The evening got started with a dramatic reading by educator, commentator and dramatist, Loughlin Tatem, who thrilled the audience with his rendition that highlighted the things he “spotted”. His observations of human nature, and social and environmental issues were skillfully woven into a piece that provided fresh perspective in a humourous way, and his efforts were well received. First class steel pan player, Melvin“Mellie” Hewlett, filled the auditorium with the sweet sounds of his music during intermission, keeping the audience well-entertained during the break. His soulful renditions were a welcome addition to the program.
But the night belonged to Paul Keens-Douglas who continues to wow audiences regionally and internationally with his inimitable style of comic relief. His stories and poetry held his listeners in thrall as he regaled them with tales of cricket, jumbies, school days and other distinctly Caribbean experiences. Many patrons laughed uncontrollably as the artiste dispensed his special brand of humour, and the consensus was that a great time was had by all.
The National Association of Administrative Professionals (NAAP) would like to express its sincere appreciation to all who helped to contribute to the success of the staging of this event, including the artistes, the patrons and the ECCB. A debt of gratitude is owed to LIAT for providing complimentary air passage for Mr Keens-Douglas, and our own Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) which provided excellent accommodations and outstanding customer service during his stay. Heartfelt thanks to The Marriottand Dominos Pizza for sponsoring door prizes for the patrons, and to Carib Breweries for their special sponsorship.
The Board and members of NAAP takes this opportunity to thank the general public for continued support of its programs and projects, and pledges to be an organization characterized by integrity and excellence as it promotes the ideals of the administrative profession. To contact NAAP, please call 669-6177 or 664-6897.