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 Digicel gears up for summer interns http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Digicel-gears-up-for-summer-interns-_16492935 With the long summer holiday just a few months away, tertiary and secondary students are already searching for summer jobs. In line with this, telecommunications leader, Digicel, is now inviting applications to both its Graduate Recruitment Programme (GRP) and Summer Internship (SIP) Programme which begins in June. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Art, my passion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Art--my-passion_16492976 Make-up provides the perfect outlet for me to express my true passion — art". These are the sentiments expressed by Monique McLeod, a free-spirited and fun-loving individual who springs to life when in command of a brush. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Exams Draweth Nigh, Are You Prepared? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Exams-Draweth-Nigh--Are-You-Prepared-_16492900 As it is slowly progressing towards the end of the school year for students across the country, most of us if not all should be aware of the Caribbean Secondary Examinations CSEC and CAPE. Yes, it is that time of the year again students will be tested on what was taught throughout the year. With less than 3 weeks left for both CSEC and CAPE exams many are still on the verge of preparation, however, there are still some of us who are unsure of how to properly prepare. With that in mind, below are 10 things that will assist. Once these steps are followed, there should be nothing to worry about. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Freshhh Box Juice supports the rise of Chess masters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Freshhh-Box-Juice-supports-the-rise-of-Chess-masters_16492926 Chess is recognised as a sport that requires strong mental discipline, and as such students demonstrate the highest level of self-discipline which has manifested in them performing very well academically. Adani Clarke and Jaleel Thorpe — both of the Bread of Life Christian Academy — and Joshua Christie the Trinity Preparatory school in St Catherine, have proven to be true champions. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Exam prep http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/EXAM-PREP_16463735 You know it’s that time again when the Poui tree starts to shed — time for exams. That last leg of the school year when all that you have learnt is put to the test before the summer holidays begin. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT UWI cops Intercol Volleyball Double http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/UWI-cops-Intercol-Volleyball-Double_16492930 The University of the West Indies (UWI) thrashed the University of Technology (UTech) in both the male and female intercollegiate volleyball finals to grab both Intercolliegate Volleyball Championship titles. In two scintillating encounters, the UWI Pelicans faced off against the UTech Knights at UTech on Wednesday April 16. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Colour coded http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Colour-coded_16492924 The American International School of Kingston's parking lot was a kaleidoscope of paint, music and non-stop vibes as teenagers partied the evening away at 'Colorcoded, Paint vs Powder' last Wednesday. DJ Sanjay got the party started as he selected hit after hit from the 2014 soca catalogue. Truck on the Road, Carnival Tabanca, Too Real and Ministry of Road all received screams of approval from over a thousand teenagers present at the event. Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Road to Rio http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Road-to-Rio_16492890 European Bigwigs vs the Outsiders Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT NBA UpDate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/NBA-Up-Date_16501718 OKC, GSW take Game 1's Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT European Football Round-Up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/European-Football-Round-Up_16502477 Title now Liverpool's to lose Local Youth Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 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