Wayne Benjamin. Photo/Facebook
DOMINICA now has a new Cultural Ambassador in Wayne Benjamin also known as Mr Benji N20.
On Wednesday, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations Edward Registe made the announcement following a Cabinet decision on Tuesday, Dominica News Online reported.
Benjamin’s role will come into effect on February 1 and will run for an initial two years.
Registe said, “Cultural Ambassadors are distinguished individuals carefully selected from various fields including, art, literature, science, entertainment, sports and other fields of public endeavour who have agreed to promote Dominica’s culture, nature and avenues for continued development. Having been bestowed this prestigious title by the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, these prominent personalities volunteer their time and talent to the cause worldwide.”
Registe said since 2001, Benjamin, a member of the Triple Kay International Band who specialises in the bouyon music genre had been actively promoting Dominica through his tours and event participation.
According to the minister, from the year 2001, Benjamin has toured extensively, representing Dominica.
The Minister said that type of cultural representation would be a tremendous opportunity for Dominica as a tourism and cultural destination and would greatly assist in assist in Dominica’s development.
Dominica News Online reported that Registe added, “He is deeply involved in community activism which led him to become a member of the Fond Cole Development Committee and he is also currently a sitting member of the Roseau City Council. Mr. Benjamin is seen as a true patriot, one with a desire to make a difference in his community and country.”