Thursday, 30 July 2020

SOCIETY, SOCIETY: #Calabash2020 cancelled / Aubyn Hill’s new role / Emancipation Park reopened…

>> COVID-19 is no respecter of persons. Not even the prestigious Calabash International Literary Festival has been spared its ruthless reign. Those of us literary aficionados and road-trip-to-the-country buffs who were well anticipating a return to the seaside haunt of Jake’s in Treasure Beach for #Calabash2020 will have to wait a whole year! On the upside, next year’s rescheduled staging will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the festival. Mark your calendars, book your rooms: May 29-31, 2021. 

>> And speaking of travel, British Airways has announced a new flight route between London and Montego Bay, set to commence on October 13. 

>> Congrats, congrats: Legal whiz Sanya Goffe has been chosen to represent Jamaica in the Eisenhower Fellowship’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Programme in the United States… As of August 1, the hardworking Steven Whittingham will step up to the post of GraceKennedy’s new head of Digital Transformation… And more power to Aubyn Hill, who, we hear, is the new Treasurer of the Jamaica Labour Party. 

>> The Andrew Wheatley saga is back in the news. People are keeping a very close watch on this one. 

>> Early-morning and late-evening joggers will soon be flocking to the Emancipation Park once again, as their beloved exercise spot has been reopened to the public. 

>> A toast to social mobility: the much-buzzed about Ruthven Towers are scheduled for unveiling in July 2021.

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