Youth News

Monday, February 11, 2013

A new poetry, live music and comedy series called “TALK” kicks off on February 20th at the Spot Sports Bar and Grill at the UWI, Mona Students’ Union. The event will be staged every other Wednesday after the first edition and will run for a period of 4 shows for the semester beginning at 6:30PM each evening.

“There are three basic reasons for putting this event together (1) to diversify the entertainment options...

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Commonwealth has developed its first index to monitor the development and empowerment of young people in its member countries.

The Youth Development Index measures the status of young people, aged 15-29, in five key domains: education, health, employment, and civic and political participation. It will assist youth ministers and other policy-makers in identifying areas for investment to ensure young people fulfil their potential....

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture the Honourable Lisa Hanna is condemning in the strongest terms the continued  killing of children. She says the killing of innocent children is robbing the society of its potential for future greatness, as it depletes valuable human resource. She notes that the recent murder of 4 year old Rushane Burford in execution style, and 14 year old  Shariefa Saddler is sad evidence of a new level of  ...

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Power to Be International in partnership with the M & N Foundation for Aspiring Youths is currently recruiting Youth Programme Leaders to be part of the Girl Bawse Empowerment Leadership Programme; a Girl’s Leadership Certificate Programme.

The program will develop the leadership capacity of young girls through mentorship and encouragement to assist them in achieving personal and...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This year’s Commonwealth theme, to be launched on Commonwealth Day, encourages imagination, creativity, and a positive attitude to grasp the opportunities of our time – at home or with partners beyond our borders, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said today.

Mr Sharma said: “'Opportunity Through Enterprise’, our 2013 Commonwealth theme,...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre (CYP Caribbean) invites applications from young graduates aged 20 – 29 in the Commonwealth Caribbean for the post of Commonwealth Intern with the CYP Caribbean Centre based in Georgetown, Guyana.

Candidates interested in the job should submit the following...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Do you want to participate in an exciting event gathering around 100 children from all over the world to share their views and experiences on Child and Youth Finance in the amazing city of Istanbul? Don’t miss this opportunity!!

The World Youth Summit 2013 will take place in the city of Istanbul, Turkey 6-9 May 2013. One hundred (100) children and youth from all over the world will meet at the Istanbul Stock Exchange to...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Youth and Culture Minister Honourable Lisa Hanna says there is an urgent need for a national commitment to dealing with joblessness among Jamaican youth. She says the 2012 rate of 32.2% youth unemployment which represents a small improvement is still too high and needs to be in line with...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Minister Hanna leads team on visit of Fort Augusta and Horizon Juvenile Centres as part of effort to increase medical therapy for children

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna will on Sunday, January 13, 2013...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Over 200 volunteers from the National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) and the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) were on hand at the Port Maria Primary School on January 5, 2013, to complete clean-up work which the team began in December 2012. The school has been closed since the passage of Hurricane Sandy, and efforts were made by the team to ensure that the school could be re-opened for the January 2013 school term...