ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- Ministry of Education officials will on Monday return to the school in Linstead where a group of students were sexual assaulted last Thursday.
Robert Pickersgill, St Catherine North West Member of Parliament is also expected to visit.
Officials are expected to provide counselling for students who ...more »
Observer Managing Director Danville Walker's well-appointed Upper Cherry Gardens home gave guests a taste of Hollywood last Thursday evening, as island son-turned-big screen actor Lyriq Bent was feted at a fab dinner party catered by Jacqui Tyson. The ladies were visibly flushed in the presence of the handsome, gracious celeb who vividly recalled childhood memories growing up in Clarendon, where a kerosene lamp and not electricity was his source of light.
Between sips of J Wray and Nephew libations and bites of Tyson's Jamaican comfort fare which included Bent's fave oxtail, guests got behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the film Home Again from Bent, his co-star Kadeem Wilson, a Rock-based actor, and executive producer Lisa Wickham. SO shares scenes.
Home Again actor Kadeem Wilson (right) recounts behind-the-scenes stories of the film to Joseph’s retailer James Joseph.
Co-star Lyriq Bent is also amused. (PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY)
Dinner host and Observer managing director Danville Walker
(left) regales actor Lyriq Bent (right) with tales of his missed
Hollywood opportunity, much to the delight of (from second left)
his wife Sharon, Novia McDonald-Whyte and Lisa Wickham.
National Commercial Bank
marketing strategy officer Sade Powell
Signatures Boutique proprietor Jean
Jamaica Pegasus director of sales
Art enthusiast Karen Neita
Ahead of dinner, actor Lyriq Bent (centre) shares a photo-op with host Sharon Walker
(second left) and Home Again co-star Kadeem Wilson, Observer Senior Associate Editor
Novia McDonald-Whyte (second right) and the film’s executive producer Lisa Wickham.
The evening’s bar featured two signature TSO J Wray and Nephew libations — Rip
The Runway infused with Campari, and Absolut Stylin’ made with — what else? —
Absolut. (PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY)
Nevada Powe (left) masterfully delivers a punchline to Home
Again executive producer Lisa Wickham.
In-between sips of vino, the absolutely stunning Jean Anderson Wright
shared convo with Observer head honcho Danville Walker (right) while
her attorney-at-law hubby Norman Wright QC (second left) talked
headlines with Dr Michael Banbury.
Caterer Jacqui Tyson informs Lyriq
about the night’s menu, which
included his fave Jamaican food,
oxtail and beans.
J Wray and Nephew
J Wray and Nephew brand
manager Chesna Haber
Best Dressed brand manager
Caterer Jacqui Tyson informs Lyriq
about the night’s menu
Roland Henry (left), senior marketing officer at National
Commercial Bank, and his fiancee Kavia Brown, supervisor of
First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union, New Kingston branch,
talk film with the guest of honour.
Entrepreneur and wine consultant Christopher Reckord (left)
and his attorney-at-law wife Kerri-Anne shared an SO snapshot
with Home Again stars Lyriq Bent and Kadeem Wilson.
Benjamin Simms (left), Digicel sponsorship executive, and his sponsorship
manager associate Tahnida Nunes present Bent with a BlackBerry.
manager at Best
Patrick Smith and
Wray and Nephew Deputy Market Director Ugo Fiorenzo (left) and Director of
Marketing Gary Dixon present Bent with a 12-year-old bottle of Appleton V/X.
The guest of honour graciously thanks his hosts and guests for their warm Jamaican hospitality.
David Allen, managing director of Info Exchange, and his wife Ann
Marie, marketing manager at Continental Baking Company, at the
Retailer James Joseph, in convo with Richard Bent, Lyriq’s
brother and assistant.
NMW (left) with Lyriq, Raquel Jenkins Moss-Solomon and hubby James Moss-Solomon.
James Moss-Solomon, executive-in-residence at the Mona
School of Business, has the attention of Ann Marie Allen,
marketing manager at Continental Baking.
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