Friday, 5 November 2010

STAR SHOTS: PM Bruce Golding + Tami Chynn + Marcia Forbes + Daryl Vaz + Etana +Wayne Marshall

IF THIS ISN'T LOVE: Sporting million-dollar smiles, pop-dancehall singer Tami Chynn (check out that sunny glow!) and singjay hubby Wayne Marshall enjoy a gleeful moment at home earlier this week. How romantic!

HEARTIEST CONGRATS: Information Minister Daryl Vaz greets Marcia Forbes at the Kingston launch of her new book, Music Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, on Tuesday. Vaz said that Forbes' book is a gift to policymakers and historians, an authentic and textured work showing the relationship between youth and media. The publication was partly sponsored by the CHASE Fund.

BRAVE BIRD: Though pushed back to a February 2011 release date (bummer!), Etana's sophomore album, Free Expressions, is one of the most keenly anticipated new reggae albums on the horizon. And if this fantastically crafted cover design is any indication, it's an artistic delight waiting to be savoured.

BOOKWORMS: Government ministers Dwight Nelson and Andrew Holness (right) view copies of Marcia Forbes’ new book Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica at the launch in Kingston on Tuesday. The book presents the results of Forbes' wide-ranging research on the influence of modern music and media on Jamaican youngsters.

CARIBBEAN STATESMEN: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding (left) paid a call on Barbados’ newly installed Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, in Bridgetown earlier this week, to express condolences on the recent passing of David Thompson, Stuart's predecessor. In his tribute at Thompson's thanksgiving service, Golding said the entire Caribbean Community has been left much poorer for the loss of one of the region's distinguished leaders.

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