These days Kamila McDonald feels like a bird set free. Newly divorced from reggae star Siccature ‘Jah Cure’ Alcock, the fitness entrepreneur told Flair that she’s ready to put the collapse of her marriage firmly behind her. “I am at a place of surrender and at a place of peace. It took a really long time for me to get to this place. In life, anything that costs you your peace is expensive, and it’s a little bit too expensive,” she told the magazine. “It’s been difficult, a rollercoaster of emotions, but it has been a transition, and it has taught me many lessons.” Spoken like a true lady.
UWI recently unveiled a new Marcus Garvey bust on campus, but Yasus Afari and other patriotic Jamaicans are still not impressed with the work done by sculptor Raymond Watson. Something’s got to give. In the meantime, the university declines to comment on the hoopla or divulge the cost incurred to produce both statues.
And speaking of big money, the Wyndham New Kingston (formerly the Hilton Hotel) is being refurbished, over three phases, to the tune of US$100 million, as “Project 77” by new owner Kevin Hendrickson. Per media reports, the hotel missed its spring 2017 reopening deadline, due to delay in accessing government permits. But, as passersby have noticed, the work continues in earnest.
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
> What’s the good news emerging from Minister Ed Bartlett’s recent trips to Google headquarters and other Silicon Valley sites?
> Who is a worthy successor for CCJ President Sir Dennis Byron, who is set to leave office next year after seven years in the post?