Thursday 26 April, 2018

PHOTOS: Brazil and Jamaica celebrate 55 years

(From left) Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs Lisa Hanna, Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, Brazilian Ambassador to Jamaica Carlos den Hartog, and an unidentified man share a laugh at a reception hosted by the Brazilian Embassy earlier this month. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

(From left) Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs Lisa Hanna, Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, Brazilian Ambassador to Jamaica Carlos den Hartog, and an unidentified man share a laugh at a reception hosted by the Brazilian Embassy earlier this month. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Rain in mid-November could not stop scores of guests from turning out to Millsborough Crescent in St Andrew to celebrate Brazilian Republic Day as well as 55 years of diplomatic relations between the South American country and Jamaica.

The event was hosted by the Brazilian Embassy.

At the reception, Brazilian Ambassador to Jamaica Carlos den Hartog identified several common grounds that Jamaica and Brazil share, including cultural heritage from Africa and love for music.

He noted that even the countries' economies share some common elements such as sugarcane, rum and coffee.

"Let's raise a toast for the 55 years of friendship, cooperation and excellent diplomatic relations between Brazil and Jamaica and for our wish to strengthen even more," the Brazilian ambassador said.

See photos in slider below for highlights.

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