Youth News

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jamaica Youth Business Trust has launched a Youth in Agriculture Project, whihc seeks to provide start-up finance,
training and business mentoring, along with other support services to existing and aspiring young farmers in St. Thomas. 

This is a pilot project funded by Queen’s Young Leaders Grant, where rural young people between the ages 18-35, will be engaged in various agricultural activities,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

At the recently concluded 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, The Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) and the Association of Non-Governmental Organisations - National Youth Council of Russia (NYCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Youth Cooperation and Development on January 30, 2017. The MOU was signed by the Chairperson of the CRYC, Mr. Tijani...

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme (JaYAP), National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) , and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs), in partnership with The University of the West Indies (Mona) Students Today Ambassadors Tomorrow (UWI STAT), Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) and the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC), embarked on a coordinated national youth-led approach to facilitating a response to the Haiti Post Hurricane...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC) is accepting nominations for students' councillors to serve on its National & Regional Executive 2017-18. The nomination period is scheduled for January 24 – February 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM ONLINE HERE

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) has been organised at the national level from 1972 by government in its democratisation plan within the education system and the subsequent legitimization of Students’ Council by way of the Education Regulations 1980. The JUTS is a democratic, independent, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan student organisation comprising a confederation of student governing bodies -the students...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A programme launched to positively influence the behaviour of teens who have found themselves in trouble at school has been reaping success, according to its Director Lascelles Wray Hamilton.

The Behavioural Intervention Disciplinary Support programme, which is primarily geared towards preventing the expulsion of students from schools, was implemented in St Ann last year.

Since then, Hamilton said that there has been a steady...

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is mandated to support Youth Organisations across Jamaica. In order to assist us in this task, we are seeking your assistance by completing this survey. The information provided will enable the MOEYI to better offer support to community based youth organisations. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Finals of the Youth Month Football and Netball Competitions were hosted on Sunday, November 27 at the Breds Sports Complex in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. Corinaldi from St. James won the netball competition and DB Basovak from St. Catherine was crowned football champions.

Both teams had earned the right to represent their parish through the parish playoffs which were hosted islandwide from November 3-6. 

 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Jack Sprat Restaurant in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth was the site for another session in the Around the Table Sessions being coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in commemoration of Youth Month 2016. Twenty-five (25) young persons from St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon were in attendance as Jason Henzell, CEO of Jakes Hotel, Villas and Spa opened up on his entrepreneurial...

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information continued its Around the Table Series on November 23, with the management team of Continental Baking Company (CBC) meeting with youth from Kingston and St. Catherine. The session was hosted at the Knutsford Court Hotel and allowed young and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from one of Jamaica's largest and most successful companies.

The team from CBC was led by Steven...