Friday, 17 April 2015

ON THE SCENE: Highlights from Child Month launch + KC’s 90th anniversary launch + Barack Obama at Jamaica House + Household Workers Awards launch + Usain Bolt out and about in Rio

SIMPLY BRILLIANT: President Barack Obama’s recent stopover in Jamaica would not have been complete without that special moment between the US Commander-in-Chief and Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller being captured on film for all to see. It came during the President’s courtesy call on Jamaica House (for a round of bilateral talks), where PM Simpson-Miller brightened the occasion in an eye-popping yellow ensemble. Call it the bright side of international relations! (Photo: OPM)

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: How time flies! This year the North Street-based Kingston College is observing its 90th anniversary, with plans afoot for a raft of celebratory-themed activities. A launch to get the ball roling was held at the school recently. In addition to Principal Dave Myrie and board chairman Michael Vaccianna, the launch drew appearances by Keith Whyte of the Calabar Old Boys Association, Dr. Patrick Dallas of the KC Old Boys Association, Major Basil Jarrett of the Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association and Lyndon Latoure of the St. George’s College Old Boys’ Association. (Photo: Kingston College)

CLEAN SWEEP: The brainchild of Jean Lowrie-Chin, the Grace Kennedy-sponsored Jamaica Household Workers Awards, back for its second iteration, drew a sizeble turnout for its launch at Grace’s downtown Kingston HQ last week. Above, Grace CEO Don Wehby is seen addressing the gathering. The main prize going is named in honour of the late domestic doyenne Heather Little-White. Entries for this year’s awards are to be submitted to Grace by no later than May 15. (Photo: Grace Kennedy)

CHILDREN WILL LISTEN: One of the most anticipated periods on the local calendar for the young set, thanks largely to its focus on issues pertaining to the nation’s most vulnerable citizens, Child Month got its 2015 launch (organized by the National Child Month Committee) on Wednesday morning at GraceKennedy;s head office. Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna )third left) was on hand for the event, fielding questions from attendees and sharing plans for the weeks ahead.  (Photo: Grace Kennedy)

ALL TOGETHER: The World’s Fastest Man poses with a grouo of teenagers as he makes an appearance at Rio de Janeiro's most traditional favela, Mangueira, in Brazil. Bolt is in town for this weekend’s Mano a Mano meet at Rio's Jockey Club on Sunday. In a press conference Friday, Bolt reaffirmed his goal of running sub-19 seconds to break his 200M world record this season – and his intention to go for one more season after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. (Photo: International Business Times)

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