Written by on February 14, 2018

On Saturday 10th February just over one hundred persons joined the Grenada Embassy in Havana to celebrate Grenada’s 44th anniversary of independence.

Grenadian students from all over Cuba travelled to Havana to participate in a full day of indoor and outdoor games culminating in a formal ceremony, cultural performances, awards, dinner and dance.

Addresses from the Governor General and Prime Minister were read by final year students Abigail Noel and Pre Med student Etieron Edwards respectively. Other speeches were delivered by representatives of the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry (MINREX) and the Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).  A message was also delivered on behalf of Ambassador Claris Charles by student Karla Mc Donald.

The following students received awards for exceptional academic performance (Titular de Oro or a GPA of 5):

  • Adel Peters
  • Abigail Noel
  • Jarvin Edwards
  • Abigail Mc Burnie

Pre-med students, led by 2015 National Carnival Queen Nyanka Samuel Robinson led a trip down memory lane with a stellar cultural performance which received thunderous applause.

Apart from students and Cuban officials, invitees also included Cubans of Grenadian descent, Embassy Staff, former Cuban Ambassador to Grenada Maria Caridad Balaguer and her husband, St. Lucian journalist Earl Bousquet plus many students from other countries in the Caribbean and Africa. The activities ended with dancing.

On Sunday morning the Students departed to their respective universities.

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