The awards also extended acknowledgement of the island’s indigenous Rastafarians who revere the royal as a descendant of their spiritual leader. “We are celebrating this evening the 127th anniversary of the Battle of Adwa, which took place in 1896,” Prince Ermias said. First, Emperor Haile Selassie, who it honors through his grandson, Prince Ermias. It represents Priest Abuna Yesaq, who the emperor sent to Jamaica to introduce the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to those who looked on him as divine. The African emperor toured the island in 1966.
Source: Ethiopian News March 13, 2023 21:34 UTC