Ap­ple­ton Es­tate hon­ours Ja­maican artist Guy Har­vey

Jamaica Gleaner - - TODAY -

Guy Har­vey (left) re­ceiv­ing his cus­tom blend Ap­ple­ton Es­tate Ja­maica Rum from Se­nior Master Blender at J. Wray & Nephew Limited, David Mor­ri­son.

WORLD-RENOWN JA­MAICAN ma­rine wildlife artist and en­tre­pre­neur Guy Har­vey has re­ceived his unique Ap­ple­ton Es­tate Ja­maica Rum blend.

The spe­cial gift, crafted by Joy Spence, J. Wray & Nephew Limited’s master blender, was pre­sented to Har­vey by se­nior blender David Mor­ri­son on Tues­day at the cock­tail re­cep­tion for the Mon­tego Bay In­ter­na­tional Mar­lin Tour­na­ment, pre­sented by Ap­ple­ton Es­tate Ja­maica Rum.

“It is a huge hon­our to re­ceive this from Ap­ple­ton Es­tate. Even though I live in Cay­man now, I al­ways drink my rum,” stated Har­vey upon re­ceiv­ing his cus­tom blend.

Har­vey was gifted his very own cus­tom blend for his work as an artist and con­ser­va­tion­ist. Founder of the Guy Har­vey Re­search In­sti­tute at Nova South­east­ern Uni­ver­sity in Fort Laud­erdale, Florida, as well as the Guy Har­vey Ocean Foun­da­tion, Har­vey will also be cap­tain­ing the chair­man’s boat dur­ing the tour­na­ment.

Born in Ger­many, Har­vey was raised in Ja­maica, ob­tain­ing a PhD de­gree in fish­eries man­age­ment from the Uni­ver­sity of the West In­dies. His art, pop­u­lar world­wide, dy­nam­i­cally il­lus­trates sport fish like the mar­lin, and his pieces have been re­pro­duced in many forms, such as prints, posters, T-shirts, jew­ellery, and cloth­ing. In 2014, he was cho­sen to paint the hull art of the Nor­we­gian Es­cape class of cruise ships.

PRO­TECT­ING WILDLIFE

An out­spo­ken ad­vo­cate for ma­rine con­ser­va­tion, Har­vey is pas­sion­ate about pro­tect­ing the lives he por­trays in his work, es­tab­lish­ing the Guy Har­vey Ocean Foun­da­tion, an or­gan­i­sa­tion that funds sci­en­tific re­search and ed­u­ca­tional ini­tia­tives. Other per­sons to have re­ceived their very own blend in­clude Tes­sanne Chin, af­ter win­ning a sea­son of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, and leg­endary mu­si­cian Barry Tuck­well.

Dur­ing the busi­ness of the Mon­tego Bay In­ter­na­tional Mar­lin Tour­na­ment, Har­vey will be shar­ing his con­ser­va­tion knowl­edge in a brief­ing with an­glers, demon­strat­ing best tag and re­lease prac­tices. The 55th an­nual Mon­tego Bay Mar­lin In­ter­na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion kicked off on Septem­ber 19th and ends to­mor­row. The event will close with the highly an­tic­i­pated Ap­ple­ton Es­tate Tight Lines Mar­lin Boat Raft-up & Beach Party at Doc­tor’s Cave Beach in Mon­tego Bay.

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