Youth News

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...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has organised a series of sessions throughout Youth Month (November) 2016, titled 'Around the Table'. On Monday, November 21, Nicole McLaren Campbell and Jeffrey 'Agent Sasco' Campbell, engaged 20 young persons Around the Table, and provided insight into key business and career development issues.

Through the relaxed environment provided, there was a free-flowing...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sixteen of Jamaica's sharpest young minds were yesterday officially tasked with serving the first Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ) during its inaugural installation ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Andrew.

The YACJ is intended to facilitate the continuous engagement of young people in youth development policy and programming actions of the government. It is also being coordinated...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Last Friday, students from various corporate schools were invited to participate in an Around the Table Dialogue at the Jade Garden Restaurant, Sovereign Centre. The event was arranged by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Minister of State Floyd Green and featured guest presenter Garth Walker, Managing Director Adam and Eve Day Spa and Business Access TV. It was one of a series of talks being hosted by the Ministry for...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the National Youth Service (NYS), will be hosting its inaugural ELEVATE Youth Festival, the final event for Youth Month 2016.

It is scheduled for Friday, November 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the lawns of Devon House targeting youth in high schools and tertiary institutions.

According to Chief Education Officer at the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, this...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Commonwealth has launched the State of Student Governance in the Commonwealth Report. The Report The findings and recommendations contained in the report represent a tremendous opportunity to strengthen the student voice at local, national and international levels. The recommended actions will help tackle barriers and challenges to ensure that student organisations across the Commonwealth are active, engaged,...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

International Students DAy Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SPEAKER of the House of the Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr, who last week rapped his colleague Members of Parliament for descending into a shouting match over the proposed separation of Portmore from the wider St Catherine at the local government level, on Monday heaped praises on the members of the National Youth Parliament.

“This is the type of thing that the 21st century needs. I’m very proud of you,” Charles...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ), the Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme (JaYAP), and the
CARICOM Youth Ambassadors – Jamaica (CYA’s-Jamaica) 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), have embarked on a coordinated national youth-led...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Youth leader Keadar Sharpe has used the convening of the National Youth Parliament for the first time in seven years to demand that the Government provide structured psychosocial care to children in schools to curb crime and violence.

"This noble House must move urgently to implement a comprehensive integrated system of psychosocial care without any delay," the Young Philosophers representative told 73 other youth from...