Chester Francis-Jackson, Contributor
My dears, if y'all missed the Today Show, aired on American Network NBC last Sunday, then you missed out on a fabulous treat that has the travel world and the world of tourism buzzing all over.
Luvs, in a mini feature dubbed 'Lester and Jenna Trace Their Jamaican Roots', Today Show hosts Lester Holt and Jenna Wolfe revealed their previously little known Jamaican roots in a beautifully presented piece in which he traced his roots to the family home in Manchester, where his grandmother was born and lived; and she revealed that she was actually born in Kingston, and right over there on Old Hope Road, no less, where as a child she and her family were neighbours to Bob Marley.
Dears, we are talking a beautiful story here, the kind that warm the cockles of the heart, and was a simply fabulous endorsement of Jamaica showcasing, as the piece did, their emotional connections to the island; as well as some of the natural beauty and attractions for which the island is famous and celebrated.
From Lime Cay to the Bob Marley Museum and on to Mystic Mountain, with second cousin to Lester, Scott Wilson, acting as 'tour guide' and Patois instructor, the feature was simply precious and made for not just fabulous TV but was also a fabulous endorsement of Brand Jamaica.
And speaking of beautiful people and places, luvs, we are still celebrating the age of Virgo, and so extend belated wishes to: Gerry Niessen, who celebrated on the 4th, eminent attorney Norman Wright, QC, who celebrated his birthday on September 5, the elegantly fabulous Debbie Hamilton and the gorgeous Yendi Phillipps, who celebrated on the 8th, and pre-eminent advertiser and Honorary Consul of Iceland, Robert MacMillan, who celebrated yesterday, September 13.
Celebrating today are: the fabulous Jodi Wohl, Len Brown, the fab Comay Sewell celebrates the Big-Three-O, the gorgeous Shaquie Murray, the beautiful Audrey Jackson, over in Montego Bay, and Terrence Lawrence, now in Cooper City, Florida.
Tomorrow, Saturday the 15th, will see: former Gleaner editor-in-chief, the fab Wyvolyn Gager, the fab doyenne of journalism Jennifer Grant, the fab Lorraine Kenlock, now in the Turks and Caicos, Tasha Hussey, in Atlanta, Mary Self, in Maryland, and the lovely Nadine Edwards, now in Queens, New York, will all share the same birthday.
On Sunday the 16th: the beautiful Gabrielle Seaga celebrates her special day. Also celebrating will be: Dr. Kemel Gajraj, Pulse model Kaydan Salmon, Ashton Whyte, Patrick Brady, over in Negril, and the fab Christine Kaluza, in Cologne, Germany, will make it a special day of celebrations.
Come next Monday, the 17th: the celebrated Peter Couch, the fab Jackie Forrester, Robert Fowler, the charming Carol Dennis, Ludlow Powell, Karla Edwards, now in Montego Bay, and the lovely Jane Katherine Cates, in Athens, Texas, will be celebrating in Virgo style.
And on Tuesday, the 18th: the esteemed Vincent Morrison, socialite Fenella Kennedy-Holland, actress and model the fabulous Audrey Reid, the stunning Christina Zia Benjamin, Andrew Brown, the charming Yvonne Hanson, the fab Marsha Murray, the lovely Jacqueline Clarke, north coast habitué the fabulous Alejandra Barcas, of Miami, Florida, and former Fame broadcaster Roger Hamilton, now in the UK, will all share the same birthday.
Next Wednesday the 19th will see: MP Joyland Silvera, the iconic Diana McIntyre-Pike, the celebrated Richard 'Richie B' Burgess, the fabulous Sandra Gayle, the dapper Orette Plummer, Melissa Golden, Solomon MacKeehan, Michael Lennon Davis, and Kemar Lee in Miami, Florida, will be among the birthday celebrants.
Come next Thursday, the 20th: the enterprising Patrick Roberts, Reginald Crutchley, the fabulous Safia Cooper, Dwight Ramsay, the lovely Marcia Richards, entertainer Benzly Hype, Ralston Barrett, over in Negril, and the lovely Karin Delitz Ederer, in Berlin, Germany, will be blowing out their own birthday candles.
Many happy returns all around with champagne toasts and beluga treats!
And it's going to be a hot weekend and then some, over there in Negril, at the fabulously hot Hedonism 11 Hotel and Resort, as it is all about the inaugural Erotikos Film Festival, which gets under way with a host of international stars and personalities in attendance.
Dears, it promises to be a fabfest, and then some!