TEENAGE

Dann-I On the Rise

Dann-I poses with a fan from
William Knibb High School, when he
stopped at the school to perform.
(PHOTO: KENYON HEMANS)

LEAVING a group and transitioning to a solo artiste, while still surviving the obstacles is a remarkable achievement for any artiste. You might remember Dann-I from the popular boy group Q. They competed and claimed the fifth place spot in the 2005 season of Digicel Rising Stars. Nine years after, ... Read More

Gordon “Butch” Stewart Thank you, Mr Butch Stewart
Dear Editor, Kindly allow me the opportunity to publicly thank Gordon “Butch” Stewart, ... Read More

AJOYO! Celebrating our freedom Ajoyo!
APPLAUSE, big voices, drama, and movements were all elements of AJOYO 2014, held on October 11, at t ... Read More

2014 Migrant Worker Scholarship recipients display happy smiles following the presentation ceremony at GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS). Joining the
group are Vinette Rowe (third right), marketing manager, Western Union and Prynce-David Royal, marketing officer (fourth right). GKMS awards scholarships to over 100 children of migrant workers
OVER 100 children of migrant workers will this year receive scholarships to the tune of $1.35 m, cou ... Read More

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 lands in Jamaica

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Galaxy Alpha

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. The camera on the Note 4 is capable of taking 16 megapixel shots and can recor ... Read More

Aacademics or athletics?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Jamair
JOHNSON

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. We would like to know your opinion. Do you think student athletes should e required to maintain a prescribed academic average in order to stay in sports programmes? Chavoy Reid: I think the student athletes should be as passionate about their education as they are about their precious sport. Due to the current econo ... Read More

Im Case U Missed It - Aidonia's Foundation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Students of Maxfield Park Primary
School rush to greet dancehall artiste
Aidonia as he arrived at the school to
launch his One Voice Foundation.

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. The One Voice Foundation will be providing one student with a $200,000 scholarship for their entire high school tenure, while four other students will receive book vouchers valued at $20,000 each. Jamaican Destiny On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Carib 5 thea ... Read More

New way to search NLJ collection

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

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. The service, developed by Online Computer Library Center, Inc — a non-profit organisation that provides services to thousands of libraries worldwide — also enables local library users to locate resources within the collections of thousands of libraries around the world. The NLJ searc ... Read More

One week to start of NBA season

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks to pass against the Indiana
Pacers in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Wednesday, October
15, 2014, in Cincinnati. Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) watches. (PHOTO: AP)

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. Western Conference It wouldn't be much of a surprise to see the same eight from last year ending up in the play-off spots. The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder will likely be challenged all the way by: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, and the D ... Read More

Shaping young minds

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Tremaine Dixon

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. However, the 17-year-old Wolmer's Boys' student is also dedicated to helping Jamaica through his charity organisation, Minds of the Future. According to Tremaine: "Minds of the Future is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political, volunteer organisation whose primary focus is the bette ... Read More

Papaya: Sweet medicine

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Papaya:
Sweet
medicine

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". Here are some of its many benefits: The Skin * Mashed papaya can be used on cracked and sore heels. * Iy is helpful in removing dead skin cells and helps in exfoliating the skin in a gentle and natural way. * Papaya is a great skin-firming ... Read More

Imperious Aguero destroys Spurs

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero
scores a penalty against
Tottenham Hotspur during the
English Premier soccer match at
the Etihad Stadium, Manchester,
England, on Saturday, October 18,
2014. (PHOTOS: AP)

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. In the absence of Diego Costa, Chelsea looked to Oscar and Cesc Fabregas to provide the goals in their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. Both teams ended wit ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Jeremih

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. 4. Fury, a very highly anticipated war/action movie premiered last week in theatres. The war-themed flick boasts stars such as Brad Pitt, Shia Le ... Read More

L2: Learn and lead

Tuesday, October 14, 2014    

Students and teachers from Munro
College, Meadowbrook High and
host Jamaica College pose for a
photograph after the conference.

American authority on leadership, John C Maxwell, held the first L2: Learn Lead conference last Friday. The event was held at The John C Maxwell Leadership Centre in Duluth, Georgia in the United States and was shown simultaneously over broadband to 300 sites. Several Jamaican students were invited to attend the only local showing at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at the Jamaica College, courtesy of Building Opportunities for Leadership Development Inc (BOLD) and Columbus Business Solutions. ... Read More



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