Monday, 22 July 2013

THE BUZZ REPORT: MJW 2013 crowned + Marley's Catch a Fire among EW's greatest albums + RFF hosts media launch + Blake's Richard Mille up for auction

Eighteen-year-old Gina Hargitay took her first walk as 2013's Miss Jamaica World inside the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Sunday evening after outshining 19 other gorgeous girls to win the coveted crown and a stash of attractive prizes, including a brand-new Suzuki Kizashi motorcar and a scholarship courtesy of the University College of the Caribbean (UCC). Hargitay, sashed by Nirvana Magazine, won ahead of 1st runner-up Jennae Jackson and Amanda McCreath, who claimed third place. 

It goes without saying that any listing of the finest albums ever released must make mention of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Sure enough, the iconic reggae band and its fearless leader have landed at #25, thanks to 1973's Catch a Fire, among Entertainment Weekly's picks for the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. Notes the pop-culture mag, "The reggae godhead added a bit of rock instrumentation to the Wailers' tough, tight sound making them sound even tougher and tighter." 

Members of the media fraternity got a sneak preview of the diverse fare in store for those planning on attending this year's Reggae Film Festival, during a launch at the Island Cinema in Ocho Rios last week. Scheduled for August 1 to 5, the festival will pay tribute to women in film, including the late Madge Sinclair

On-the-mend sprint champ Yohan Blake has donated his uber-pricey Tourbillon Prototype (from luxury watch makers Richard Mille) towards a special charity auction set to raise funds for the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy in Monaco on September 28. Blake was sporting the fantastic timepiece when he won gold and silver at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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