Chamber of Commerce - Press Release
Courtney Walsh, former international cricketer,
remains close to the game he loves.
Walsh leads a series of island-wide cricket
clinics with his hand-picked team of talented
a visit to Negril to conduct a weekend
cricket clinic for 28 youngsters at
Allan Rae oval in Westmoreland on Saturday
July 14 and Sunday July 15, 2007, the
Negril Chamber of Commerce seized the
opportunity to honor this great legend
at an award reception.
The reception was planned by Grace Lee,
president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce
and held on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at
Negril Escape Resort & Spa.
the completion on the final Montego Bay
clinic held July 21 - 22, 2007, Walshs
long-time vision to assist young people
to develop their sports ability, to represent
Jamaica and to engage in something constructive,
through learning from legendary role models,
have been realized. Supreme Venture sponsored
the weekend camps, while Victoria Mutual
Building Society (VMBS) sponsored the
Weekday camps Monday to Fridays for three
weeks. Week day camps feature hygiene,
health and a full programme of instruction.
up to Miss Lees remarks, Mr.
Theo Chambers, President, brought greetings
on behalf of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce
and Wayne Cummings, President, on behalf
of the Jamaica Hotel Tourist Association.
her presentation Ms. Lee made a strong
appeal for the nation to place stronger
emphasis on protecting the youth and in
developing opportunities to enrich their
said the children who are our future are
imperiled based on her observations
of their behavior, which goes far beyond
their years. Children have in some cases
become susceptibility to human trafficking
caused by lack of protection, guidance
and many times love. She asked where is
the protection and love? Where are the
fathers? And where is the village that
is to protect the children?
The Chamber President asked for help from
all sectors in stating I am imploring
you to do more for our children, increasing
positive entertainment, investing in more
things geared towards children, and using
community centers to their full potential.
behalf of the Negril Chamber of Commerce
and in recognition of the work that Ambassador
Walsh has done with the children of the
nation, Ms. Lee awarded Ambassador Walsh
with a framed membership certificate,
a copy of Negril Chambers official
visitor Guide and a membership card.
to the elegant evening reception,
a photo montage presented a silent witness
of the great moments in Ambassador Walshs
Lee promised to recognize other notable
heroes during her tenure as President
of the Chamber. The Negril Chamber of
Commerce meets every second Tuesday of
the month at 5:00 p.m. Please call the
office at 957-4067 for more details.
Press Release by:
Director Public Relations
Negril Chamber of Commerce