By: Paul Wayne
|ALSION ROACH and PAUL WAYNE|
|ALSION ROACH and ANDREW HOLNESS|
The various presentations were very informative and at times humorous, from the prayer to the opening remarks of former Jamaican bob sled member and current motivational speaker, Devon Harris, to Alsion herself. Stephen Souza's rendition of the Jamaican National anthem was very uplifting and by evenings end, the legendary band leader Derrick Barnett and his Statement Band featuring Andrea Magano had the dance floor in a musical trance. Celebrity DJ Eryk blessed us with some smooth Jamaican Jazz infused reggae, the liquor flowed freely and the food was in abundance and tasted amazing.
|ALSION ROACH and RAXANN CHIN|
Opposition leader, Andrew Holness was in attendance and so humbly supportive of the Jamaican diaspora collective. Gleaner correspondent and co-founder of CPR (Coalition to Preserve Reggae), Sharon Gordon was in the building as was fashion designer Raxann Chin of the chic FEMHEKA clothing line. It was my pleasure to meet and also see the work of famed artist Michael Escofferey. Business guru, Peter Gordon and radio host Natalie Lychee Silvera who's also a well known sexual health coach were also in attendance. The launch even also featured speaker and Brooklyn congresswoman, Yvette Clarke. I must say, Brand Jamaica was on full display, my spirit was indeed lifted by the positive energy and irie vibrations! I look forward to next years "Jamaica Open."
|JAMAICA OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT|