Rose presents letters of credentials to Cuba
October 28, 2005

Rose presents letters of credentials to Cuba

Dexter E.M. Rose presented his letters of credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Cuban Vice-President of the Council of State Juan Almieda Bosque at the Presidential Palace in Havana last Thursday, October 20.

Almieda Bosque, who was accompanied by Eumelio Caballero Rodríguez, viceminister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, also hosted two other new ambassadors from Italy and Panama in separate functions that morning. {{more}}

Ambassador Rose delivered brief greetings from the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and engaged in animated and light hearted conversation with the legendary leader of the Cuban people following the presentation of his credentials.

Following this ceremony, Ambassador Rose took the salute of honour as the Presidential Palace band played the strains of the National Anthem of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Rose later deposited a floral arrangement created in the colours of his country at the bust of the National Hero of Cuba Jose Marti, located in Revolution Square, close to the Palace of the President.

The Ambassador, who is finalizing the setting up of the first Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Cuba, said he is looking forward to commemorating the 26th Anniversary of his country´s independence from Britain with Vincentian students based throughout the vast Cuban landscape.

That function is to be held this year in Havana and the Ambassador is expected to speak and to deliver a message to the Vincentian student body on behalf of Minister of Education Clayton Burgin.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the SVG Cuba Scholarship programme this year.