Thursday, February 08, 2018

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Despite the state of public emergency in the parish of St James, scores of patrons were in attendance at the fifth staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Food, Fashion and Dance (FFAD), held at Shoppes at Rose Hall in St James last Saturday.

The event, which is one of the major fund-raising efforts for the Chamber, was as humorous as it was entertaining. It brought out the lighter side in several corporate players who took to the stage to “strut their stuff” as models, wearing pieces made by the Montego Bay-based Earl's Fashions and Tailoring and Courtney Washington out of Kingston.

Part proceeds from this year's event will go towards a proposed mentorship programme, Gloves over Guns, initiated by the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control, according to the MBCCI.

There were also appearances by Miss Jamaica Festival Queen, Dainalyn Swaby and Miss Jamaica World 2017, Diedre McKenzie as well as performances by Hatfield Cultural Group and Evolution Dance Group.

The well-supported function also featured tasty dishes from Sandals Resort International, El Greco, Day O Plantation, Fun and Sun, and Round Hill Hotel, as well as fully stocked bars from Hard Rock Café Montego Bay and Margaritaville Montego Bay and Olive International Investments.

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— Mark Cummings

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