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MAJ celebrates 50 years

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Scotiabank’s Joylene Griffiths Irving (left) greets master of ceremonies Fae Ellington.
Adam Lee, Mark and Elizabeth Hoo Sang, Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Professor Herbert Ho Ping Kong and his Barbara pose for our camera.
Avril Leonce and Dr Mario Guthrie stop and share smiles with our camera at the Medical Association of Jamaica's (MAJ) Golden Jubilee charity banquet.
Dr Mario Guthrie (left) and his father, Dr Wendel Guthrie, pose with the lovely Victoria Cann.
NCB’s Dave Wilson, manager of retail banking, NCB, poses with Emma Thomas (centre), sales and marketing manager, and Linda Miller, chief operations officer, COK Sodality.
Rudolph Brown/ Photographer President of the MAJ Dr Shane Alexis and his wife Anna (left) poses for the camera alongside CEO of Scotiabank Group Jacqueline Sharp.
The lovely Debra Lopez-Spence, vice-president of small and medium enter-prises at Scotiabank, with colleague Roger Grant, centre director of Scotia Private Client Group.

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) held its Golden Jubilee Charity Banquet in fine style at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Monday.

Doctors ditched their scrubs and gloves for well-tailored suits and fabulous gowns as they greeted each other with warm embraces and chatted about things outside of their patients.

The decor was set for an intimate evening with dim lighting and white chrysanthemums on each table, setting the stage for an enjoyable evening.

The official proceedings began with the procession of the association's past presidents, who were introduced by master of ceremonies Fae Ellington, whose warm, lively persona kept the evening light and entertaining.

Current President Dr Shane Alexis welcomed all to the banquet before a delicious fare was served amid entertainment from the light acoustics of Harold Davis and the band.

Then it was time for the guest speaker - senior consulting physician at University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto Herbert Ho Ping Kong.


Ho Ping Kong gave an informative speech on a few case studies from which doctors have learnt. His aim was to encourage them to be personable with their patients because while technologies improve and there are advances in the field of medicine, nothing beats personal patient care.

Proceeds from the event will go to Food For The Poor and the Sickle Cell Unit of University Hospital of the West Indies.