Career Walk: Environmental Specialist

Career Walk: Environmental Specialist

WELCOME to another instalment of Career Walk. As mentioned last time, the Labour Market and Research Intelligence Department at the HEART Trust NTA, produced a robust list of skills in demand from 12 of the fastest growing industries in Jamaica. Last week we looked at a profession in organic farmin ... Read More

Maria posing with a couple of
her spelling bee trophies. Enrichment Centre helps Waterford Primary student excel
BOOKS are houses of knowledge and windows to the world. They allow us to expand our minds beyond the ... Read More

Dayandria Clarke (right) of Wolmer's High School for Girls, shares her creative concepts for a TV commercial with a captivated
audience, including (from left) film-maker Storm Saulter, Alphie Mullings-Aiken, president Junior Achievement Jamaica and
Carlington Silburn, media services manager Flow Jamaica during the webinar launch of the FLOW Public Access TV (PA TV)
Competition in Kingston. FLOW inspires creativity with Public Access TV Competition
STRENGTHENING its commitment to youth development, FLOW Jamaica partnered with the Junior Achievemen ... Read More

Niela Lewis collects her prizes from Brenda
Weathers of the Jamaica Observer. Di Creative Claude McKay
PARTICIPATION, Perseverance for Production: The Claude McKay High School motto rang true at their we ... Read More

KiDz HuB to cover Penn Relays

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

KiDz HuB to cover Penn Relays

FOR the third time, the junior broadcasters of the KiDz HuB Network will fly to Philadelphia to cover the annual Penn Relays. The event will run from April 24-26 and many Jamaican athletes will be in attendance, representing both their schools and their country. This year, Jamaica will be celebrating its 50th year of participating in the event. KIDzHuB is an international non-profit media company which allows students from a total of eight preparatory and primary schools to develop their skills ... Read More

10 Facts about Easter

Novaro Thompson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    


We are now approaching the end of the Easter/Lent period. Here are some interesting facts about the holiday which is celebrated worldwide, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1. Easter has no set annual date for celebration. The day changes each year according to the lunar calendar. 2. Easter Monday officially marks the closing of the period of Lent which began on Ash Wednesday. 3. Next to Halloween, Easter is the second most popular holiday for the consumption of cand ... Read More

European Football Round-Up

WITH ALEXEI DaCOSTA | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Dortmund's players celebrate after scoring
during the soccer match between FC Bayern
Munich and Borussia Dortmund in Munich,
Germany, last Saturday. (PHOTO: AP)

EPL Liverpool four wins away from glory It was delirium at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool pulled off a thrilling 3-2 win against fellow contenders Manchester City. Vincent Kompany’s blunder gave Phillipe Coutinho the chance to strike home his decisive volley with 12 minutes left and send the Kop into rapture. Steven Gerrard cried tears of joy as his team now have their destiny in their own hands. Chelsea maintained their chase with a slender 1-0 win at 10-man Swansea. Demba Ba was the ... Read More

Road to Rio

Yaku Fitz-Henley | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    


THE Greatest Show on Earth begins on June 12 in the mecca of football, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thirty-two teams will clash in Groups A - H, building up to the grand finale on Sunday, July 13. Every Tuesday for the next 57 days, t e e nAG E will be providing you with a guide to all the groups, the players and possible winners of World Cup 2014. BRAZIL Brazil, for many, the historic home of beautiful football, will be expected to be the frontline warriors in ensuring that a European doesn&rsqu ... Read More

NBA Update

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap (4) shoots against Brooklyn Nets'Mason Plumlee (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game. (PHOTO:AP)

Spurs secure best NBA record The San Antonio Spurs (62-18) will have home advantage throughout the post-season after securing the best record in the Association, with roughly two games to go for most teams. San Antonio had secured their place from much earlier in the week, however, when Danny Green sank seven three-pointers in scoring 33 points to inspire his team to a 112-104 win over the Suns. The play-offs are inherently unpredictable, but at this point it is ... Read More

NBA iLikes

Yakum Fitz-Henley | Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, left, is congratulated by guard Jodie
Meeks after Nash's assist gave him sole possession of third place for
NBA career assist. (PHOTO:AP)

5. In transition, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum showed some deft ball movement before Lillard threw the oop to Batum who would not be denied the dunk despite a trailing Pelican getting a deflection on the pass. 4. With his side looking to secure playoff basketball, Steph Curry proved his true talisman status with a career night of 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to down the Lakers and secure a postseason for the Warriors. 3. Steve Nash this week passed Mark Jackson, to go into third a ... Read More

Samsung hits Jamaica with Galaxy S5 and smart watches

Chavon Panton | Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

teenAGE writer Chavon Panton and Cleopatra
Powell testing out the 16-megapixel camera on
the new Galaxy S5 at the Spanish Court Hotel in
New Kingston, last Thursday.

LAST Thursday, the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston played host as Samsung Electronics, Latin America launched 'the next big thing' in Jamaica -- the fifth generation of its renowned Galaxy S series. Members of the media and specially invited guests were treated to one-on-one interaction with the new gadgets, a highly entertaining programme, fabulous décor by Black Ink and tasty eateries courtesy of sponsors. The gadgets on show were the Galaxy S5, the Gear 2 Neo and fit smart watches. ... Read More

Beautiful, Bountiful Beaches

Di-Andra Brown, Candiece Knight, Gabrielle McDowell | Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

A section of the beach at Beaches

TeenAGE Observer revelled in a weekend at the recently renovated Beaches, Ocho Rios (formerly known as Beaches Boscobel). For the duration of the stay, the experience at the resort consistently surpassed expectations. The resort boasts several new and improved features. These include: themed villages each with their own appropriate restaurants, bars, renovated suites and a new boardwalk. Beaches Ocho Rios is also home to Jamaica's largest hotel-operated water park. This ultra-inclusive family r ... Read More

The JUTC Bus Fuss

Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

Beginning April 1, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) embarked on a restructuring of the transport system, reclaiming several routes in the Corporate Area from franchise entities such as coasters, taxis and mini-buses. The affected routes include buses numbered 3, 17Express, 19A, 31A, 32 and 42. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has since partnered with the JUTC to monitor the re-take of such routes. The JUTC has outlined that these other entities can only operate on routes ... Read More

SCQ Finals thrills the nation

Veronia Jackson | Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

KC posing with their Schools’ Challenge Quiz trophy.

For many Jamaicans, Tuesday, April 1, would have normally been April Fools Day, but this year the day held even greater significance. The evening saw the curtains closing on another season of one of local television's most viewed programmes; TVJ's School's Challenge Quiz featuring 10-time champions Kingston College and first-time finalists Campion College. This year was the 45th anniversary of the extremely entertaining and educational competition. Sixty-four schools across the island e ... Read More



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