Wednesday, 7 November 2012

ON THE SCENE: PetroCaribe scholars + Yohan Blake + PM Portia Simpson-Miller + Ranny Williams' relatives + Hon. Edward Seaga

DYNAMIC DUO: Chancellor of the University of Technology (and former PM) Edward Seaga warmly greets PM Portia Simpson-Miller at last Friday's PetroCaribe Merit and Awards Programme. During the ceremony, four students from UTech received scholarships in the areas of Pharmacy, Dental Hygiene, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. After completing their studies, the awardees will work in the public service for five years. The PetroCaribe Development Fund is a $209-million scholarship programme that seeks to identify and support young Jamaicans in the areas of education and leadership. (Photo: OPM)

BRIGHT IDEA: Nov. 2, Kingston. PM Portia Simpson-Miller flashes a wry congratulatory smile as she presents a plaque to Shereda Mitchell, a University of the West Indies (UWI) candidate for a Masters degree in Forensic Science, who was among 30 students presented with tertiary scholarships under the Jamaica50 PetroCaribe Scholarship and Merit Awards Programme last Friday. Mitchell says he hopes to join the fight against crime in the public service after completing her studies. (Photo: OPM)

MEET AND GREET: Nov. 7, Kingston. Sprint sensation Yohan Blake is seen here greeting residents/fans in Jones Town on the occasion of a "Let's Play" meeting convened by the Sandals Foundation on Wednesday. Meantime, as we previously reported, Blake will be headlining a Food For The Poor 5K Walk in Deerfield, Florida (in the fight against hunger) on Nov. 17. (Photo: Yohan Blake)

FAMILY DYNAMICS: Nov. 7, Kingston. Members of the late cultural icon Ranny Williams' extended clan (including a few from Manchester) pose together inside the Little Little Theatre following a special centenary birthday party held in his honour by the Pantomime Company on Monday. From left: niece Ouida Rowe, niece Doreth Jones, son Norman, grand-daughter Jewel and grand-niece Marsha(Photo: TALLAWAH)

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