Wednesday, 2 September 2015

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Out and About with Miriam Smith, Team Jamaica’s golden girls, Sharlene Radlein, Jah 9, and more

SISTER ACT: August 30, Kingston. Following a brief but memorable performances that included renditions of “New Name” and “Avocado”, singer-songwriter and witty poetess Jah 9 (left) caught up with on-the-rise artist Monique Gilpin. Occasion was the official opening of the 2015 Young Talent art exhibition at the National Gallery, coinciding with the August observance of ‘Last Sundays’. (Photo: TALLAWAH) 

FOR ART’S SAKE: Aug. 30, Kingston. With a few of her former students taking part in the Young Talent exhibition, Dr. Miriam Smith (right), Director of the Edna Manley College’s School of Visual Art, joined the National Gallery’s Executive Director Veerle Poupeye and senior curator O’Neil Lawrence showing support for the brilliant up-and-comers participating in the art showcase, which opened on Sunday. (Photo: TALLAWAH) 

GOLDEN GIRLS: Aug. 30, China. The fantastic foursome of Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephanie-Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills had reason to smile on the podium during the medal presentation ceremony for the Women’s 4X400 M final at the IAAF World Championships inside Beijing’s Bird Nest Stadium in China. “Knowing that all four of us were in the 400M Final gave us a lot of confidence,” Williams-Mills told reporters. “It was the four of us in [that] final and the four of us coming back [for the relay]. I couldn’t have done it without them.” Team Jamaica ended the championship with a total of 12 medals (7 gold, 2 silver and three bronze). (Photo: 

THE CHOSEN ONES: Aug. 29, Kingston. Over at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Saturday night, the radiant Sharlene Radlein, 24, was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2015, during a glitzy coronation pageant, where Tasmin Golding (also 24 years old) and Shana Simpson, 27, were the first and second runners-up respectively. As part of the pageant’s rebranding, it has been renamed the Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion and Wellness pageant by organizers Uzuri International. (Photo: Facebook) 

FINE PAIR: Aug. 28, Kingston. It’s been quite a year for wonder woman Kaci Fennell, who passed the baton to successor Sharlene Radlein on Sunday night as the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant climaxed on a high note inside the Jamaica Pegasus grand ballroom. It’s anyone’s guess what Kaci will do next, but rest assured she will continue to inspire Jamaicans from all walks.(Photo: Facebook) 

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