Sunday, 30 October 2011

CELEBS ON THE SCENE: PM Andrew Holness + Danielle Crosskill + Kevoy Burton + Barbara Blake-Hannah

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Oct. 28, Kingston. Last Friday, PM Andrew Holness welcomed US Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater to Jamaica House for updates on various projects and programmes and the further strengthening of relations between Jamaica and the US. Participating in the meeting were transport minister Mike Henry and Deputy PM Dr. Ken Baugh.

WINNERS' CIRCLE: Oct. 24, London. Across the pond, another fast track competition, the Sports Final, was recently held at the ongoing 2011 Miss World series of events. Contestants competed in three disciplines – swimming, running, and traditional Highland games in both team and individual events. Overall winners were the Blue Team made up of Panama, Paraguay, Latvia, Portugal, Germany and, naturally, Jamaica's Danielle Crosskill (back row, left). Good going!

THE CUTTING EDGE: Oct. 29, Mandeville. What has Kevoy Burton been up to since Ghett'a Life thrust him fully into the glare of the spotlight? Among other things, he's been pursuing tertiary studies at the Northern Caribbean University – and updating his image. The rising actor, 19, is now rocking a buzzy mohawk, courtesy of a recent haircut. Are we feeling the new look?

THE ROYAL WE: Oct. 22, London. Barbara Blake-Hannah's trip to the UK to collect a special BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award served as a reunion of sorts. Pictured (from left) are Peter Gittins, Reggae Film Festival co-director; BBH's sis Marion Blake John; Errol O'Meally; reggae singer J.C. Lodge; BBH and Stephen Blake John, her nephew.

EASTERN PROMISE: Oct. 26, Kingston. A recent courtesy call on Jamaica House by Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Zheng Quingdian, provided the opportunity for PM Holness to be brought up to date on the various projects for which Jamaica is receiving assistance from the government of China. Jamaica and the Chinese have several important cooperation projects and also infrastructure projects underway.

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