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en­ter­tained with hit af­ter hit. At first feet gen­tly tapped along to the beats, but when Richards put his spin on Luther Van­dross’ So Amaz­ing you could feel the joy in the air – the room erupted. It started to feel like an all-out con­cert.

Later, the busi­ness of the night was at hand. Ernst and Young, FLOW, Ja­maica Broil­ers and NCB were of­fi­cially added to ‘The Lead­ers Cir­cle’, be­fore the stage was oc­cu­pied by the night’s guest speaker, Amer­i­can Am­bas­sador to Ja­maica Luis Moreno. His up­lift­ing speech fo­cused on how great a na­tion Ja­maica is, how much greater it could be, and what it would take to get there.

The big winners for the night in­cluded: Dig­i­cel Foun­da­tion, Heart In­sti­tute of the Caribbean, Mona So­cial Ser­vices, Ro­tary Club of Kingston, Sagi­cor Foun­da­tion, Pro­fes­sor Ernest Madu, and Lt Col Vic­tor Beek, who at 93 years young, re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion.

The Pres­i­dent’s Award for con­tri­bu­tion to Brand Ja­maica went to chair­man of the Wisynco Group, Wil­liam Mah­food, while LASCO’s Las­celles Chin was given a Life­time Achieve­ment Award.

PHO­TOS BY RU­DOLPH BROWN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Re­cip­i­ent of The Pres­i­dent’s Award, Wil­liam Mah­food, is all smiles with his gor­geous fam­ily. From left: his wife Frances and daugh­ters Mary Jo and Mia.

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