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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence/ Staff Reporter
From left: Gabriela Morris, Fiona DaCosta and Brithney Clarke.
UWI’s Brigitte Collins (left) and Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro, manager of marketing and communication, looking classy and chic.
From left: Sharon Alexander-Gooding, university archivist; Sonia Black, record manager of the Mona Campus; and Professor Opal Palmer Adisa, director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, dressed for a fun night under the stars.
The Jamaica Pegasus hotel’s Prudence Simpson (right) poses with one of her favourite athletes, Briana Williams.
Students of the University of the West Indies and Jamaica’s future (from left), Kevon Farquharson, Fiona DaCosta and Demar Brown.

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.

It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all gathered together on the lawns of Jamaica House to kick-start the week's festivities in celebration of the University's 70th anniversary.

Guests were greeted by mimosas and warm smiles before the brief formalities, while the Panoridim Steel Orchestra played sweetly in the background. The formalities were concise and included a keynote address by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang, who represented Prime Minister Andrew Holness. The University Singers provided exciting entertainment that had many feeling nostalgic before the close of the formalities.

The Jamaica Defence Force Pop Band played until curtain call, while guests dined and chatted about the good ol' days well spent.