Friday, 28 October 2016

SOCIETY, SOCIETY: US Ambassador’s vision for Jamaica; farewell to Brian George…

The Way Forward
AMCHAM of Jamaica’s glitzy Business and Civic Leadership Awards for Excellence ceremony has come and gone, but days later folks are still talking about that rousing speech given by US Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis Moreno, who renewed his promise to bring at least US$1 billion of private investments to Jamaica before he completes his tour of duty. Glorious news. “This is a beautiful country, full of extraordinary people, gold-medal winners and multiplatinum recording artistes, a dynamic private sector and a dedicated and honorable civil service,” he told the room full of award recipients, nominees and well-wishers, inside the Jamaica Pegasus ballroom. The ambassador is obviously fond of his host country and sees a bright future ahead. If only we could find a way to eliminate the social ills by taking a collaborative approach. “Together we can defeat lotto scamming and bring down the homicide rate,” he says. “Together we can root out corruption and bring more investments that can turn Jamaica into the modern powerhouse of the region.”

Final Respects
And speaking of important men, the grief over the death of Supreme Ventures boss Brian George is still fresh, and the tributes have been countless. We are expecting to see dozens of corporate players, media practitioners, sportsmen and government officials paying their final respects at the thanksgiving service to celebrate his life and legacy at the St. Andrew Parish Church in Half-Way-Tree on Saturday. The service commences at 3pm.

The Lucky Ones
On a lighter note, she’s been off the radar for quite some time, but former Miss Jamaica World Danielle Crosskill has resurfaced – with a dazzling rock on her finger! As we hear, the glamour girl and longtime beau Adrien LeMaire have made it official. The newlyweds put in a rare public appearance last Tuesday night, joining the fashion jet-set supporting the 2016 launch of the Collections MODA at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. “She’s really enjoying her life,” a source close to the couple tells TALLAWAH. “I think she’s met her match.”

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