Saturday, 9 November 2019

SOCIETY, SOCIETY: Cedella is on a winning streak … Gleaner appoints 2nd female Editor-in-Chief … PJ Patterson recuperating…

>> Undoubtedly, Cedella Marley makes our Top 5 Women of the Year list, after racking up several new accomplishments, including her strides with the Bob Marley Group of Companies (a new Marley musical is in the works), the release of her third children’s book, and recently copping the Bush Doctor Award at the Peter Tosh Awards. Cedella was in great company, alongside Steve DeAngelo, Douglas Gordon and Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who were also honoured during the ceremony at Villa Ronai. 
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>> And speaking of Cedella and Babsy, we join them in offering deepest condolences to the JFF and the bereaved family of slain female footballer Tarania Clarke, who lost her life quite gruesomely (following a stabbing incident) last Thursday in Half Way Tree. Clarke, who turned 20 in October and has played with the Reggae Girlz and club side Waterhouse FC, was expected to commence studies at an overseas college in January. 
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>> Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, who was involved in a vehicular accident at his upper St. Andrew home last month, is said to be on the mend. We wish him a full and speedy recovery. 
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>> The Gleaner Company has hired its second-ever female Editor-in-Chief. Kaymar Jordan, an award-winning career journalist from Barbados, took up the post on November 1. She succeeds Garfield Grandison (now the paper’s general manager) and follows in the footsteps of Wyvolyn Gager, their first female EIC. Jordan will be spearheading the newspaper’s upgrade of it print, digital and multimedia platforms. 
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>> Team work made the dream work, says Thalia Lyn, in response to her recent induction into the PSOJ Hall of Fame. “It has been an amazing journey with my Island Grill team, and with a number of my long-term team members,” she said. “It is entirely to the credit of my ‘Supaah’ family that this beloved Jamaican brand is such a success.” Toast!









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