Jamaican-born actor Jarayne Pinnock, 26, is set to make an appearance in the upcoming season of the hugely popular STARZ television series ‘Power’.
Pinnock, who is from Spanish Town, St Catherine, is cast to play the role of a distant cousin to the children of the lead character, ‘Ghost’, played by Omari Hardwick. “You will see me. It is not a speaking role, but you guys will see me,” he told THE STAR.
YONKERS - Mayor Mike Spano has appointed Jamaican-born Shanae Williams, 28, to fill the City Council's First District seat.
A former executive assistant to the Mayor, Ms. Williams will fill the seat that will be left vacant when Councilman Chris Johnson resigns Dec. 31 to join the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Spano described Williams as an "important part of this administration for the past six years."
He said Williams started her political career working as an intern for him when he served in the state Assembly before his election as mayor.
"(She) has been somebody that really impresses you, a leader, somebody who is a tenacious fighter, a quick learner and somebody who's willing work with you and go above and beyond," Spano said. "Shanae will bring a fresh and unique perspective to the City Council as she's been very active in the community, but also has a clear understanding of city government and its operations."
Jamaican-American Haile Thomas, 16, of New Windsor in New York, is one of five CNN Young Wonders of 2017. She will be honored during CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Sunday, December 17.
Haile is being awarded for making a difference in her community as a teen health activist. Her "HAPPY Organization", is leading the next generation toward a healthier future by bringing cooking lessons and nutrition education to children in underserved areas.