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Chang's victory party

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 3:00 AM
From left: Dr Horace Chang and his daughter Melissa Chang Ferdinand cuts his congratulatory cake, while his wife Paulette and son-in-law, Richard Ferdinand share in the occasion.
From left: Andrew Roberts poses with wife Theresa and Winnie Hohn with her husband Paul Hohn at a victory reception for Dr Horace Chang.
Anastasia Shmeleva poses with Juan Martinez-Salomon (Palladium Hotels & Resorts).
From left: Sam James Jr of Hospiten, Tryall's Patricia Henry and Gopal Khiani, Island Consulting out to celebrate with Dr Chang.
Newly elected Member of Parliament, St James Central, Heroy Clarke shares lens time with the fabulous Juanita Diaz.
General Secretary of the JLP and Member of Parliament for St James North West, Dr Horace Chang (left) and newly elected MP Heroy Clarke converse during a reception in honour of Chang at the Tryall Club.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Richard Ferdinand, his wife Melissa and mother-in-law Paulette Chang were the first to cut a green-frosted cake with General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party and Member of Parliament for St James North West Dr Horace Chang.

Ferdinand and Melissa (one of Chang's two children) organised a victory reception for the newly elected MP, who is not known to lose an election. "He has become famous for the seat in MoBay that can never be lost," quipped Robert Russell, Chang's long-time friend.

Hosted by Tryall homeowner Maria Oparina-Roberson at her fabulous Coo-Yah Villa on the Hanover estate, the event gave Chang an opportunity to reflect on what he described as a tough year (2015) for the JLP.

"We are going to need your support because the work has just started," Chang told the intimate group of friends and members of the business community who had defied remnants of the heavy showers to make the trip to Tryall for the celebration.

It was an evening well spent as Fitzroy 'Saxie' Minott, one of Chang's constituents, flew the notes to 'Ain't No Stopping Us Now', signalling, in no uncertain words, that this JLP victory was a sweet one.

Newly elected MP Heroy Clarke, who represents the St James Central constituency, also came out to celebrate with the man who pulled out all the stops to ensure a St James victory.

Outlook missed Member of Parliament for St James East Central Edmund Bartlett, but understands that he, too, turned up after the team departed.

Janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com