Thursday, 25 August 2011

SCENE: Usain Bolt addresses Daegu press conference + Daryl Vaz meets with China's Ambassador + PM Golding greets Colombia's man in J'ca

SUPERSTAR SHINE: The World's Fastest Man sparkles in the national colours as he fields questions during a press conference for the Jamaican contingent, Thursday afternoon in Daegu, South Korea, ahead of the keenly awaited start to the World Athletic Championships this weekend. "I want to be a legend," the star sprinter reportedly told the gathering. "It’s very important. This World Championships will pretty much be the first step toward (me) becoming a legend. I am very focused on it."

TREASURE CHEST: Something exquisite rests inside that box. New Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, Zheng QingDian (right) is seen here presenting a gift to Jamaica's Daryl Vaz, when he paid a courtesy call on Minister Vaz at Jamaica House on Tuesday. According to the OPM, Ambassador QingDian told Minister Vaz that he aims to further strengthen the relations between Jamaica and China, adding that the Chinese government is committed to providing military aid to Jamaica. An agreement was signed on Monday at the Jamaica Defence Force headquarters.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE: PM Bruce Golding gleefully receives a gift from Colombia's new ambassador to Jamaica, Dr. Luis Guillermo Martinez-Fernandez, which showcases the natural resources of that country. The Ambassador made a courtesy call on Golding at Jamaica House on Tuesday ahead of next week’s meeting of the Jamaica/Colombia Joint Commission, which will address the exploration, exploitation and management of living and non-living resources in the agreed joint management marine zone between both countries.

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