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 Oldane Graham: Reaping success with inmates http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Oldane-Graham--Reaping-success-with-inmates_17540628 TeenAGE sat and spoke with 21-year-old Oldane Graham from the University of the West Indies who helped 14 inmates from the General Penitentiary pass CSEC subjects, mathematics and English Language. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Lyme and study http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Lyme-and-study_17584744 IN our summer retreat at Devon House this year, teenAGE not only enjoyed the food and drinks, we took the time to try out a new game on the market. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Kareem Billings: Youngest radio personality in Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Kareem-Billings--Youngest-radio-personality-in-Jamaica_17583927 At only seven years old Kareem Billings is the youngest to host of a radio show in Jamaica. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Teens flock to Coastal Clean-up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Teens-flock-to-Coastal-Clean-up_17584783 Every year one Saturday in September is chosen to be recognised as International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC). Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT ACHIEVERS — Toni HARRISON http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ACHIEVERS---Toni-HARRISON_17583867 LIKE many teens, Toni Harrison isn't keen on studying. But, she recognised its importance alongside attending study marathons and doing past paper questions for achieving CSEC success. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT ACHIEVERS — Kaedi BURKE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ACHIEVERS---Kaedi-BURKE_17583872 "You can have a social life and still excel in school!" Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT ACHIEVERS — Sherica DUHANEY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ACHIEVERS---Sherica-DUHANEY-_17583921 FOR many of us, starting university is an exciting time! This is definitely the case for 19-year-old Sherica Duhaney. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT ACHIEVERS — Destinee CONDISON http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ACHIEVERS---Destinee-CONDISON_17583870 MEET Destinee Condison, a 16-year-old graduate of the Holy Childhood High School. She passed all nine of her CSEC subjects (two ones, five twos, and two threes). Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Star Profile — Jaheel Hyde http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Star-Profile---Jaheel-Hyde_17583966 Name: Jaheel Hyde Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT ACHIEVERS — Keli-Jo HEWETT-DALLING http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ACHIEVERS---Keli-Jo-HEWETT-DALLING_17583908 CURRENTLY enrolled in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Keli-Jo Hewett-Dalling is an economist in the making. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT One week to go! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/One-week-to-go- Committed to creating priceless experiences and opportunities for young people in the art form, the JCDC hosts development workshops and training for participants which have proven to improve performances. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:30:49 GMT JNBS awards GSAT scholarships to 14 employees' children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/JNBS-awards-GSAT-scholarships-to-14-employees--children_17584670 THE 'Power of Possibility' was on display at the Annual Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Scholarship Awards Reception, where 14 children of JNBS Group Employees were awarded five-year scholarships based on their achievement of more than 85 per cent in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Nice To Meet You http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Nice-To-Meet-You_17580652 Richard Reitzen, esteemed lawyer and chief judge of the 2014 Miss Teen Jamaica Contest, with past and present winners at the contest's Black & White Congratulatory Party for this year's winners at the Hotel Four Seasons on Saturday, September 6. Teen queens from left are: Nayanda Dixon of Excelsior High School, 2013-2014 winner; Meca-Gaye Francis, Miss Teen Jamaica 2014-2015 and her runners-up, Melinda Levy of Glenmuir High, fourth runner-up and Miss Congeniality; Kelsey-Jo Sharpe of Immaculate Conception High and Zalika Francis of Bog Walk High first and second runners-up. At right is Janielle Lynn, Miss Teen Jamaica 2012-2013, a student ofUniversity College of The Caribbean. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT September 30 deadline for the JCDC Performing Arts Competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/September-30-deadline-for-the-JCDC-Performing-Arts-Competition_17584671 WITH an already exciting build up to the 2015 National Festival of the Performing Arts, the public is being reminded that entry in the competition will close on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shifta drops Do You Wanna video http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Shifta-drops-Do-You-Wanna-video_17583873 No one would be surprised if they heard that Shifta Mason is excited about the responses for the official video for his newest single Do You Wanna. Why? Because all responses have been resoundingly positive. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT St Jago finds firing boots http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/St-Jago-finds-firing-boots_17584662 ST Jago High were this weekend's top scorers in the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup fixtures on the weekend. They crushed Penwood High 8-0 on Friday to keep things interesting in Group F as they sit in third place -- four points behind Hydel High and one behind Calabar. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jhenè Aiko drops Souled Out http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Jhen--Aiko-drops-Souled-Out_17547551 If you can imagine incredibly smooth jazz interspersed with RnB, soft-crooning and music that causes goosepimples then you have just imagined Jhenè Aiko's Souled Out. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Meet Wolmer's Boys' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Meet-Wolmer-s-Boys-_17583968 Established: 1729 Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT CT goes for 6 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/CT-goes-for-6 CEDRIC Titus High will have win number six in their sights when they take on York Castle High in a return-round Zone I ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup game at York Castle this afternoon. Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT European Football Round-Up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/European-Football-Round-Up_17584743 Ozil guides Gunners to win Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Hit or Miss http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Hit-or-Miss-_17580557 Artiste: Chris Brown Local Youth Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 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