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 CDA calls children's posters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/CDA-calls-children-s-posters_17192266 The Child Development Agency (CDA) is inviting children from across the island to capture through art, key factors of child protection, by participating in its 10th Anniversary poster competition, under the theme 'Protecting Children, Transforming Lives, Securing the Future'. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT JN Foundation recognises young photographers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/JN-Foundation-recognises-young-photographers_17213646 EARL Jarrett, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society, is urging young people with creative talents to take advantage of an expanding global digital network, to showcase and ultimately earn from their skills. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT JPS Foundation powers energy camp http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/JPS-Foundation-powers-energy-camp_17148216 THIS summer, 30 students from several of Kingston’s, St Andrew’s and St Catherine’s most at-risk communities are getting an exciting introduction to electricity generation. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Queen quest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Queen-quest_17050098 NEXT Sunday, 15 high school girls will be vying for the crown of Miss Teen Jamica 2014 at the Courtleigh Auditorium. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Tax winners http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Tax-winners_17192857 Grace Rookwood (left), deputy Commissioner General, Legal Services for Tax Adminisitration Jamaica hands over first-place prizes to Justin-Timothy Frater of Cornwall College, for the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition (local leg). The COTA Award Ceremony took place on Thursday July 3, 2014 at the Tax Administration head office, PCJ Building. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Weh di hotspot deh? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Weh-di-hotspot-deh-_17148222 SUMMER is here, and parties are everywhere. All over the island, teens are in full party mode and ready to dance off the stress from yet another hectic school year. All over social media new parties are being promoted everyday, and you would have to be a true born and bred house-rat not to want to go to at least one. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe_17213672 5 The 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest ended on a very high note this weekend. The event took place between July 13 and 19, with the main events being Dancehall Night on Thursday, followed by two International Nights on Friday and Saturday. The show featured all the big names in the reggae and dancehall industry, and hip hop and R&B sensations Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo and Future. Patrons and critics alike describe the events as one of the best ever. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Teenagers volunteer with the Sandals Foundation on Mandela Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Teenagers-volunteer-with-the-Sandals-Foundation-on-Mandela-Day_17049187 Sandals Foundation volunteer, Suzanne Stevenson (left), and teen volunteers, Oshando Brydson and Vanessa Barnaby, listen intently to this elderly resident of the St James Infirmary as he shares his memories of Mandela and Jamaica of a bygone era. The volunteers were among a group that visited the infirmary and provided lunch for the residents in commemoration of Mandela Day last Friday. Local Youth Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT What was your biggest surprise in this year’s World Cup? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/What-was-your-biggest-surprise-in-this-year-s-World-Cup--_17050892 With the 2014 FIFA World Cup ending on Sunday, persons globally are either celebrating their favourite team’s victories or feeling disappointed. Some have even jumped ship from a losing team, and within the period of less than a month, have become another team’s biggest fan. Local Youth Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'Die Mannschaft' ends trophy-less drought http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Die-Mannschaft--ends-trophy-less-drought_17165229 Germany has added a fourth star above their national team crest after prevailing 1-0 over Argentina after extra time in their World Cup final match in Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium on Sunday. International Football Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe-_17148229 5. Paula, Robin Thicke's latest album, named after his wife (which he hopes will woo her back to him) is a big flop. In its first week of sales, it has had only about 600 total sales in the UK, and less than 100 in Australia. Some critics say that this epic failure is a backlash of sexist lyrics in Thicke's last hit Blurred Lines. Others argue that it is due to poor quality of the album itself and its promotion. Local Youth Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Meet the School — Kingsway High School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Meet-the-School---Kingsway-High-School-_17148225 Established: 1943 Local Youth Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'COD' — more than just a game http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-COD----more-than-just-a-game_17102439 A new team, a new party, a fairly new venue all got their chance to make a mark recently, and things are looking very promising. DBlock and Nexxt Level Entertainment recently held the first instalment of Clubhouse: Opium Dreams inside XS Night Club and Lounge. Local Youth Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT A successful 'Rave' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/A-successful--Rave-_17102413 Drifters' Entertainment recently held Plush, at The Quad Night Club's Top Floor. Officially known as Plush Saturdays- "The Ultimate Rave", this club-party series is slated to run throughout the duration of summer. Local Youth Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Summer snaxx http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Summer-snaxx_17102392 The end of another school year is now here, this means that teens across the island are now thinking of ways they can make their summer fun. There is certainly a lot more freedom to enjoy more of their favourite activities. The teenAGE Observer recently rolled out its latest feature entitled Summer Snaxx, where we highlight a few 'quick fixes' that can be prepared in those instances when you just want something to munch on during the day (or night). Local Youth Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Meet the Schools — Jonathan Grant High School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Meet-the-Schools---Jonathan-Grant-High-School_17102457 Established: 1980 Local Youth Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Week 4 — World Cup highlights from brazil http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Week-4---World-Cup-highlights-from-brazil_17102393 Only one week remains in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the action on the pitch is gaining intensity as the tournament reaches the semi-finals. This is the fourth edition of our highlights feature. Local Youth Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shaping Baby? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Shaping-Baby- F ROM t h e p i n c h i n g o f t h e i r n o s e s t o t h e f i rmi n g u p o f t h e b u t t o c k s a f t e r a b a t h , J ama i c a n b a b i e s h a v e b e e n ma d e t o e n d u r e mi l d d i s c omf o r t o r e x t r eme p a i n t o me e t t h e i r p a r e n t s ’ a e s t h e t i c r e q u i r eme n t s . Local Youth Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:31:25 GMT Summer break edition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Summer-break-edition_17046060 dmittedly, teenAGE Observer Expressions Tour 2014 has ended, and the worthy winners chosen, but we decided to make one final stop at the Jose Marti Technical High School for a summer break edition. The last day of school presented students with an opportunity to participate in the concert series. Prayer was done to acknowledge the start of everything followed by youth marketing officer, Brenda Weather's adress and introduction. Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Career Walk Mechatronic engineer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Career-Walk-Mechatronic-engineer_17046971 Hello again, welcome to another instalment of Career Walk. Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT TIFA'S Summer of Secrets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/TIFA-S-Summer-of-Secrets_17046055 Dancehall diva Tifa launched her music video for Bak It Up, at the Triple Century Sports Bar last Wednesday. The track was produced by Island Kings Records, while the video was directed by Benmarc, who had previously worked with international stars including B.o.B. Additionally, the music video was filmed in Los Angeles, in USA. Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT What are you going to do with your summer? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/What-are-you-going-to-do-with-your-summer-_17046978 With the school year winding down, and the heat already upon us, most teenagers are already making plans for their summer holidays. Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Top Performer of Week of Week 3 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/TOP-PERFORMERS-of-Week-3_17047039 James Rodriguez Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT JA Teen meets US First Lady http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/JA-Teen-meets-US-First-Lady Recently, a young man by the name of Shavonne Campbell got the chance to do what some kids only dream of—  meet the First Lady of the United States. Shavonne, a Jamaican-born teen who has been living in the United States for the past 14 months, and he took the time out to share a few details of his memorable experience. It was berth from something as simple as a game. Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Highlights from Brazil http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Highlights-from-Brazil_17046946 The excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has continued or might have increased and the surprises just keep coming. This marks the third edition of our highlights feature. Local Youth Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT