First case of Ebola diagnosed in US: health officials

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. The patient is a man who became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, where he was hospitalised with symptoms that were confirmed t ... Read more


Tracking the TABLETS

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 securit ... Read More

Samantha SoWATIFI’mCrazy?
IF there were one fashion accessory that both males and females love and will never throw away, what ... Read More

Do you think the Government is trying to downplay the number of chikungunya cases in Jamaica?
Chikungunya — a virus that is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes — has ... Read More

Members of the Munro team display their awards at the Youth Climate Change Conference held recently at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Munro College’s Antonio Davis earns $50,000 award as Wisynco Youth Leader Scholar
Antonio Davis, sixth form student at Munro College, has earned a great boost toward his own educatio ... Read More

'Jus In Case' you need protection

By Monique Clarke & Mikhail Palmer | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

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. Undoubtedly, so too is the need to protect these devices from physical damage. But what do you when you are unable to find a case to match your style? Jus In Case Phones and Accessories (JIC) has got you covered with great options. JIC started its operation in March 2014, specialising in custom-made cas ... Read More

GTECH partners with women's centre of jamaica foundation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

A NEW ERA: GTECH's Ann-Dawn Young Sang (front row, left),
participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony with Women's Centre of Jamaica
Foundation's (WCJF) Theresa Campbell (centre) and Dr. Zoe Simpson.
Looking on are Deon Brown (left), WCJF Centre Manager for Mandeville and
Eleth Mulai, WCJF's Centre Manager for Spanish Town. Occasion was the
launch of GTECH's After-School Advantage Programme partnership with the
WCJF, at the Foundation's headquarters in Kingston.

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. The Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) is a national social programme, which was established in 1978 to provide continuing education to adolescent mothers. The Foundation currently operates under the Office of the Prime Minister and serves all 14 parishe ... Read More

Keep a Child Alive: A special fund-raising concert

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

Keep a Child Alive: A special fund-raising concert

ANGELS of Love Jamaica (AoLJA) and the High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, together held Keep a Child Alive — A special fund-raising concert. The soirée took place Saturday, September 28, at the residence of the Canadian High Commissioner and his wife, Robert and Joanne Ready. teenAGE was given a brief moment to exchange a few words with co-founder of Aolja, Philip Liu. He shared that while some people were unable to attend the function, "Angels of Love Jamaica missed you all" ... Read More


Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

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. Mingling with students while setting up, we got to see first- hand the fire damage to the school's canteen, from an incident recently, as proceeds of the concert would be going to the renovation. Talented Shanice and Company took the stage first with their a reggae medley. And, shortly after, a trivia question was asked and Raniel Richards secured a prize. Sho ... Read More

A new ‘FRANCHIZZE’ in music

By Monique Clarke and Mikhail Palmer | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

"I want to bring the versatility I think our music lacks sometime and bridge the gap that stops some artistes from crossing over mainstream". Kemar Brown, the singer-songwriter, who goes by the stage name Franchizze, is a promising new prospect on the music scene. He hails from Ocho Rios, St Ann where he attended York Castle High School where his love for music caused him to be a part of the school choir there. At school, he went by a couple aliases — Mr Brown, Kingman and Tigger &mdash ... Read More

5 Reasons you should do extra-curriculars

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

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. But there are many benefits to be gained from engaging in extra-curricular activities. 1: Helps to develop inter-personal skills. Being in a club or part of a sports team is great for developing social and inter-personal skills, as you are forced to talk to various different peo ... Read More

JC, STGC, Wolmer's on to next round

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

JC, STGC, Wolmer's on to next round

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. In Group A, St George's dispatched Waterford 3-0 in another dominant victory. This leaves them eight points above third place Waterford who have also played a game more tha ... Read More

Petersfield, Godfrey Stewart poised for Inter-zone berths

BY PAUL A REID | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

Cornwall College's Michael Heavens (centre) is surrounded by at least six St James High players in Saturday's ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup Zone A return round game played at Jarrett Park. Cornwall College won the game 4-1 to run their record to six straight wins. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

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. Both teams are tied on 13 points at the top of the zone and a point from their games will be enough for them to advance to the next round of the competition. Petersfield High beat Godfrey Stewart on Saturday and lead on goal difference with a game in hand and will tackle Mannings School today while Godfrey Stewart and Grange Hill will meet. ... Read More

Oldane Graham: Reaping success with inmates

Tuesday, September 23, 2014    

Oldane Graham

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. Behind his cheerful demeanour, Graham has a powerful and inspiring story to tell — of moving from the struggling university student to one who has touched lives in prison. He described himself as "wealthy beyond what most people can fathom" — a wealth he ascribed to a life of poverty and ... Read More

Lyme and study

Tuesday, September 23, 2014    

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. Study Partner is an academic trivia board game that helps students to retain the contents of six subject areas from the English speaking Caribbean curriculum from grade three through to A Levels. The subjects are mathematics, English language, religious education, science, social studies, and geography. Created by former teacher, Marisa Forbes-Brow ... Read More



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