Ethiopia Crown Council honours Grange

Kingston, 3 March 2023 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is being invested as a Dame Grand Cross of the Imperial Order of the Star of Honour of Ethiopia.

The investiture will be made by the Crown Council of Ethiopia at the Command of His Imperial Highness The Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie.

The Crown Council said Minister Grange was being honoured “because of the kindness and diligence with which she enabled the recent formal visit to Jamaica of… Prince Ermias and Princess Desta Saba, and for her great friendship with the Crown of Ethiopia that have contributed materially to the improvement of Jamaica-Ethiopia ties.”

Minister Grange will be formally invested by The Prince Ermias on Saturday, 4 March 2023 in Washington, DC on the occasion of the annual Victory of Adwa Commemorative Dinner which also commemorates the Victory of Gondar.

The Victory of Adwa and the Victory of Gondar are two great military victories of Ethiopia under Emperors Menilek II and Haile Selassie I respectively, that marked turning points for Ethiopia, Africa and the world.

Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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