The best media staffers from the north-eastern Cuban province of Holguin the current 2015 were decorated with the yearly award La Estrella de Cuba. The acknowledgment that is granted by the provincial branch of the Cuban Journalists Association (UPEC) was given to five local figures for their outstanding work the year about to end.
In the ceremony held at the protocol room of the Major General "Calixto Garcia Iñiguez" square, in the city of Holguin, were praised Adelfa Hernandez Hernandez, from the Holguin Province Radio Broadcasting System – from the radio studio in the municipality of Cueto; Lourdes Pisch Rodriguez, in the category of printed press; Nelson Rodriguez Roque, digital media; Yusleydis Socorro, as photo-reporter – the three of them from Ahora weekly -; and TV reporter Yordanis Rodriguez Laurencio, from Tele Cristal provincial channel.
The decoration is inspired on La Estrella de Cuba, which was the second newspaper edited in Cuba to spread the struggle for the country's freedom from Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century.
For that reason, the Holguin UPEC branch instituted the homonymous award to praise the work of media staffers from this north-eastern province, as that newspaper was edited in the city of Holguin.
The winners of La Estrella de Cuba award received diplomas and a thousand pesos to acknowledge their dedication to work and their achievements.
Ernesto Santiesteban Velazquez, a member of the Provincial Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), congratulated the winners, and all the media staffers as well for their outcomes reached at work this year.