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Published:Monday | August 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Showing off their dancing skills are Jamaican Ambassador to Brazil Alison Stone Roofe and JOA President Mike Fennell.
Desrine Taylor, minister counsellor, Embassy of Jamaica in Brazil; Grace Collymore of the JOA and Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism engrossed in conversation.
Beverley Beckles (left) of the IOC family warmly greets Yolanda Fonseca of the Belize National Organising committee.
Long jumper Damar Forbes takes small strides next to Baroness Patricia Scotland, secretary general of the Commonwealth.
From left: Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism, athlete Simone Facey, and Oral Tracey of RJR enjoy each other’s company as well as the gathering.
Students in Brazil, Latoya Armstrong and Tiyone Leigh, make the time for this cultural and patriotic event.
Wade Lyn, honorary consul for Jamaica in Birmingham, England, with Renata Santiago, account manager at Cartan Global.
In a jovial mood after the formalities are (from left) President of Peru Jose Quinones, JOA President Mike Fennell, and Victor Puente Arnao of the Peru National Organising Committee.

The Jamaica Tourist Board-hosted Jamaica House gathering took place in Rio on Saturday. Among numerous diplomats in attendance were representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). Here are highlights of the fun-filled time all in attendance had. Photojournalist Ricardo Makyn takes us through the walls of the Hilton Barra in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.