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Excitement ... as media move to the waterfront

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Three doyennes of the local media, Wyvolyn Gager (left), Kay Osborne (centre) and Clare Forrester. - photos by Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer
Freddie McGregor in full flight.
A Bolt moment as three of the nation's best photojournalists are caught on camera. From left are Junior Dowie, Bryan Cummings and Norman Grindley. - PHOTO BY ARTHUR HALL
Dancing up a storm are Leroy Brown and Dara Smith.
Just a brief welcome from Sagicor's president, Richard Byles, before the journalists started to party.
A newly minted Karyl Walker (left) has the attention of Nadine McLeod and Corey Robinson as he explains why he shaved off his locks after 20 years.
Alysia White (left) and Ingrid Card (centre) of Sagicor share secrets with Olivia Campbell.
Michelle Wilson-Reynolds (right) has the ear of PAJ President Jenni Campbell.
Jacqui Tyson (left) has Petre Williams-Raynor in stitches as she explains the secrets behind the meal.

Arthur Hall, Senior News Editor

IF THERE were any lingering doubts that the waterfront in downtown Kingston was the place to party, these should have been put to rest last Sunday as scores of journalists and friends partied the afternoon away in the area.

It was the start of the 2012 National Journalism Week, and after a church service at the Kencot Christian Fellowship, St Andrew, members of the media made the short trip down to the waterfront for, the Sagicor-sponsored Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) President's Brunch.

With Richard Byles, Donovan Perkins and the Sagicor team pulling out all the stops, the ambience was to die for with a cool sea breeze and a beautiful d├ęcor.

The frequent landing and take-off of aeroplanes at the Norman Manley International Airport, along with the cargo-loaded ships making their way across the Kingston Harbour, added to the scenic background.

Then there was the great Freddie McGregor and others offering quality entertainment while Jacqui Tyson and her crew (From Thought To Finish Jahmento Limited) outdid themselves with a spread of Jamaican dishes and pastry that had journalists eating much more than they should.

With the liquor flowing and the vibe right, the dance moves came out as PAJ members and friends applauded the Sagicor team for taking this year's brunch to the waterfront in downtown Kingston.