PM Portia Simpson-Miller on Monday received a courtesy call from Antiguan Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer at Jamaica. Prime Minister Spencer was wrapping up a 4-day visit to the island. The two prime ministers discussed a range of bilateral and regional matters. Prime Minister Spencer left the island later Monday evening.
Hearty congrats to Guyana-born HIV expert Dr. Deborah Persaud, who has landed a coveted spot on Time Magazine's 2013 salute to the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Dr. Persaud, a top researcher at John Hopkins Paediatric, was propelled into the spotlight in early March, after news broke that she led a team that "cured" a baby of HIV. On Time's new power list, Persaud is in fine company, as she is among such global movers and shakers as US President Barack Obama, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, NBA MVP LeBron James, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. The honorees were feted at a gala in New York at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday.