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Diplomatic Week's Annual Reception

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of Mexico Maria-Elena Alcaraz; Antonio. Da Costa E Silva, Brazilian ambassador; Argentinian Ambaddador Ariel Fernandez and Paul Robotham permanent secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all cheers Diplomatic week.
Secretary Generalof the International Seabed Authority Nii Allotey Odunton shares the spotlight with Dr Iva Gloudon high commissioner of Trinidad & Tobago.
Caught by our lens deep in conversation are Pauline Edie, Novlet Deans CEO of Environmental Health Foundation and Marquita Duncan.
Patrick Lynch (middle) honorary consul of Ghana, s hares the spotlight with his wife Marguerite (left) and Thalia Lyn honorary consul of Thailand.
Molly Samakai of Zambia (left) shares a light moment with Mathabo Tsepa high commissioner of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The epitome of diplomatic elegance is personified through from left: Venezualan Ambassador to Jamaica Maria Jacqueline Mendoza Ortega, Sayoko Takase, wife of the Japanese Ambassador and Honorary Consul of Equador Celia Barreto De Hunter.
Kingston Wharves represented in sheer sophistication in the form of (from left) CFO Clover Moodie, Grantley Stephenson, dean of the Consular Corps and CEO of KW with Judith Stephenson and Catherine Carter.
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Diplomatic Week was off to a great start as the Consular Corps and the Diplomatic Corps of Jamaica met to celebrate the annual event at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel Tuesday night.

The Montego Bay Suite came to life as specially invited guests turned up elegantly attired to partake in a grand affair. Under the exquisite chandelier of the ballroom, the mixing and mingling soared to new heights as flashing lights made many pause for notable photo opportunities.

Those in attendance also grew familiar with the savoury and sweet buffet available, investing in several servings to satiate their appetites. The desire to quench their thirst was fulfilled by either making direct contact with the bar or placing their orders with the numerous waiters floating throughout the ballroom.

The reception set to mark Diplomatic Week is not just about the social mingling. It's an opportunity for residential and non-residential ambassadors to partner with their Jamaican counterparts in cementing trade relations and developmental initiatives and contributing to numerous initiatives to assist the less fortunate.

The very short formalities welcoming all present out of the way, the merriment resumed with everyone eagerly anticipating more of the other events in store for the rest of the week.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com