Tuesday, 9 July 2013

STATE OF GRACE: Douglas Orane to address Wolmer's alumni banquet in Florida + Sheryl Lee Ralph and Dr. Stephen Vasciannie for J'ca's Indep. Ball in New York

ISLAND PRIDE: Under the theme "Celebrating Jamaica," the 51st Anniversary Independence Ball of the Jamaica Independence Celebration Foundation Inc (JICFI) will take over the New York Hilton Hotel on August 17, with such noted guests as our man in Washington, Dr. Stephen Vasciannie; foundation chair Paulette Willoughby; event grand marshall Sam Wright (of Quality Auto Mall and Ford Credit) and patron Herman G. Lamont. Stage and screen actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will serve as mistress of ceremonies during the ball, which will also pay tribute to this year's honorees -- The White House's Heather Foster, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Answorth A. Allen, and Irie Jam Media -- who are being recognized for outstanding contribution to the community in their respective fields. Proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund for prospective UWI students and supporting an early childhood institution. Fab 5 will provide musical entertainment. 

HEAD OF THE CLASS: Grace Kennedy's Executive Chairman, Douglas Orane, is set to deliver the keynote address at the annual banquet of the Wolmer's Alumni Association (South Florida chapter) on Saturday, July 13. The Renaissance Hotel Plantation in Plantation, Florida, will play host to the event.

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