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Lucky Sharmz

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Restaurant Week Ambassador Sharmica Holness also known as the Manchester Festival Queen for 2016, is a charismatic, confident and self-motivated individual who plays an active role in her community and seeks to better the lives of anyone she comes in contact with. She is currently employed to Jamaica Public Service as a client relations executive in their Client Relations department.

Her love for people coupled with an undying zeal for volunteerism sees her serving as a member of Volunteers on Location to Serve (VOLTS) - a volunteer club within JPS and DCS Arms of Love - an affiliate of NCU.

Being the founder of #iSPEAK which is an initiative which provides motivational talks, coaching sessions, team-building activities, speech writing, editing services, and voice-over recordings for radio and TV, Sharmica prides herself on her ability to impact those around her.

 

'I DON'T DWELL ON DISAPPOINTMENTS'

 

This Manchester Festival Queen is guided by Napoleon Hill's quote "when defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal". "I've had many setbacks and disappointments in life, but as an intrinsically motivated individual, whenever setbacks come, I do a self-evaluation and fix what went wrong, if it can't be fixed, I simply move on rather than dwelling on the disappointment," said Holness.

This Restaurant Week Holness is looking forward to really good food from all the participating restaurants. "I'm looking forward to good cuisine of course. I'm naturally a foodie, so I'm expecting that the restaurants I visit will appeal to my palate with some scrumptious dishes."