Thursday, 27 December 2018

BEST OF 2018: 5 Celebrity Hot Picks

>> NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR: Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke and the Jamaican Economy 
Nominated by Patrick Hylton (CEO of the NCB Group) 
“The improved fiscal performance of the Jamaican economy must be commended. It augers well for the future of the country. From Audley Shaw to Nigel Clarke, the maintenance of the performance trajectory has been one of the highlights in 2018 for me. You saw that there was some amount of consistency. Too often we have a change in political leadership and it causes a change in performance.” 

>> BEST PLAY: Ti Jean & His Brothers by School of Drama 
Nominated by Robert ‘Bobby’ Clarke (Director, All Aboard
“I liked the design concept, and I also liked the strength of the vocal work that went into the production.” 

>> BEST EVENT: Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 
Nominated by Mary White (Author, Glass Houses
“I had a great time. The food was wonderful, and the atmosphere at Devon House was excellent. It was worth every cent.” 

>> BEST NEW MOVIE: Black Panther 
Nominated by Rowland ‘Randy’ Phillips (Tennis #1) 
“I watched it like three, four times. It was really great. I like the graphics. And the actors they chose did a good job. It was a fun experience.”

Nominated by Neisha Yen Jones 
“She did her own thing. She led with ingenuity. And right now she’s still leading her own charge.”

* Best of 2018: An interview with David Tulloch
* Best of 2018: Orville Hall talks about From Den Till Now

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