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 Changing our littering culture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Changing-our-littering-culture The unsavoury and hazardous problem of littering was highlighted recently in an incident on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, where after a period of heavy rain, businesses on that stretch of road were flooded with water and surrounded by plastic bottles, Styrofoam boxes and other waste. Teenage Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:02 GMT Jamaican sensation Bailey continues to make headlines in Europe  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Jamaican-sensation-Bailey-continues-to-make-headlines-in-Europe The 19-year-old scored twice in his team’s 3-2 defeat against Rapid Wien and reports emerged post-match that Manchester City has joined the race to sign the teenage prospect. Teenage Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:18:08 GMT Is The Weeknd really a 'starboy' though? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Is-The-Weeknd-really-a-starboy-though- He shocked the internet with the Daft Punk collaboration that certainly is a bit of a departure sound-wise from the hits like The Hills and Earned It, but proves his musical prowess and willingness to switch things up. Teenage Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:05:48 GMT Rushane Campbell — blogger, fashionisto, law student http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Rushane-Campbell--Blogger--fashionisto--law-student Check out the interview below after some teenAGE casual questions (TCQs):  Teenage Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:47:31 GMT teenAGE sports writers Matchday 6 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-sports-writers-Matchday-6-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner, and two points for the correct scoreline. Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions, as well as your own predictions.  Teenage Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:28:06 GMT Entrepreneurial 'Diamond Challenge' comes to Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Entrepreneurial--Diamond-Challenge--comes-to-Jamaica The Diamond Challenge, an entrepreneurial competition designed to expose high school students to entrepreneurship as a viable career path, is coming to Jamaica. The challenge was created by the University of Delaware in 2012, and will this year be partnering with Jamaican non-profit organization Next Gen Creators to have an international pitch here in Jamaica.  Teenage Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:44:25 GMT Shea-Ann and Michaela — the 'Racket Duo'  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Shea-Ann-and-Michaela---the--Racket-Duo- Kameka who attends the Montego Bay High School for Girls started playing tennis when she was three years old and won her first tournament at age eight. Teenage Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:24:50 GMT Kool Runnings now has a NASA-tested astronaut ride  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Kool-Runnings-now-has-a-NASA-tested-astronaut-ride The newly introduced ride is one of only five in the western hemisphere, with the others being in the United States and one in Trinidad. Teenage Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:19:13 GMT Adam Levine is officially a dad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Adam-Levine-is-officially-a-dad Reports are that the couple has named their baby girl Dusty Rose Levine. Teenage Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:06:40 GMT Brangelina calls it quits http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Brangelina-calls-it-quits According to the court documents, the couple separated on September 15, 2016 because Jolie felt that Pitts’s marijuana and alcohol consumption as well as his temper could be dangerous to their children. In a statement made by Pitt to CNN he says “I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids.” Jolie’s main focus is also the children. She is seeking physical custody of all six, three of which are adopted. She is asking that the court grant Pitt visitation rights. Teenage Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:33:56 GMT One Direction back? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/One-Direction-back- When ex-member Zayn Malik infamously split from the British-Irish boy band sensation, and the remaining four later announced a hiatus, cynics weren't so sure they'd really be back. Fans have continued to hold on to Niall, Harry, Louis and Liam's promises to return amid Hollywood whispers of solo projects for each of the guys. Teenage Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:29:11 GMT Inhuman hours and illegalities: summer work and travel http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Inhuman-hours-and-illegalities--summer-work-and-travel2016-09-20T00-13-47 Each year thousands of our tertiary students venture to the United States on the summer work and travel programme. The programme’s main purpose is to facilitate cultural exchange, however, as the Jamaican dollar is undoubtedly weak against the US dollar, most students go for the money. The profits from the programme typically go towards tuition, boarding and new gadgets. Indeed, without the existence of this programme many students would not be able to fund their tertiary education. Thus, it is truly alarming and disheartening that these same students are muddying the very waters they hope to drink. Teenage Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:42 GMT Liverpool vs Chelsea and other BPL predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Liverpool-vs-Chelsea-and-other-BPL-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner, and two points for the correct scoreline. Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions, as well as your own predictions.  Teenage Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:44:25 GMT Champions League player of the week   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-week There were many standout players this week but there is only one CL player of the week. While most would give this title to Lionel Messi for scoring a hat-trick and helping Barcelona FC to demolish Celtic FC 7-0, the real MVP was Alvaro Morata. Teenage Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:01:14 GMT Children must be seen and not heard http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Children-must-be-seen-and-not-heard 'Children must be seen and not heard' is an old saying that many young children - blessedly - are now growing without hearing. But some still are. Teenage Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:49:43 GMT Ten excuses we give for not having our homework http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Ten-excuses-we-give-for-not-having-our-homework 1. I left it at home Teenage Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:27:41 GMT No easy way forward on hair regulations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/No-easy-way-forward-on-hair-regulations When news broke last week of three-year-old Zavier Assam being turned away from Hopefield Prep School because of his hair, tongues wagged all across the island. But thankfully some of that wagging included necessary conversations about remnants of colonialist oppression in our present day society.  Teenage Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:36:38 GMT Schoolboy football players to look out for this Manning Cup season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Schoolboy-football-players-to-look-out-for-in-the-Manning-Cup-this-season Alex Marshall Teenage Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:09:54 GMT #StruttingTheWorld: 16-year-old Saint model Lydia Barnett http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Strutting-the-World--Saint-Model-Lydia-Barnett PHOTOS: Bryan Cummings Teenage Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:57:20 GMT Barclays Premier League weekend match predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/BPL-weekend-match-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner, and two points for the correct scoreline. Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions, as well as your own predictions.  Teenage Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:19:46 GMT Lady Gaga ends pop music hiatus with release of 'Perfect Illusion' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Lady-Gaga-ends-pop-music-hiatus-with-release-of--Perfect-Illusion- The dance-music diva told the BBC that her latest song was written on a manual typewriter, composed with music impresario Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker, of the Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala. Teenage Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:16:06 GMT Jamaica Yellow Pages' 'Wi Proud A Dem' competition help kids with school  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Jamaica-Yellow-Pages---Wi-Proud-A-Dem--competition-help-kids-with-school What started last year as an online Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) competition dubbed "Wi Proud A Dem", continued this year with the public being invited to submit entries detailing why they were proud of their GSAT scholars. Teenage Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:02:54 GMT What we know about the Mavado v Popcaan war of words so far http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/What-we-know-about-the-Mavado-v-Popcaan-war-of-words-so-far Well, nobody really knows for sure, but we've tried to create a timeline of events.  Teenage Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:04:18 GMT The case for unplugging from social media from time to time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/The-case-for-unplugging-from-social-media-ever-so-often And now we're all a little bit addicted to it. There's no shame, though. It's pretty nice to be able to keep up with friends, family and acquaintances, no matter how far away they may be. It's also nice to be able to be up to date on news and other topics of interest on a regional and international level. Teenage Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:44:56 GMT Talk Up Yout kicks off new season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Talk-Up-Yout-kicks-off-new-season The show featured new, dynamic young people from across the island and a brand new topic, #BlackLivesMatter , for the cast to tackle. Other pressing issues such as 'definitions of beauty', and 'youth & sex' are set to be introduced in the future episodes. Teenage Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:57:55 GMT