Saturday, 15 October 2016

ON THE SCENE: Jr. Gong rocks Meadows Fest + Reggae Boyz go for goals + PM Holness ‘tees’ off, and more

ASAFA’S DAY OUT: Oct. 14, St. James. After a hectic summer season, what better way to unwind and bask in your island’s tropical splendour than to indulge in some cool water attractions? Former world record holder Asafa Powell was all about wet fun as he spent some quality time at the Hilton Rose Hall’s new water park recently. Powell, who copped relay gold in Rio this summer, is among the athletes being honoured by the government this weekend. (Photo: Asafa Powell/Twitter)

THE BIG REVEAL: Oct. 12, Kingston. Culture and sports minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange takes the floor inside the Spanish Court Hotel as the government officially announced its $80-plus-million package to celebrate the achievements of Team Jamaica’s top athletes at this year’s Summer Olympics and Paralympics. In addition to cash awards totaling $42 million, the athletes will this weekend be the guests of honour at a Jamaica House-hosted Prime Minister’s reception, a star-studded concert at the National Indoor Sports Centre and another reception in western Jamaica to close off the celebrations of the eve of National Heroes’ Day. (Photo: JIS)

WEAR WITH PRIDE: Oct. 12, Kingston. Is it the right size? During a courtesy call on PM Andrew Holness (centre) at Jamaica House this week, Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien (right) presented the prime minister with a special Imagine 5K Run for Special Needs tee-shirt, ahead of the big event that’s expected to draw a massive turnout to the streets of Downtown Kingston next Saturday October 22. MP Andrew Wheatley was on hand to share in the photo-ops. (Photo: Jamaica House)

GOALS IN MIND: Oct. 11, Guyana. Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz lace up their boots and put their game faces inside the Leonora Stadium, as action heat up in the Scotiabank-sponsored CFU Men’s Football Championships. Under new coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore and assistant Jerome Waite, the Boyz are intent on returning to winning ways after the spate of losses that came with their failed World Cup qualifying bid. (Photo: JFF)

CROWD PLEASER: Oct. 1, United States. ‘The road to Stony Hill’ took a thrilling turn last week as Junior Gong took to the stage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York City to connect with patrons with a selection of hits old and new. Stony Hill, the young Marley’s new album, is slated for release early next year.(Photo:

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