Sprint superstar Asafa Powell is to be named International Ambassador for the Diana Award. The announcement will be made next Saturday by the Diana Award Chief Executive, Maggie Turner, who will be speaking at UTech’s Road to Olympic Glory ceremony in New Kingston. At the black-tie affair, the University’s most prestigious award, The Chancellor’s Medal, will be presented to Powell by Chancellor Edward Seaga.
Update: Playwright Aston Cooke has announced that Jonkonnu Jamboree is the name of his next stage effort, set to premiere this May with the Mona-based University Players. His next work, Fifty To Rahtid, will reunite the original cast of the seminal Jamaica 2 Rahtid this summer. Cooke is among the headliners for the Talking Trees Literary Fiesta on Feb. 25 in Treasure Beach.
Sound Byte of the Month:
“Mike Henry, in many respects, is a metaphor for older members of the JLP who may not have come to terms with the fact that their party is in transition with a young leader at the helm. Their best contribution to the JLP would be to appreciate this normal and natural order of life and help their new leader to grow in the job, and to fashion a party about which Jamaicans are comfortable as the alternative government.” – Jamaica Gleaner editorial, Thurs. Jan. 26, 2012.