Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Career Walk: Environmental Specialist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Career-Walk--Environmental-Specialist_16463699 WELCOME to another instalment of Career Walk. As mentioned last time, the Labour Market and Research Intelligence Department at the HEART Trust NTA, produced a robust list of skills in demand from 12 of the fastest growing industries in Jamaica. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Enrichment Centre helps Waterford Primary student excel http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Enrichment-Centre-helps-Waterford-Primary-student-excel BOOKS are houses of knowledge and windows to the world. They allow us to expand our minds beyond the known, and experience the unimaginable. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:16:25 GMT FLOW inspires creativity with Public Access TV Competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/FLOW-inspires-creativity-with-Public-Access-TV-Competition-_16463650 STRENGTHENING its commitment to youth development, FLOW Jamaica partnered with the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) and launched the FLOW Public Access TV Competition on April 3, 2014. The competition will be contested among the 40 schools within the FLOW-sponsored Junior Achievement Programme, with the winning team and school set to collect iPad minis and video equipment, respectively. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Di Creative Claude McKay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Di-Creative-Claude-McKay PARTICIPATION, Perseverance for Production: The Claude McKay High School motto rang true at their well-rehearsed execution of talent at the TeenAGE Expressions Tour. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:22:20 GMT KiDz HuB to cover Penn Relays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/KiDz-HuB-to-cover-Penn-Relays_16463931 FOR the third time, the junior broadcasters of the KiDz HuB Network will fly to Philadelphia to cover the annual Penn Relays. The event will run from April 24-26 and many Jamaican athletes will be in attendance, representing both their schools and their country. This year, Jamaica will be celebrating its 50th year of participating in the event. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 10 Facts about Easter http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/10-Facts-about-Easter-_16464517 We are now approaching the end of the Easter/Lent period. Here are some interesting facts about the holiday which is celebrated worldwide, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT European Football Round-Up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/European-Football-Round-Up2014-04-15T00-52-24 EPL Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:51:20 GMT Road to Rio http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Road-to-Rio THE Greatest Show on Earth begins on June 12 in the mecca of football, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thirty-two teams will clash in Groups A - H, building up to the grand finale on Sunday, July 13. International Football Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:31:38 GMT NBA Update http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/NBA-Update_16464494 Spurs secure best NBA record Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT NBA iLikes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/NBA-iLikes-_16463742 5. In transition, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum showed some deft ball movement before Lillard threw the oop to Batum who would not be denied the dunk despite a trailing Pelican getting a deflection on the pass. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Samsung hits Jamaica with Galaxy S5 and smart watches http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Samsung-hits-Jamaica-with-Galaxy-S5-and-smart-watches_16426876 LAST Thursday, the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston played host as Samsung Electronics, Latin America launched 'the next big thing' in Jamaica -- the fifth generation of its renowned Galaxy S series. Members of the media and specially invited guests were treated to one-on-one interaction with the new gadgets, a highly entertaining programme, fabulous décor by Black Ink and tasty eateries courtesy of sponsors. The gadgets on show were the Galaxy S5, the Gear 2 Neo and fit smart watches. Taking much of the DNA of the Galaxy S4, the S5 comes with improved features that will extend and enrich the Samsung brand in Jamaica. Local Youth Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Beautiful, Bountiful Beaches http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Beautiful--Bountiful-Beaches_16420143 TeenAGE Observer revelled in a weekend at the recently renovated Beaches, Ocho Rios (formerly known as Beaches Boscobel). For the duration of the stay, the experience at the resort consistently surpassed expectations. Local Youth Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT The JUTC Bus Fuss http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/The-JUTC-Bus-Fuss_16326650 Beginning April 1, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) embarked on a restructuring of the transport system, reclaiming several routes in the Corporate Area from franchise entities such as coasters, taxis and mini-buses. The affected routes include buses numbered 3, 17Express, 19A, 31A, 32 and 42. Local Youth Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT SCQ Finals thrills the nation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/SCQ-Finals-thrills-the-nation_16420158 For many Jamaicans, Tuesday, April 1, would have normally been April Fools Day, but this year the day held even greater significance. The evening saw the curtains closing on another season of one of local television's most viewed programmes; TVJ's School's Challenge Quiz featuring 10-time champions Kingston College and