Friday, 30 October 2015

THE BUZZ REPORT (10/29): What’s new, what’s next, what’s trending in Jamaican pop culture

Could the Jamaica Football Federation have new man in charge by the time the Reggae Boyz qualify for Russia? Tough-talking MoBay businessman Orville Powell is all fired up to challenge The Captain for the presidency, with elections due in December. Citing the JFF’s massive debts, as well as accountability issues, Powell says he’s the man for the job to carry out the requisite house-cleaning and set Jamaican football on a more hopeful course for the future. But can he attract adequate support to make his bid count? He thinks so. “I will be engaging all he parishes to have meaningful discussions. I believe the future is with us,” says the former St. James FA president. “They are saying the same thing that I am saying.”….. In the meantime, Horace Burrell’s seat is not the only one that’s been tagged with a bull’s-eye. According to People’s National Party sources, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness’ West Central St. Andrew constituency is being specially targeted this coming
Elections season….. Now that he’s been ‘rejected’ by the PNP’s top brass for the second time, what’s the next move for political aspirant Peter Blake? The people of St. Andrew East Rural seem to like him a lot and want to support him as their representative in the upcoming Elections, but apparently he’s not what the powers-that-be are looking for in a suitable candidate….. Whatever happened to Happily-Ever-After? We hear that the Flow/LIME marriage has hit a snag. According to reports, Flow workers across the region are restive over the merger and are particularly upset about “how the merger was carried out.” Thankfully, that hasn’t put a damper on this
season’s Flow Super Cup that’s been lifting the spirits of local football enthusiasts her in city Kingston….. And on that note, the countdown to Kingston Music Week is officially on! While the RJR team continues to fine-tune logistics, buzz is already building for concert performances by Raging Fyah, Kabaka Pyramid, Morgan Heritage and many more at venues all over town. Watch this space for details. Kingston Music Week 2015 is scheduled for December 1-7….. As a precursor of sorts, culture lovers are also looking forward to the fourth staging of the Jamaica Music Conference (Nov. 20-22), which will feature workshops, panel discussions, performances etc….. And, finally, stylistas and fashion-scene folks will all be hoping to score an invite to the opening of the first store by budding mogul, designer and Mission Catwalk producer Keneea Linton-George (aka The Red Queen). The trailblazer publicly revealed this week that the grand opening is high on her list of priorities for the foreseeable future. Now that’s what we call making strides! Stay tuned.

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