Youth News

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ikem Smith, 24, Freelance visual artist from Kingston has emerged as the 1st place winner in Caribbean Development Bank’s 2016 VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge. Smith has earned a prize of USD2,000 for his animation created around the competition theme “Beam Me Up with ICT.” Leighton Campbell and Rushane Jones placed 2nd and 3rd winning USD1,550 and USD1,250 respectively for their work.

“I feel relieved...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information plans to create a Youth Advisory Board in order to deepen its engagements with the nation’s young people.

State Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Board, whose members will include young people, is intended to involve them in the Ministry’s decision-making process on matters relating to them.

Mr. Green explained that as State Minister, his role includes formulating...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Government will be restructuring the Youth Information Centres (YICs) across the island, to have them focusing on young people in business and the fostering of creative ideas.

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said priority will be given to young persons who want to start profitable ventures, and the YICs will serve as hubs for such development.

“We want to revamp how...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green has announced that the Youth Parliament is to be reintroduced.

"There was a time that there used to be a Youth Parliament. We believe it is critical to reinforcing ideas of democracy, rights and responsibilities ... so we are going to bring back the Youth Parliament. We want to bring it back this year," he said at a meeting with youth group...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Youth for Sustainable Development and the Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme (JaYAP) have launched a mentorship initiative for youth aged 19-30 years. The Mentorship Programme seeks to foster strong mentorship relationships with youth leaders in pursuit of specific personal, national and career goals. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Shamoy Hajare, Youth Empowerment Officer for St. Elizabeth was selected as the Caribbean and Americas winner of the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. 

The awards recognise outstanding young people under the age of 30 from Commonwealth countries whose work has...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday May 14, 2016 heralded the launch of the first annual Commonwealth Day Youth Forum and Model Assembly. This event was organised by Jamaica Youth Ambassador Mr. Tijani Christian in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Royal Commonwealth Society, British High Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and National Secondary Students’ Council.

Over 150 students from secondary...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Three hundred students are to this year participate in the Tourism Enhancement Fund’s (TEF) Summer Internship Programme, which is geared at introducing participants to the world of work, and assisting them with professional experience.

Executive Director at the TEF, Clyde Harrison said the internship programme targets secondary to tertiary level students from 16 years old, to those pursuing Masters degrees.

“It is...

Monday, March 7, 2016

“Bring the vibes, bring the creativity” is the call from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) as it announces its 2016 VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge to be hosted in Jamaica.

Under the theme, “Beam Me Up with ICTs,” young animators are being challenged to create a two-minute video which explores how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can transform the cultural, economic, social and...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shamoy Hajare, Youth Empowerment Officer for St. Elizabeth is among among the 17 youth leaders named as finalists for the prestigious 2016 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work.

The awards recognise outstanding young people under the age of 30 from...