Xesus Johnston, LIME vice-president, gets an earful from Lisa Hanna. - Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
One way to start what could be a rough year is to simply enjoy a cool night out and forget about it.
The executives at LIME were probably thinking the same thing when they invited guests to 'lyme' with them in their 'surreal world', which was the concept of their New Year reception on Thursday, January 7, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel.
LIME Jamaica Chairman Chris Dehring, while admitting that 2010 will be a challenging year, thanked everyone for their business in '09. Still, he and his team exuded a certain level of optimism that 2010 would be a good year for LIME; and that energy meant much animated conversation and smiling faces at the reception. An artist did character drawings and even 'moving tables' showed this reception was 'outside the box'.
To add to the surreal theme, illusionist Kemarch 'Wizard' Dodd kept the guests pondering as to how he did his tricks. Whether it was ribbons, rings or cards, he made them disappear, reappear or change colour at will. His stint, along with a mix of 'vibesy' music (complete with flat screens showing the videos for the songs) increased the entertainment value. And if you didn't feel like grooving, the lounge area and bar were suitable alternatives.
Guests lyming included Spanish Ambassador Jesus Silva, Pat Rousseau, Lloyd Distant Jr, Wayne Lawrence, Edward Gabbidon, Audrey Marks, Ed Khoury, Courtney Campbell, E.G. Hunter, Kelia Cummings, Professor Errol Morrison, Stephen Miller, Ian Lyn, Dania Bogle, Orville Higgins and Millicent Lynch.
Marjorie and Danville Davidson of Spectrum Management Authority show the definition of 'lyming' at LIME Jamaica's Cocktail Reception, held at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Waterloo Road, on Thursday, January 7.
LIME Jamaica Country Manager Geoff Houston (left) raps with Information Minister Daryl Vaz while LIME's legal eagle Camille Facey looks on.
The jovial Andrew Cocking (left) jokes with LIME Jamaica Country Manager Geoff Houston.
Paul Campbell (left) and Chris Dehring are in a serious conversation.