JPS awards ceremony dazzles
Beautiful dresses gliding along the red carpet and the sharpness of the men's suits and ties, complemented the natural splendour of the East Lawn at Devon House, St Andrew, last Saturday evening, at the Jamaica Public Service's second annual Engineering Services Awards.
Jon and Rafiq Williams provided the perfect ambience music while anticipation grew. Nominees waited eagerly to find out if their efforts and hard work would be rewarded.
The evening began with greetings from Gary Barrow, chief technical officer, and Sheree Martin, senior vice-president. Later, a delicious feast was served while guests enjoyed music provided by DJ Collin Hines, and Lukie D and Azuri. When it was time for the awards ceremony, entertainer, Kadian Hamilton motivated the audience with an uplifting selection and then turned the proceedings over to the night's host - Michael Anthony Cuffe.
Cuffe announced the nominees for each award with a video presentation that expressed why all the nominees were chosen. There were a number of individual and departmental awards, but the major awards were those for employee and manager of the year.
Uton Tobin, who won employee of the year, was at a loss for words before declaring that his accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of his co-workers and manager.
The manager of the year award went to Hugh Hamilton.
Among the others who also received awards were: Shane Brown, Makoy Legg, Judy Crossley, David Clarke, Osowaki Wickham and Daniel Tomlinson.