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One Love Learning Foundation lymes out west

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 9:00 AM
From left: Dr Lori Unruh Snyder of North Carolina State University, general manager of Half Moon, Sandro Fabris and Tristan Alvarado Garcia.
From left: UWI Ambassadorial Corps members, Richard Ferdinand and Laura Mazabel converses with VIP Attraction's Ricardo Esteban.
From left: UWI Western Jamaica Campus' acting director, Patrick Prendergast, Brenda Isaacs, One Love Learning Foundation, Kathyrn May, UWI Ambassadorial Corps and Frank Logan, vice-president, board of curators, Lincoln College at a special cocktail reception for executives of Lincoln College hosted at Half Moon's Sugar Mill restaurant last Friday night in Montego Bay.
From left: Doris Fabris (host) K. S. Kumar, chief commercial officer of Sutherland Global Services and Paula Kerr Jarrett of Barnett Limited.
From left: Rainforest Seafood's Ernest Grant, farmer Phillip Clarke, Brenda Isaacs and Kevin Rome president, Lincoln University of Missouri.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Half Moon's general manager, Sandro Fabris and his wife, Doris, hosted executives of the Lincoln University of Missouri in the United States and their local counterpart, the One Love Learning Foundation at cocktails on Thursday, August 25, at the award-winning Sugar Mill restaurant in Montego Bay.

Both Lincoln and One Love aim to open the eyes of Jamaicans to the benefits of embracing organic farming, and they could not have got a better ambassador than Barnett Limited's Paula Kerr Jarrett to help their cause.

Kerr-Jarrett hosted a luncheon earlier in the day for Prime Minister Andrew Holness, giving the Lincoln officials access to the seat of power.

Later that evening, they were given the opportunity to meet with some of the newly installed members of the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps.

For the last year, Lincoln University has expressed an interest in opening an extension campus in Jamaica, a result of the long relationship they have had with this country and a dream that One Love's Brenda Isaac might realise before long.

"There is a demand from the people who are conscientious about the things they intake," Isaac told Outlook.

 

Singing praises

 

In the midst of the conversations that came out of an evening well spent, one of the first Jamaicans to attend the institution, Phillip Clarke, a farmer in St Elizabeth, sang the school's praises.

Clarke attended the learning institution 30 years ago, and on Thursday night, it was a reunion of sorts as he drank wine and 'broke bread' with a former classmate and one of his teachers.

If Lincoln University and the One Love Learning Foundation have their way, Jamaica will have an extension campus in short order.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com