More education or more distraction?

(L-R) Shanique Gordon, Leighton Walker and Jhana-Lea Barnes

THE Ministry of Education has invested nearly $1 billion to the Tablets in Schools Programme, and has recently revealed encouraging results from the pilot project. They will now move towards distrubuting the devices in more institutions across the island. The ministry hopes that tablets will boost ... Read More

Dr O’Neil Ankle (right), Principal of the Jonathan Grant High School
converses with Abigail Phuran (centre), president of the JAA Junior Club
at the school while other members of the club, Tracy Ann Hall (2nd left),
Automotive Technology Instructor and JAA Junior Club Liaison teacher
and Anthony Johnson (3rd right), Project Officer with the JN Foundation,
look on during a tour of the new sidewalk that was built outside the
school compound. The sidewalk was constructed following lobbying
efforts by the JAA Junior Club and the School’s PTA. JAA Junior Club instrumental in installation of Jonathan Grant sidewalk
MEMBERS of the Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) Junior Club, are encouraged to conceptualise and ... Read More

May Pen High School Choir Talents & Gifts
DRAMATISTS, singers, poets, lyricists, dancers, and instrumentalists were all very present when the ... Read More

Paving the way for youth
The Honourable Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth and Culture and Jason McNeish, Youth and Digital Media ... Read More

teenAGE writer among honourees at CXC Awards

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Louis Davis shows off his awards from the
Jamaica Association of Principals and
Secondary Schools (JAPSS) National CXC
Awards ceremony held at St George’s College
last Friday.

teenAGE Observer writer, Louis Davis, was among over 100 students who received awards last Friday at the Jamaica Association of Principals and Secondary Schools (JAPSS) National CXC Awards ceremony held at St George's College. The ceremony saw students who excelled in the recently concluded Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) receiving awards in various subject areas. Davis, who attends Wolmer's Boys' School and has been writing ... Read More

ARTESA: YOUR jewellery designer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

LIKE most of us, Grace-Ann Shaw has a thing for bling. It was this passion that led her to become the founder and operator of jewellery enterprise, ARTESA. Following the concept "art speaks... give them words", she offers a wide range of custom-made, personal jewellery just for you. On her Facebook page you will see designs that will see the hashtags: #WrappedRings #Handmade #HandStamped #CustomWording #CustomJewellery #MadeInJamaica #HandmadeInThe876 #876Made #CreativityIsMyDrugOfChoice along ... Read More

Golden Apple

with SICOURNEY JACKSON | Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

ONLY in Jamaica is this fruit called June plum. It is known in other countries as Jew plum, golden apple or hog plum. Its botanical name is ambarella spondias dulcis ambere and was introduced in Jamaica in 1782. June plums are commonly used to make jams and juices. The Jamaican June plum is not only cultivated in Jamaica, but also in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela, just to name a few countries. In south-east Asia young Jamaican june plum leaves are consumed raw and are steamed and eate ... Read More

Charlie Smith, JC to battle for Manning Cup

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Charlie Smith players celebrate
their lone goal against Wolmer’s
Boys’ at the 2014 ISSA/LIME
Manning Cup semi-final at
Stadium East on Saturday.

EITHER Charlie Smith or Jamaica College (JC) will be crowned champions of the 2014 ISSA/LIME Manning Cup. Both teams secured a place in the finals after wins on Saturday over Wolmer's Boys and Camperdown respectively. Charlie Smith won their game 1-0, while JC got a 4-2 result. In the earlier game between Charlie Smith and Wolmer's Boys was a repeat of the Walker Cup quarter-final clash. Wolmer's and Charlie both had multiple opportunities to take the lead, but neither side managed to break the ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

One Direction

5 - Kim Kardashian attempted to break the internet last week, when she posted a sneak peak of her photoshoot for Paper Magazine. In one of the raunchy photos she was completely nude, save for black gloves and a pearl choker. She also released other photos from the shoot, including one in which she successfully balanced a glass of champagne on her derriere. As expected, there has been a lot of debate over the weekend about the appropriateness of the photographs, considering that she has a young d ... Read More

WAYNE ROONEY: 100 not out

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

England’s Wayne Rooney
celebrates after scoring (PHOTO: AP)

OVER a decade ago, 11 years and nine months to be exact, a 17-year-old Wayne Mark Rooney made his international debut for England in their friendly against Australia. This came in the wake of calls by some Irish supporters for Rooney to represent the Republic of Ireland, a country he was eligible to play for as his grandmother was born in the republic nation. But the striker from Croxteth, Liverpool has racked up 100 international appearances for England and has recently been named England's ca ... Read More


Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Memphis Grizzlies guard
Courtney Lee (5) scores
the game-winning basket
against the Sacramento
Kings with less than one
second remaining in the
second half of an NBA
basketball game
Thursday, November 13,
2014, in Memphis,
Tennessee. (PHOTOS: AP)

5 DeMar DeRozan decided to add a little style and flair to his lay-up against the Sixers this week, spinning 360 degrees and taking contact before making the soft two-handed finish. 4 Veteran, and the player many argue to be the best power forward ever, Tim Duncan, this week passed the 25,000 points threshold with a lay-up against the Lakers. He is the 19th player in NBA history to achieve that. 3 James Johnson received the entry pass from DeMar DeRozan and took no notice of Brandon Davis stan ... Read More

What type of learner are YOU?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

YOU really should have begun ages ago, but if you have been devoted to reading over, now is the right time to really start. With finals just around the corner and for those doing CSEC, May might seem very far away but it really is not. Studying is not hard, as others make it out to be, try simple things that work for you and even if you join a study group, make sure they cater to your learning style. Not sure what your learning style is? Check this list to see which one best describes you: 1 ... Read More

US Embassy to host College Fair this week

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Bryan Anderson, of the University of South Florida speaks to Campion College students at
the last College Fair, organised by the United States Embassy. College representatives
will be in Jamaica next week to speak with high school students interested in studying in
the United States.

Jamaicans interested in tertiary studies in the United States (US) will have the opportunity to explore higher education options, at the U.S. Embassy's College Fair. This free event will offer the unique opportunity to consult with representatives from American universities, discuss program options, entry/matriculation requirements, financial aid and campus life. Additionally, there will be workshops specifically designed for guidance counselors and sixth form coordinators who prepare students ... Read More

Climate Change Division calls young logo designers

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

DESIGN Our Logo! is the call to any young artist and/or graphic designer under 25 years, who wish to participate in a worth while cause — combating Climate Change. The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change has launched a competition for participants between the ages of 12 and 25, to design a logo for the recently established, Climate Change Division (CCD). The soon to be logo of this division should reflect the concrete steps being taken on a national level, to address ... Read More



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