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 No Place for Coddling in Sport http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/no-coddling-in-sport The dawn of the new generation of ‘sports fans’ seems to have brought about a mentality that athletes must be petted and worshipped, even in mediocrity.  Teenage Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:01:56 GMT Vale Royal Hosts Scholars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/rujohn-scholars-vale-royal Our Most Honourable, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, gave insight to the young intellectuals. During her encouraging discourse she said, "...keep on telling yourself that 'I'm gonna get it, I will do it, I know I can.' Certainly, you are the future leaders of this country... the next Minister of Education, or Tourism... or the next Prime Minister of Jamaica... It is not impossible, it is possible... but do your best, excel... you can achieve anything in life that you wish to achieve. But I pray that you achieve everything that is positive, that can lead to the prosperity of the members of your families, and of your communities. Don't let anything get you down..." Teenage Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:03:09 GMT Taylor Faces Swift Backlash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/wildest-dreams-video-launched And fans "still can't even, ugh, just can't". They can't understand how she managed to sneak away from super sleuthing Swifties and the public eye to shoot the video without one word leaking to the press. Teenage Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:03:03 GMT Why We Can't Have Nice Things http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/why-we-cant-have-nice-things With our Jamaican athletes setting us apart in the recent IAAF World Championships, by dominating and putting so many people to shame, Jamaicans can have– if only for a brief moment – a sense of pride. Pride in knowing that the world is seeing the good we can do and how much we can achieve. Teenage Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:45 GMT Hottraxx http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/hottraxx-01-09-15 From video premiers, to calling out twitter opponents, even a declaration of running for Presidency, the 35th annual Video Music Awards proved to us all why it’s called the biggest night in pop culture. It was definitely the hot ticket last Sunday night. Special shoutout to Taylor Swift who took home three Moonmen last night including the Moonman for Best Video. Teenage Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:29:13 GMT http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/hottraxx2015-09-01T12-13-28 Teenage Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:13:28 GMT First Day of School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/How-To-Not-Get-Lost Unfortunately many of us have been there: lost or experiencing some schedule mix-up. Teenage Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:42:51 GMT Being a TEEN DJ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/being-a-teen-DJ Well Rushawn Warren (RW) did. The fifteen year old Denham Town High School student has been a DJ for some time now. He’s also a regular DJ for the Talk Up Yout' Radio Show. But before we get to our conversation with the young DJ, let’s explore some of the challenges and opportunities that come with being a teen DJ. Teenage Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:18:30 GMT European Round-up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/euro-20150830 Manchester United lost their first game this season, going down 2-1 to bogey team Swansea City. Juan Mata hoofed Luke Shaw’s cross into goal before United conceded their first two goals of the season – from Bafe Gomis and Andre Ayew -  within six minutes of each other. Teenage Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:47:18 GMT How To... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/how-to-tie-dye Things You'll Need:  multiple packets of dye, white t-shirt(or anything else you want to dye), salt, a couple basins (be aware that plastic basins stain easily), water, tongs, plastic bags, gloves and cord/rubber bands. Teenage Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:59:17 GMT Helping out the #freshers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/College-Survival-Guide School is around the corner, and for many of us, that means that the grand transition from high-school to University or College starts now. So here are 7 things to keep in mind, while you make the switch. Teenage Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:26:14 GMT First Form Survival Guide http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/First-form-survival-guide   Teenage Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:01:34 GMT Hottraxx http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Hottraxx-August-25-August-31 Salute teeNation music lovers! It’s time once again for your music updates in this week’s Hottraxx. But before we get into the meat of the matter just have to send major shout outs and respect to the King and Queen of Sprints, Usain Bolt and Shelly- Ann Frasier-Pryce for their amazing performance in Beijing, China and respect to all the athletes on the team bringing Jamaica to the world and making the small but powerful sprint nation proud.  Teenage Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:25:14 GMT Rash-on-Fashion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Pulse-boss-Kingsley-Cooper TA: What is the Pulse group of companies?  Teenage Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:14:41 GMT Transfer Bloc http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/City-and-Chelsea-spend-big2015-08-26T13-39-07 Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado has spent just over seven months at Stamford Bridge but finds himself shipped to Juventus on loan to make way for Pedro. The man Chelsea paid 23.3 million Pounds for in January arrived in Turin to an awesome reception by Juve fans. The Champions League finalists may need the help too, after losing their first Serie A game of the season to Udinese at home. Teenage Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:08:25 GMT #GivesMeLife http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/gives-me-life11 Danielle Walcott: Jamaican people are sometimes short-sighted. They think of the ‘now’, instead of the long term. This, most times work to our detriment. Teenage Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:19:33 GMT Take Control http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-take-control-aug20 The fifth instalment in this sizzling summer series is FIFA 15: UT. Teenage Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:33:23 GMT Transfer BLOC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-transfer-bloc-aug19 Real signs Croatian prodigy Teenage Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:31:37 GMT Hottraxx http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-hottraxx-aug18 Salute TeenAtion music fans, so it’s getting closer and closer to back to school time which means that summer is almost over (sad face), it’s been an awesome summer so far and we still have about two maybe three weeks left so be sure to make the most of it, rest up, go to the beach if you haven’t, finish those projects that you promised you would have started from June, all that good stuff. Now to the matter at hand, get ready to dust off your headphones and update your playlist because it’s time for your weekly dose of the Top 10 local and international songs in this week’s Hottraxx. Now the lists: Teenage Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:41:28 GMT Genre-less Music http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-music-no-more-genres Globalisation is the process through which worldwide integration and development is achieved. Looking around it is easy to see the effects of globalisation on cultures, architecture and language. One largely unexplored topic, however, is globalisation’s effect (of sorts) on the music world. Teenage Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:14:15 GMT teenADVICE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-advice-end-procrastination 1 Start by making a ‘To Do List’ Teenage Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:27:24 GMT School Survival 101 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-school-advice Now let's all put it into context. If we're going to save (or at least attempt to), we're going to have to cut down on the money our parents give us, which for the most part is our lunch money.  Teenage Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:54:48 GMT teenSCOUT http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-scout-Tielemans This week, we feature the young Belgian who came to prominence after impressing for Anderlecht in a tough Champions League group with Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli. Teenage Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:23:32 GMT European Round Up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teen-euro-aug16 Defending champions Bayern Munich got the ball rolling this season with a 5-0 win over woeful Hamburg SV on Friday. Hamburg was in with a shout at halftime being just 1-0 down after Medhi Benatia’s shoulder intervened on 27 minutes. Four goals went past Hamburg in the second half; Thomas Muller came into the fore with a double while Robert Lewandowski and Douglas Costa scored on 53 and 87 minutes. Teenage Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:01:21 GMT Rash-On Fashion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/rash-on-fashion-12 I know most persons have already completed their back to school shopping,  as the summer is undoubtedly waving goodbye. Teenage Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:25:04 GMT