Jamaicans love a stylish woman. So the oohs and ahhs that emanated from the crowd when Juliet Holness graced the podium at 3:56pm, next to the Prime Minister (at King’s House for Thursday’s swearing-in), was not the least bit surprising. Mrs. Holness looked absolutely ravishing in her brilliant-blue two-piece designer ensemble (with gorgeous hair and tasteful jewelry), which perfectly complemented her husband’s equally sharp attire of suit and tie. (Have they hired stylists or were those looks totally their idea?) For us, Mrs. Holness exudes the grace and poise of other powerful women like Michelle Obama, and we look forward to the passion projects (and wonderful wardrobe!) she will unveil to go along with her enviable new roles as Prime Minister’s wife and parliamentary representative for East Rural St. Andrew. Juliet Holness may be many things, including a chartered accountant and businesswoman by day, but we sense the beating heart of a fashionista lurking in the mix.
> Africa really likes Bolt
Sprint icon Usain Bolt, who just picked up his umpteenth nomination for Laureus Sportsman of the Year (alongside female nominee Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce), is rocking the latest cover of GQ South Africa! The lanky 29-year-old sprinter, known for his fashion-forward looks on the social scene at home and abroad, graces the cover in a sleek grey suit – the kind of outfit he might don to collect his award next month. The GQ Man of the Moment recently received a surprise guest at his UWI Mona-based training ground, when rap superstar and multiple Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar paid him a visit. Bolt is in the thick of preparations for the track-and-field season ahead, which culminates at the Rio Olympics in August.
> Register now for Expo Jamaica 2016!
Calling all sellers and buyers: Expo Jamaica 2016 wants you! The highly anticipated trade show, slated for April 14-15 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, is now registering Jamaican entrepreneurs for their buyer programme. According to organizers Jampro, at the upcoming event, considered the Caribbean’s premier trade show, patrons will view over 300 exhibits and new-product displays. Also in the mix: business matching meetings, recreational tours and other social activities for buyers. All relevant stakeholders are being invited to capitalize on these opportunities targeting Jamaica’s growing industries and our unique, high-quality products and services. To register and get more information, visit expojamaica.com.jm or facebook.com/expojamaica.