Youth News

Monday, May 15, 2017

Currently a sixth form student at deCarteret College in Manchester, Antonette Dennis was elected on May 5, 2017 as the President of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Miss Dennis will officially take office in September 2017. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Marcus Garvey Youth Information Centre (MGYIC) and the Jamaica Youth Business Trust (JYBT) partnered to host a 3-day "Generate Your Business Idea Entrepreneurship Training" for young entrepreneurs in St. Ann from April 26-28, 2017. The initiative sought to assist 35 young entrepreneurs towards producing viable business ideas to be approved by the JYBT Credit Committee for start-up funding.

The Jamaica...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Children and young people across Jamaica and particularly in Manchester, look forward to the Easter holidays for varied reasons; lots of bun and cheese, a break from a stressful school term, time with family, among others. For many in state care, while they recognise with the festivities of bun and cheese they are also aware of the reason for the season “the death and resurrection Jesus Christ”. With the hope of giving some of...

Friday, April 7, 2017

State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence will return this year.

Making the announcement during his Sectoral Debate presentation on April 5 in the House of Representatives, Mr. Green said young people will be selected from a list of categories.

These include Academics, Youth in Service, Arts in Culture, International...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Approximately 40 young persons from the Exchange SDA Community Youth Group participated in a march against drug abuse in the community of Exchange, St. Ann on Global Youth Day (March 18). As the young advocates made their trek through the community, they issued flyers and brochures on substance misuse. The youth took the time to speak with community members about the dangers of drug abuse as they journeyed across Exchange.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

State Minister Floyd Green makes his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 5, 2017. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

The Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic is seeking 250 volunteers who are passionate about literacy and nation building to participate in an All-Island Summer Reading Camp. 

Are you passionate about literacy? Complete the application form here!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Secondary and tertiary student leaders have the opportunity to become executive members of the National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC) and the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS). The NSSC and JUTS are the umbrella organisations for students’ councils at the secondary and tertiary levels respectively.

Through the NSSC and JUTS, student leaders have the opportunity to represent the interest of their peers and...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Against the background of an increase in reports of domestic violence in the parish, the Portland YIC hosted an empowerment session on domestic violence on January 20, 2017. The session was hosted under the theme: “Safer Cities and Communities for Women and Girls”.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force facilitated the session, and also provided follow-up counselling to participants. In exploring the concept of domestic violence...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Through the YIC Peer Education Programme, Youth Empowerment Officer Orlando Pinto aims to train a cadre of youth leaders as peer educators in the Portmore and St. Catherine Youth Information Centres. Primarily, these peer educators will utilise the performing arts in an effort to reduce HIV/AIDS related stigma among the youth population in St. Catherine. The team will also encourage condom use among their peers who are sexually active, and...