Social Swirl Birthday greetings to Usain Bolt, who celebrates today; businesswoman
Cecile Levee of Montego Bay on August 22; journalist Naomi Francis of Nationwide News Network on August 25; social scribe Chester Francis Jackson, Dawn King of Montego Bay and Cherida Dujon on August 26. Greetings also to Dimario McDowell on August 14; Christine Lewars on August 16; Glasspole Christie and Dr. Leahcim Semaj on August 17; Empress Mullings on August 19 (and she is not getting married as stated elsewhere); attorney at law Howard Mitchell, wine connoisseur Marilyn Bennett and Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna on August 20. A very happy birthday and many happy returns!
Usain Bolt — August 21
Cecile Levee — August 22
Naomi Francis — August 25
Chester FrancisJackson — August 26
Dawn King — August 26
Dimario McDowell — August 14
Leachim Semaj — August 17
Empress Mullings — August 19
Howard Mitchell — August 20
Marilyn Bennett — August 20 Lisa Hanna — August 20
Pure Class/July 2011/KENNY B B/DAY 2011/2159 CELEBRATING KB: Kenny Benjamin, executive chairman, Guardsman Group, recently celebrated a birthday and here he cuts his blazing birthday cake with (from left) his daughter, Brooke Benjamin on holidays from Canada, his son Brandon and ladylove Aloima Suarez.
CAPTION 13 Pure Class/July 2011/ CCCU's 40th Anniversary Dinner/0075 SPECIAL AWARD: Rev. Oswald J. Thorbourne, (centre) founder of Churches Cooperative Credit Union was honoured with a special award at the Churches’ 40th Dinner & Awards Ceremony held recently at the Wyndham hotel. Sharing in the momentous occasion with him are CCCU’s CEO Basil Naar (right) and CCCU’s Board president, Orville Hill (left). CAPTION 14
Pure Class/July 2011/ CCCU's 40th Anniversary Dinner/0229 37 YEARS OF SERVICE: Leonard Bird (left) proudly accepts his award from Karlene Simpson, senior manager, operations & compliance, Churches Cooperative Credit Union at the 40th Anniversary Dinner & Awards Banquet held recently. Mr. Bird has dedicated 37 years of service to Churches Credit Union and continues to work with them. He was one of 56 employees honoured at the special ceremony and is still the longest serving employee to date.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS CAPTION 15 Pure Class/July 2011/GG with Dr. Ali Chegeni/ Iran 4
GG WITH IRAN’S AMBASSADOR: GovernorGeneral Sir Patrick Allen (right) receives Letters of Credence from Ambassadordesignate of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Jamaica, Dr. Ali Chegeni, when he visited King’s House on July 18. At centre is the GovernorGeneral’s aidede camp, Captain Yohann Simpson. JIS PHOTO