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 What is climate Change? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/What-is-climate-Change-_17548730 With the recent drought from which the country is just starting to show signs of recovery, a lot of attention has been focused on climate change lately. We have experienced firsthand the negative implications of extreme temperatures over extended periods of time. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Double the talent http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Double-the-talent_17519077 FOR six seasons, the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours has unearthed talent from schools all across the island. On May 2, all the winners from the 2013/14 tour, and well-wishers, gathered at the Theatre Place in New Kingston for a spectacle -- the grand finale of the teenAGE Expression Tours for 2014. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Analyse Parchment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Analyse-Parchment_17547608 "I actually ran up and down in my house and then I ran to my cousin's house to tell her about it," 17-year-old Analyse Parchment beamed as she remembered the fateful results night. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Felesha Francis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Felesha-Francis_17547583 When Felesha Francis saw that she got 10 distinctions in CSEC, she was overwhelmed. She recounts that "I didn't expect to get ten ones, all with AAA profiles, because even though I tried to do my best, I didn't feel as if I performed at my usual standards in some of those exams" Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rachel Clarke http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Rachel-Clarke_17547591 A remarkable 10 grade ones and a grade two copped by Alpharian, Rachel Clarke, rendered a big family feast filled with laughter and celebration. The family feast was no surprise as she has had a very supportive family throughout her educational journey. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Chevelle Level http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Chevelle-Level_17547609 "I laughed at first," Chevelle Level told teenAGE when asked her reaction to her performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) exams. "The minute I saw the grade one in mathematics, however, I started to cry then shouted, "Thank you, Lord!" Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Zavion Edwards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Zavion-Edwards_17547586 Currently enrolled in upper six at St Jago High School, Zavion Edwards recently attained five grade ones in his CAPE unit one exam sitting. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Nile Anderson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Nile-Anderson_17547595 "Yes! Yes! Yes, yes, yes!" was Nile Anderson's words upon discovering that he was not only successful in the 16 subjects he sat in the recent exams, but received 13 ones and three twos. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shantalle Bowen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Shantalle-Brown_17547603 "I didn't have electricity for a while and it was very difficult to study, but I tried not to allow anything to deter me from studying," 18-year-old Vineyard Town resident, Shantalle Bowen shared her challenging road to success. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT $5.3m awarded to students by Food for the Poor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-5-3m-awarded-to-students-by-Food-for-the-Poor_17540778 Two hundred and ninety students islandwide, have been awarded with scholarships valued at approximately $5.3-million by Food for the Poor Jamaica. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT We remain committed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/We-remain-committed_17527106 For the past four years, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, CCJL operators of the Flow and Columbus Business Solutions brands, has been long-standing partners with the Jamaica Observer for its Schools Market Programme consisting of a number of school-based events such as the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours and the CSEC workshop in an effort to connect to the island-wide school community in a meaningful way. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Keep refreshed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Keep-refreshed_17548584 Catherine Goodall (left) Regional Brand Manager Pepsi relaxes with Kaci Fennell, Ms Jamaica Universe 2014 after a handover of Ocean Spray and Flavour Splash product to the beauty queen as a congratulatory gift at Ribbiz Ultra Lounge Barbican Centre on Friday Sept 12. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Joan River's star-studded send-off http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Joan-River-s-star-studded-send-off_17547504 Did Joan Rivers plan her own funeral service? In a way it seemed the American Comedian and host of E! network's Fashion Police, did plan her farewell ceremony. In her book entitled I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me, Rivers outlined what she would want her funeral service to be like. Some of her plans included "...I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action. I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way... I want to look gorgeous... I want to be buried in a Valentino gown... And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's." She got the star studded affair she wanted with a guest list that included Sarah-Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, and Howard Stern. She, however, didn't get her hair blowing in the wind like Beyonce's or a Valentino gown as Rivers was cremated, but the service was as entertaining and witty as the 81 years old comedian was. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Traditional folk forms alive http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Traditional-folk-forms-alive_17548617 estled in the parish of Manchester, the farming community of New Forest boasts the New Forest Primary & Junior High School which has quietly been creating a storm in the performing arts. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT GSAT Scholars Awrded by Sagicor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/GSAT-Scholars-Awrded-by-Sagicor_17540573 Latoya Mayhew-Kerr (left), general manager of Sagicor Employee Benefits Administrator Limited presents a token to Alecia Butt at the company's Annual GSAT Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, August 28 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Butt, who received the Sagicor scholarship in 2009, shared remarks on her experiences attending Jessie Ripoll Primary School and her nine ones received in the recent CSEC Examinations, while at Immaculate Conception High School. To date, the scholarship programme has assisted almost 400 students at the national primary examination level and some student athletes, amounting to $17,780,000.00. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Hydel, StGC star in thumping wins http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Hydel--StGC-star-in-thumping-wins_17548526 FINALISTS for 2012, Hydel High and St George's College were the most goal-fuelled teams on this weekend's fixtures of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT European Football Round-Up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/European-Football-Round-Up_17548532 Points shared at the Emirates Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT School Spirit Mural earns $1M for Immaculate High School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/School-Spirit-Mural-earns--1M-for-Immaculate-High-School_17540808 he importance of school spirit for Immaculate Conception High has again been highlighted with the exciting news that the school has won an award of $1 million dollars from Wisynco. Immaculate has earned this prize having won first place in the Cran Wata Million Dollar Mural competition. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe_17540812 5 A compilation of reggae icon Bob Marley's greatest hits entitled Legend: Greatest Of... has secured a spot at number five on the Billboard 200 Album chart. This was a massive step for the album, as it was ranked at number 100 in the previous week, and it now stands in a better position than Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour, and Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Holywood. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Catch that Pan Chicken http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Catch-that-Pan-Chicken_17547506 Meet Utech techies Jnelle Blackwood, Rickardo Hyde, Kadeem Heywood, and Stephan Smith, collectively known as Working Enigma. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT ROTARY CLUB exposes youth to J'can folk culture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ROTARY-CLUB-exposes-youth-to-J-can-folk-culture_17548582 In observance of Rotary International's celebration of Youth Service month to highlight and support the philanthropic contributions, spirit and innovativeness of young people across the globe, some 250 children were treated to the first performance of the Jamaican Folk Singers' 2014 concert season, which opened at the Little Theatre Saturday, September 13. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Here for educators and their families http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Here-for-educators-and-their-families_17527108 For over half a century, AAMM Co-operative Credit Union has been providing financial solutions to persons employed in Jamaica's education sector and their families. Helping students achieve their educational and professional goals is a self-imposed mandate of the credit union. Local Youth Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shenelle shines http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Shenelle-shines_17512977 SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Shenelle Gardner walked away with the Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented Teen 2014 crown on August 23, 2014, defeating 25 other hopefuls at the Grand Coronation Show held at The Queen's School. Shenelle beamed with pride as outgoing queen Josselle Fisher placed the crown on her head. Local Youth Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Schools, youth clubs sign up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Schools--youth-clubs-sign-up_17511137 STUDENTS from a number of high schools and youth clubs will be among the thousands who will participate in this year's International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day in Jamaica, to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Local Youth Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT VIDEOGRAPHY The Storyteller http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/VIDEOGRAPHY-The-Storyteller_17510687 PHASE Three Productions recently presented two six-day workshops called, The Art of Videography - Story Telling via Moving Images and teenAGE was invited to tag along. Local Youth Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT