Ethiopian Crown Council to honour Grange
With Minister of Culture Olivia 'Babsy' Grange by his side, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie greets Rastafarians gathered at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) -- Culture Minister 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 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.”

Grange will be formally invested by The Prince Ermias on Saturday, 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.

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