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PSOJ Out West

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Having the time of their lives are (from left) PSOJ's William Mahfood, MSME Alliance's Donovan Wignal, his other half Fraser, Fontaine & Kong Ltd's NaGina Newman and PSOJ's Dennis Chung.
Lady in red Kareen Cox, PSOJ marketing and public relations manager, has the perfect complement to her dress, a smile.
Out to enjoy themselves and the festivities are (from left) Robert Campbell (FLOW) poses with Patricia Campbell (DHL) and Khadine Daley of Sandals.
From left: Scotiabank's Saudia Jenkins, JPS's Rasheed Anderson, Scotiabank's Janice Burchell-Ohare and VMBS's Audley Knight.
From left: GasPro's Neville Lawson and Monika Merchant, share lens time withh Century 21's Andrew Baston.
From left: Dennis Chung, Julia Gordon and Christopher Reckord break from conversing for a quick snap.
From left: Sandals' Jordan Samuda, Digicel's Gail Moss-Solomon and Guardian Group Paul Thwaites are enjoying each other's company.
Drinks in hand, Milton Elliot and William Mahfood are in high spirits.
Peter Pearson, director, Allied Insurance Brokers and KPMG's Karen Burgess.


William Mahfood and his Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) group introduced the first in a series of events to make their presence felt in western Jamaica.

The event hosted last Thursday night at Sandals Montego Bay, was hosted by Sandals Resorts International's chief executive officer, Adam Stewart, and International Asset Services (IAS). The event, which Outlook has tagged, 'Steps in the right direction,' was attended by a large number of Montego Bay business operators who laid out the red carpet welcoming the group.

Pleased with the turnout, Mahfood quipped that the PSOJ was definitely not the Private Sector Organisation of Kingston, but an all-inclusive vehicle ready for change. "If we don't help to be that vehicle of change, we won't realise our goals," he told the gathering, adding that Montego Bay was one of the most thriving.

It is no surprise that the PSOJ is recognising the importance of maintaining a close relationship with the west owing to the many sectors that are flourishing in the tourism capital, and Stewart made note of that.

"The PSOJ is engaging the business community and I must commend them for taking the time to come to the west; it shows the strength of the private sector," Stewart declared.

Like the all-inclusive luxury vacations that the Sandals group has become known for, the hospitality team went all out, serving up a sumptuous spread, titillating the appetites of those in attendance.