KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Just over 10,000 Russian tourists visited the island over an eight month period with the establishment of a direct flight from the European country to Jamaica this year.
Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill speaking at the Jamaica Observer Press Club Thursday said the number of Russian visitors represen ...more »
The TSO launch celebrations continued in Ocho Rios Thursday evening with a cocktail reception inside the Convention Centre of the luxe Sandals Royal Plantation hotel. Retailers, sponsors and Jamaica Observer team members enjoyed the musical styling of the Andrae Campbell Ensemble, the sumptious fare provided by the formidable food and beverage team led by executive chef Peter Hamil and libations from the well-stocked Appleton bar. Jamaica Observer Chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart was in the mix as was the newspaper's MD Danville Walker. The garden parish is definitely ready for Thursday, September 19, when the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out -- and SO are we!
— TSO reporter Curt Cawley
Jamaica Observer Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart (centre) and Danville Walker, managing
director of the Jamaica Observer and Appliance Traders Limited, enjoy a photo-op with retailers,
sponsors and specially invited guests. (PHOTOGRAPHER: LIONEL ROOKWOOD
The J Wray & Nephew ladies were in the house. From left:
Sophia Bernard-Fairman, marketing manager of fortified wines
and liqueurs; Chesna Haber, brand manager of Pernod Ricard
and whiskey; Debbian Spence-Minott, marketing manager of
international wines and spirits.
Andrew Allen (left), relationship manager for hotels and institutions at Best Dressed Chicken, and
his companion Kenisha Henry (second left); Danville Walker (second right), managing director of
the Jamaica Observer and Appliance Traders Limited; and Khadene McKenzie, northern sales
representative at Best Dressed Chicken share lens time.
Errol Blake (left), Ocho Rios branch manager of Maxie
Department Store, accepts this framed citation from Danville
Walker (right), managing director of the Jamaica Observer and
Appliance Traders Limited, on behalf of the chain for their
continued support of retail industry initiatives.
NMW is delighted to welcome
Dr Osmond Tomlinson and his
wife Anna-Kay Tomlinson,
proprietor of Miss T's Kitchen,
to the TSO reception.
Connie Wright (left), customer service manager, Island Car
Rentals, Montego Bay branch; Marilyn Burrowes (centre), vicepresident
of marketing at Dolphin Cove; and Myrtle Lamm,
administrative assistant at National Commercial Bank, Ocho
Rios, were spotted exchanging pleasantries.
The musical styling of the Andrae Campbell Ensemble was
Danville Walker, managing
director of the Jamaica
Observer and Appliance
Traders Limited, addresses the
Salomia Gayle (left), senior sales and relationship officer,
treasury and correspondent banking division, card services unit
at National Commerical Bank, Ocho Rios, and Marilyn Burrowes,
vice-president of marketing at Dolphin Cove, raise toasts to TSO.
Eva Myers, proprietor and managing director of Evita's Italian
Restaurant, Ocho Rios, is flanked by Sanjay Harjani, proprietor
of High Voltage Electronics, and banker Kalpana Harjani.
Sandals Royal Plantation’s
Danette Nelson, sales and
weddings manager, and Mark
Starkey, general manager,
rolled out the red carpet for
the Jamaica Observer Takes
Dania Whyte (left), owner of
Wow Factor, located in Likkle
Pub Plaza, and her plus one,
Marvia Grandison, dressed up to
the nines to show their support.
Rohan and Sherina Vaswani,
proprietors of Vasco
Supercentre, pose for the
Jodian Ebanks, JOL marketing coordinator; TSO conceptualiser
Novia McDonald-Whyte, and Natalie Chin-Watkins, head of
advertising, marketing and communications, are flanked by
retailers, sponsors and specially invited guests for the cakecutting
From left: Venice Rose; Eva Myers, proprietor and managing director of Evita's Italian Restaurant,
Ocho Rios; Keva Rose, regional accounts manager at Select Brands; and Deneika Denny, Jamaica
Tours sales representative, bring personal style to this photo-op.
Business runs in these families.
From left: Anshu and Jack
Vanjani, proprietors of Native
Gift Shop; Navin Menghraj and
Sneha Menghraj (right),
directors of Sneha Jamaica
Limited; and their daughter,
Jacqueline Carvalho, proprietor of Kavalo Boutique, styled in
this Gracia of New York technicolour caftan.
Shaun Birch,Digicel social
media manager (left), and
Shelly-Ann Harris, senior
discuss... phones, of
course; with Danville
Walker, managing director
of the Jamaica Observer
and Appliance Traders
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