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A Night Under the stars with Norbert Braakhuis

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Friends and colleagues The Honourary Consul to Netherlands in Kingston Robert Cartade (left) and Dutch Ambassador Norbert Braakhuis catch up.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer The charming couple Christine and Angus Lynch share a toast atThe Dutch Consul in Jamaica reception for Dutch Ambassador Norbert Braakhuis.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer From left: Newly Appointed Belgium Ambassador Guy Sevrin, Dutch Ambassador Norbert Braakhuis and Honourary Consul to Netherlands Robert Cartade having a good time.
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A night under the stars with Norbert Braakhuis

It was an intimate welcoming ceremony for Dutch Ambassador Norbert Braakhuis under the stars last Monday.

The ambassador, in the country for the celebration of Diplomatic Week, was hosted by Robert Cartade, honorary consul for The Netherlands.

Pauline Edie's Long Mountain home overlooking the Corporate Area was the perfect location for the reception. The small number of invited guests were all greeted with a hug and kiss from the goodly ambassador.

Ambassador Braakhuis' visit to Jamaica was his fourth since he was appointed to the region two and a half years ago. Braakhuis, who resides in Cuba, also has ambassadorial responsibility for CuraƁao, Aruba, Saint Martin, Bonaire, Saba and St Eustacius.

The formalities were short and spicy, with Cartade giving a welcome and Braakhuis giving a hearty thank you.

Guests enjoyed the low-key, easy setting, with fine wine and delectable cuisine courtesy of Colin Hylton, to their heart's content.