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PHOTO FLASHBACK: German President enjoys taste of paradise

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 10:13 PM
Dr. Carstens and his wife descending from the Luftwaffe aircraft which brought them to Jamaica on April 12, 1982. Preceding them on the plane steps is Mr. Donald Davison, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who went aboard to welcome them.
Dr. Karl Carstens, President of the federal Republic of Germany (right), rolls up his sleeves saying “Do mine too!”, after Mr. Hubert Bailey, Foreman of the Botanical Gardens, in Castleton (left) demonstrated how the “Tattoo Fern,” or “Silver-Back Fern”, could be imprinted on his forearm. Dr, Carstens stopped at the Gardens on his way from Ocho Rios to Kingston on April 12, 1982. Sharing in the moment of fun (from left) are Mrs. Carstens Dr. Helmut Rucckriegel, Principal Private Secretary to the President; and Mrs. Ronald Irvine, wife of the Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister.
The President of the Republic of Germany, Dr. Karl Carstens, pauses for reflection after laying a wreath at the cenotaph in the park at National Heroes Circle, in Kingston on April 13, 1982. Sailors from the Jamaica Defence Force Coastguard, and the German naval training ship the “Deutschland,” form the honour guard while the ship’s Captain Dieter Leonhard, (left) takes the salute.
Mrs. Karl Carstens, (left), wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, met Dr. Mavis Gilmour, Minister of Education, and the wives of several Government Ministers, at a luncheon hosted in her honour by Mrs. Edward Seaga, wife of the Prime Minister, at Vale Royal on Tuesday, April 13, 1982. Mrs. Carstens is seen here before the luncheon, shaking hands with little Andrew Seaga, while his mother, Mrs. Seaga, and sister, Annabelle look on.

President of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr Karl Carstens, and his wife, Dr. Veronika Carstens, visited Jamaica in April 1982. The Gleaner was there for the auspicious occasions that came from that visit.