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A grand party for JAPEX 2017

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 2:00 PMJanet Silvera
From left: Rory Baugh of Prospect Plantation; Damion Cunningham, ITEL BPO, and wife Merricka of Half Moon, share lens time with Opera singer Rory Frankson. -Janet Silvera
Michelle Parkes, always makes a fashion statement. -Janet Silvera.
Three beauties in the form of from left: Hyatt Ziva and Zilara's, Mureen James, Melissa Forbes and Karen Stephenson.-Janet Silvera
New area chair of the JHTA Montego Bay chapter, Robin Russell, with Red Stripe's Tyheissa Williams. -Janet Silvera
Fashion Finds' Roma Gardner.-Janet Silvera.
From left: Island Route's Ryan Terrier and Tiffany Fortsmayr shares lens with Sandals' Jordan Samuda. -Janet Silvera
Bliss Crawford of VIP Attractions (left) and Shaquille Greenfield of DOS2009 Limited, having a great time at the Sandals Montego Bay party on Monday night. -Janet Silvera
Flow's Dwyane Bennett and Amstar's Jackie Norman. -Janet Silvera
From left- Sandals Resorts International's Shawn DaCosta, Hendrickson Group's Nicola Madden-Greig and Ricky Duquesnay is all smiles at he launch of Melia Braco's Bridal Suite. -Janet Silvera


The recently refurbished Sandals Montego, staged a party that tour operators, travel agents, and tourism stakeholders will remember for years to come.
On Monday night, the second day of JAPEX 2017, belonged to the all-inclusive giant — it was a “Nobody leave, nobody go” type of event.

Night two has become a staple on the annual travel and tourism trade show agenda, as everyone knows that Sandals will deliver a stellar party. Again, this year, the event attracted hundreds of persons with one intention in mind -‘dance the night away; eat the most sumptuous and authentic Jamaican food and dance with a top musician Sandals is sure to pull from their hat.

With Joel Ryan, group director of entertainment behind the party’s staging, anything was possible. Ryan pulled for Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell to the delight of guests who savoured every minute of his dazzling performance.

Shaggy came, delivered and conquered a crowd that eats, sleeps, and dreams excitement.

At the end of a fairly short set, the incredibly talented disc jockey took charge of the crowd offering far more than anticipated. Between the old bus marked ‘Chukka’ and the ‘Live Funner’ Island Routes mini that became the centre of attraction, guests had the time of their lives.

Here are the highlights of the fabulous event.