Celebrating Gary Sadler, OD, a tourism standout

Friday, October 20, 2017

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AFTER the formalities of the King's House Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards on National Heroes' Day, Gary Sadler, senior vice-president of Unique Vacations, worldwide representatives of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, and now officer of the Order of Distinction (OD) — for outstanding contribution to tourism — was feted by family, friends and well-wishers at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. It was a pleasant occasion with much laughter, risqu jokes, story-telling, and heartfelt tributes from, among others, Sadler's boss Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts International; Patrick Phillips, Gary's brother; Oliver Samuels, mentor; and Aloun Assamba, former tourism minister. Sandra Falconer, former information minister, performed emcee duties. Jamaica Observer senior photographer, Joseph Wellington worked his lens to bring you some special moments:

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