Youth News

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Youth Ambassador for Culture and Vulnerable Youth, has released a powerful docu-poetry titled Armadale: Children on Fire. McLaren, who is also known as the Kriativ Aktivis is at his best in this piece, as he seeks to bring a focus on the victims and survivors of the Armadale Fire. The docu-poetry was released on May 22, 2013,  on the 4th anniversary of the fire which occured at the Armadale Juvenile...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Young people were out in their numbers on Labour Day, May 23, volunteering on a number of projects across the island. Scores of volunteers from youth groups, the Jamaica Defence Force, central and local government agencies and members of the community came out to support the national Labour Day project at the Port Maria Infirmary in St. Mary on Thursday, May 23. The Project, which garnered the support of government and corporate entities,...

Monday, May 20, 2013

The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) and Bars to Go Training Institute will be training young persons from Kingston and St. Andrew in the followings areas:

  1. Cashiering- 100 persons
  2. Merchandising- 100 persons
  3. Events Management (must have at least 3 cxc subjects) - 50 persons
  4. Customer Service- 50 persons

Training is for 9 weeks, and commences with an Orientation...

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Government of Jamaica, in collaboration with the World Bank and the Canadian High Commission is launching "Kingstoon - Animating Jamaican Creativity" - a 2-day Animation Conference and Film Festival to be held from June 20-21, 2013 at the UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge & Conference Centre.

The festival will see the participation of international industry leaders, Jamaican animation companies and...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Governor-General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen on Wednesday May 15 launched a Summer of Service (SOS) competition under the umbrella of his ‘I Believe' Initiative (IBI) with the aim of increasing the spirit of volunteerism in youth, while offering them an opportunity to pursue their academic goals. The competition which will run from June 1 to August 16 is open to final year CAPE students and first year University...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Young Jamaican artistes and songwriters have a deadline of June 28 to enter the CARICOM Song Competition which carries a winner's prize of US$10,000. The competition is organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as part of activities to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

The CARICOM Song is to be the regionally recognized, official patriotic musical composition that evokes and celebrates the history, traditions and...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna says the annual observance of Labour Day on May 23 can be an opportunity to teach young people the true meaning of service. The Minister used the occasion of the launch function for Labour Day and Workers’ Week held at the Office of the Prime Minister today (Monday, May 13) to encourage young people to join individual and group efforts to give voluntary service on Labour Day. “Their acts of...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kimroy Bailey and Alternative Energy Plus are encouraging you to Upload a creative photo/collage of yourself Reducing, Reusing, Recycling or Conserving in or around your home by May 26 and win up to JA$10,000.

Click here to upload your photo today!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Digicel Jamaica is inviting applications for its Summer Internship Programme (Upper School Students or higher)

Main objective of the Summer Internship Programme:
The Digicel Summer Programme is designed to attract high potential students into the business, and to provide them with real world experience through their placement and participation in key activities of the business.

Overview of the...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In recognition of Child month, the Programmes Coordination Division, the children’s arm of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will host its 3rd annual children’s symposium, called “HUSH” under the theme “Broken Butterflies.” The symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the IOJ’s Lecture Hall.

The objective of the symposium is to discuss topical issues that are...