Thursday, 11 August 2016

ON THE SCENE: Highlights from Festival Queen finale, Jamaica Tallawahs triumph, and Grand Gala festivities

LAUGHING MATTER: August 6, Kingston. PM Andrew Holness, wife and MP Juliet Holness, and Culture minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange are in high spirits as they arrive at the National Stadium on Saturday evening for the start of the Grand Gala celebrations, which culminated with a round of fireworks. Grange is due to fly off to Rio, Brazil, this weekend to join up with Team Jamaica officials at the Olympic Games, in time for the track-and-field action. (Photo: Jamaica House/Facebook)

CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON: August 7, St. Kitts. Isn’t Chris Gayle having the best year ever? After welcoming the birth of his daughter and releasing his memoir, Six Machine, in June, the ace batsman captained his team, the Jamaica Tallawahs, to the 2016 Hero CPL cricket championship title (what a big trophy!) on the weekend. Playing at Warner Park in Basseterre, the Tallawahs defeated the Warriors of Guyana to secure the trophy. (Photo: Jamaica Tallawahs/Facebook)

LITTLE WOMEN: August 7, Kingston. Ahead of handing over the crown to her successor (Kyesha Randall of St. James), 2015 Festival Queen and role model Chereese Ricketts found herself in the company of a bevy of mini queens at Sunday’s coronation show at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. (Photo: HiTeck Photos)

PICTURE THIS: August 7, Kingston. Nothing completes a girls’ night out like a selfie moment. Sitting up front at Sunday’s Festival Queen coronation show, Mayor Angella Brown-Burke (left), Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte (centre) and Culture minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange came prepared for their close-up. (Photo: HiTeck Photos)

WE THREE QUEENS: August 7, Kingston. Don’t they look like sisters? The top three finishers share lens time as the curtains came down on the 2016 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition at the Independence Village, Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, on Sunday night. From left are first runner-up Felicia Samuels of Westmoreland, 2016 title-holder Kyesha Randall of St. James, and third-place finisher Monique Robb of St. Mary. (Photo: HiTeck Photos)

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