MEMBERS of their immediate and extended families, former classmates from many levels, staff, colleagues, associates, clients, members of the legal community, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, and Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson and his wife Rose were among those In attendance at the reception of top lawyer King’s Counsel M. Georgia Gibson Henlin, who was awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) at King’s House earlier in the day. St. Andrew.
The event on Monday, October 16, featured world-class entertainment, toasts, fine dining and dazzling, palate-pleasing libations, all served on tables attractively draped and decorated with Jamaican heritage motifs. Speaker after speaker presented the awards, laden with goodwill, gratitude and kindness, and a “shocking” revelation of a particular Shabba song. In her response, Gibson Henlin clearly attributed her successes and achievements to grace, family, etc.
Holness, Finson, legal luminary Jacqueline Samuels Brown, Norman Manley Law School principal Carol Aina and Gibson Henlin’s husband Michael were among the live speakers, while former prime minister PJ Patterson; former Montego Bay High School Principal Barbara Smith; and Gary Allen, CEO of RJRGLEANER, used technology remotely to deliver their remarks about a woman who has left an indelible mark on Jamaica’s legal landscape and on the minds of her staff and loved ones.