Friday, 19 October 2018

NEWS & NOTES: AMCHAM Awards set for Nov. 8 + WOBA honouring Peter Ashbourne + Is Jamaica ready for Mike Epps?

>> 2018 AMCHAM Awards: Special recognition for Patrick Hylton, Robert Levy 
Two Jamaican men of distinction will be specially honoured when the AMCHAM Business & Civic Leadership Awards take centrestage at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday, Nov. 8. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Robert Levy, long-serving Chairman of Jamaica Broilers, now celebrating 60 years of excellent service to Jamaica and the region. Patrick Hylton, CEO of NCB Financial Group, will receive the President’s Award. Put on each year by the Jamaican chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce, the awards recognize and celebrate inspirational leaders, as well as business and non-profit organizations for their vision, achievements and philanthropy. 

>> ‘Proud ah unnu’: Wolmer’s Old Boys honouring Sean Paul, Peter Ashbourne 
Four outstanding Wolmerians will be the toast of the party when the Wolmer’s Old Boys Association (WOBA) put on their annual fund-raising banquet on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the school’s Douglas Orane Auditorium. Fresh from receiving a gold Musgrave Medal at the Institute of Jamaica, Peter Ashbourne is now being honoured by his alma mater. Grammy winner Sean Paul, who continues to make strides internationally; Stephen ‘Frano’ Francis known for his work with Running Events JA and Commander John McFarlane, a former Acting Commissioner, complete the quartet. Says WOBA, “We remain proud that Wolmerians continue to contribute significantly to various fields – from the sciences and politics to religion and the arts – not just in Jamaica but across the world.”

>> Coming to the Stage: Mike Epps’ J’can appearance hotly anticipated 
One of the world’s most fearless comics and Hollywood stars, Mike Epps is set to bring his outrageously hilarious routine to the Jamaican stage, when he headlines a stand-up comedy special on Saturday, Oct. 27 inside the National Arena. As his fans know, Epps’ big-screen credits include All About the Benjamins and Next Friday, among other laugh-out-loud films. Opening acts at the eagerly anticipated show, being produced by OutBurst! Standup Comedy Series, include Leighton Smith, Tubeless and Dufton Shepherd. King of the dancehall, Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who recently welcomed his first child with lady love Krystal Tomlinson, will provide the after-party entertainment. Visit for details.

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