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Azanell Properties International rewards their finest

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Real Estate Agent Lauren Tenn shows off her wild side in this pleated dress.
Jamaica National's Frances Ross shares a cute smile ahead of the evening's proceedings.
Jamaica National's Tiffany Gordon (left) and CEO of Azanell Properties International Doreen Buchanan
Azanell's Lauren Tenn receives her award from Attorney at Law Velma Brown-Hamilton.
Shelly-Ann Nelson exudes class and confidence.
Rashida Buchanan (left) graciously accepts her prize from Tiffany Gordon.
Rachael Webb in a beautiful black gown.
Doreen Buchanan is all smiles next to daughter Rashida.

On Thursday, August 18, as the world anticipated the finals of the 400m hurdles and the men's 200m finals in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Azanell Properties International was rewarding their phenomenal employees.

The awards banquet held in the Bougainvillea Room at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston, was on a night where many only had Rio on their minds, but managed to celebrate the employees of the 15-year-old establishment. Azanell is an international real-estate company with the lovely Doreen Buchanan at the head with accreditation from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

The Master of Ceremonies Dean Martin, kept the programme flowing smoothly starting with the national anthem, and prayer by the Reverend Dr Patience Bazuaye-Alonge. In her address, Buchanan spoke of her dream for Jamaica - inspired by her recent trip to Botswana - every citizen owning a plot of land.

Professor Colin Gyles of the University of Technology highlighted that they have started to incorporate more real-estate courses into their curriculum, and will continue to do so. Facilitating and encouraging the growth of youth is the foundation of the institution, and he took the opportunity to point out that a few of their students were participating at the Olympics, including double gold medallist Elaine Thompson.

Azanell was not going to prevent those present from experiencing the highly anticipated events of the night. They paused the formalities for the 400m hurdles for women which had three Jamaican finalists, and of course, for the 200m finals for men. Workers huddled around the television set to see Bolt reinforce his greatness on the track.

Then it was back to business, and after being served dinner and enjoying a glass of wine, senator Dr Saphire Longmore spoke on behalf of the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda. She commended Azanell as well as spoke to the growth of the Jamaica's youth.

Then it was time for the main event, honouring the awardees. Proud workers sashayed and glided down the red carpet as their names were called, while applause rang out from their colleagues for awards well deserved. Here are the highlights.