|The gracious Ambassador Hon. Celsa Nuño as she greeted her guests. At right is Foreign Affairs Minister Hon A.J. Nicholson|
|Foreign Affairs Minister A.J. Nicholson delivered an excellent toast, remarking on the generosity of the Government of Spain and the strong bond between our people.|
|The Spanish hotels collaborated to provide a moveable feast|
Ambassador Celsa Nuño and her husband Alex Crowther hosted a splendid Spain National Day event at the Mona Lodge, UWI on Wednesday. Ambassador Nuño reminded us that Spanish entrepreneurs "had invested heavily in Jamaica and had a solid commitment to corporate social responsibility." The Spanish Jamaican Foundation chaired by Ambassador Nuño partnered with the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in the restoration of the Seville Great House in St. Ann.
She continues the initiative of her predecessor Ambassador Jesús Silva, providing significant assistance for the restoration of the historical Holy Trinity Cathedral in Downtown Kingston.Her government engaged Spanish expert Professor Antonio Sanchez-Barriga, who trained 32 young men in the surrounding communities in art restoration. Professor Sanchez-Barriga will receive the Jamaican Honour of the Jamaica Order of Distinction – Commander Class on National Heroes' Day for his contribution.
Foreign Affairs Minister A.J. Nicholson delivered an excellent toast, remarking on the generosity of the Government of Spain and the strong bond between our people.
We were also delighted to hear of the Foundation's Spanish Teachers Competition and heartily applauded the winner Mr Errol Hutton of Meadowbrook High School.