Monday, 6 August 2012

ON THE SCENE: PM Simpson-Miller + Abijah + Chris Gayle + Yohan Blake + Conor Looney + Jacob Zuma + Usain Bolt

IN FULL BLOOM: Aug. 6, Kingston. A bouquet-bearing Arianne Smith of St. Richards Primary School (a Jamaica 50 PetroCaribe merit awardee), greets South African President Jacob Zuma shortly after he received the Royal Salute from the Jamaica Defence Force at the Norman Manley International Airport on Independence Day. Zuma and First Lady Nompumelo Ntuli Zuma were guests of PM Portia Simpson-Miller on a state visit for Independence Day. Zuma also held bilateral talks with the prime minister and visited the Bob Marley Museum with his wife. (Photo: OPM).

MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Aug. 3, Kingston. Singer Abijah entertains PM Portia Simpson Miller and Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Jonathon at a Jamaica House press conference, where several agreements in the areas of energy, trade, culture, education, technical and scientific cooperation were signed by the two leaders. There was also an agreement to revive Jamaica’s and Nigeria’s technical cooperation in oil and for Jamaica to participate in the First African Global Diaspora Summit. (Photo: OPM).

SPEED KINGS: Aug. 5, Britain. Jamaica's gold medallist Usain Bolt and silver medallist Yohan Blake share a handshake minutes after blazing the track to a one-two finish in the epic 100M final at the London Olympics on Sunday. While Blake equalled his personal best of 9.75 secs, Bolt erased the old Olympic record, setting a new time of 9.63 secs. (Photo:

MILLION-DOLLAR GRATITUDE: Aug. 6, Kingston. In honour of Jamaica's 50th year of Independence, Digicel blessed each of its more than 2 million customers with $100 worth of free call credit on Independence Day. Here, West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle happily collects the symbolic cheque valued at J$2.2 Million from Conor Looney, marketing manager of Digicel Jamaica. (Photo: Digicel).

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