Sunday, 15 January 2012

FLASHING LIGHTS: PM Portia Simpson-Miller + Barrington Watson + Sean Paul + Craig Jackson + Raine Seville + Dexter Pottinger

WELCOME ON BOARD: Jan. 10, Kingston. Following a brief swearing-in ceremony last Tuesday at Jamaica House, PM Portia Simpson Miller had congratulatory words for newly installed Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC. As he embarks on his new responsibilities, the Prime Minister has reportedly charged Atkinson to be diligent, thoughtful and balanced, noting that she is satisfied that the public’s interest will be well served by his appointment.

ARTSY CROWD: Jan. 13, St. Andrew. African-American artist Johnny Johnson with the Mutual Gallery's Gilou Bauer (left) and curator Kathleen Walsh at last Friday's opening of "Celebrating The Ties That Bind," a new exhibit at the Mutual Gallery that features samples of Johnson's acclaimed work.

THE AUTOGRAPH MAN: Jan. 8, Kingston. American Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater, has painter Barrington Watson sign a copy of the catalogue accompanying a retrospective showcase, recently mounted in the great man's honour at the National Gallery.

CLUB VIBES: Jan. 11, Kingston. The Fiction nightclub over at Marketplace was the jump-off spot of choice for megastar Sean Paul (left) to mark his 38th birthday last week. Voicemail's Craig Jackson was among the celeb friends who passed through.

IN THE MIX: Jan. 11, Kingston. Dancehall bombshell Raine Seville (centre, rocking a sexy new cut), stylist Dexter Pottinger (right), and a younger gentleman, also partied with Sean Paul inside Fiction last Wednesday night.

A WOMAN'S TOUCH: Jan. 11, Kingston. PM Portia Simpson Miller explores the features of the new Apple iPhone 4S presented to her by Garry Sinclair, LIME’s Managing Director (Jamaica and the Cayman Islands), during a courtesy call on the PM at Jamaica House last Wednesday. PM Simpson-Miller is the first person in the Caribbean to receive the iPhone 4S, which is said to deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics than other versions. The iPhone 4S, LIME’s newest mobile phone product, is set for a region-wide roll-out this month.

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