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British High Commission welcomes Peter Holbrook

Published:Sunday | February 1, 2015 | 2:00 AMRandy Bowman
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Saffrey Brown (right) has the guest of honour Peter Holbrook (left) and Earl Jarrett in stitches.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Dr Renee Rattray of JN foundation (left) and Monique Jones of JN Money Services are captivated by an image on Rattray's phone.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Something off camera has definitely caught the attention of (from left) Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, David Silvera and Kent Gammond.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Nora Blake (right) gesticulates as she makes a point to Kenji Tobita (left) and Dr Horace Williams.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Peter Holbrook (right) has the attention of British High Commissioner David Fitton (left) and Paola Amadei.
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A small group of guests gathered with glee last Monday evening on the lawns of the British High Commission. The occasion was the welcome reception for Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, who was in the island to attend the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative organised by Jamaica National (JN) Foundation and USAID. The summit took place last Tuesday.

Buzzing with chatter, members of the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative and the JN group discussed matters of the heart as sporadic outbursts of laughter kept the mood light and casual.

Welcoming the specially invited guests, British High Commissioner David Fitton apologised for not inviting guests inside, as his home was currently under renovation.

 

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Without further ado, he invited JN General Manager Earl Jarrett to share a few words, jokingly pointing out that the length of Jarrett's speech would equate to the time that guests would have to wait to eat.

Jarrett commended members of the Social Enterprise Group for the work being done and was happy to share that JN is a social network as well, before handing over to the guest of honour, Holbrook.

"It is a privilege to be here in Jamaica, and the reception has been warm. And I am inspired by the work being done here," Holbrook told the gathering.