Tortuga celebrates milestone with Kingston factory grand opening
After four years of providing Jamaica with delicious rum cakes, Tortuga International Holdings Limited, along with Jamaica Producers Group, invited
well-wishers and supporters to celebrate the opening of their Kingston factory, Tortuga House.
With cocktails by the Valencia Room at the Spanish Court Hotel, Worthington, it was a celebration as guests arrived in high spirits to congratulate Tortuga on its milestone. Greeted with signature cocktails made from Tortuga's pineapple, mango and coconut rums, guests made their way into a room filled with good music, food and limitless samples of Tortuga's banana, coconut, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee rum cakes and rum balls.
Tears of Joy
Tortuga's director of brand development, Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, took to the stage to welcome guests and share her joy at the growth of the company she grew up in. CEO of Jamaica Producers Group Jeffrey Hall thanked their friends in business and government, who have helped in making many decisions, and had stuck their necks out for a company they believed in.
Formalities continued with a Tortuga update from CEO Marcus Simmonds, a celebratory speech from Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, followed by a tearful greeting from founder, Robert Hamaty.
"It's been a long journey, " he stated. "It started when my wife's recipe became a success, and it was all about finding the right partners like Jamaica Producers," Hamaty shared.
After, guests engaged in a video presentation that showcased Tortuga's growth over the past three decades.
The evening ended with a ceremonial cake cutting, drinks and cakes galore.