Panamanian, Dr. Melida Harris Barrow was honored in Costa Rica. The President of Costa Rica, The Honorable, Luis Guillermo Solís presented the Limón Roots Award to Dr. Melida A. Harris Barrow for her important philanthropic work and promotion of business development of the Afro-descendant community at an international level. The event was held at The National Theater in Costa Rica on August 25, 2017.
During the event, which lasted more than two hours, Cuban musical group Granma energized the crowd. Those present were also delighted with the music of Idania Dowman, popularly known as “The Lady of Jazz” in her native Panama, in a festive atmosphere full of Caribbean flavor. Another special moment of the night was the presentation of the beautiful Caribbean/African attires of renown International designer Jean Quijano of Panama.
The Limón Roots Awards is part of the Afro Cultural Festival Limón Roots 2017, which included the IV International Investors Conference, held on August 29th and 30th at the Earth University of Limón. The goal is to attract national and international companies to consider the opportunities and advantages of settling in the Caribbean province.