Youth News

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has called on Jamaicans to build a quality society characterised by excellence noting that “Jamaica cannot maximise its potential for greatness and achieve what we need in the next 50 years without sustained hard work.”

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On Sunday March 24, forty-four(44) young persons were recognised for their outstanding achievements in various fields at the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence. The Award recognises youth who have excelled and contributed to national development, and seeks to provide a platform for youth to showcase their achievements in various fields. The Youth...

Monday, March 25, 2013

UN-Habitat on Tuesday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. The Fund will provide grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure. Small development initiatives are eligible for grants up to USD$25,000. These grants aim at promoting youth empowerment as the solution for better urban...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna is congratulating scores of Jamaican youth who not only walked away with some 20 awards in the 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence and Jamaican Youth in Concert presentation on Sunday night (March 24), but who also successfully planned and executed the ceremony. In her remarks at the event held at Emancipation Park, Minister Hanna said all aspects of the ceremony, including...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Over 20 young achievers from the 2011 cohort of nominees for the Prime Minister's Youth Awards will finally receive their Awards at this year's Ceremony. The year 2011, marked the first time since the Awards was instituted in 1998 that the Ceremony was not held. Nominations had been submitted by youth from across the island in nine Award categories and the selection process had concluded. Unfortunately, the awards were never presented...

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence and Jamaican Youth in Concert is scheduled to take place on Sunday March 24 at the Emancipation Park, New Kingston. Approximately thirty (30) young persons, will be honoured for their achievements in sports, agriculture, academics, leadership, journalism, arts and culture, youth in service, entrepreneurship and international achievement.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A call for entries has been issued for the Commonwealth Women in Leadership Essay Competition. Are you a young person in the Commonwealth aged 15 and 29? Are you passionate about issues affecting women in leadership and enterprise and would you like to influence the Commonwealth Women Affairs Ministers Meeting?

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qualification match Jamaica vs Panama on March 22, Jamaica’s capital Kingston will boost the ILO-FIFA Campaign “Give the Red Card to Child Labour”.

During the opening ceremony, 250 volunteers will set the example for the audience by holding the symbolic Red Card to garner support to end child labour in its worst forms by 2016.

The event, sponsored by the International...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Recording Artiste Romain Virgo is among several outstanding young persons who have been nominated for the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence 2012. The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony 

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Young women and men from across the world are invited to participate in the 2013 International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme for this year's contest is "The power of culture to create a better future." It is open to anyone up to 25 years old. Deadline for entries: 30 June 2013. The contest is organized by The Goi Peace Foundation

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