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 Give dancehall the respect it deserves, part II http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Give-dancehall-the-respect-it-deserves--part-II On September 15 of last year,teenAGE ran an editorial calling for an end to dancehall being ‘thought of as the deviant, shameful little brother of reggae music’. That call must be made again.  Teenage Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:49 GMT Manning Cup second round preview: Wolmer's and STGC clash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Manning-Cup-second-round-preview--Wolmer-s-and-STGC-clash The other members in Group K are St Catherine and Haile Selassie, completing what is most definitely the group of death for the schoolboy competition. Teenage Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:14:14 GMT teenAGE Team of the Week for the FLOW Super Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Team-of-The-Week-for-the-FLOW-Super-Cup-round-1 Benjamin Williams – Clarendon College Teenage Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:59:40 GMT Press Record: Reggae artiste Sevana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Press-Record--Reggae-artiste-Sevana Teenage Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:07:29 GMT Hottraxx – 19-year-old features on our local countdown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Hottraxx---19-year-old-features-on-our-local-countdown It's that time of week again, and this time a surprise TEEN features as we count down the hottest local and international songs. If you haven’t heard of Shenseea yet, you’re missing out. She may be 19, but she’s already making some hit songs. Teenage Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:54:58 GMT Barclays Premier League matchday 9 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/BPL-Matchday-9-Predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:03:11 GMT Little Mix releases emotional, tell-all book http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Little-Mix-releases-emotional-tell-all-book Band member Jade Thirlwall opens up about her stint in therapy and hospital visits as a result of anorexia as a young TEEN. The cheerful brunette shares in the band's newly released tell-all book Our World, about how losing a cherished loved one and racist bullying in school lead to some of her darkest days. Teenage Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:48:09 GMT Champions League player of the matchday  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-matchday Of course, it didn't help Manchester City that Claudio Bravo was given a red card and subsequently sent off, leaving them with an energetic Messi and a goal keeper that was no match for the Barcelona attack. Teenage Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:37:22 GMT FLOW Super Cup returns with riveting matchups http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/FLOW-Super-Cup-returns-with-riveting-matchups The first round of the tournament has been finalised after the draw which allocated the teams in their respective brackets took place on Wednesday at the National Indoor Sports Arena. Teenage Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:28:49 GMT Disney star Bella Thorne gets racy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Disney-star-Bella-Thorne-gets-racy She's outspoken online and has taken her bold style and personality all the way to Playboy for a feature and a few photos. Teenage Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:47:19 GMT Champions League player of the matchday prediction  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-matchday-prediction Club football will also see another great return and this time it is of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Messi had officially returned from injury to score in the third minute helping Barcelona to seal their 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna on the weekend. Teenage Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:02:09 GMT Wolmer’s Boys continues to dominate Courtney Walsh Award nominations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Wolmer-s-Boys--School-continues-to-dominate-Courtney-Walsh-award-nominations The recognition is for students who have excelled both in sports as well as academics. The two prior male recipients have both been from the Wolmer’s Boys’ School with Jaheel Hyde winning it in 2014 and Javauni Garwood collecting his last year. Teenage Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:46:10 GMT PHOTOS: Kingston College vs Wolmer's - Clash of titans http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/PHOTOS--Kingston-College-vs-Wolmer-s---Clash-of-titans KC won dramatically on penalties after the sides ended deadlocked at 2-2 after extra time.  Teenage Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:18:25 GMT Grace Hamilton is professional... when hired as Spice, she does her job http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Spice-at-the-National-Stadium-Grace-Hamilton-is-professional The event boasted notable attendees, including Governor General Patrick Allen, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, our Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife, Juliet. Teenage Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:05:58 GMT Walker Cup team of the week for Matchday 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Walker-Cup-team-of-the-week-for-Matchday-1 Jahvanni Grant – Kingston College Teenage Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:09:24 GMT Barclay's Premier League Matchday 8 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Barclays-Premier-League-Matchday-8-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:56:39 GMT Male celebs paint nails to raise awareness of violence against children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Male-celebs-paint-nails-to-raise-awareness-of-violence-against-children E! News reports that the campaign launched by Polished Man was inspired by a little girl who had been repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted in the orphanage where she lived. After meeting and bonding with CEO Elliot Costello, she painted his nail and the act and her story inspired him to raise awareness regarding violence against children through nail polish. Teenage Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:00:50 GMT Is 'Tappa' the right answer? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Is--Tappa--the-right-answer- German coach Winfried Schafer had just led the Boyz to a Gold Cup silver medal finish, when the team lost 3-2 to Nicaragua at “The Office” in the WCQ opener. Jamaica ended the qualifying campaign having finished rock bottom in a semi-final round group including Panama, Costa Rica (whom they drew 2-2 with at the 2015 Gold Cup) and Haiti.  Teenage Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:40:23 GMT Barclays Premier League summer transfers: Hits and misses http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Barclays-Premier-League-summer-transfers--Hits-and-misses To pass the international break, we'll be having standout transfers, worst signings so far and which team seems to have had the best window. Teenage Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:38:16 GMT World Mental Health Day 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/World-Mental-Health-Day-2016 Every October 10 is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day (first celebrated in 1992) marks a time to educate and raise awareness of mental illness and its effects on people’s lives worldwide. Teenage Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:14:47 GMT #StruttingTheWorld: Teenage plus-size model, Tajai McPherson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-StruttingTheWorld--Teenage-plus-size-model--Tajai-McPherson TCQ1: If you could have any superpower what would it be? Teenage Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:51:11 GMT Young student athletes receive scholarships from Honey Bun http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Young-student-athletes-receive-scholarships-from-Honey-Bun The students were recommended by their respective coaches and received either scholarships towards tuition or book vouchers from Honey Bun as part of the 'Black, Green and Goldie' celebration of their pastry product.  Teenage Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:49:07 GMT #StruttingTheWorld: Waterhouse TEEN rules international runways http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Waterhouse-TEEN-rules-international-runways TCQ1: If you could have any superpower what would it be? Teenage Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:30:16 GMT teenAGE sports writers Matchday 7 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-sports-writers-Matchday-7-predictions One point is awarded for the correct result and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:01:19 GMT Champions League player of the week- Matchday 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-week--Matchday-2 Regardless of your preferred team, it is safe to say that the player of the match week that was predicted. Islam Slimani, has stepped up and earned his title as player of the matchday. Teenage Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:48:30 GMT