U.S. Embassy Kingston Celebrates 4th of July in Style

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U.S. Marines standing at attention during the U.S. Embassy, Kingston 4th of July celebrations.

Over 400 guests attended the United States Embassy’s 4th of July Celebrations, hosted by US Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno and Mrs. Gloria Moreno.  The event was held at the Ambassador’s official residence and was attended by several senior Government of Jamaica officials, members of the Opposition, business leaders and Non-Governmental/Civil Society Representatives.

In his remarks, Ambassador Moreno highlighted the strength and resilience of the United States, which was captured through the his reading of President Obama’s message in observance of the 239th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.  Ambassador Moreno also used the opportunity to reaffirm the US’ commitment to Jamaica’s continued economic growth and development within the region.

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State Minister in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Arnaldo Brown, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites in conversation with guests.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change, The Hon. Robert Pickersgill, delivered remarks on behalf of the Jamaican Government.  His address also demonstrated the deep and enduring ties between Jamaica and the United States.

Throughout the evening guests enjoyed an array of delectable offerings, including traditional American dishes and were entertained by live music performed by members of the 257th Army Band based in Washington DC.

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