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An evening of camaraderie

Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Carol D'Azevedo brought her own 'colour' to the reception.

A mento band playing Christmas classics, and the cool breeze of Mona's environs, is enough to make anyone relax.

And we're sure that's what University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris had in mind when he invited guests to his end-of-year reception at his Long Mountain Road home on Tuesday. With his family and staff in attendance, guests were ushered in for an evening of camaraderie. The somewhat nippy evening was warmed by the ambience of good company and the cheers of the season that went with it. It gave the professors, lecturers and others a chance to lyme outside of the university's walls.

Guests included former Governor General Sir Kenneth Hall and Lady Hall, Chinese Ambassador Chen Jinghua and Xiao Linhua, St Kitts and Nevis High Commissioner Cedric Harper, Joe Pereira, Mark Figueroa and Jennes Anderson, Dr M.D. Sawh and wife Indera Persaud, Lovell Mann, Professor Peter Fletcher and Margaret Carvalho, Angela Barbour, Drs Hopeton and Leith Dunn, Professor Anthony Clayton, Annette Insanally, Tarun Handa, Drs Parris Lyew-Ayee Sr and Jr, and Ann Lyew-Ayee, Wayne Miller, Marcia Erskine and Professor Gerald Lalor.

Manpower and Maintenance Services boss Audrey Hinchcliffe (left) raps with Lady Hall at the Vice-Chancellor's do.

Capital and Credit boss Ryland Campbell (right) holds court with Professor Trevor Munroe (left) and former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson.

Sandia Harris (left), younger daughter of UWI Vice-Chancellor Prof. E. Nigel Harris catches up with her dad's 'right hand', Personal Assistant Marvette Thompson.

UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris (centre) laughs heartily with Chinese Ambassador Chen Jinghua (left) and Willie Iton at his reception.

A beaming Cecile Clayton makes a fine entrance. - photos by Colin Hamilton/freelance photographer