Thursday, 5 April 2012

ON THE SCENE: PM Portia Simpson-Miller + AJ Nicholson + Leonie Forbes + Barbara Blake-Hannah + Nadean Rawlins + Ruth HoShing

GRAND DAME: April 2, Kingston. Jamaica's undisputed queen of stage and film, Leonie Forbes, was among the luminaries who stepped out recently to support the 2012 Actor Boy Awards at the Chaser's Cafe in Kingston. "I think it's great what's been happening," Forbes later told TALLAWAH about the national plans afoot for Jamaica 50.

STAGE SIREN: April 2, Kingston. As expected, Nadean Rawlins (who dazzled in all-black) didn't leave Monday's Actor Boy Awards empty-handed, as the star took home the best-supporting-actress prize for Where Is My Father?

ACTORS R US: April 2, Kingston. Supertalented nominees Ruth HoShing (A Gift for Mom) and Jean-Paul Menou (Where Is My Father?) were ready for a close-up following the awards show at Chaser's Cafe on Monday.

RAY OF LIGHT: April 2, Kingston. With the start of the Reggae Film Festival days away, chief organizer Barbara Blake-Hannah has been hitting the promotional rounds hard. Here, she proudly displays the press kit inside the lobby of the Pegasus Hotel, which will host most of this year's festival activities.

FOREIGN AFFAIR: March 22, Canada. Senator A.J. Nicholson recently flew up to Ottawa to officially launch the Canadian Jamaica 50 celebrations. Jamaica's High Commissioner to Canada, Sheila Sealy Monteith, also shared in the occasion.

STADIUM STATUS: March 31, Kingston. The National Stadium was buzzing with the euphoria of track-and-field on the weekend as the 2012 ISSA Boys & Girls Championships culminated inside the National Stadium. PM Portia Simpson-Miller, GraceKennedy's Don Wehby and sports minister Natalie Neita-Headley were on hand to take in some of the action.

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