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An Elegant Evening with The Consular Corps

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
The First Secretary of Commerce at the High Commission of Bangladesh Dewan Mahmud performs his rendition of the Bob Marley classic ‘Is This Love?’.
UNICEF’s Mark Connolly shares lens with director of bilateral relations department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Shorna-Kay Richards.
Honorary Consul of Ecuador Clelia Barreto de Hunter is like a fine glass of wine – she just gets better with age.
Non-resident Swedish Ambassador Elisabeth Eklund took her little black dress out for a night of fun.
German Ambassador Joachim Schmillen and Honorary Consul General of Thailand Thalia Lyn.
Director of the Consular Corps and honorary consul of the Bahamas Alveta Knight looking lovely this red lace number.
Newly appointed dean of the Consular Corp and honorary consul to Bangladesh, Michael Subratie, hosted an elegant night of mixed cultures with one shared vision.
High Commissioner of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Mizanur Rahman with his lovely wife Nishat.
Notmar Trading Company Limited's Tony Rennie dazzles in this yellow dress.
The adorable couple of Alexandra Valkenburg non-resident Netherlands Ambassador and her husband Menno, in the island for Diplomatic Week.
From left: Acting High Commissioner of Nigeria L.I. Onoh, Honorary Consul of Australia Marjory Kennedy and her daughter Group Chief Risk Officer of GraceKennedy Cathrine Kennedy.
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An evening spent poolside at the Spanish Court Hotel with wine, delectable cuisine and beautiful people made the Consular Corps Reception an elegant affair.

In photo: Newly appointed dean of the Consular Corp and honorary consul to Bangladesh, Michael Subratie, hosted an elegant night of mixed cultures with one shared vision 0 Patrick Planter. 

Newly appointed dean of the Consular Corps and honorary consul to Bangladesh, Michael Subratie, warmly greeted the guests, diplomats and supporters of the consul. Specially welcoming the non-resident heads of missions, noting that he hopes they are able to enjoy some of what his beautiful island has to offer before they leave.

"I know some of you started enjoying the richness of our culture on your first day of arrival, yet there is so much more of Jamaica to see and experience: the Blue Mountains, white sand beaches, Dunn's River Falls, reggae music, carnival, sailing, scuba diving. I could go on, but this would prolong the evening. The truth is no matter how hard you try to experience Jamaica all in one go, you just can't; you keep coming back for more," he boasted.

German Ambassador Joachim Schmillen and Honorary Consul General of Thailand Thalia Lyn - Patrick Planter

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade's slogan for Jamaica's 2017 Diplomatic Week is 'Growth Through Partnerships' and with that in mind, Subratie got down to the meat of the matter. He noted that the role of the corps is the identify trade investments and opportunities between the countries they represent and Jamaica, a mission they have already started with numerous international companies that have invested in Jamaica.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson-Smith shared the same sentiments as Subratie. She also complimented his spirit and fun outlook.

The First Secretary of Commerce at the High Commission of Bangladesh Dewan Mahmud performs his rendition of the Bob Marley classic ‘Is This Love?’- Patrick Planter

After the brief formalities guests mingled under the stars while the First Secretary of Commerce at the High Commission of Bangladesh Dewan Mahmud gave a rendition of Bob Marley's Is This Love.

jody-anne.lawrence@gleanerjm.com