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Celebrating Malahoo Forte

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Renée Menzies-McCallum, managing director of Guardsman Armored Limited, was all smiles as she came out to celebrate the appointment of Marlene Malahoo Forte as attorney general.
Maria Myrie singing her heart out at a celebratory party for Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte.
Veronica Baker makes a dazzling lady in red.
Manager of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association Eileen Donaldson keeps it simply chic.
The friends that tell Marlene Malahoo Forte (second right) like it is whether she wants to hear it or not (from left): Bernadette Barrow, Amoi Raymore, Megan Deane, and Andrea Cowan.
Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte (third left) is surrounded by her friends, who ensured she was celebrated in style (from left): Pat Samuels, Yolanda Nunes, Jean Anderson-Wright, Carmen Brown, and Marigold Harding.
Delroy Howell (left) and Minister of Transport Mike Henry looking debonair at a celebration for newly appointed attorney general Marlene Malahoo Forte.
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No one has your back quite like your good friends. So, when Marlene Malahoo Forte was appointed attorney general, her girlfriends threw her a smashing party to celebrate.

Last Saturday, Marcia Erskine, Pat Samuels, Yolanda Nunes, and Jean Anderson-Wright, threw Malahoo Forte a bash to be envied, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew. The Pavilion was filled with well-wishers and supporters.

Jean Anderson-Wright did the welcome, and had very kind words for her friend and guest of honour.

"Many of us could take a leaf out of her book, because who knows where we could have been in our professional and personal life, if we had displayed a fraction of the tenacity that this pretty young woman from Westmoreland has shown in recent years," she said.

Singer, Maria Myrie kept guests entertained while Malahoo Forte greeted her friends and colleagues. She was overcome with emotion by the time she was to give her response. She thanked her friends for planning the event and for keeping her 'in-check' when she needed their help and advice. They are friends with whom she has shared many game-nights and memories.

Her colleagues, Tom Tavares-Finson and Mike Henry were also present, and she thanked them especially for their support and acknowledged Henry's expertise which she said she always finds helpful. The night could not get into full swing without her first thanking the great man who has been with her every step of the way - her husband Ian. The couple of could not have been any more loving, dancing to the song they danced to on their wedding day - I Love You by Nat King Cole.

Those in attendance spent the night dancing under the stars for someone they consider their very own.