Bastille Day 2018 Festivities

Bastille Day 2018 Festivities

On the occasion of his first Bastille Day in Jamaica, French Ambassador Denys WIBAUX welcomed Jamaican authorities, members of the diplomatic corps, figures from the economic and cultural spheres, as well as the French community in the Embassy’s gardens.

In his speech, the Ambassador underlined the French symbol of “ la prise de la Bastille” which is the celebration of democracy and human rights. His Excellency also mentioned the French commitment into the European Union’s integration process as well as into the international stakes as global warming. He also made a point of acknowledging the plural economic and cultural projects that have been undertaken by France and Jamaica, for instance the Paradise Park project launched in 2019.

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This year, Minister of Tourism the Honourable Edmund Bartlett did us the hounour of attending our National Day, as well as the Ministry without portfolio of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation the honourable Charles Pearnel Jr.
The French and Jamaican national anthems were sung by Mr. Santorini Degli Archangeli

The French Embassy wishes to thank its partners and sponsors (Vinci, CGA-CGM, KFTL, Total, Rubis, TransJamaican Highway, Jamaica Infrastructure Operator, Thalès, Ian K. (Agencies) Ltd., Nissan, Wray & Nephew, Harbour Wines, Jamaica Broilers Group, Teleperformance, Chas. E Ramson) as well as the numerous guests who contributed to this beautiful evening.

Last updated on: 23 July 2019
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