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 Tracking the TABLETS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Tracking-the-TABLETS_17641260 Security for the tablets being issued under the Tablets in Schools (TIS) Pilot Project has been cause for much concern. Will they be safe in the hands of students? Or will the students and teachers who have them become a target for thieves? GeoTechVision Enterprises Limited, which provides security options via their mobile device management solution and GPS tracking facility, says they can track not only the usage, but also where the tablet is being used. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT SoWATIFI’mCrazy? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/SoWATIFI-mCrazy- IF there were one fashion accessory that both males and females love and will never throw away, what do you think it would be? — Bow ties. Yup, that’s right, bow ties! Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:31:13 GMT Do you think the Government is trying to downplay the number of chikungunya cases in Jamaica? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Do-you-think-the-Government-is-trying-to-downplay-the-number-of-chikungunya-cases-in-Jamaica-_17628719 Chikungunya — a virus that is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes — has been the topic of much conversation lately. Known for its flu-like symptoms, joint pains and rashes, many people across the island have reported contracting the virus (or so they believe). Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Munro College’s Antonio Davis earns $50,000 award as Wisynco Youth Leader Scholar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Munro-College-s-Antonio-Davis-earns--50-000-award-as-Wisynco-Youth-Leader-Scholar_17641300 Antonio Davis, sixth form student at Munro College, has earned a great boost toward his own education and for the execution of projects to benefit his school. Davis was announced as the winner of the Wisynco Youth Leader Scholar Award valued at $50,000. He received this award for his stellar performance in the debate competition at the Youth Climate Change Conference held recently at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'Jus In Case' you need protection http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Jus-In-Case--you-need-protection_17647796 MOST of us teens now have some sort of a smart device, and if the Government's Tablets in Schools' initiative is any indication, the number of smart devices among youths is rapidly increasing. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT GTECH partners with women's centre of jamaica foundation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/GTECH-partners-with-women-s-centre-of-jamaica-foundation-_17641363 Leading global commercial operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets, GTECH, continues its outreach activities in Jamaica, with an announced partnership with the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Keep a Child Alive: A special fund-raising concert http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Keep-a-Child-Alive--A-special-fund-raising-concert_17647712 ANGELS of Love Jamaica (AoLJA) and the High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, together held Keep a Child Alive — A special fund-raising concert. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT STARTING POINT: Tacky High http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/STARTING-POINT--Tacky-High_17629655 Back on track for the seventh season of the teenAGE Observer Expressions Tour, we make our first stop at Tacky High School in St Mary. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT A new ‘FRANCHIZZE’ in music http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/A-new--FRANCHIZZE--in-music_17641374 "I want to bring the versatility I think our music lacks sometime and bridge the gap that stops some artistes from crossing over mainstream". Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 5 Reasons you should do extra-curriculars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/5-Reasons-you-should-do-extra-curriculars_17642005 OUR parents and teachers are always telling us that we should do extra-curricular activities. Some of us take heed, while many just disregard this advice, reasoning that academics are the reason why you attend school. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT JC, STGC, Wolmer's on to next round http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/JC--STGC--Wolmer-s-on-to-next-round_17642011 THREE of last year's four semi-finalists managed to secure a place in Round 2 of this season's LIME/ISSA Manning Cup after this weekend's round of play. Jamaica College, St George's College and Wolmer's Boys have maintained a 100 per cent record in the competition so far and are favourites to play in the Walker Cup as well. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Petersfield, Godfrey Stewart poised for Inter-zone berths http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Petersfield--Godfrey-Stewart-poised-for-Inter-zone-berths_17641393 Petersfield High and Godfrey Stewart are expected to wrap up the two Inter-zone spots from Zone D of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup football competition today. Local Youth Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 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