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Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 1:00 AM
From left: The Rose Hall development team: Robert McKinney, Hhoman Pink, Wylie Sweeney and Marco Ceccotelli of Marco Polo Private Tours.
From left: Arthur Wylie, deputy director of tourism, Jason Hall and Julius 'Dr J' Erving last Thursday night at the Arthur Wylie Foundation Celebrity Golf Weekend reception in Montego Bay
'Mad About You' and 'Spin City' actor, Richard Kind (right) share lens time with 'X-Men' and 'Transformer' writer and producer, Tom DeSanto and Natalie Martinez.
From left: Pier One's Robert Russell shares lens time with Bevelyn Harper.
Lisa Thompson, sister of Arthur Wylie, and her sister-in-law, Gabriela Wylie.
From lef: Rajesh and Neha Kripalani are greeted by 'INROADS' CEO Forrest Harper and Jose Martinez of Tech Data.
Jampro's Claude Duncan has Hampden Estate's Christelle Harris laughing her head off.
Like 'Rihanna', she goes solely by the name 'Sona'. Here she poses with Angeline Harris (right) at the Arthur Wylie Foundation Celebrity Golf Weekend reception in Montego Bay recently.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

About this time last year, a young black American entrepreneur who made his first million at age 26 was talking movies and casting Jamaicans in a venture showcasing the historic Rose Hall Great House.

Last week, the producer, director and founder of the Arthur Wylie Foundation was here again, and although the rhetoric did not surround the movie he announced last time, his visit was just as significant.

Wylie brought with him a number of celebrities for what was tagged a Celebrity Golf Weekend, with the likes of Empire's Malik Yoba, Inside Out's Richard Kind, National Basketball Association Hall of Famer, Julius 'Dr J' Erving, and a host of philanthropists, including InRoads's Forest Harper.

The goal was to raise enough money and attention to continue to support the Bob Marley Foundation, the Prince of Wales Foundation and the Branson Entrepreneurial Centre.

The weekend opened with a cocktail reception at the Spring Farm estate of renowned humanitarian and businesswoman Michele Rollins, in Rose Hall, followed by golf at the exclusive Tryall Club, dinner at the Sugar Mill Restaurant, and a million-dollar round table event at Half Moon.

Outlook brings you highlights of the welcome reception.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com