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 Exciting Times http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Exciting-Times_17802996 RECENTLY, the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours stopped at William Knibb Memorial High School. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Ebola in New York http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Ebola-in-New-York_17809471 THE United States (US) has recorded another case of Ebola, this time it is in the heavily populated state of New York. A doctor, Craig Spencer, who recently returned to the US from helping Ebola patients in the African country of Guinea, tested positive for the disease this week. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT CDA claims success for inaugural 5K http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/CDA-claims-success-for-inaugural-5K_17804664 ARTICIPANTS and supporters got a taste of entertainment with a purpose at the inaugural staging of the Child Development Agency's (CDA) Jamaica Fit for Children 5K Run/Walk and Push Kart Derby, held on October 19, on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Games Out http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Games-Out_17809317 Here are this week's games out for all you gamer guys and gals out there. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT NBA Top 5 Moves http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/NBA-Top-5-Moves_17802953 As the 2014-15 NBA season begins today, teenAGE is continuing the build-up to tip-off by providing you with the top five moves made in the offseason. Enjoy. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Irvine Hall hosts 49th Culturama http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Irvine-Hall-hosts-49th-Culturama_17809380 THE Irvine Hall of the UWI, Mona campus is staging its 49th cultural exposition from Sunday, October 26 to November 1, 2014 at the Irvine Hall's cafeteria. The week of cultural events promises to be an entertaining and educational one, which started with the opening ceremony and island booth competition on Sunday. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Keznamdi rocks Open Ear concert http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Keznamdi-rocks-Open-Ear-concert_17809307 UWI Mona Law Faculty, in association with beverage manufacturer Pepsi-Cola Jamaica the hosted an 'Open Ear' concert last Wednesday, October 22 at the courtyard of the Faculty. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT UNFAO launches poster competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/UNFAO-launches-poster-competition_17809306 The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in celebration of 2014 as International Year of Family Farmers has partnered with Brazil/FAO's School Feeding Programme to launch a Family Farming drawing competition for students aged eight to 12 years in Latin American and the Caribbean. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe_17809382 For this week's issue, we will feature the women who are holding steadfast to the top five positions on the Billboard charts. They each have been there for at least three weeks, and have got very comfortable in the high seats. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Van Persie steals point for United http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Van-Persie-steals--point-for-United-_17809410 Manchester United held leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, in a game, which featured a dramatic finish at Old Trafford. It took a 94th-minute equaliser from captain Robin van Persie to save the point for United, drilling home the rebound after Thibaut Courtois' alert save from Marouane Fellaini's header. Veteran striker Didier Drogba's header had earlier given Chelsea the lead. Local Youth Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Dann-I On the Rise http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Dann-I-On-the-Rise_17771342 LEAVING a group and transitioning to a solo artiste, while still surviving the obstacles is a remarkable achievement for any artiste. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Thank you, Mr Butch Stewart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Thank-you--Mr-Butch-Stewart Dear Editor, Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:05:34 GMT Ajoyo! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Ajoyo- APPLAUSE, big voices, drama, and movements were all elements of AJOYO 2014, held on October 11, at the Courtleigh Auditorium. The fifth staging of the musical production AJOYO, under the distinguished patronage of Reverend Doctor Howard Gregor, the Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, was a big hit. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:06:15 GMT GKMS awards scholarships to over 100 children of migrant workers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/GKMS-awards-scholarships-to-over-100-children-of-migrant-workers_17767771 OVER 100 children of migrant workers will this year receive scholarships to the tune of $1.35 m, courtesy of GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), through its Western Union brand. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 lands in Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Welcome--Note-42014-10-21T05-59-13 Arange of new devices were launched by Samsung last week Thursday at the Samsung Experience Store in Half- Way-Tree. Headlining these devices was Samsung’s newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. Sporting a huge 5.7-inch screen with a crisp 2560 by 1440 display, the Note 4 has one of the best screens on the market. The phone is no slouch either, due to its 2.7 GHz Quad-Core processor as well as Android 4.4 Kit-Kat. Teenage Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:53:24 GMT Aacademics or athletics? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Aacademics-or-athletics-_17771388 In most Jamaican High schools, especially those that excel in sports, there is a constant debate surrounding whether or not the athletes' academics are being sacrificed for sports. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Im Case U Missed It - Aidonia's Foundation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Im-Case-U-Missed-It---Aidonia-s-Foundation_17772182 Taking a step in a new direction, dancehall artiste Aidonia is seeking to give back to Jamaica's youth. The artiste, through his One Voice Foundation, will be giving scholarships to five students from the Maxfield Park Primary School. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT New way to search NLJ collection http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/New-way-to-search-NLJ-collection_17771402 THE National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) now offers a new service that will help its users and information seekers to more easily locate items within their collection and other libraries around the world. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT One week to start of NBA season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/One-week-to-start-of-NBA-season_17772155 The 2014-2015 NBA season starts next Tuesday, October 28, and the excitement is palpable among basketball fans everywhere. Here is teenAGE's guide to the conferences. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shaping young minds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Shaping-young-minds_17771343 TREMAINE Dixon is an exceptional individual. With six CAPE distinctions to his name last year, one would believe the aspiring doctor would have had little time to dedicate to anything except his books. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Papaya: Sweet medicine http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Papaya--Sweet-medicine_17772181 APAYAS are known for their sweet taste and vibrant colour. They have numerous health benefits and have been around for centuries, even during the times of the indigenous people where the Mayans would worship papaya trees, calling them the "Tree of Life". Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Imperious Aguero destroys Spurs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Imperious-Aguero-destroys-Spurs_17772171 Four goals from Sergio 'Kun' Aguero executed a tough 4-1 win for Manchester City against 10-man Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. The game was characterised by the awarding of four penalties -- three for City, one for Spurs. Aguero netted two of his three penalties and scored two more sublime finishes. while Christian Eriksen scored for Spurs. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Around the Entertainment Globe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Around-the-Entertainment-Globe_17772153 5. Don't tell 'Em, a new song by Jeremih, is currently in number six on the Hot 100, and signs of increasing popularity are evident. The top five spots, however, are taken by the likes of Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Tove Lo, Arianna Grande and Taylor Swift. These five women are steadfast in their positions, and are not willing to give them up easily. Local Youth Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT L2: Learn and lead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/L2--Learn-and-lead_17735572 American authority on leadership, John C Maxwell, held the first L2: Learn Lead conference last Friday. Local Youth Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Young love EXPLORED http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Young-love-EXPLORED_17736925 "Don't start crying again Babe, I'm here now. Trust me... I'll be there, know that." Local Youth Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT