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Duke of Earle celebrates 20th homecoming at Sandals Ochi

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:55 AM
Duke of Earle (seated) pose with his 20th homecoming group during their celebration at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort recently.
Duke of Earle (seated) pose with his 20th homecoming group during their celebration at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort recently.

Duke of Earle (Bevan Earle), radio host of WAVS-AM in South Florida recently celebrated his 20th return to the Sandals brand in fine style at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

Earle, accompanied by a group of 70 persons consisting of his family, friends and fans, were fêted to a weekend of true Sandals hospitality.

The group’s activities kicked off with a welcome cocktail at the beach club, followed by a catamaran cruise on Saturday, and a gourmet, five-star dinner at the resort on Sunday. Kaye Chong, one of Earle’s long-standing friends and travelling partners who has never missed a homecoming trip, was also thrilled to have the opportunity to enjoy the Sandals Ochi resort.

“By far, this is one of the best Sandals/Beaches properties we have been to. For the past 20 years, Duke has taken us back to the Sandals brand and we have truly enjoyed our stay here. I have been friends with Duke for over 20 years and the work that he has continued to do with Sandals and the Sandals Foundation is commendable. I thank him for giving us the chance to come home and be a part of this wonderful experience.”

Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, South Florida, who was a part of the group, highlighted that this was one of the best vacations he and his wife, Angela, has had. “The resort is lovely, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff is amazing and we are planning to come back. I thank my good friend Duke for giving me the opportunity to experience this property, as well as other Sandals and Beaches resorts. His homecoming group grows each year, and we are proud to be able to share in his giving back to Jamaica.”

“I have been doing this for many years now. Coming back to a Sandals or Beaches property is always a great experience. I enjoy giving back and partnering with Sandals. So coming back to the brand every year is just one way to show our love. My family and friends enjoy it. So I thank Mr Stewart for allowing us to enjoy his resorts,” Duke of Earle said.