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 Back To Back Hits http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/in-case-teen-july31 Hello TEENs! I can only imagine how hard it is for you guys to cope with this angry sun, isn’t it extremely hot outside? But hold a minute, the sun is not the only thing that’s hot right now. Have you been keeping up with the latest news? Well, if you haven’t let me welcome you to a more revised edition of In Case U Missed It. This is where we break down the hottest news for the week, so continue reading… Teenage Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:14:45 GMT They're All The Same... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-10-products-by-brands As Jamaican’s (and humans in general) sometimes we just get lazy with our names for things. I mean who can remember all those brands. But sometimes entire generations grow up to think that popular brand names are the actual names of the products. Tell us how many got you. Teenage Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:10:58 GMT Off The Rack http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/off-the-rack-bandana Hey fashionistas, it is almost the beginning of Jamaica's most celebrated holiday week, 'Emancipendence'. Teenage Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:20:09 GMT Rash-On Fashion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/rash-on-fashion-11 Hey my trendy teens, did you know that during the three hundred-plus years of slavery, the only time our ancestors were given new fabrics to make clothing was at Christmas? They didn't have the privileges we have today, to shop online or to walk into a boutique and pick up a dress. So we honour our ancestors who fought for both our emancipation, our independence and our right to shop as we celebrate Jamaica 53, 'Proud and Free'. Teenage Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:46:03 GMT One Book You Might Actually Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-mapco-planner-review Before even opening the book, one is draw to its extremely sturdy exterior, obviously built to weather the storm of teenage frustration, and the very colourful patterns that litter the front cover. As you take a trip inside you will be hit with even more bursts of colour and swirls as you are asked to scribble your name and other bits of relevant information to ensure that if this soon to be prized possession gets lost, it can easily find its way back to its owner. Teenage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:29:04 GMT T'App That http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/tapp-that-7 This handy little app was created for specific use on the Android software to enable its user’s easier access to apps. So that means instead of logging out of the application you're currently in, you can instead swipe your screen's bottom left or right corner to instantly open a customisable semi-circular menu. This menu is home to all the features of the phone that are most useful or important to the user. Teenage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:51:40 GMT How To... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/how-to-make-scrubs Greetings teenAGErs. Summer is the prime time for relaxation.  In the school year some of us dreamed of spending nice long days at the spa in the summer. However, for many, that remains a dream. Don’t worry, teenAGE has got your back. For this week’s edition of ‘How to’, we will be looking at making salts and sugar scrubs. Teenage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:48:34 GMT Take Control http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-take-control-july30 Happy summer, teenATION and even happier days to come once you see what we have in store for you today. We’ve been delinquent, not pushing out Take Control as often as we should but that’s only so that you aren’t bombarded with too many awesome games. This week’s hot new pick is something that is sure to excite. So, if you don’t mind taking a moment out of your busy gaming schedule here is this week’s Take Control. Teenage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:49:33 GMT Transfer BLOC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-transfer-bloc-july30 Di Maria on his way to Paris? Teenage Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:36:22 GMT In Living 'Colas' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-colas-interview Cultural Organization of Local and Artistic Synergy- Colas, stopped by on Saturday to have a sit down with teenAGE. It was a musical, lyrical and intellectual chat with the four men: Velando Rowe, Darik Haynes, Oraine Meikle and Kenroy Rowe. The group was formed while the guys were at Clan Carthy High School, and has since been rising steadily. In 2010, they became the first dub poetry group to place as high as they did in the Tastee Talent Trail Competition- finishing second. During the chat, the group told us about that experience and more.  Teenage Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:58:09 GMT Kids Once Travelled Via Mail  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/10-things-2015-july29 Hello everyone, let me welcome you to another learning opportunity…might not sound as fun right? As the word “learn” gives us all a dreadful reminder of school, but I bet these facts will definitely be fun to learn. Here we go… Teenage Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:43:13 GMT Is 400 the new 100 metres? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-sports-400-metre-dominance It was only a decade ago that Jamaica asserted itself as the sprint factory of the world. The 'sub-10 king' Asafa Powell broke the 100 metres world record for the first time 10 years ago, and 2005 was also the year Michael Frater halted a drought and won our first individual medal 100 metres medal (silver) at the Helsinki World Championships. Since then many young sprinters have been aspiring to reach the same levels of an Asafa or Michael. Teenage Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:39:23 GMT #GivesMeLife http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/gives-me-life-8 The trek down memory lane continues this week, as the men of the teenAGE Observer join the ladies in reminiscing on the childhood memory that #givesmelife. We know that these responses may cause some to get teary-eyed, so bear with us ladies. Teenage Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:06:01 GMT Diddy's New Wheels http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/in-case-teen-june28 Bobbi-Kristina Brown passes away Teenage Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:51:09 GMT Hottraxx http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-hottraxx-july28 TeenATION music lovers, we hope you guys have been enjoying your summer thus far, can you believe that it’s the last we of July already? Time is just flying by so fast but you know what they say time flies when you’re having fun, and just because summer is half way over doesn’t mean that there isn’t more fun to be had. August is a 'serious' holiday month for Jamaica, with Emancipation and Independence day coming up, and for those who can’t remember the dates for the two days remember that ‘E’ (August 1) comes before ‘I’ (August 6). But enough of this alphabet lesson, the reason you’re here is for your weekly local and international top 10 ‘Top-Up’, and you know you can rely on teenAGE for your weekly Hottraxx. Now the lists: Teenage Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:50:59 GMT teenBOSS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-boss-Kristofferson “Do good regardless”, “Do work you can believe in”, and “Read!”These represent some of the mantras that Kristofferson Nunes (KN) uses to navigate through his life's adventures. Teenage Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:16:20 GMT Cultivating Young Minds Through Robotics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-robotics-workshop Last Saturday, Halls of Learning and the Musson Foundation offered 422 children from various Kingston communities free access to a robotics workshop. This was held at the Musson Foundation Learning Lounge located at 58 Half-Way Tree Road. Among the communities were; Deanery Road, McGregor Gardens, Mountain View, Nannyville and Trench Town. While sessions were available for the SOS Children's Village. Teenage Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:44:39 GMT Rash-on Fashion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/rash-on-fashion-10 Hey trendy teens, it might be a little early but I am already contemplating what to wear on the first day of school. I remember last year when i was about to start university, how confused I was about what to both buy and bring. After a year, I have learnt a few things about being both fashionable and studious.  Teenage Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:42:41 GMT Off The Rack http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/off-the-rack-ombre Bonjour fashionistas, this week Off The Rack is deviating from simply clothes. I am sure it is a deviation you will love. Being fashionable is not only about having brand new pigalle heels or the cutest culottes. It is also posture, how you style your hair, how you do your make up (definitely how you do your make-up). Teenage Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:16:29 GMT How To... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-how-to-make-headbands Do you have a ton of old shirts? Shirts that you have outgrown? Shirts that you should have left in the early 2000's? Shirts that aren’t acceptable to donate. Well cut them up! Teenage Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:05:47 GMT A 50-Word Best Seller http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/10-things-2015-july22 It sure never hurts to learn something new each day, not only will this be beneficial in our daily lives as we interact with our peers and superiors, but it will also aid in our personal development. Hello Guys! Welcome back to another feature of 10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know. Here we go, did you know that… Teenage Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:17:43 GMT Alvas' actions - if not arrogance then what? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenage-editorial-july21 That said, occurrences over the past week caused some to question the influence of too much 'ambition', and look at it in a slightly negative light, as a 20-year-old Jamaican footballer stole headlines on the local stage. Teenage Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:17:20 GMT Hottraxx http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-hottraxx-july21 Salute teenATION and music lovers everywhere, we hope you guys have been making the best of the little time that we have left for this summer. Many are still reliving the highlights of Reggae Sumfest last week, and the showing definitely proved why it’s called the greatest reggae show on earth. Special shout out to Lady Saw who was the first female dancehall artiste to close Dancehall Night since the show’s inception. The reigning 'queen of dancehall' definitely proved that she’s still got it, and we still got you when it comes to your local and international top 10 top-up, in this week’s Hottraxx. Now the lists: Teenage Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:03:45 GMT Transfer BLOC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-transfer-bloc-july21 Liverpool in big money move Teenage Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:27:43 GMT For love and the perks http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-chess-champion Ask him what other reason there is and you’ll hear about the money to be made competing, travels to other countries and the opportunity to represent Jamaica on an international stage, as he will be doing in August at the Caribbean and Central America games in Trinidad. Teenage Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:54:28 GMT