Friday, 25 September 2015

LOOK WHO’S TALKING: Dorraine Samuels + Ity & Fancy Cat + Wykeham McNeil + Alan Magnus + PM Portia Simpson-Miller, and more

THREE’S COMPANY: Sep. 19, Kingston. Minister with portfolio responsibility for Tourism and the Environment, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, (centre) shares a light moment with RJR stalwarts Dorraine Samuels and Alan Magnus at the Palisadoes Strip, where the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) hosted their 22nd annual beach clean-up last Saturday to mark the 30th International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day. Over 2500 volunteers turned up to lend a hand. (Photo: Skkan Media)

CROWD PLEASERS: Sep. 19, St. Ann. Emcees Ity & Fancy Cat, who are gearing up to launch the eighth season of their hit comedy show on TV-J, brought the jokes to Ocho Rios last week as they hosted the JN Loan-A-Palooza road show, which drew hundreds of residents from St. Ann and neighbouring parishes – and featured performances by fly girls CK and Tifa(Photo: Skkan Media)

GETTING ACQUAINTED: Sep. 17, St. Andrew. Picewell Forbes, the new High Commissioner-designate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to Jamaica last week made a courtesy call on PM Portia Simpson-Miller at Jamaica House, where the PM congratulated him on his new assignment, noting that her administration welcomes the opportunity to deepen the relationship with the Bahamas. (Photo: OPM)

WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE: Sep. 8, St. Andrew. Meeting with newly appointed Country Manager of the World Bank Office in Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, PM Portia Simpson-Miller expressed gratitude to the World Bank, on behalf of the Jamaican people, for their continued support via special projects and technical assistance in a number of different areas “at a time when we’re operating in a tight fiscal space.” (Photo: OPM)

FLOORING IT: Sep. 8, Turks & Caicos. A member of the NBA-certified coaching staff speaks with a group of young basketball players who were taking part in the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics at the Graceway Sports Centre recently. The clinic hosted coaches from the NBA to help train some of the island’s best basketballers – a batch of about 50 – who got tips and techniques on how to improve their on-court skills. Said a Turks & Caicos rep, “Our partnership with the NBA has created something special for our young people as they now have a chance to further develop their talents.” (Photo: Digicel)

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