Sloley's soirée - World Bank's lead air transport specialist feted
Noel Sloley and his wife, Sharron, opened up their Spanish Villa home in Spring Farm, Montego Bay, St James, for a cocktail reception in honour of the World Bank's lead air transport specialist, Charles E. Schlumberger.
Schlumberger, a Swiss national based in Washington, DC, is responsible for the World Bank's policy and development priorities in the field of air transportation. He flew his private plane solo to the island, stopping here for a night to mingle with a good sampling of Jamaicans and foreigners.
On hand to greet him at Monday night's reception were JAMVAC's (Jamaica Vacation's) chairman, Angella Bennett; the Jamaica Tourist Board's regional manager, Janice Allen; and chief executive officer at MBJ Airports Limited, Rafael Echevarne.
RED CARPET TREATMENT
The Sloleys laid out the red carpet foodwise, securing the services of renowned executive chef Robert Josephs, who did a fantastic job with the scrumptious meal he prepared for the intimate group.
Bennett and Echevarne engaged Schlumberger - who supervises or participates directly in several air-transport projects globally, which range from air-transport infrastructure financing, air-carrier restructuring and/or privatisation, air-transport safety and security projects, and air-transport policy advice to governments - in lively chatter.
The evening was well spent, and it was only after a heavy shower of rain that guests started to leave.
Some of the persons of interest in attendance included a medical doctor who taught at the University of the West Indies Hospital in the 1970s, Dr Warren Perks, who currently teaches at the best medical school in the United Kingdom - Keele; an anaesthesiologist who has been visiting Jamaica for the last five years, Dr Malcolm Fryer, Celebration Jamaica's Bob and Ragni Trotta; and Camille and Jaime Delgado. The Sloley's children, Noel 'Sport' Sloley Jr and sister, Lisa; granddaughter Niki, and daughter-in-law, Dr Alicia Duncan were also in attendance.