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Costa Rica – also home to many Royes!

July 28, 2018 - 12:31 in newsletter, This & that

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, meaning "Rich Coast”, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east.  It was the first country…

Southern region 10th annual picnic

July 10, 2018 - 20:20 in Family news, newsletter, This & that

Our 10th Annual Southern Region July 4th Family Picnic was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! Thank you to everyone who donated food items, helped to set up, serve, clean…

The Royes Report, June 2017

It's newsletter time again, and we hope you've got some time to read this news packed edition! Royes Report June 2017 Inside, you will find: A message…

Ragga by Roots – reunited and it feels so good!

May 31, 2017 - 20:28 in Family news, newsletter, This & that

Roberto (Roba) Barrett Royes reunited with his band Ragga by Roots after 20 years.  They gave two farewell concerts during the months of March and April. Roberto is the son of Dora Royes and grandson of Charles Carlos Royes. Ragga by Roots is a well know…

Message from the President, June 2017

May 30, 2017 - 21:24 in Family news, newsletter, This & that

I hope that everyone is doing well and that you all had great Easter celebrations last month.  To all the mothers, I hope that you recently had a special Mother's Day.  And to all our U.S.A. based family members, I hope that your Memorial Day weekend was…

Marfil awarded the Emilia Prieto Tugores Cultural Heritage Award

May 25, 2017 - 20:16 in Family news, newsletter, This & that

On May 22nd, Marfil, the group of which Rogelio (Tipi) Royes is a member was awarded the 2016 Emilia Prieto Tugores Cultural Heritage Award by the Prime Minister of Costa Rica. This award was presented by Costa Rica's Ministry of Culture and Youth. This was…

The Royes Report, November 2016  

It's newsletter time again, and we hope you've got some time over the Thanksgiving holiday to read this news packed edition of the newsletter! royes-report-november-2016 Inside, you will find: A message from President Chris 2017 Reunion update #3 - it's…

Letter from the President – Calling all “lost” family members…

November 22, 2016 - 21:12 in Family news, Fun & games, newsletter, Reunion 2017, Reunions

In our history, we have had ten family reunions.  I wish I could have attended them all but I missed two.  I missed the Jamaica reunion in 2002 and the Costa Rica reunion in 2004.  However, I saw pictures and heard stories about the good family times that…

The life and times of Dora Marlene Royes Gordon…

October 24, 2016 - 19:46 in Family news, newsletter, This & that

God faring, courageous and hard workers are adjectives that describe Jamaicans.  History has proven that this description fits the Royes quite well. A group of brave Jamaicans sailed across the Caribbean Sea in 1910, following the dream of new opportunities…

National honour for EG Hunter!

October 23, 2016 - 18:22 in Family news, newsletter, This & that

Royes Family International salutes E. G. Hunter on the award of Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) by the Government of Jamaica in recognition of his outstanding service to the nation. E. G., who is the husband of Nesta-Claire (daughter of…

The Royes Report, September 2016

It's newsletter time again, and we hope you've got some time to read this news packed edition of the newsletter! Royes Report September 2016 Inside, you will find: A message from President Chris 2017 Reunion update #2 An update on the pledge payments Lots…

Message from the President – September 2016

September 5, 2016 - 20:25 in Family news, newsletter, Reunion 2017, Reunions

Three sisters watch the limbo and dance show from their seat close to the stage.  Long after the show has finished, they sit sipping on their drinks and listening to the waves crash on the beach about 25 feet or so from their table.  They talk about growing…

2017 Family Reunion Update #2 – Save the date!

September 5, 2016 - 19:56 in Family news, newsletter, Reunion 2017, Reunions

The hard work to organize and plan the 2017 family reunion is ongoing.  Because of financial and other concerns, the potential locations of Emory in Atlanta and a cruise out of Florida have been eliminated.  But gear up family! Next year's family reunion will…

The Royes Report, April 2016 

It's newsletter time again, and we hope you've got some time to read this news packed edition of the newsletter! Royes Report April 2016 Inside, you will find: A message from President Chris The Royes Reunion 2015 financial report Your introduction to…

2017 Family Reunion Update #1

April 15, 2016 - 19:30 in Family news, newsletter, Reunion 2017, Reunions

The 2017 family reunion planning committee is off with a bang and the lucky 13 members of the committee are working hard to bring you a fantastic reunion.  The reunion is set to occur in just over a year in the Southeastern USA during the last weekend in…