Sunday, 21 October 2012

BITS + PIECES: Barbara Gloudon elected fellow of the IOJ + Bell-Ziadie Memorial honours stalwarts

GAME ON: This past Heroes’ Day (Oct. 15), North Street’s St. George’s College played host to the 26th iteration of the Bell-Ziadie Memorial Football Festival, with four teams participating: a Masters XI, a St. George’s XI, a Sponsors/Entertainers XI and a Usain Bolt Invitational XI. With each game running for some 30 minutes, the afternoon’s proceedings took on the style of a round-robin tourney, with each side sending out their best ballers. Speaking of players, among the famous faces spotted in the mix were multitalented musicians Wayne Marshall, Chris Martin and Aidonia, who netted at least one goal that I witnessed. Later on, special presentations were made to such sporting stalwarts as track coach Danny Hawthorne. Proceeds went to the Malvern Basic School in St. Elizabeth. 

HONORED: Dr. Barbara Gloudon and Professor Emerita Sylvia Wynter have been elected fellows of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ). Professor Wynter is an acclaimed novelist, critic and essayist while Dr. Gloudon (Miss G) remains one of the region’s most highly respected playwrights and journalists. The installation ceremony will be held this week at St. Andrew’s Little Theatre. Previously installed fellows of the IOJ include former PM Edward Seaga, Professor Sir Roy Augier, Professor Gerald Lalor and Professor George Lamming. Noted individuals who have achieved distinction in culture, science or history (including the training of artists) can be elected fellows of the Institute.

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