Exciting Times


RECENTLY, the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours stopped at William Knibb Memorial High School. After journeying from the capital city Kingston to the yam parish Trelawny, teenAGE had high hopes that this would have been a memorable tour experience. Upon arrival at the school, children were pumped ... Read More

Alkaline Ebola in New York
THE United States (US) has recorded another case of Ebola, this time it is in the heavily populated ... Read More

Members of Team CDA are in high spirits at the agency’s Fit for Children 5K Run/Walk and Push Kart
Derby, before the start of event. From left are: chairman of the CDA’s 10th Anniversary Committee,
Michelle McIntosh; MVP Continental Cup Gold Medallist, Christine Day; CDA’s CEO, Rosalee Gage-
Grey; MVP 400m hurdler and Diamond League Champion, Kaliese Spencer; former regional director for
CDA’s Southern Region, Grace-Ann McFarlane; and regional director for CDA’s North East Region,
Norma Hill. The event was held on October 19 on Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston, in aid of Jamaica’s
first residential therapeutic centre for children who have been traumatised. CDA claims success for inaugural 5K
ARTICIPANTS and supporters got a taste of entertainment with a purpose at the inaugural staging of t ... Read More

Games Out
Here are this week's games out for all you gamer guys and gals out there. Freedom Wars Release Dat ... Read More

NBA Top 5 Moves

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol (left),
guard Derrick Rose (centre) and center
Joakim Noah pose for a portrait during
the Bulls’ NBA basketball media day,
Monday, September 29, 2014, in Chicago.

As the 2014-15 NBA season begins today, teenAGE is continuing the build-up to tip-off by providing you with the top five moves made in the offseason. Enjoy. 5Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets The former Indiana Pacers guard decided to join Kemba Walker in the Charlotte backcourt after it became clear that his Eastern team wasn't going to keep him. The Hornets, formerly the Bobcats, are owned by Michael Jordan and, under the legend's mentorship, along with a bigger role to play Stephens ... Read More

Irvine Hall hosts 49th Culturama

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

Scenes from

THE Irvine Hall of the UWI, Mona campus is staging its 49th cultural exposition from Sunday, October 26 to November 1, 2014 at the Irvine Hall's cafeteria. The week of cultural events promises to be an entertaining and educational one, which started with the opening ceremony and island booth competition on Sunday. The weeklong celebration continues with an Island Queen competition, costume competitions, dance competitions and cookouts. In celebration of their 49th year, the Culturama has added ... Read More

Keznamdi rocks Open Ear concert

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

UWI Mona Law Faculty, in association with beverage manufacturer Pepsi-Cola Jamaica the hosted an 'Open Ear' concert last Wednesday, October 22 at the courtyard of the Faculty. The concert featured performances from Keznamdi as well as Kabaka Pyramid, Raine Seville, Jahmiel and many other student artistes. "The special acoustic concert was adopted as it promises to promote a greater appreciation for the energy and vibe of live music that is both entertaining and culturally relevant to the stude ... Read More

UNFAO launches poster competition

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in celebration of 2014 as International Year of Family Farmers has partnered with Brazil/FAO's School Feeding Programme to launch a Family Farming drawing competition for students aged eight to 12 years in Latin American and the Caribbean. Students from Jamaica can enter for a chance to win an award at the national and regional level and a grand prize of a Sustainable School Meal Day, which will see the FAO team coordinating the distri ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

Jessie J

For this week's issue, we will feature the women who are holding steadfast to the top five positions on the Billboard charts. They each have been there for at least three weeks, and have got very comfortable in the high seats. 5 Tove Lo turns 27 tomorrow, October 29. Born in the city of Stockholm, the Swedish singer's given name is Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson. Habits (Stay High) has given her the push that she needed to make it big, and she is now signed to the Universal label. Her debut album is ti ... Read More

Van Persie steals point for United

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi
reacts after the Spanish La
Liga soccer match between
Real Madrid and FC Barcelona
at the Santiago Bernabeu
stadium in Madrid, Spain,
Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Manchester United held leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, in a game, which featured a dramatic finish at Old Trafford. It took a 94th-minute equaliser from captain Robin van Persie to save the point for United, drilling home the rebound after Thibaut Courtois' alert save from Marouane Fellaini's header. Veteran striker Didier Drogba's header had earlier given Chelsea the lead. Resuming their poor away form from last season, Manchester City slumped to a 2-1 loss to in-form team West Ham on ... Read More

Dann-I On the Rise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Dann-I poses with a fan from
William Knibb High School, when he
stopped at the school to perform.

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, he has managed to maintain himself as figure in the entertainment industry. Though still fairly new in the industry, Dann-I has gained solo recognition through his chart-topping hits such as Uncle Co ... Read More

Thank you, Mr Butch Stewart

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Dear Editor, Kindly allow me the opportunity to publicly thank Gordon “Butch” Stewart, his son Adam, and their entire team at Sandals Resorts for their great initiative to recognise community stalwarts across the island at a recent function. I am speaking of the inaugural Butch Stewart Community Service Awards function that was held on September 24, 2014 at his Sandals property in Ocho Rios. As one of the 35 recipients of the inaugural and prestigious award, I wish to express my g ... Read More


Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

AJOYO! Celebrating our freedom

APPLAUSE, big voices, drama, and movements were all elements of AJOYO 2014, held on October 11, at the Courtleigh Auditorium. The fifth staging of the musical production AJOYO, under the distinguished patronage of Reverend Doctor Howard Gregor, the Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, was a big hit. On show were members of the Glenmuir High School Choir, who showcased the performing arts in the form of drama, dance and music with excellence. The Glenmuir High School Choir is renowned for ... Read More

GKMS awards scholarships to over 100 children of migrant workers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

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).

OVER 100 children of migrant workers will this year receive scholarships to the tune of $1.35 m, courtesy of GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), through its Western Union brand. In a brief presentation ceremony recently held at the company's New Kingston office, the company presented scholarships to some of the recipients who are children of Jamaicans enrolled in the Migrant Worker Programme in the USA. Children of migrant workers in Canada will receive their scholarships later this year. Acc ... Read More



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