Wednesday, 18 July 2012

OUT & ABOUT: Wayne Marshall + PM Portia Simpson-Miller + Tami Chynn + A.J. Nicholson + Stephen Miller + Shabba Ranks

HERO'S WELCOME: July 16, Kingston. He's here! Nicely turned out in a suit and matching hat, entertainment legend Shabba Ranks was warmly greeted by a trailer load of fans, including these colourful Red Stripe reps, when he landed at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. Shabba, who is in the island to perform at Reggae Sumfest on Friday, was also met by a mix of media, Sumfest organizers, and sponsors of the three-night festival who hosted a fete in his honour in the airport's Pineapple Lounge. (Photo: Red Stripe).

HOMAGE TO HISTORY: July 16, St. Andrew. PM Portia Simpson-Miller flashes a smile after helping to unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi (pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism and ‘father’ of the Indian nation), in the Inspiration Garden of UWI Mona's Faculty of Education and Humanities. The statue is a gift from the people of India. In his remarks, foreign affairs minister, Senator A. J. Nicholson, said that the presence of the statue should foster deeper thinking by students about the teachings of non-violence that were promoted by Gandhi. (Photo: OPM).

KID STUFF: July 14, Kingston. Following a stellar performance, Wayne Marshall hangs with these young fans at the LIME Talk E-Z road show in May Pen. Later this summer, Marshall and his Ghetto Youths family will hit the stage at London's world-famous O2 Arena for the Respect 50 concert series. (Photo: LIME/STUSH).

FEEL THE HEAT: July 14, Clarendon. Keeping it summertime sexy in a sheer black top and jeans, Tami Chynn (who also graced the stage) shows a little skin at the LIME Talk E-Z on-the-road promo in May Pen recently. Here, the singer poses with a young LIME customer and sponsorship manager Stephen Miller. (Photo: LIME/STUSH).

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  1. I like Tami's purple hair and her top (if I was much younger I would go for that look - MUCH younger!!) Ghandi statue is excellent - we have much to learn from his life and philosophy.

  2. PS What IS the big deal about Shabba? I saw him in concert in his "heyday" and he was pretty dreadful...forgot the lyrics etc. People were laughing at him. Ah well. Now he gets a "hero's welcome"...