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 Int’l partnerships being forged to address child abuse – Green http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Int-l-partnerships-being-forged-to-address-child-abuse---Green KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says it is forging international partnerships to address child abuse across the island. Local News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:47:05 GMT #Champs2017: Seven points separate top two heading into final day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Champs2017--Seven-points-separate-top-two-heading-into-final-day KINGSTON, Jamaica — The title race for the 107th staging of the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships is set to go down to the wire, after Edwin Allen and Kingston College closed day four slightly in front at the National Stadium. Sports Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:13:49 GMT Kingston College track team out for revenge in this year’s Championship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Kingston-College-track-team-out-for-revenge-in-this-year-s-Championship It’s no secret that KC would love to outshine their rivals this year, in fact they have tried relentlessly to do so since the green and black domination began in 2012. Since then, KC has finished runners up four times (2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016) which perhaps explains KC’s raging desire to get the best of Michael Clarke and his boys. Teenage Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:53:21 GMT Will Calabar make it six in a row? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Will-Calabar-make-it-six-in-a-row- This year, many expect another assertive performance from the green and black outlet. It took them 287.5 points to clinch the ISSA/Grace Boys Athletics Championships last year, a mere 37.5 points ahead of KC in second. The Championships have never seen such domination since the likes of, you guessed it, Kingston College. KC went on a 12-year winning spree between 1963 -1975 and is the last team to win six consecutive Championships (2001-2006). Teenage Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:56:01 GMT Protoje does it 'For The Culture' again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Protoje-does-it--For-The-Culture--again Reggae music in Jamaica keeps on evolving so beautifully, not entirely because of the support from Jamaicans but because of the support and nurturing of young incredible reggae acts by the more developed artistes, which definitely keeps the wheel ablaze and spinning. Teenage Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:55 GMT teenAGE Matchday 27 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Matchday-27-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:03:55 GMT Banning Kartel, violence in dancehall superficial at best http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Banning-Kartel--violence-in-dancehall-superficial-at-best Calls to ban dancehall music appear to be a tale as old as time itself. Teenage Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:02 GMT Youth View Awards 2017: a video recap http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Youth-View-Awards-2017--a-video-recap Teenage Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:46:28 GMT teenAGE BPL Matchday 26 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-26-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:02:41 GMT Youth View Awards celebrates ten years in style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Youth-View-Awards-celebrates-ten-years-in-style While the layout hadn’t changed from the last staging the show provided exciting performances and well deserved awards. The show was hosted by the illustrious former beauty queen Yendi Phillips and resident YVAs host and disc jock Bambino. They kept the audience’s attention with witty banter and wise cracks from start to finish and closed the show with a well choreographed and enthralling dance performance. Teenage Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:01:52 GMT Jah 9 Live: Music, poetry and female empowerment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Jah9-live2017-02-16T15-00-52 This is the reggae artiste’s second event in Jamaica, after her free show last summer at Nanook and she definitely gave it her absolute all. Teenage Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:53:38 GMT Youth View Awards set for spectacular 10th anniversary celebration http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Youth-View-Awards-set-for-spectacular-10th-anniversary-celebration With the 10th anniversary celebration, a number of new features have been added including Break out New Artiste of the Year – Male and Female, the Icon award and the new voting website Caribbean.com. Teenage Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:49:46 GMT New Beyoncé and Jay Z collab http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/New-Beyonc--and-Jay-Z-collab On February 12 Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Khaled gave music fans a reason besides the prestigious Grammys awards ceremony, to rejoice. Shining was released exclusively on Tidal immediately following the close of the ceremony. Teenage Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:34:23 GMT teenAGE BPL Matchday 25 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-25-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:39:06 GMT Why wearing black to support ending violence against women and kids was important http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Why-wearing-black-to-support-ending-violence-against-women-and-kids-was-important However, despite the huge support the movement has received, a large amount of Jamaicans are of the belief that wearing black will achieve nothing in the grand scheme of things. "Rape and Murder won't immediately stop just because I wear black", is the consensus many have come to. This thought process however, is wholly counter-productive when it comes to solving the problem of violence against women and children. Teenage Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:37:54 GMT Who really sing it? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Who-really-sing-it- In June 2016, Spice performed at Reggae Sumfest where she spoke about dancehall artistes who claimed to “run dancehall” and are claiming the title of 'boss'. Spice proceeded to sing her own version of Vybz Kartel’s song Di House A Bun Down where she called out Alklaine saying “Alkaline not even inna teacher class”. Then in January 2017, Vybz Kartel, released Closed Casket which was supposedly aimed at Alkaline and the Vendetta crew. In response to this “Alkaline” released a diss track called Prison Warder which not only dissed Vybz Kartel but also Popcaan, Spice, Tommy Lee, Beenie Man and Ishawna.   Teenage Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:30:51 GMT Big Sean's I Decided http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Big-Sean-s-I-Decided Immediately there was an air of expectancy - Dark Sky Paradise (2015) was very well received after all - and the bar was set pretty high with the two earliest lead singles Moves and Bounce Back.  Teenage Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:17:14 GMT teenAGE BPL Matchday 24 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-24-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:11:51 GMT teenAGE BPL Matchday 23 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-23-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:02:45 GMT UWI Research Days guide students in the right direction http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/UWI-Research-Days-guide-students-in-the-right-direction High school students and teachers will be able to participate in a variety of student-oriented events, with several opportunities to win prizes and gain hands-on experience in experiments and activities which would not otherwise be accessible to them.  There is also the direct effort to familiarize them with the world of tertiary education in general and the UWI Mona Campus in particular. Teenage Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:37:20 GMT Little Mix's Leigh-Anne has a whole lot of love for Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Little-Mix-s-Leigh-Anne-has-a-whole-lot-of-love-for-Jamaica In an interview published online on January 25th pop singer Leigh-Anne talks about fashion and her home-away-from-home which may arguably be her two favourite things outside of writing hits and singing to sold out crowds. Teenage Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:35:04 GMT Messi to solve Pep's problems? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Messi-to-solve-Pep-s-problems- 1. Lionel Messi to Manchester City Teenage Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:30:47 GMT #TVShowReview: Riverdale http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-TVShowReview--Riverdale Archie Comics often saw the gang riding around town, hanging out together and featured a bunch of spats between Veronica and Betty over the titular character Archie, but Riverdale lends a certain depth to all the characters. Teenage Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:27:21 GMT Konshens on ‘Side to Side’ remix with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Konshens-on--Side-to-Side--remix-with-Ariana-Grande-and-Nicki-Minaj Konshens is just one of few dancehall artistes to venture onto the international scene via collaborations. Teenage Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:10:05 GMT teenAGE BPL Matchday 22 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-22-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:45:13 GMT