Monday, March 6, 2023

King's House was in full swing Thursday last as resident and non-resident high commissioners and ambassadors to Jamaica, along with members of the Jamaican Senate and industry leaders, converged for the annual diplomatic corps dinner.

The annual dinner is a key element in Jamaica's celebration of Diplomatic Week. In addition to the cocktail reception which preceded the dinner, courtesy of the Pegasus hotel, the ambassadors, high commissioners and their spouses were introduced to Governor General Patrick Allen, and other members of the greeting party in a brief call-up session.

Page 2 takes you inside the walls of King's House to glimpse the evening's happenings as the diplomats flocked to the wraparound verandah for the cocktail hour.

Photos: Garfield Robinson

It's A Foreign Affair - Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith flashed welcoming smiles ahead of dinner. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
A 'State'ment - United States Ambassador to Jamaica Noah Nickolas "Nick" Perry and his wife Joyce were not to be missed by the Page 2 lens. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
O Canada - High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica Emina Tudakovic and her husband Trevor Clack were also on-site for the affair. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Tres Amigos - From left: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Cuba Faisal Alharbi; Ambassador of Serbia to Cuba Danilo Pantović; and Ambassador of the Netherlands to Cuba Eric Strating paused for a photo op. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Putting MeasuresIn Place - Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson shared a moment with British High Commissioner to Jamaica Judith Slater (left) and Jamaica Defence Force Chief of Defence Staff Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Step This Way - Honorary Consulate of Ecuador Cleila Barreto de Hunter stepped out in a wrap number and eye-catching accessories. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Suits You - For the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Jamaica Anahit Harutyunyan, a tailored blue suit did the job. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Spring Awakening - Ambassador-designate of the Federal Republic of Brazil to Jamaica Elza Moreira Marcelino de Castro rocked a printed pleated gown with cutwork details. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Here & Now - Attorney-at-law and president of the Senate Tom Tavares-Finson and his wife Rose made their usual show-stopping entrance. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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