KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) are also the 2013 Olivier Shield champions, the pinnacle of local schoolboy football, defeating St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 2-0 at the National Stadium Saturday afternoon, and 5-0 on aggregate.
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The timing on the cusp of a new year could not have been better, and judging from the ear-to-ear smiles of billionaire Michael Lee Chin and Geejam Collection Jon Baker, it's all worked out. It certainly has and the new look Trident Hotel was certainly worth the wait.
The design team, led by architect Vidal Dowding of Atelier-Vidal Ltd with construction by Relmac Construction Company Ltd, has juxtaposed Jamaican Georgian style with tropical contemporary style to deliver wide, open welcoming space, with a distinct Caribbean feel. The peacocks, by the way, have been replaced with sheep.
SO takes you inside the double height lobby with a giant Luxo floor lamp, travertine-clad relief wall and a custom-built Murano glass chandelier. We then step through 14-foot-high custom doors, down a few steps to a 60-foot-long reflecting pool that leadsto a stunning infinity edge pool and the horizon of the gorgeous azure Caribbean Sea…
The pool area with stylish outdoor daybeds
The reflection pool walkway.
Lee Chin can now
Trident off his
A view of The Trident Castle — part of the Geejam Collection.
Mike's Super Club with restored 1917 Ferrari Red Steinway Grand Piano.
Explorer's Lounge with restored 1932 Brunswick Pool Table.
The musical styling of Ellis Hall, Ray Charles protégé, is enjoyed by Michael Lee Chin. NMW (inset) jams with Mike's
Supper Club All Star Jazz Band led by vocalist and guitar player Ellis Hall; pianist Ryan Byfield from White River, Buff
Bay; Dale Virgo, drums, and bass guitarist Brandon Benjamin.
Geejam collection director Jon Baker positions a few of the fashion tomes on the bookshelf of the Explorer's Lounge.
Jon Baker shows
off the pop-up
with its own ‘wow’
factor — the
horse lamp by
design team Front.
A peek inside one of the 13 fully private bedrooms of a luxury villa and outdoors at the Jacuzzi (inset, top) with
breathtaking vistas of the Caribbean Sea. Each well-appointed villa boasts outdoor tubs (inset, bottom).
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