Friday, 24 January 2014

NEWS & NOTES: The Bustamante Hospital welcomes its latest mammoth donation from Shaggy & Friends

SUPER DONOR: The number is in. The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation on Thursday presented a hefty cheque, J$70 million strong, to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, representing the proceeds from the Jan. 4 Shaggy & Friends megaconcert on the lawns of Jamaica House, which delivered rousing performances from Tessanne Chin, Ne-Yo and several other top-flight entertainers. Apart from media reps, Thursday's handing-over ceremony was attended by renowned businessman Kenny Benjamin; Lyttleton Shirley (Head of the South-East Regional Health Authority); the hospital's Dr. Lambert Innis (Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care), as well as several hospital staff. 

BUSINESS LEADER: "This award affirms our position as the region's leading full-service business solutions partner, and we are proud to be associated with trailblazers in technology," says Jason Corrigan, general manager of Digicel Business, the 2013 winner of the Avaya Partner of the Year Award, presented last Thursday during a ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "As a Gold partner, we are committed to continuing to provide the best-in-class ICT solutions for our customers to grow and optimise their business. The awards ceremony was held to recognise and reward Avaya's best partners and collaborators in 2013. 

> "Sustain The Legacy" is the theme driving this year's 285th anniversary celebrations of the Wolmer's family. Proud Wolmerians Michael Frater and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are the patrons of the grand celebrations, which were officially launched on Thursday, with a keynote address by Lascelles Chin

> Fraser-Pryce, no stranger to prestigious accolades, including last year's prestigious IAAF Female Athlete of the Year award, will soon be conferred with the Chancellor's Medal by her alma mater, The University of Technology (UTech), the college has announced. The medal will be presented when the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) convenes its next conference, slated for Jan 30 to Feb 2, at the Hilton Rose Hall and Spa in Montego Bay, St. James.

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