Thursday, 24 April 2014

SCENE AND HEARD: Nadean Rawlins + PM Portia Simpson-Miller + Damion Crawford + Lisa Hanna + Wykeham McNeill + Chris McFarlane + Mervyn Morris + Usain Bolt

DISTINGUISHED GENTS: April 15, Kingston. On the occasion of his appointment as the new Poet Laureate of Jamaica, legendary academic and author Prof. Mervyn Morris (centre) shares a light moment with Tourism and Entertainment minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill and state minister Damion Crawford (left) during last week's announcement ceremony inside the National Library of Jamaica. (Photo: National Library)

YOUNG AT HEART: April 15, St. Catherine. Completed to the tune of $25 million sponsored by the CHASE Fund, the Marlie Hill Basic School got a lively official opening ceremony (complete with a round of sing-along) attended by PM Portia Simpson-Miller, Youth and Culture minister Lisa Hanna, and Education minister Ronald Thwaites (not pictured). (Photo: JIS)


ART IMITATES LIFE: April 14, Kingston. Adding to their expanding stash of accolades, thespians Nadean Rawlins and Christopher McFarlane, currently co-starring in To The Finish at the Pantry Playhouse, topped the competition at the recent Actor Boy Awards at the Pegasus to walk away with Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor honours, respectively.(Photo: Actor Boy Awards/Facebook)


IN TRIBUTE: April 14, Kingston. With High Commissioner Iva Gloudon looking on, PM Portia Simpson-Miller pays her respects to the memory of the late Trinidadian leader ANR Robinson, as she adds her signature to a book of condolences at the Trinidad & Tobago high commission. For PM Simpson-Miller, Robinson, who passed away April 9, made his mark as "one of the Caribbean's most accomplished leaders who fought urgently and advocatedly strongly for the sovereign rights of his countrymen and Caribbean people." (Photo: OPM)


CENTRE STAGE: April 9, Kingston. Christmas came early this year for the wards of the Alpha Boys' Home, who were paid a surprise visit by Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, who imparted empowering advice and track gear to the youngsters. The Usain Bolt Foundation partnered with PUMA to make it a day to remember for all involved. (Photo: Usain Bolt/Facebook)





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