What is climate Change?

Thannies CHANCE

With the recent drought from which the country is just starting to show signs of recovery, a lot of attention has been focused on climate change lately. We have experienced firsthand the negative implications of extreme temperatures over extended periods of time. Unfortunately, most teenagers only ... Read More

Di fuuucha look Bleak!” says Sereika Williams of Edwin Allen High. Double the talent
FOR six seasons, the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours has unearthed talent from schools all across ... Read More

Analyse Parchment Analyse Parchment
"I actually ran up and down in my house and then I ran to my cousin's house to tell her about it," 1 ... Read More

Felesha Francis Felesha Francis
When Felesha Francis saw that she got 10 distinctions in CSEC, she was overwhelmed. She recounts tha ... Read More

Rachel Clarke

Shantayaé Grant | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Rachel Clarke

A remarkable 10 grade ones and a grade two copped by Alpharian, Rachel Clarke, rendered a big family feast filled with laughter and celebration. The family feast was no surprise as she has had a very supportive family throughout her educational journey. "I have a very supportive family who encourages me to do my best at all times and seeing how hard my mother works to send me to school inspires me do my part and ensure that all her efforts aren't wasted," Clarke reiterated. "My inspiration com ... Read More

Chevelle Level

By Shantayaé Grant | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Chevelle Level

"I laughed at first," Chevelle Level told teenAGE when asked her reaction to her performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) exams. "The minute I saw the grade one in mathematics, however, I started to cry then shouted, "Thank you, Lord!" Hailing from the small community of Mount Horeb in West Rural, St Andrew, Chevelle Level prayed for five grade ones and three grade twos and achieved just that, scoring grade ones in mathematics, principles of accounts, principles ... Read More

Zavion Edwards

By Candiece Knight | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Zavion Edwards

Currently enrolled in upper six at St Jago High School, Zavion Edwards recently attained five grade ones in his CAPE unit one exam sitting. These are in the areas of chemistry, biology, physics, economics, and communication studies. These distinctions now bring his tally up to 15, when added to the 10 grade ones he achieved last year in CSEC. Hailing from the rural community of Giblatore in St Catherine, this young man has made himself, his family and his school extremely proud. He is a deput ... Read More

Nile Anderson

By Shantayaé Grant | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

"Yes! Yes! Yes, yes, yes!" was Nile Anderson's words upon discovering that he was not only successful in the 16 subjects he sat in the recent exams, but received 13 ones and three twos. His journey, however, started before that. "In second form, I attained a grade one and grade two in human and social biology and social studies, respectively. I once more attained a grade one and two in third form in principles of business and principles of accounts, which I sat once more in the past examinati ... Read More

Shantalle Bowen

By Shantayaé Grant | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

"I didn't have electricity for a while and it was very difficult to study, but I tried not to allow anything to deter me from studying," 18-year-old Vineyard Town resident, Shantalle Bowen shared her challenging road to success. "Money was always an issue but some how, I tried not to let it overpower me. There were times when I saw how hard my mother had it and it made me cry to see her in that state," bowen said The outspoken young lady of the Convent of Mercy Academy 'Alpha' relayed how her ... Read More

$5.3m awarded to students by Food for the Poor

By Ainsworth Morris | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

These parents were a picture of joy moments after receiving
back-to-school support for their children thanks to Food For

Two hundred and ninety students islandwide, have been awarded with scholarships valued at approximately $5.3-million by Food for the Poor Jamaica. These students were awarded on August 28 in the Chapel of the local charity-based organisation located in Ellersie Pen, Spanish Town. According to David Mair, executive director of Food for the Poor Jamaica, this is just one of several initiatives through which needy Jamaican parents and students benefit from the offerings of his organisation. "For ... Read More

We remain committed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Gail Abrahams, Corporate
Communications Director at
Columbus Communications
Jamaica Limited, (CCJL)
operators of the Flow and
Columbus Business Solutions

For the past four years, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, CCJL operators of the Flow and Columbus Business Solutions brands, has been long-standing partners with the Jamaica Observer for its Schools Market Programme consisting of a number of school-based events such as the teenAGE Observer Expression Tours and the CSEC workshop in an effort to connect to the island-wide school community in a meaningful way. The Schools Market Programme is part of a series of activities to enhance ... Read More

Keep refreshed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Catherine Goodall (left) Regional Brand Manager Pepsi relaxes with Kaci Fennell, Ms Jamaica Universe 2014 after a handover of Ocean Spray and Flavour Splash product to the beauty queen as a congratulatory gift at Ribbiz Ultra Lounge Barbican Centre on Friday Sept 12. Keep refereshed --> Read More

Joan River's star-studded send-off

By Shanique Hayden | Tuesday, September 16, 2014    


Did Joan Rivers plan her own funeral service? In a way it seemed the American Comedian and host of E! network's Fashion Police, did plan her farewell ceremony. In her book entitled I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me, Rivers outlined what she would want her funeral service to be like. Some of her plans included "...I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action. I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all ... Read More

Traditional folk forms alive

Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

New Forest Primary & Jnr High Quadrille Camp Style.

estled in the parish of Manchester, the farming community of New Forest boasts the New Forest Primary & Junior High School which has quietly been creating a storm in the performing arts. The school's performing arts programme copped eight awards at this year's National Festival of the Performing Arts, organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture. The school won the awards under the direction of its teacher, Tricia Lyle, w ... Read More



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