Friday, February 17, 2017
|Ambassador Aloun Assamba|
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Release prepared by 51 Percent Coalition
Saturday, February 4, 2017
STGC PHOTOGRAPHY……… FLORA PROJECT, 26 January, 2017
The students were given pointers with respect to taking great FLORA/ FLOWERS photos. A number of flowering plants were provided and the students were asked shoot. They were also provided with reflectors and background.
Generally speaking, the students had some difficulty in working in the macro setting. The strong wind also posed a challenge in taking the photo.
Nevertheless, we did get some good ones which we have displayed.
Also included were a few works from recent past students.
STGC Photography Club
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
|Sportswoman & Sportswoman of the Year Elaine Thompson|
and Usain Bolt receive awards from RJR Group MD Gary Allen
and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport,
Hon Olivia Grange
|Special Award to Shelly-Ann|
Fraser Pryce from Gleaner
Managing Director Chris Barnes
|Special Award to Usain Bolt from|
Selection Panellist Dr Carrole
|Young Athlete Calabar's Christopher|
Taylor receives his award from his
School's distinguished graduate Hon.
The guest speaker at the event Olivier Gers, CEO of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said he was in Jamaica to discover how our small country had been athletic world beaters since 1948. He recounted the achievements of our greats, and acknowledged the past failures of the IAAF. He said that an independent unit would ensure the success of the Federation’s drive for integrity, and that there would be greater fan engagement to promote the sport.
|Paralympian Gold Medalist Alphanso Cunningham|
receives a Special Award
|Omar McLeod receives Runner-Up|
Award from Hon Molly Rhone
As I watched the younger athletes ascending the stage, I remember the words of my good friend the late Hon Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook in the early nineties, “Jean, if you know what was coming, your head would hurt you!” Well, Mass Teddy, our heads are still spinning as we saw Shelley-Ann Fraser Pryce, always a queen and suffering from an injury, hugging Elaine Thompson after Thompson’s stupendous win of the 100-metre event in Rio. We were dizzy with delight as we saw the flawless gold medal hurdling of Omar Francis, and that great burst of energy at Champs from People’s Choice winner, Calabar’s Christopher Taylor.
|Alia Atkinson receives Runner-Up|
Award for Sportswoman of the Year
Reports are that Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce said her bronze medal in the event was her "greatest medal ever …By far, I would definitely say that this is my best championship ever, because I knew how hard I worked, I knew the pain and the sacrifices and the tears."
In a similar spirit, world record holder swimmer Alia Atkinson rebounded from her Olympic disappointment to beat the Olympic Gold medallist and equal her 100-metre breaststroke world record, while also establishing a new world record for the 50-metre breaststoke short course. Dignity and perseverance - that is how our Jamaican royalty rolls!
We were honoured at PROComm when Alia attended our Christmas meeting with our scholars from Grants Pen. Her genuine warmth and listening ear had our team swooning and the young students blushing with pride. She is now organizing free swimming lessons for them!
A Bold 2017
|National Baking Chairman Butch Hendrickson|
inspires at GraceKennedy Business Conference
|GraceKennedy CEO Don Wehby|
leads the dynamic Business Confenrence
How does a media house balance reporting on the tragic and sordid and the positive and constructive? Take for example, the still unfolding reports around the alleged sexual misconduct of several local clergymen. How does one report on this while still ensuring that the excellent work of the majority of our church leaders is not dismissed? Without those churches, many of our excellent high schools would not even exist, many of our poor and abandoned would have no refuge.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Portrait of Peter Abrahams by his late wife, artist Daphne Abrahams - from Caribbean-beat.com
RELEASE FROM THE PRESS ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA
Press Association Hails the Late Peter Abrahams' Contributions to National Development & Journalism
January 19, 2017: The Press Association of Jamaica is saddened at the passing of veteran journalist, author and commentator Peter Abrahams.
"Peter Abrahams was a brilliant, incisive and analytical writer, whose significant output in the areas of literature and journalism marked him as a major contributor to Jamaica's national development over the decades," says PAJ President Dionne Jackson Miller.
"Many of us grew up listening to his news commentaries, which always cut to the core of the political and social issues facing the country, offered searing insight, and very often, suggested solutions and a way forward," she added.
His years as Chairman of RJR were exemplified by steadfast support for the newsroom and the journalists who worked there, and he earned many times over the respect, admiration and love of the employees with whom he dealt.
But Abrahams, South African by birth, who adopted Jamaica as his homeland, was also well known internationally, for his contributions to the black liberation struggles, especially through his writing.
"The fact that on the day of his death, at the age of 97, the Gleaner had published a letter by Peter speaking to contemporary issues facing the country is an indicator of how sharp and relevant he remained to the very end," Jackson Miller said.
"We were privileged to have had him with us for so long. There is much that journalists today can learn from Peter's example and work. We are fortunate that he was dedicated to documenting so many of his experiences, which will prove a treasure trove for students of political thought and journalism for years to come," she added.
Contact: Dionne Jackson Miller, 792-3550
Saturday, January 14, 2017
published in Jamaica Observer column 9 Jan 2017