Thursday, 10 October 2019

SOCIETY, SOCIETY: Thalia Lyn’s amazing year / The ‘evolution’ of Danielle Terrelonge / Philip Paulwell’s new role…

>> Thalia Lyn has been having one of her best years ever, and to cap it off, the hardworking and forward-thinking Island Grill Founder and CEO will be taking home a handful of honours later this year. In addition to being the Friends of the Mustard Seed Communities 2019 honoree, she will be presented with an honorary doctorate of laws (LLD) for entrepreneurship, and will be inducted into the PSOJ Hall of Fame as this year’s special honoree. 

>> Certain journalists are breathing a sigh of relief (and quietly rejoicing). Their arch-nemesis Everald Warmington has announced that he will soon be retiring from active politics. “I won’t be around much longer. After 50 years and serving for 20 years as Member of Parliament, it’s now time for me to say farewell,” the South West St. Catherine MP told his constituents last week. “I don’t want nobody to take me out of Parliament in a wheelchair. I don’t want to reach the stage where they put pampers on me inside of Parliament.” Such vivid imagery! 

>> Have we seen the last of Ruel Reid? According to reports, in an email sent to party officials in mid-September, the embattled former education minister tendered his resignation as caretaker for North-West St. Ann. A written letter was later submitted. 

>> Meanwhile, across the fence in the PNP camp, Philip Paulwell has been appointed the party’s new campaign director, as they set their sights on dominating the polls at the next General Election. The party’s executive council also elected 11 new members to serve alongside President Dr. Peter Phillips, Chairman Fitz Jackson, Deputy Chair Horace Dalley and deputy general secretaries Wensworth Skeffery, Natalie Neita-Headley and Basil Waite

>> What’s the secret behind Danielle Terrelonge’s dramatic weight loss? The PR diva looked stunning and svelte as she put in an appearance at last Thursday’s celebrations to mark Nigeria’s 59th year of Independence, hosted by High Commissioner Janet Olisa at her official St. Andrew-based residence, Nigeria House. Yes, ladies, we hear you: You’ll have what she’s having! 

>> The legacy lives on! The Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston recently played host to the launch of the Edward Seaga Scholarship Awards. Christopher Seaga, son of the late former Prime Minister, was on hand to present the awards to the deserving young recipients.

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