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Latvia Celebrates 6th Regatta Independence

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AMKimberly Goodall
Victoria Thwaites of the Jazz boat happily receives first-place award in the Cruisers category from Gavin Lee (left) as Honorary Consul of Latvia in Jamaica Robert Scott looks on.
From left: Friends Lavern Reid, Patricia Rodney, and Norma Harrace are spotted at the 6th Latvian Independence Regatta.
This quartet (from left) Luisa Gutiérrez, Shorna-Kay Richards, Robert Scott, and Joy Wheeler looks happy as they celebrate Latvia’s milestone.
Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico Ernesto Malda shares the lens with his wife, Agnieszka Orlonska.
Novlet Deans and Pauline Edie are all smiles at the 6th Latvian Independence Regatta, last Sunday evening.
Robert Scott (centre) is spotted in the company of French Ambassador to Jamaica Jean-Michel Despax (left) and Head of Consular Section of the Russian Embassy Andrey Dryakin.
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The Consulate of Latvia in Jamaica invited diplomats and well-wishers to their Regatta Independence last Sunday evening at the Royal Jamaica Yacht club as they awarded participants who excelled in the events and celebrated six years of existence.

The evening kicked off with cocktails and friendly chatters as patrons moved around and celebrated the milestone. Afterwards, the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Latvia in Jamaica Robert Scott took to the stage to share Latvia's history and partnership with Jamaica.

The occasion celebrated the continuation of the series and sport that utilises skill, judgement and teamwork. It also celebrates the coming together of the partnership between Jamaica and Latvia.

With a number of awards to be presented, Scott announced the top participants who did excellently at the sport. Receiving first-place award for the Cruisers category was the jazz boat that consisted of Victoria Thwaites, Richard Jackson and Robert Miller. Stefan Morris took first place for double rowing, and Otis Harvey won first place for the rowing adult male single category.

The evening ended with congratulations and hors d'oeuvres.

kimberly.goodall@gleanerjm.com