Photo Exhibition of Caribbean Poets Underway

(ZIZ News) — As part of activities to mark 10th anniversary of the PetroCaribe Agreement, the Government of Venezuela is hosting an exhibition of photos of Caribbean poets.

The Venezuelan Embassy at Greenlands was buzzing with activity on Saturday with the launch of the month-long exhibition.

The event was organized by Venezuelan poet Enrique Hernandez and will be held in each country that is a part of the PetroCaribe Agreement.

General Manager of PDV St. Kitts and Nevis Ltd., Maria Colmenares, said the exhibition came out of the human and social components of the agreement.

“The relationship with Venezuela should not be only an oil deal, it goes beyond that, but an inclination to human interchanges as well in the understanding and respect for each other as independent nations,” she said.

Monica Liendo, the First Secretary to the Venezuelan Ambassador brought greetings on behalf of His Excellency Rómulo Camilo Henríquez González, noting that the exhibition is an expression of the similarities between the various nations of Caribbean.

“Through their words you will see the wonders that unite us as a people. Please enjoy this excellent exhibition that accentuates once again the social and cultural commitment of PetroCaribe with the Caribbean countries,” she said to the gathering.

Minister of Energy, the Hon. Ian Liburd spoke of the contributions Venezuela has made to the development of the Federation, particularly in the energy sector.

“We are aware that some four generators were constructed at the power plant here in St. Kitts. We are also aware that each month we get hundreds and hundreds of barrels of fuel from Venezuela and the arrangement has so benefited this country financially and will continue to benefit this country, I’m sure, for years to come,” he said.

Several poets from St. Kitts and Nevis are featured in the exhibition. Among them, James Z Galloway, Carla Astaphan, Alistair Phipps, Rodney Browne, and Kimi-Lee Knight.

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