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G2K celebrates 10 years

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Dr Douglas McDonald opened up his Jack's Hill home for the party, and here the goodly doc chats with Cherry Kong (centre) and Jennifer Lim.
G2K President Delano Seiveright has his hands full with Nicole Haughton (left) and Suzanne Leslie-Bailey.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding (right) lymes with Douglas Vaz (left) and Joseph Adduci.
Chloe Heaven (left) and Simone Rampalton were out representing the UTech chapter of G2K. - Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Smile! Enjoying the festivities are (from left) Daniella Allen, Shelly-Ann Higgins, Kerreda Williams and Abbie-Gayle Johnson.- photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Belgian Ambassador Frederic Meurice shows his jocular side as he has Hyacinth McDonald (left) and her daughter, Rachael, in stitches.
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Daviot Kelly, Staff Reporter

While not yet a 'grown-up' organisation, G2K is definitely no waif.

The young professionals' arm of the Jamaica Labour Party is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and as part of the festivities, executives hosted a groovy reception in the cool environs of Jack's Hill on Thursday, February 25.

The weatherman had predicted things would be windy, and he got it right, but that didn't hinder the festive occasion (or the fancy dress of the women). Guests had no trouble finding a beverage, meal or musical genre of their choice so there was no 'screw face'. JLP veterans and representatives from the various G2K chapters also got to rap, a sort of meeting of the generations.

phenomenal accomplishment

G2K President Delano Seiveright called the anniversary a phenomenal accomplishment and said the organisation was blessed with good leadership as well as a strong, educated group of young people with a vision for Jamaica. General Secretary Collin Virgo, who was his usual mischievous self all evening, then gave a heads-up regarding further anniversary celebrations, at which supporters of G2K would be honoured. The group also used the event to officially introduce its new website and, of course, to throw out the invite for any new members.

Guests out included Prime Minister
Bruce Golding
, Belgian Ambassador
Frederic Meurice
,
Andrew Gallimore
,
Laurie Broderick
,
Gregory Mair
,
Robert Collie
,
Warren Newby
,
Trudy Deans
,
Kathryn Phipps
,
Matthew Samuda
,
Kamal Bankay
,
Kamina Johnson-Smith
,
Elvis James
,
Damani Thomas
,
Richard Porteous
,
Rockey Allen
and
Jennifer Lim
.

daviot.kelly@gleanerjm.com