PROUD TO SERVE: Jamaica’s got a new man in Washington. Ralph Thomas, the country’s recently appointed ambassador to the United States, will formally present his credentials to Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama on September 17 before officially commencing his duties. Thomas succeeds Dr. Stephen Vasciannie, whose tour of duty ended in July.
PLAYING THE FIELD: Who will walk away $500,000 richer when the 2015 Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence in Sports take place on October 15 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston? Nominations opened last week and will close September 18. Once again, Supreme Ventures head honcho, Brian George, is chairing the selection committee. "Sports is not just about winning and achieving great results on the field,” George says, “but should represent fair play, respect for others, respect for the rules, harmonious development and contribution to country."