Youth News

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) has been organised at the national level from 1972 by government in its democratisation plan within the education system and the subsequent legitimization of Students’ Council by way of the Education Regulations 1980. The JUTS is a democratic, independent, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan student organisation comprising a confederation of student governing bodies -the students...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A programme launched to positively influence the behaviour of teens who have found themselves in trouble at school has been reaping success, according to its Director Lascelles Wray Hamilton.

The Behavioural Intervention Disciplinary Support programme, which is primarily geared towards preventing the expulsion of students from schools, was implemented in St Ann last year.

Since then, Hamilton said that there has been a steady...

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is mandated to support Youth Organisations across Jamaica. In order to assist us in this task, we are seeking your assistance by completing this survey. The information provided will enable the MOEYI to better offer support to community based youth organisations. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Finals of the Youth Month Football and Netball Competitions were hosted on Sunday, November 27 at the Breds Sports Complex in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. Corinaldi from St. James won the netball competition and DB Basovak from St. Catherine was crowned football champions.

Both teams had earned the right to represent their parish through the parish playoffs which were hosted islandwide from November 3-6. 

 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Jack Sprat Restaurant in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth was the site for another session in the Around the Table Sessions being coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in commemoration of Youth Month 2016. Twenty-five (25) young persons from St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon were in attendance as Jason Henzell, CEO of Jakes Hotel, Villas and Spa opened up on his entrepreneurial...

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information continued its Around the Table Series on November 23, with the management team of Continental Baking Company (CBC) meeting with youth from Kingston and St. Catherine. The session was hosted at the Knutsford Court Hotel and allowed young and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from one of Jamaica's largest and most successful companies.

The team from CBC was led by Steven...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has organised a series of sessions throughout Youth Month (November) 2016, titled 'Around the Table'. On Monday, November 21, Nicole McLaren Campbell and Jeffrey 'Agent Sasco' Campbell, engaged 20 young persons Around the Table, and provided insight into key business and career development issues.

Through the relaxed environment provided, there was a free-flowing...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sixteen of Jamaica's sharpest young minds were yesterday officially tasked with serving the first Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ) during its inaugural installation ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Andrew.

The YACJ is intended to facilitate the continuous engagement of young people in youth development policy and programming actions of the government. It is also being coordinated...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Last Friday, students from various corporate schools were invited to participate in an Around the Table Dialogue at the Jade Garden Restaurant, Sovereign Centre. The event was arranged by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Minister of State Floyd Green and featured guest presenter Garth Walker, Managing Director Adam and Eve Day Spa and Business Access TV. It was one of a series of talks being hosted by the Ministry for...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the National Youth Service (NYS), will be hosting its inaugural ELEVATE Youth Festival, the final event for Youth Month 2016.

It is scheduled for Friday, November 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the lawns of Devon House targeting youth in high schools and tertiary institutions.

According to Chief Education Officer at the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, this...