WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the world has lost an influential, courageous and 'profoundly good' man with the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Obama says Mandela "no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages." Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.
Speaking from the White House, O ...more »
DIGICEL hosted its first annual 'Digicel Foundation 5K Night Run/Walk in Aid of Special Needs', Saturday last. The run commenced at the company's new downtown Ocean Boulevard location. The initiative, which also hopes to bolster the image of downtown nightlife, saw thousands of walkers and sprinters competing under the banner 'Take Back the Night'.
Perhaps sharpening their skills ahead of the Jamaica Observer-driven initiative Salut!, which started the following day, Island Grill's catering arm served over 2,000 meals, with the Digicel crew consuming 900 while the remainder was consumed by other corporate sponsors such as the Guardsman Group of Companies, J Wray & Nephew, Pepsi, UDC, and Access Financial.
"We wanted to support the purpose of the 5K — to bring focus on downtown Kingston as a safe destination, and to raise funds for the disabled/challenged persons who need assistance," explained Island Grill Director Thalia Lyn.
Lyn lends a
helping hand by
Digicel employees and volunteers helped to distribute the Island Grill meals.
Island Grill's Catering
Manager Janet Murphy (right)
and Kaydine Redley were busy
Island Grill staffer Shernette
Williams prepares hearty portions
of fricassee chicken served with
rice and peas.
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