Prisilla Rivera among recipients of 2020 Medal of Merit


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 7, 2020 – Prisilla Rivera, the current captain of the Dominican Republic’s Volleyball National Team, popularly known as “The Queens of the Caribbean” was one of 13 women who received the 2020 Medal of Merit on Friday.


President Danilo Medina led the presentation of the medals in a solemn ceremony that took place in Las Cariátides Hall of the National Palace.


President Medina issued decree 98-20, through which he recognized “women who are pride of our people”, on the occasion of commemorating this Sunday the International Women's Day.


In a message read during the act by the official master of ceremonies, José Guillermo Sued, the head of state motivated the Dominican women “to continue fighting for their real and positive positioning in our society”


President Medina was accompanied by the First Lady Candida Montilla de Medina, vice president Margarita Cedeño de Fernández and Janet Camilo, Minister of the Woman.


Rivera has been a member of the Volleyball National Team since 2003, playing in two Olympic Games and four World Championships besides Pan American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, Pan American Cups and NORCECA Continental Championships.