PIZZA - On a budget

Summer is here, this means that teens across the island are now thinking of ways they can make their summer fun. There is certainly a lot more freedom to enjoy more of their favourite activities. In Summer Snaxx, teenAGE will highlight a few 'quick fixes' for those who just want something to munch o ... Read More

HIGHER EDUCATION IN EUROPE: From left: Rev Ronald G. Thwaites, Minister of Education
and Javion Hall, Anthony Jaganaught and Renee English, 2014 Erasmus Mundus scholarship
recipients with Ambassador Paola Amadei, Head of the European Union Delegation to
Jamaica and Ambassador Burchell Whiteman. The group was pictured at the EU-hosted
farewell reception to honour the 2014 recipients of scholarships under the EU’s Erasmus
Mundus programme, held on Thursday, July 24, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Five Jamaicans awarded scholarships to Europe
FIVE Jamaicans have been awarded scholarships under the European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme fo ... Read More

Richard Johnson, marketing assistant at JN Fund
Managers presents Latoya Gayle of St Jago High
with her new passport at a recent handng over at
the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency
in St Andrew recently. JN Fund Managers gets youth ready for global trade
JN Fund Managers (JNFM) has strengthened its commitment to the development of young entrepreneurs in ... Read More

Vlogger Russhaine
‘Dutty’ Berry, shares
in a photo op with
playwright and
producer Oliver Mair
at the conclusion of
the launch of the
theatrical comedy
revue Laff It Off at
the Phillip Sherlock
Theatre held on July
23, 2014. Russhaine 'Dutty' Berry Laff-ing It Off on stage
JAMAICA'S most well-known vlogger and Internet sensation, Russhaine 'Dutty' Berry, is taking to the ... Read More

PHOTO: Selfie

Tuesday, July 29, 2014    

Ishmael Wright (foreground) takes a selfie with fellow participants in the Nannyville summer camp for boys; Julian Robinson (centre), Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining and Andrew Griffiths, project manager of Productive Business Solutions. Ishmael is using one of the tablets donated by Mussons Foundation through PBS, the technology arm of Mussons Jamaica to the summer camp. Selfie --> Read More

US Embassy Kingston to host Youth Poetry Slam Competition

Tuesday, July 29, 2014    

The US Embassy in Kingston. (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

THE US Embassy in Kingston is pleased to announce its first competitive youth poetry slam, "Understanding the World around You: The Environment and Climate Change" on August 12, 2014. The poetry slam intends to engage the youth on the topics of the environment and climate change in a fun and creative way. The event will be held from 10:00 am to12:00 pm at the US Embassy in Kingston (142 Old Hope Road). There will be two sessions; with session one for participants age 10-14 and session two for ... Read More

CDA calls children's posters

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    

CDA calls children's posters

The Child Development Agency (CDA) is inviting children from across the island to capture through art, key factors of child protection, by participating in its 10th Anniversary poster competition, under the theme 'Protecting Children, Transforming Lives, Securing the Future'. The competition which will run from June to September 2014 is opened to children in Jamaica, in three age categories. These include from six to eight years, nine to 13 years, and 14 to 17 years, who are enrolled in primary ... Read More

JN Foundation recognises young photographers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    

JN Foundation
recognises young

EARL Jarrett, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society, is urging young people with creative talents to take advantage of an expanding global digital network, to showcase and ultimately earn from their skills. Speaking at the recent JN Foundation Resolution Project Awards Ceremony for rural high school photographers, Jarrett cited: "There is a growing demand for photographs, as global digital network expands, creating business opportunities for photographers. You need to recogni ... Read More

JPS Foundation powers energy camp

By Shanique Hayden | Tuesday, July 22, 2014    

Lecturer of Electrical Programme in the School of
Engineering at the University of Technology, Dr Therese
Chambers, shows students the power of solar energy
during a demonstration on day three of the camp.

THIS summer, 30 students from several of Kingston’s, St Andrew’s and St Catherine’s most at-risk communities are getting an exciting introduction to electricity generation. The JPS Foundation is engaging these students in its Summer Energy Camp 2014 as part of the Foundation’s Energy Education Programme. The students were selected to be a part of the camp based on their interest, exposure to, and promising futures in science, electrical engineering and energy. Summer E ... Read More

Queen quest

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    

Nickada Plummer & Faith Campbell

NEXT Sunday, 15 high school girls will be vying for the crown of Miss Teen Jamica 2014 at the Courtleigh Auditorium. The young women, aged 13 to 17 years, from high schools all across the island, will compete for a share of $1 million worth in scholarships to the University College of the Caribbean; and the winner will claim a trip to Florida. Nayanda Dixon completes her reign. Nickada Plummer, 13 Miss Assign Beauty School (of London) Faith Campbell, 14 Miss Togra Promotions Nimoy Bailey, 1 ... Read More

PHOTO: Tax winners

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    

Top three awardees of the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay
Competition (local leg): Mikail Clarke (left) of Cornwall College, third; Abigail Heslop, of
Wolmer’s High School for Girls, second; and Justin-Timothy Frater, first, of Cornwall College.

Grace Rookwood (left), deputy Commissioner General, Legal Services for Tax Adminisitration Jamaica hands over first-place prizes to Justin-Timothy Frater of Cornwall College, for the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition (local leg). The COTA Award Ceremony took place on Thursday July 3, 2014 at the Tax Administration head office, PCJ Building. Top three awardees of the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition (local leg); second plac ... Read More

Weh di hotspot deh?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    


SUMMER is here, and parties are everywhere. All over the island, teens are in full party mode and ready to dance off the stress from yet another hectic school year. All over social media new parties are being promoted everyday, and you would have to be a true born and bred house-rat not to want to go to at least one. So, the teenAGE Observer wonders: “What are your hotspots for the summer, and what specifically draws you to this party?” Leon WALCOTT Well, my summer really starts A ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    


5 The 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest ended on a very high note this weekend. The event took place between July 13 and 19, with the main events being Dancehall Night on Thursday, followed by two International Nights on Friday and Saturday. The show featured all the big names in the reggae and dancehall industry, and hip hop and R&B sensations Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo and Future. Patrons and critics alike describe the events as one of the best ever. 4 Twenty-one-year-old Jamaican reggae reco ... Read More

Teenagers volunteer with the Sandals Foundation on Mandela Day

Tuesday, July 22, 2014    

Teenagers volunteer with the Sandals Foundation on Mandela Day

Sandals Foundation volunteer, Suzanne Stevenson (left), and teen volunteers, Oshando Brydson and Vanessa Barnaby, listen intently to this elderly resident of the St James Infirmary as he shares his memories of Mandela and Jamaica of a bygone era. The volunteers were among a group that visited the infirmary and provided lunch for the residents in commemoration of Mandela Day last Friday. Sandals Foundation scholarship recipient, Oshando Brydson assists with feeding a resident of the St James Inf ... Read More



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