Negril Chamber of Commerce raises J$250,000 to support Negril-area development

The Negril Chamber of Commerce held its first fundraiser of 2022 themed ‘A Night of Modern Caribbean Cuisine’ at Charela Inn’s Le Vendôme restaurant in the parish of Westmoreland.

The Negril Chamber of Commerce held its first fundraiser of 2022 themed ‘A Night of Modern Caribbean Cuisine’ at Charela Inn’s Le Vendôme restaurant in the parish of Westmoreland.

“Tonight is not one for speeches,” noted the organisation’s president Richard Wallace. However, he did have great news to share.

Finally, after a couple of years, the chamber of commerce acquired two new all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for the Negril Police Station. The police officers will use the vehicles to patrol Negril’s seven-mile beach and surrounding environs. After the announcement, members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce executive gathered for a photo to commemorate the moment.

“We recently upgraded a police vehicle that has been out of commission for some time. The chamber volunteered to put the funds together and bought the parts for the vehicle, and I am happy to say that the vehicle is now up and running,” announced Richard Wallace, president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s very important for us to raise funds and we haven’t been able to do that for the last two years, even though we have been continuing the work that the chamber does every month – every day in Negril,” he added. 

It was an evening of Caribbean modern cuisine, curated by Michelin-trained Chef Jason Howard.

It was an evening of Caribbean modern cuisine, curated by Michelin-trained Chef Jason Howard. The west’s socialites and key luminaries in the hotel and resort industry gathered together and enjoyed the favoured meal while raising much-needed funds to support the ongoing advocacy efforts of the Negril Chamber of Commerce.

A sum of over J$250,000 was raised as guests enjoyed a five-course spread complemented with background music by flutist Sheldon Bernard.  The funds generated will go towards the continued development of the Negril area and the chamber will continue to lobby for the improvement of its resort town, enabling a clean, attractive and safe environment for everyone.

“We’re happy to host our colleagues tonight at Le Vendôme at Charela Inn. It was also an honour to have Chef Howard curate a dinner of Caribbean modern gastronomy. As a member and past president, I will continue to support local development and protect our community and these funds will help.” added Daniel Grizzle, co-owner of the award-winning boutique hotel, Charela Inn.

The Negril Chamber of Commerce was established in 1983 as a broad-based community organisation working for the sustainable development of Negril. Its membership includes a wide range of hotels, businesses, associations and individuals who are concerned about the social and physical environment of Negril.

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