Interacting with the various quadrupeds and bipeds of the animal kingdom brings a lot of joy to many of us, while the rest of us may shake in terror. Regardless of whether we love them or not, animals are a part of the world, thus we all have to interact with them from time to time. Here are some scenarios to narrow down how you really feel about interacting with animals.
You are extremely afraid of cows – whenever you’re too near to them you start showing signs of panic, which sometimes agitates your asthma. You refuse to walk near cows at any time. However, while on vacation in... read more
Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson (left) introduces members of the newly formed Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) to Dr Horace Chang (centre), minister of national security; Fitz Jackson (second left), opposition spokesman on national security; and Calvin Allen, Senior Superintendent of Police. Occasion was launch of the PSTEB at Harmon Barracks in Kingston.
I am a 13-year-old girl and I am concerned about my safety. I live in a community where there are no lights on the streets, and people are not very nice to each other. I see in the news how the little children are being killed and going missing, and I am worried that it will happen to me. I am not doing my best in school because I am stressed out. Almost every night, something bad happens on the news. I feel like Jamaica is not a safe place for children. I do not want this feeling to affect me. Can you help?
I read your letter and I can... read more
On Tuesday, January 15, the Jamaica Broilers Group launched its Best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour at Sabina Park. The tour is scheduled to stop at 19 locations across the island over four weeks, reaching upwards of 25 schools.
The grand finale of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the school tour is a concerted effort towards investing in the development of Jamaica’s young people and is expected to touch the lives of up to 30,000 students across Jamaica, within six Ministry of Education regions.
The launch event catered to over 4,000 students hailing from St... read more
1. The famous bottle was once shaped like a coca bean.
2. It hits the spot for babies. (Fussing infants were sometimes given drops of the drink in the hope that it might calm them down.)
3. There are only two countries where Coca-Cola is not sold – Cuba and North Korea.
4. The manufacturers tried to replace coffee. (When Coca-Cola realised a good portion of their customers – by one estimate, 12 per cent – consumed their sugary, caffeinated drink in the morning instead of coffee, they decided to launch an aggressive marketing campaign promoting themselves as a morning pick... read more
Wennentta Hall (left) looks on as Beverly Griffiths (right), a member of the Rockfort Community Development Council, collects information from resident Roy Bailey at a social services fair held in the community.
I am a 15-year-old female and I live in a community where I would like to be more actively involved in its development. I am interested in seeing how I can contribute and need some advice on how to go about it.
It is quite commendable that you are interested in community service at this age. You may contribute to your community by volunteering at your local infirmary, at the library, at the hospital, in your church, in children’s homes or homes for the elderly. You may even consider a project that will help the... read more
Akilah Harris of Eltham Park, Spanish Town, is a third-form student at Immaculate Conception High School. She has a gift of singing. This talent was uncovered in 2016 when Harris first attended the Avant Academy of Music summer camp.
Harris explains that she loves to sing and does it wherever she goes; however, she sings mostly at church. “I started singing at about age eight and I haven’t stopped since,” she declares. “I express my thoughts better when I sing, and it helps when I become too stressed or overwhelmed.” Though she is interested in learning other musical instruments,... read more
I am 17 and since I was in third form, three girls have played with my feelings; they just used me for my money and left me heartbroken. What do they see in me why they decide to use me?
In life, we all make choices. Whatever the choice we make, there will always be consequences. Good choices usually result in good consequences; likewise, bad choices give bad consequences. You made a choice to give money to these girls. I did not get from your situation that you were forced or robbed. Did you... read more
Looking at the super confident, smiling, friendly Kellits High School head girl, