Wednesday, 3 February 2016

SCENE & HEARD: Cindy Breakspeare + Harry Belafonte + Niu Qingbao + Nicola Madden-Greig + PM Portia Simpson-Miller, and more

THE MENTORS: Jan. 25, United States. The National CARES Mentoring Movement hosted its For the Love of Our Children Gala in New York City last Monday evening, drawing appearances by noted African-Americans like actor-activist Harry Belafonte (centre), Rev. Al Sharpton (left) and author-professor Michael Eric Dyson. (Photo:

ON MESSAGE: Jan. 26, Kingston. Entrepreneur and former Miss World Cindy Breakspeare was among the speakers who addressed the recent launch of Heart Month at the Beechwood Avenue-based Heart Foundation of Jamaica. This February marks the 2016 renewal of Heart Month, which is being observed under the theme, “Obesity – A Weighty Matter.” (Photo:

MAKING AN ENTRANCE: Jan. 28, Kingston. Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association president Nicola Madden Greig greets photographers inside New Kingston’s Courtleigh Hotel, which provided the setting for last week’s launch of the Kingston City Run, whose major charity focus this year is the capital’s homeless population. Now in its fourth year, the city run (half marathon, 10K and 5K) is scheduled for March 13. (Photo:

TEAM SPIRIT: Jan. 29, Kingston. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and Nestlé Jamaica have teamed up to introduce the Nestlé Schools’ Wellness Fiesta as part of 2016’s Jamaica Festival of the Performing Arts. Taking a look at the freshly signed MOU are (from left) JCDC and Nestlé reps Shawna Kidd, Annalee Gray, Jorg Blaser, Paula Williams and Patrice Pusey-Martin(Photo:

BE OUR GUEST: Jan. 29, Kingston. PM Portia Simpson-Miller and Niu Qingbao (Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica) have a lot to catch up on, as they enjoy each other’s company at Friday’s reception to formally welcome Qingbao to the island and to launch celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year and Spring Festival. (Photo:

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