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After all, it is because of outstanding service
that visitors choose to stay longer, tell their
friends, visit us again and locals feel like
there is no better place to live.
This week THRTA president Andrew
Welch said that outstanding hospitality is
best described as any random act of kindness
that goes above and beyond the expected to
meet the needs of an individual. He added:
"We hope to elevate our industry by recog-
nising true excellence in tourism.
"While the spotlight will be on the winners,
patrons attending will also have a delectable
treat as T&T s top chefs will be influencing
a special menu with the support of all ingre-
dients from Hadco Limited."
Gala Awards recognises excellence in tourism
Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association
(THRTA) Award categories:
• Hotelier of the Year Award
• Outstanding Industry Employee Award
• Business Excellence Award---Direct Tourism Services
• Business Excellence Award---Tourism Supporting
• Lifetime Achievement Award
Guests will be welcomed by a very special cham-
pagne cocktail hour featuring canapes by chef Debra
Sardinha-Metivier, head chef at DSM Creative Cuisine
and former National Culinary Team captain.
The dinner menu has been crafted by chef Joe
Brown, Jaffa at the Oval, chef Khalid Mohammed,
Chaud Restaurant, chef Raymond Joseph, head chef,
Courtyard by Marriott, and former National Culinary
Team captain; and the Hyatt Regency Trinidad team
led by chef Fernando Franco.
Live entertainment will be by Denyse Plummer and
Louis & The Lynx.
The evening s keynote speaker will be distinguished
Bahamas tourism luminary Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace. Vanderpool-Wallace is a 1975 graduate of Harvard
University (BA, cum laude) and a 1980 graduate of
the University of Miami (MBA) from which he graduated
at the top of his class.
He has won a number of awards including being
named at the 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean
Tourism Organisation as one of the 50 most influential
people in Caribbean Tourism in the past 50 years; also
selected by Fast Company magazine as one of the Fast
50 global champions of innovation as well as awards
for Lifetime Achievement from the Hospitality Sales
& Marketing Association (HSMAI) and from the Asso-
ciation of Travel Marketing Executives International
Saving the Rosary
Holy Rosary Church of Henry Street is hosting a
tea party and fashion show, entitled Soiree d Elegance
2 on September 28, at Cascadia Hotel, St Ann s, from
3 pm to 7 pm. In addition to the tea and fashion show,
there will be entertainment by the likes of H2O Phlo,
Spontaneous Sounds, an instrumental group composed
of youths from the parish, members of Massy Trinidad
All Stars and more.
Three fashion houses will be on display, including
Dexter Jennings of Concept Studios, Shurnel Oliviere
of Shurnel and Shaun Griffith Perez Designs.
Concept Studios, at 32 Pointe-a-Pierre Road, San
Fernando, is the jewel in Jennings crown. He has been
in the design business for the past 20 years, and is
recognised for his work in Carnival, queen shows and
is franchise holder of Ms Mature T&T and Ms Eman-
cipation Cultural Pageant.
Shurnel Designs, situated at La Rue, Jerningham
Avenue, Belmont, spans a period of over four decades,
having commanded runways in New York, St Vincent,
St Maarten and the Guadeloupe Fashion Week.
Shaun Griffith Perez received the Award Excellence
Fashion Innovation, from Karib Nations Inc in Wash-
ington. He has shown his collection in Jamaica,
Bahamas and on runways up the islands.
The proceeds of this fund-raiser is to assist with
the restoration works of the church. This old and
beautiful church which has been a part of our religious
and social heritage is now in urgent need of restoration.
Its architecture symbolises magnificence and grandeur.
This church is one of the architectural jewels to be
preserved and restored to its former glory.
The Rosary restoration is estimated at $15 million,
therefore the parish is obligated to assist in the venture,
hence this project. The parishioners along with parish
priest Fr Clyde Harvey are asking the public to assist
by purchasing tickets for the tea party and fashion
• For more information, contact Paul Massiah (789-
8540) or Dianese Coker (764-9703).
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