TAKING THE LEAD: Joining a select group of women so honoured for the work they have done in improving society and inspiring others along the way, PM Portia Simpson-Miller was inducted into the International Women's Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame and presented with her award by Jamaica's own Pat Ramsay, during a ceremony in Vancouver, Canada last week. The IWF Hall of Fame includes such global icons as Madeleine Albright and Maya Angelou.
BORN TO WIN: On the weekend, dancehall-pop megastar Sean Paul got his third lien on a Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award, winning for Best Reggae Act at the 2013 event held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Grammy winner's next album, the guest-heavy Full Frequency, is due out in November. The CD promises appearances by Damian Marley, 2 Chainz, Konshens and others.