Haile Selassie's grandson to visit Jamaica during Heritage Week
Grandson of the late Emperor Haile Selassie, His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie.

The grandson of the late Emperor Haile Selassie, His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, will be Jamaica's special guest for Heritage Week.

The Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange, made the announcement on Friday in a media statement.

She said the prince, who is the President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, is scheduled to arrive in the island on October 13 for a week of official engagements.

These include the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King's House and the National Heritage Week Interfaith Service.

Grange said the prince will also meet with the nation's leaders including the Governor-General, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition as well as members of the Ethiopian and Rastafari communities and the National Council on Reparations.

“We are very happy that the prince's visit will take place during Heritage Week when the nation pays tribute to the work and sacrifice of the National Heroes as well as the everyday heroes who make such a difference in our communities,” said Grange.

Prince Selassie’s previous visit to Jamaica was in 2016.

This year’s heritage Week is being observed under the theme 'Re-igniting Greatness through our Heritage'.

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