My first day

Stephen Priestley, Senior Operations
Manager at Digicel, shows K’Lah
Whylie some cool apps on his phone
that she would be able to use during
her high school tenure.

FOR the older teens who are off to college, the first day of high school seems like ages ago. And the remember-whens are sure to pass through many lips in days to come. Every year a new crop of students face the unknown — the first day of high school. What to expect; what are the right moves t ... Read More

Students of the Ardenne High
School in performance at the
2013 National Festival of the
Performing Arts Competition. 2015 Festival of Performing Arts Competition now open for entries
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture i ... Read More

Spurs surge ahead of rivals
After two rounds of matches, Tottenham Hotspur lead the table after securing their second win from a ... Read More

Atletico’ players celebrate their victory with the trophy during a Spanish Supercup
second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Vicente
Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, early Saturday, August 23, 2014. (PHOTOS: AP) Atletico face stiff championship battle
Atletico Madrid did the near impossible last season of breaking the decade long dominance of Real Ma ... Read More

Cooling down

By Aldane Walters | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

THE summer days are long and hot. Generally, we try to use conventional methods of cooling down, such as turning on the fan or loading up on cold beverages. But what happens when your fan starts blowing hot air, or you just simply want a change? Here are some different ways of keeping cool this summer. 1 Prepare a spray bottle with unsweetened peppermint tea, stick it in the fridge and spray on your face when you get hot. The peppermint has a cooling effect on your skin. 2 Freeze water bottles ... Read More

Summer Snaxx

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

The end of another summer is fast approaching and back to school preparations are underway. So, while there may not be plenty of time to be having fun there will always be time to eat. The teenAGE Observer's Summer Snaxx feature allows for cooks from all areas of expertise to get creative in the kitchen using simple ingredients found in every home. Here we'll highlight a few 'quick fixes' that can be prepared in those instances when you just want something to munch on during the day (or night) ... Read More

Coronation for Miss Teen Portmore this Sunday

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Reigning Miss Teen Portmore 2013, Shanon
Johnson listens attentively as acting Mayor
of the Portmore Municipality, Leon Thomas,
explains some of plaques hanging on the
wall of his parlour during her tour of his
office recently.

THE grand finals of the the Lasco/Curves Miss Teen Portmore Scholarship Pageant 2014 will be held atop the roof of the Portmore Pines Plaza, St Catherine, on Sunday, August 24. Over 400 Portmore teenagers applied to enter the contest, 70 took part in the elimination show and after-party at the Portmore Pines Plaza on July 11, and 26 were selected for the finals and presented to their sponsors. Since then, the girls have toured sections of the island, including stops at the Institute of Jamaica ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Meghan Trainor

5 New to the Billboard charts with a hot new song is 21-year-old American Meghan Trainor with her single All About That Bass. Currently ranked at number four on the US chart on an upward trend, the song comprises a pleasing tetro R&B rhythm. The song is intended to make plus-size girls feel better about themselves, but has received criticisms of containing lyrics that can be interpreted as disrespectful to slim females. Trainor retains that "I'm not bashing skinny girls, I know even you (ski ... Read More

Can anyone stop Bayern Munich?

with ALEXEI DaCOSTA | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Dortmund’s Marcel Schmelzer (right), challenges for the ball with
Munich’s Thomas Mueller during the German soccer Super Cup
match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in
Dortmund, Germany, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. (PHOTOS: AP)

LAST season Bayern Munich won the German Bundesliga at a canter, finishing 20 points ahead of their closest rival Borussia Dortmund. Any neutral would want a more competitive, tighter league but the champions have only got stronger during the off-season. With that said, we will preview the teams expected to pose the biggest threat on Bayern's dominance as well as the league's cellar dwellers. Top 4 teams Bayern Munich: The Bavarians squad dominated the league last season as well as the German ... Read More

King Louis’ reign starts with loss

with ALEXEI DaCOSTA | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

United’s Wayne
Rooney, right,
scores against
Swansea City
during their
English Premier
League soccer
match at Old
Trafford Stadium,
England on
Saturday August
16, 2014.

New manager Louis van Gaal began his Manchester United tenure with a disappointing home loss to Swansea City 2-1 on Saturday. As expected, the home team started with a 3-5-2 formation and dominated possession throughout, but conceded the lead when Ki Seung-Yeung struck after 28 minutes. Captain Wayne Rooney equalised for United with an overhead kick in the second period, but 18 minutes from time, Gylfi Sigurdsson (recent signee from Tottenham Hotspurs) sealed the game for the Swans. It was Unite ... Read More

28 talented teens

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

All the contestants

THE grand coronation of the fifth staging of Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented Teen is scheduled for August 23, 2014. The event, which features Jamaica's most talented teenagers from across the island and provides university scholarships and the opportunity to represent Brand Jamaica across the Caribbean. Recently, the lovely delegates of the Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented Teen 2014 pageant were officially sashed in a programme that presented a radiant showcase of young talent. This year for ... Read More

Big opportunity for Jamaica in ‘The Throw’

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

Basil Bingham, one of Jamaica’s bright young
talents in throwing events, performing at the
Throwers ‘R Us/Big Shot 2014 earlier this year.

JAMAICA'S athletes have accumulated a huge Olympic medal haul in sprinting, but the country has achieved relatively little in the field events over the years. Throws coach Michael Vassell says that is about to change. "We see Olympic throwing medals in our future, as we have several prospects for 2016," he declared. The well-established discus, shot put and javelin throws are among the oldest sports, all forming part of modern Olympic throwing. The hammer throw is a newer development, but is ... Read More

teen TALK

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

Nicki Minaj

ASHENE Brown, a 19-year-old University of Technology student, an aspiring pharmacist is our feature for Teen Talk this week. Sashene expresses herself: teenAGE: Tell us about you in a few sentences: Sashene Brown (SB): I'd say I'm a typical girl, but others have disagreed with me on that matter many times. I'm a warm, kind-hearted, steadfast and passionate person. I've been raised by two very special people who have taught me so many values in life and who are partly responsible for the grea ... Read More


Tuesday, August 12, 2014    


Sandals Foundation scholarship recipients from the Montego Bay Region, Rehema Tucker (left) and Vanesa Barnaby got a special greeting from the Sesame Street Character Zoey during a luncheon at Beaches Negril. Oshando Brydson, a Sandals Foundation scholarship recipient from the Montego Bay Region greets our lens during a game inside the X-Box Play Lounge at Beaches Negril. Enjoying a delicious brunch with Sandals Foundation's Care for Kids scholarship recipients, Sandals Whitehouse's public rel ... Read More



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