Youth News

Monday, July 23, 2012

THE SECOND renewal of the Commonwealth Caribbean Regional Youth Summit will be held in Kingston starting July 23rd. ...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Diageo, has committed to issuing 20,000 scholarships valued at about J$350 million to Jamaican students by 2016.

The scholarships are being made under the company’s ‘Learning for Life’ programme, according to a release issued on behalf of the company.

As part of the initiative, 1,400 scholarships valued at US$168,200 (about J$15 million) are being provided in recognition of Jamaica’s 50th year of...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

 

JAMAICA'S YOUTH ambassador Tameka Hill has said Jamaica's recent downgrade by the United States Department of State 2012 report on trafficking in persons, from tier two to a tier two watch list, highlights the country...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

An edited version of Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna's presentation to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament delivered Tuesday, July 3.

TODAY, MANY of our young people with whom I speak are not excited about Jamaica. They see crime and violence and, often, they are the victims. They feel the pain and frustration of unemployment and they are distrustful of, and cynical about, their national leaders.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The operations and programmes delivered by Youth Information Centres (YICs) across the island are to be reviewed and improved under the Youth Development Programme (YDP).

This was revealed by Project Manager, Project implementation Unit (PIU) in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Marjery Newland, as she addressed a St. Catherine Stakeholders’ Participatory meeting on Thursday (June 7) at the St. James Cathedral, Spanish Town....

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...