Monday, 2 November 2015

ON THE SCENE: UWI honours Usain Bolt; Sly & Robbie get their due; PM Simpson-Miller gets a project update

BOYS' NIGHT OUT: Oct. 25, Clarendon. An annual star-studded bash combining mouth-watering food and cool musical vibes, Chillin’ on the Farm brought out the heavy-hitters to Murray’s Farm (on the outskirts of May Pen) recently. Fresh from headlining the Heroes In Action 5K Run/Walk in his home parish of Trelawny, the World’s Fastest Man and brother Sadiki Bolt were spotted enjoying themselves in the mix, alongside fellow out-of-towners like (not pictured) Chris Gayle, Ce’Cile and Chris Martin. (Photo: Skkan Media)

FINE EXAMPLES: Oct. 26, Kingston. Trading his party gear for a more buttoned-up look, Bolt shares a photo-op here with members of the UWI Mona family, moments after being presented with the first-ever Vice Chancellor’s Exemplar Sports award on the Mona campus last week. “Being recognized in your own country is always one of my proudest moments,” the superstar sprinter (a past recipient of an honorary doctorate from the university) wrote in a post on Facebook. “Honoured to receive [this award].”(Photo: Usain Bolt/Facebook)


ON THE JOB: Oct. 28, St. Catherine. Aptly dressed for the occasion, PM Portia Simpson-Miller greets Jamaican workers on the Caymanas to Treadways leg of the North-South Highway, during a tour of the road project in progress last Wednesday. The PM thanked the workers for their role in ensuring that the highway, which is 80 percent compete, would be finished within the stated project timeline, for opening by early 2016. Approximately 1000 Jamaicans have been employed to work on the road project. (Photo: OPM/Jamaica House)


LIVING LEGENDS: Oct. 28, Kingston. Iconic reggae hitmakers Sly & Robbie were one of two recipients of a Gold Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica during a ceremony at the IOJ on Wednesday. (The other gold medallist, historian and novelist Orlando Patterson) was unavoidably absent). Here, the two-time Grammy winners share lens time with the University of the West Indies’ Prof. Rupert Lewis, who read the citations.(Photo: Rupert Lewis/Twitter)


GIRL POWER: Oct. 18, Portland. Pretty women unite! A young female student of the Mercury Path Finder’s School, located in St. Mary, receives a poster with information on the Blue and John Crow Mountains from Minister of Youth & Culture Lisa Hanna during the National Heritage Week church service held recently at the New Testament Assembly in Hope Bay, Portland. Meanwhile, this November marks the 2015 observance of Youth Month. (Photo: JCDC)




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