Thursday, 12 May 2016

SCENE & HEARD: Highlights from 'Bid For Balance' auction, Food For the Poor 5K and Labour Day Launch

RUNNING MAN: May 7, Kingston. Health minister Dr. Christopher Tufton breathes a sigh of relief as he crosses the finish line at Saturday’s Food For the Poor 5K in New Kingston. The road race, now in its second year, raised $46.1 million, which will fund the construction of 60 homes for needy Jamaicans. (Photo: SLEEK)

HOME STRETCH: May 7, Kingston. Prior to the start of the Food For the Poor 5K run/walk, fitness guru Kamila McDonald helped the participants get the blood pumping with a series of stretch and warm-up exercises. Close to 3,000 people participated – corporate Jamaica reps, fitness club members and individuals. (Photo: SLEEK)

LIFE OF THE PARTY: May 6, St. Andrew. Labour Day and Workers’ Week 2015, being observed under the theme “For Health’s Sake… Keep it Clean,” got a rousing launch at Jamaica House on the weekend. These high-schoolers put on quite a show for PM Andrew Holness and other members of his administration who sat up front. In his address, PM Holness urged Jamaicans to embrace the spirit of volunteerism to advance the country’s development agenda. (Photo: Jamaica House)

SOLD! May 5, Kingston. Ready TV’s Chris Dehring is all smiles next to Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after getting his hands on a Neymar jersey at the recent ‘Bid for Balance’ auction, put on at the Spanish Court Hotel to benefit Fraser-Pryce’s Pocket Rocket Foundation. The well-supported auction of sports-related memorabilia raked in over four million dollars. (Photo: SLEEK)

YOUNG AT ART: April 29, Kingston. As in years past, the Schools’ Art Day Out (part of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition) was abuzz with activity at the Jamaica Conference Centre, as artistically inclined students got to show off their budding skills and challenges themselves creatively. The competition’s awards ceremony took place on Sunday at the same venue, with some 190 awardees from across the island being honoured for their outstanding work. (Photo: Stush/JCDC)

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