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 True Blues win again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/True-Blues-win-again_18002928 THE boys from Old Hope Road, Jamaica College (JC), cemented their dominance in schoolboy football on Saturday as they edged Charlie Smith to retain the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup title. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Second chances for youths http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Second-chances-for-youths_17994081 WHEN the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and the National Youth Service (NYS) initiated the Events Management Training and Employment Programme, the objectives included creating viable employment and development opportunities for young people in arts development and events management. However, the programme has exceeded expectations creating second chances for youths who were sitting at home idly. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Should the age of consent be raised? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Should-the-age-of-consent-be-raised-_18003895 There have been talks in Parliament these last few days to have the age of consent lifted to 18 in Jamaica. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Smart Egg Kids K crowns first official champion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Smart-Egg-Kids-K-crowns-first-official-champion_17993777 STEPHEN Clunis made racing history as the winner of the first officially timed children's road race in Jamaica after finishing only one tenth of a second ahead of second-placed Sean Hewitt. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Grizzlies, Lakers surprise http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Grizzlies--Lakers-surprise_18002925 HE LA Lakers (3-10) surprised fans and basketball watchers everywhere this week by winning two games in a row, while the Memphis Grizzlies (11-2) continue to top the conference. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Another Jamaican Voice http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Another-Jamaican-Voice-_17993755 Another Jamaican seems to be setting the US singing competition The Voice on fire with her talent. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT YVA premieres Mokingjay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/YVA-premieres-Mokingjay_18005142 ON Saturday November 22, 2014 teenAGE got a chance to view the premiere of the part one of the end of the The Hunger Games trilogy: Mockingjay At Carib 5. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Business leaders impressed by student entrepreneurs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Business-leaders-impressed-by-student-entrepreneurs_18005408 Over 30 business leaders were in awe after students presented their business plans and operations to them at the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held recently at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. The business leaders were adjudicating the presentations of 41 student companies participating in the 2014-2015 JACE programme. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Bad Apple to save the bunch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Bad-Apple-to-save-the-bunch_18004830 Bad Apple is expected to target numerous high schools in and around the corporate area this week. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Nightie night http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Nightie-night_17993752 SLEEP take splace when the body and mind are inactive and relaxed. Oftentimes, teens do not get enough sleep due to getting assignments done and studying. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT The one blazer effect http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/The-one-blazer-effect_18003125 WE took you through the different ways of mixing your old clothing with the new to create the perfect look. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Beach Buggy Racing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Beach-Buggy-Racing_17994520 THE recent launch of the 4.2 star rating game, Beach Buggy Racing, has taken the gaming industry by storm. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Bryant puts up a shot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Bryant-puts-up-a-shot_18002926 5. Despite a bad loss to the Raptors this week, LeBron James showed off his sick handles, selling Kyle Lowry on the hesitation before going behind the back and penetrating to dish to Anderson Varejao for the lay-up. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe_18003383 5. Blank Space is hot on the charts. The song has made Taylor Swift the first woman to have one hit succeeded by another at number one on Billboard. This happened when Blank Space took the top spot from Shake It Off, which was released prior to the album. Both songs come from her latest album 1989, which was released a few weeks ago. Local Youth Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT United gun down Arsenal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/United-gun-down-Arsenal_18003126 United gun down Arsenal Local Youth Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT More education or more distraction? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/More-education-or-more-distraction-_17954111 THE Ministry of Education has invested nearly $1 billion to the Tablets in Schools Programme, and has recently revealed encouraging results from the pilot project. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT JAA Junior Club instrumental in installation of Jonathan Grant sidewalk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/JAA-Junior-Club-instrumental-in-installation-of-Jonathan-Grant-sidewalk_17954267 MEMBERS of the Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) Junior Club, are encouraged to conceptualise and implement advocacy projects that will help to improve Road Safety within their school communities. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Talents & Gifts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Talents---Gifts_17954133 DRAMATISTS, singers, poets, lyricists, dancers, and instrumentalists were all very present when the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours visited the Seventh-Day Adventist school May Pen High last week. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Paving the way for youth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Paving-the-way-for-youth_17955055 The Honourable Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth and Culture and Jason McNeish, Youth and Digital Media Officer, JNBS, lead students in the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre to the launch of National Youth Month, after being entertained by a flash mob. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT teenAGE writer among honourees at CXC Awards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-writer-among-honourees-at-CXC-Awards_17954165 teenAGE Observer writer, Louis Davis, was among over 100 students who received awards last Friday at the Jamaica Association of Principals and Secondary Schools (JAPSS) National CXC Awards ceremony held at St George's College. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT ARTESA: YOUR jewellery designer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ARTESA--YOUR-jewellery-designer_17846597 LIKE most of us, Grace-Ann Shaw has a thing for bling. It was this passion that led her to become the founder and operator of jewellery enterprise, ARTESA. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Golden Apple http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Golden-Apple_17954102 ONLY in Jamaica is this fruit called June plum. It is known in other countries as Jew plum, golden apple or hog plum. Its botanical name is ambarella spondias dulcis ambere and was introduced in Jamaica in 1782. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Charlie Smith, JC to battle for Manning Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Charlie-Smith--JC-to-battle-for-Manning-Cup_17955050 EITHER Charlie Smith or Jamaica College (JC) will be crowned champions of the 2014 ISSA/LIME Manning Cup. Both teams secured a place in the finals after wins on Saturday over Wolmer's Boys and Camperdown respectively. Charlie Smith won their game 1-0, while JC got a 4-2 result. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe_17954099 5 - Kim Kardashian attempted to break the internet last week, when she posted a sneak peak of her photoshoot for Paper Magazine. In one of the raunchy photos she was completely nude, save for black gloves and a pearl choker. She also released other photos from the shoot, including one in which she successfully balanced a glass of champagne on her derriere. As expected, there has been a lot of debate over the weekend about the appropriateness of the photographs, considering that she has a young daughter and a husband. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT WAYNE ROONEY: 100 not out http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/WAYNE-ROONEY--100-not-out_17955122 OVER a decade ago, 11 years and nine months to be exact, a 17-year-old Wayne Mark Rooney made his international debut for England in their friendly against Australia. Local Youth Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT