pos­i­tive im­pact of the Span­ish-Ja­maica Foun­da­tion (SJF). The warm and pri­vate re­cep­tion by the Em­bassy of Spain was a cul­tural de­light with mouth-wa­ter­ing de­lights plated by Ja­maicaowned Melia-Braco in Fal­mouth; mu­sic by the Al­pha Alumni Band; and re­freshed with wines from the Land of La Man­cha, pro­vided by Olive In­ter­na­tional.

The re­cep­tion also served as the launch of The SJF’s 10th An­niver­sary Game Changer Wish List Project, which forms part of its cel­e­bra­tion and which recog­nises 10 com­mu­nity-based projects with a con­tri­bu­tion of $100,000 each. A sym­bolic cheque was pre­sented and will be handed to the Ja­maica As­so­ci­a­tion for the Deaf to as­sist with the pur­chase of hear­ing aids for three stu­dents of the St Christo­pher’s School for the Deaf, lo­cated in Brown’s Town, St Ann.

His Ex­cel­lency Ariel Fernán­dez, Ar­gen­tinian am­bas­sador (cen­tre) and wife He­lene Ha­gen-Larsen (left) pause for our lenses along the wel­come line with Chargée d’Af­faires at the Em­bassy of Spain, Car­men Rives (right) at the Na­tional Spain’s Day cel­e­bra­tion, held at the White Clouds res­i­dence on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 12.

Camila Me­jía Gi­raldo, IDB ex­pert in cit­i­zen se­cu­rity and jus­tice for Ja­maica, keeps it chic on the red car­pet en­try way.

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