CDA calls children's posters

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 ... Read More

JN Foundation
recognises young
photographers JN Foundation recognises young photographers
EARL Jarrett, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society, is urging young people with ... Read More

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. JPS Foundation powers energy camp
THIS summer, 30 students from several of Kingston’s, St Andrew’s and St Catherine’ ... Read More

Nickada Plummer & Faith Campbell Queen quest
NEXT Sunday, 15 high school girls will be vying for the crown of Miss Teen Jamica 2014 at the Courtl ... 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

What was your biggest surprise in this year’s World Cup?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    


With the 2014 FIFA World Cup ending on Sunday, persons globally are either celebrating their favourite team’s victories or feeling disappointed. Some have even jumped ship from a losing team, and within the period of less than a month, have become another team’s biggest fan. It would be an understatement to say that this year’s staging of the global competition was full of surprises. Records were broken, champions were defeated and underdogs made their claim to fame. And so T ... Read More

'Die Mannschaft' ends trophy-less drought

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger holds up the World Cup
trophy as the team celebrates their 1-0 victory over Argentina
after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and
Argentina. (PHOTO: AP)

Germany has added a fourth star above their national team crest after prevailing 1-0 over Argentina after extra time in their World Cup final match in Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium on Sunday. It was the impact of the "super subs" that made the difference. Andre Schuerrle came on as a first half substitute for a dizzy Christoph Kramer — who was a late addition to the starting eleven — and ran for 40 yards down the left flank before crossing for fellow substitute Mario Goet ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

By Candiece Knight | Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

5. Paula, Robin Thicke's latest album, named after his wife (which he hopes will woo her back to him) is a big flop. In its first week of sales, it has had only about 600 total sales in the UK, and less than 100 in Australia. Some critics say that this epic failure is a backlash of sexist lyrics in Thicke's last hit Blurred Lines. Others argue that it is due to poor quality of the album itself and its promotion. 4. Iggy Azalea spent her seventh week at the top of Billboard with her Smash hit Fa ... Read More

Meet the School — Kingsway High School

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

Peer Counsellors with facilitator Verina
Thompson, guidance counsellor

Established: 1943 Students enrolled: 286 Motto: " The King's way is Best" Latin " Viaregis Optima Est" Address: 10-12 Osbourne Rd Read More

'COD' — more than just a game

Alexei DaCosta | Tuesday, July 08, 2014    

Patrons react to selections from the deejay.

A new team, a new party, a fairly new venue all got their chance to make a mark recently, and things are looking very promising. DBlock and Nexxt Level Entertainment recently held the first instalment of Clubhouse: Opium Dreams inside XS Night Club and Lounge. The moment patrons walked through the door, one could see the level anticipation etched on their faces. What they expected was duly received. The night took a little while to get underway, but when it did all and sundry got involved. Ther ... Read More

A successful 'Rave'

By Gabrielle McDowell | Tuesday, July 08, 2014    

(From left) Douglas Evelyn, Danielle Williams and teenAGE
Observer's Gabrielle McDowell unwinding on a couch.

Drifters' Entertainment recently held Plush, at The Quad Night Club's Top Floor. Officially known as Plush Saturdays- "The Ultimate Rave", this club-party series is slated to run throughout the duration of summer. Avid party supporters displayed continuous fervour, as DreDay from Renaissance drove high intensity music into the walls of the venue. Quite a few teens at the end of the carousal had agreed that their evening was well spent. Also, that they had participated in so much dancing and ov ... Read More



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