Orane, Fraser-Pryce honoured by American Friends of Jamaica

The ballroom of the InterContinental Miami on Biscayne Bay, Florida, was suitably filled to capacity Saturday night as the Wendy Hart-led American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) drew out the creme de la creme of Jamaicans in Miami for its Jamaica Charity Gala honouring Douglas Orane, the celebrated former chairman of GraceKennedy, and sprint heroine Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The two outstanding Jamaicans received the AFJ's International Humanitarian Award. Here are some highlights of the evening:

Honoree Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (right), regarded as the greatest female sprinter of all time, takes a selfie with Tara-Gayle Allen, Jamaican-born senior co-ordinator, partnerships and promotions at Unique Vacations Inc, affiliate of the worldwide representatives of Sandals and Beaches resorts, at the American Friends of Jamaica's Charity Gala at the InterContinental Miami, Florida, on Saturday night. (Photo: contributed)
Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre), who was on demand all night for photos, obliges Jamaica's Consul General in Miami Oliver Mair and Jamaican-American Alison Smith, first black president of the Broward County Bar Association. Fraser-Pryce was honoured with the American Friends of Jamaica's International Humanitarian Award.(Photo: contributed)
Retired GraceKennedy Chairman Douglas Orane, who received the American Friends of Jamaica International Humanitarian Award, shares his moment with Tara-Gayle Allen of Unique Vacations Inc, affiliate of the worldwide representatives of Sandals and Beaches resorts. (Photo: contributed)
Media personality Emprezz Golding (right) takes a pic with Jamaican-American attorney Alison Smith, first black president of the nearly century-old Broward County Bar Association.(Photo: contributed)
From left: Jamaican-American attorneys Kaysia Earley, Alison Smith and Douglas Harrison, pose with Andrea Dixon, board member of the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) at the AFJ's Charity Gala, proceeds of which have benefited scores of Jamaican organisations over many years. (Photo: contributed)
A section of the sold out attendance at the American Friends of Jamaica's Jamaica Charity Gala at the Intercontinental Miami on Saturday night.(Photo: contributed)
American Friends of Jamaica Charity Gala poster. (Photo: contributed)

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