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Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2013, Krystal Tomlinson, recently received a cheque for $150,000 from Lasco Financial Services to assist with her national outreach project.

Tomlinson said the project will involve tertiary-level students enrolled in social work, sociology and psychology programmes, who will manage the volume of reports of child abuse and neglect at the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR).

“We hope the student volunteers will help to lighten the load at the OCR,” Tomlinson said.

Cooke chairs JCDC

Marketing executive, theatre artist, writer, producer and actor, Aston Cooke has been selected by the board of the Jamaica Cultural DevelopmentCommission (JCDC) as interim board chairman. The selection has received the endorsement of minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon Lisa Hanna.

Cooke, has been a successful senior marketing executive with several private-sector companies including Shell and Digicel.

He is recognised globally for his work in Jamaican theatre as a writer, producer and actor.

Supermodel thinks sugar is a drug

Supermodel Naomi Campbell doesn’t like to eat anything that’s unhealthy, but admits to giving in to her cravings for something sweet every now and again, although sweet treats don’t agree with her.

Naomi said: “I don’t drink alcohol, but once in a while, I’ll have dessert. It depends. The other day, I had cotton candy, but I hadn’t had so much sugar in my body for such a long time, I couldn’t sleep. It really is true when they say sugar is a drug.”


[VIA – The Gleaner]

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