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However, one Jamaican - Ernie ...
However, one Jamaican - Ernie Smatt - has more than just memories of Taylor lighting up the silver screen with her stunning beauty.
Smatt, owner of Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Water Sports Enterprises in Ocho Rios, shared a close and long friendship with the Academy Award-winning screen goddess who visited Jamaica regularly.
"The lady had the most beautiful eyes that existed, she
had violet eyes that were the most beautiful eyes I'd ever seen in any woman, they were the most beautiful creation...
I think one of her
main attractions and beauty were in her
told the Sunday Observer in an interview last week.
, a former Observer Business Leader nominee, is saddened by the passing of his
long-time friend, but said he
was not very surprised when news of her
death broke, especially since he
"They loved Jamaica, both Elizabeth and her husband loved Jamaica, and they bought four lots on the waterfront in Mammee Bay," Smatt
We used to go there all the time to the movies and we used to choose to go out when there was a cowboy movie," Smatt
told the Sunday Observer.
said that in recent years, he
didn't have much communication with Taylor, even though they kept in contact.
"I called her
on a number occasions when she
was sick and she
never complained about anything.
said 'I'm fine', and I know at some time she
was really sick," said Smatt
This pair of diamond-studded golden skis was a gift to Smatt
It is 87 rooms Club Ambiance Resort & Spa, now owned by Ernie Smatt, owner of Shaw Park Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios.
Nominees praise Campbell for business foresight - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Tanny Shirley (left) and Ernie Smatt.
"From the suave and debonair Tanny Shirley, the measured and incisive thinker Ian Levy, the introverted, hands-on and absorbed 'Zoukie' Marzouca, the calculating and prophetic Terence Jarrett, the effervescent and flamboyant Ernie Smatt
or the dignified and much celebrated Eugennie 'Gloriana' Minto."
...Smatt, the principal of Shaw Park Hotel and Water Sports Enterprises, agreed: "I thought Ryland Campbell was an excellent choice and I think he made a very dynamic speech," noted Smatt, the businessman who changed the face of attractions in Jamaica's tourism industry.
is very deserving of the award recipient, " said Smatt
Director: Ernest Smatt ...
Director: Ernest Smatt
Who will be the Observer Business Leader for 2005? - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Ernie Smatt, principal, Shaw Park Hotel, Water Sports Enterprises">
...Ernie Smatt, principal, Shaw Park Hotel,