Thursday, 11 February 2021

ON THE SCENE: Highlights from Journalism Awards; Dexta Daps in concert; Jimmy Cliff’s latest honour, and more

REASON TO SMILE: Jan. 30, Kingston. For an excellent piece on the plight of the Cockpit Country, RJR’s Dionne Jackson-Miller (pictured with PAJ president George Davis) copped the Environment Reporting award – and the President’s Award for Investigative Journalism – at the recent PAJ/National Journalism Awards ceremony. (Photo: PAJ) 

PEN PAL: Jan. 30, Kingston. Known for his incisive commentary on everything from religion to family life to politics, columnist Dr. Michael Abrahams took home the Morris Cargill Award for Opinion Journalism at the Jamaica Pegasus-hosted ceremony. (Photo: PAJ) 

THY WILL BE DONE: Jan. 31, Kingston. Reggae Month 2021 got a rousing kick-off at the Fellowship Tabernacle Church, where Kevin Downswell ministered in song and later offered up a prayer with a member of the Rev. Al Miller-led congregation. (Photo: Ministry of Culture) 

TRAVELLING MAN: Jan. 20, St. Andrew. Still a reggae ambassador at-large, Grammy-winning reggae icon Jimmy Cliff met with Culture minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and State Minister Alando Terrelonge at the ministry's Trafalgar Road offices to be presented with his Official Passport. (Photo: Ministry of Culture) 

STAGE PRESENCE: Jan. 17, Kingston. Songstress Ikaya was a vision in hot pink at Dexta Daps’ well-attended concert, where she joined the headliner for a rendition of their provocative new single “Nosey Neighbours.” (Photo: Skkan Media)

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