Youth News

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley (right), converses with Custos of St. Catherine, Rev. the Hon. Sophia Azan, during a St. Catherine Stakeholders’ Participatory meeting on Thursday (June 7) at the St. James Cathedral, Spanish Town.

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, said the Government remains committed to building and expanding on the untapped resources that...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

KINGSTON, October 31, 2011: The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will be engaging with and highlighting the achievements and contribution of young people through a series of special activities to mark Youth Month in November.

 

The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP said the theme for Youth Month 2011 will be ‘Young and Creative, Bold and Innovative’....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

KINGSTON, October 27, 2011: The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) has extended nominations for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards to Friday, November 4th. Mrs. Roberta Brown-Ellis, Head of the NCYD, stated that “this was to ensure that all categories of youth are included and that young people are given another opportunity to be nominated. We’re encouraging more nominations of young...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The National Youth Survey, which is currently being conducted, will end in January 2011. The Survey, entitled ‘Youth Dreams’, targets youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years old and will seek to address the gaps existing in the current Youth Policy.

The Survey is being conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, under an agreement between the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Youth from St. Ann are now beneficiaries of the newly opened Marcus Garvey Youth Information Centre. The Centre, which was opened on August 19, 2010, was named in honour of Marcus Garvey, National Hero and son of St. Ann. This is the sixth Youth Information Centre to be established by the NCYD and will focus on career development in the areas of entrepreneurship and resume writing as well as other programmes.

The Marcus Garvey YIC...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The NCYD held a Street Youth Stakeholders’ Consultation on Friday, November 19, to listen to young men living and working on the streets. This was to facilitate a deeper understanding of the plight of street youth and to be able to develop programmes tailored to meet the needs of these young people. The youth, aged between 16 and 29 years, stated that they wanted a chance to acquire skills training, formal education and job/...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A new National Youth Council body was elected on Saturday, November 28 at the St. Hilda’s High School in St. Ann. One thousand two hundred and twenty-six voters cast their ballots to select six winners for posts in the Council. The newly elected body includes: Ryan Small as Chairman, Lanisa Rhoden, 1st Deputy Chair; Shannon Dale Reid, 2nd Deputy Chair; Jamar Howell, Financial Controller, Melissa Matthie as General Secretary and...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Young people who have bright business ideas but no start up money can now benefit from the Jamaica Youth Business Trust (JYBT). A Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Jamaica and the JYBT was signed on October 26, 2010, which will make $19million available for loan disbursement. The loan will be made available to youth who are interested in setting up business in the areas of: Information Communication Technology (ICT),...