first-time finalists Campion College. This year was the 45th anniversary of the extremely entertaining and educational competition. Local Youth Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Surfing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/surfing_16427514 Nathan Anderson (right) perfects his skill on the surf board, with advice from a Jamaica Surfing Association instructor. Nathan along with a number of other children with autism and their families were treated to a day of fun on Saturday, March 29 at Cable Hut Beach. The event was hosted by the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA) in partnership with the Digicel Foundation. Local Youth Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Exotic South American Fruits http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Exotic-South-American-Fruits_16377296 There is more to healthy than our typical apples and oranges. All over the world there are many exotic fruits that not only keep our taste buds on the edge of their seats, but help keep our bodies fit and healthy.Here is a look at a few: Local Youth Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Do you #KnowSecondhandSmoke? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Do-you--KnowSecondhandSmoke-_16377271 On March 6, 2014, a group of Integrated Marketing Communications final-year students at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), launched a secondhand smoke awareness campaign. Endorsed by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, the campaign titled "#KnowSecondhandSmoke" is a pubic education effort, targeted at University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI, Mona) students ages 17-35 years. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Champs Fashion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champs-Fashion_16378055 As with every year, the sporting spectacle that is the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships attracts stunning performances both on the track and in the field. Not to be outdone, however, are the spectators, who spare no effort in displaying their creativity while boldly highlighting their repective school allegiances. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT INTENSE ENERGY AT Edith Dalton James High http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/INTENSE-ENERGY-AT-Edith-Dalton-James-High_16377268 This week, the teenAGE Observer visited the exciting Edith Dalton James High School. These students produced an amazing show, filled with positive energy from beginning to end. The talents were endless and highly entertaining. After teenAGE and all our sponsors; Flow, Seprod, and AAMM had finished setting up, the show began. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT One man's TRASH... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/One-man-s-TRASH---_16377274 From trash cans to the runway, it is recycling at its finest. On Sunday, March 23, the Aston Preston Hall of residence at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, hosted its annual fashion gala night with a difference. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT SAHS Leadership Development Programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/SAHS-Leadership-Development-Programme_16377383 One hundred and sixty Grade 13 students received certificates of completion for the St Andrew High School for Girls 12-month Leadership Development Programme (LDP) from "old girl" and National Commercial Bank (NCB) career banker Sharon Diana Williams in a 10th anniversary celebration ceremony of this innovative programme in the School Hall recently. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Basil Dawkins encourages students to get involved in Theatre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Basil-Dawkins-encourages-students-to-get-involved-in-Theatre-_16377392 Renowned Jamaican playwright Basil Dawkins on World Theatre Day celebrated globally on Thursday, March 27, encouraged scores of students and other participants to become involved in theatre and arts which he said will help them to become well-rounded individuals. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT teenAGE Movie Review: Need for Speed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Movie-Review--Need-for-Speed_16326902 Each week here at teenAGE, we plan to look at a recently released movie and give you our readers some insight so you can decide whether you want to watch it or not. The movies that will be featured are available for viewing at a local movie theatre. We begin this week with the high-octane racing film Need for Speed. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Top Performers in the Digicel/MVP Grassroots Athletic Programme Get New Sneakers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Top-Performers-in-the-Digicel-MVP-Grassroots-Athletic-Programme-Get-New-Sneakers_16377391 Hard work has paid off for the 120 top performers in the Digicel/MVP Grassroots Athletics Programme, as they were recently each presented with a brand new pair of running sneakers, courtesy of international sporting company, Nike. The presentation was made at the Wolmer's Trust High School for Girls where several of the athletes from the athletic programme were present. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Favourites run away with titles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Favourites-run-away-with-titles_16378009 Much was promised, and the 2014 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships fulfilled each wish as another stellar event was delivered from start to finish. Calabar High and Edwin Allen High were the schools from both sides celebrating at the end of Champs' final day, March 29th. It was another championship of intense, high-octane competition fuelled by inter-school rivalries, particularly on the last two days. Overall, 23 records were broken. Local Youth Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT