DRINK TO THAT: PM Portia Simpson-Miller has lent her support to the National Think Right Campaign, a brand-new initiative by Red Stripe aimed at encouraging Jamaicans to exercise a bit more responsibility and control when it comes to alcohol consumption, especially around the holiday season. "I love Red Stripe beer, and I'm proud of this iconic Jamaican company for their leadership in responsible drinking," the PM says. "You are a model corporate citizen, and this new campaign is timely as we seem to address the issue of underage drinking."
DOCTOR'S ORDERS: The heartiest of congratulations are in order for Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson, veteran dance choreographer and now Principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, who was recently awarded a PhD in Dance by the Temple University's Boyer College of Music and dance (based in Philadelphia). Dr. Degrasse-Johnson presented her dissertation on the topic of "Toward the Construction of a National Dance Education Policy in Jamaica: Public Education Curriculum and Ownership."
BRAIN POWER: Jamaica continues to dominate the rest of the region in everything from sports to the arts to academics. Just this past week, it was revealed that Ardenne High's Dea Thomas had the distinction of topping the rest of her peers as the most outstanding student who sat the 2013 CAPE exams. Hampton's Tassanique Henry was named Most Outstanding Candidate in the Humanities subjects, while Ravolyn Hunt of St. Mary's College gave the finest performance of the year in the Visual Arts exams.