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Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Clearly, Usain Bolt is building a lifestyle empire! The Olympian is now the brand ambassador for a range of electric scooters from Bolt Mobility, launched in the United States last Tuesday. The launch event took place on the steps of New York City Hall and attracted media from various online platforms and print publications.


Call it kismet or marketing savvy, but it just made sense for a company named Bolt to engage a celebrity with the same name. Bolt Mobility co-founder and co-CEO Dr Sarah Haynes said that the company wishes to alleviate congestion and the environmental impact of large-city traffic. The “Chariot” — a scooter model comes with two cup holders and can carry bags — is able to support a variety of body types including Bolt's 6'5” frame.


Last Sunday Bravo TV's Married to Medicine franchise launched its Los Angeles series and there are two Jamaicans in the cast. According to the press release, “ Married to Medicine: Los Angeles chronicles the lives of doctors and doctors' wives as they navigate their personal and professional lives in the affluent, fast and fabulous entertainment capital of the world.”


The cast members with Jamaican roots are psychiatrist Dr Imani J Walker and real estate property manager Shanique Drummond, who is married to urgent care physician Dr Robert Drummond. Walker's mother is retired television executive Paula Madison whose acclaimed documentary, Finding Samuel Lowe records the journey from Toronto to Jamaica to China, where Madison and her siblings searched for their long-lost grandfather and discovered first cousins and other relatives there. Drummond meanwhile is from a traditional Jamaican family with roots in Clarendon and St Catherine. Married to Medicine: Los Angeles airs on Bravo Sundays at 8:00 pm.



Jamaican abstract artist Alicia Marie Thomas will be one of the featured artists at the Art Gall Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 22. Thomas has enjoyed success and has collectors of her work residing on The Rock, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Art Gall Expo includes live painting and the option to buy one-of-a-kind art from five carefully selected artists.



Congrats to Wilhelmina model and daughter of Montego Bay mayor Homer Davis Chantel K Davis on the imminent launch of her swimwear line Castamira. The collection of swimsuits that balance a “classic cut with a modern edge” will officially launch online on March 19.


Photos: Matt Binder, Usain Bolt, Balram Vaswani, Bravo Television, Alicia Thomas, Garfield Robinson, Castamira Swim.

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