Venezuelan Embassy Prize Giving Ceremony
It was a night filled with bitter sweet emotions at the prize giving ceremony, as Dominicans said fare well to the Venezuelan Ambassador Carmen Martinez de Grijalva on Thursday night, as her tenure as ambassador is soon coming to an end.
The Ambassador of Dominica to Venezuela Dr. Aaron Philbert recognized the Venezuelan Ambassador as a very kind, patient and generous person who contributed greatly in enhancing stronger ties between the Dominican and Venezuelan Government.
Raymond Lawrence Chief Cultural Officer, described working with the Ambassador as a privilege.
He says he has always been impressed with her love, Zest and the spirit she displayed for Dominica including her enthusiasm to get things done.
He also mentioned the impact and development that she contributed not only towards Culture but other aspects as well.
Mr. Lawrence pronounced his gratitude for the great impact that the Ambassador has done to make this world a better place.
Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva, was overwhelmed with emotions as she tried to fight through the tears to give her closing remarks to diplomats and others at the ceremony.
Through teary eyes she stated that her twenty years in Dominica was wonderful.
She thanked Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, for convincing her to come to Dominica and years after complimented her on a job well done.
Her honest promise was felt, when she offered to continue working with Dominica and that she will stay committed to its development.
The Ambassador told Dominicans that her home is our home and even in her absence she would still be here.
There were performances done by the Sixth Form Sisserou Singers, who did a marvelous song and dance
Calypsonian Hunter was among the performances of the night.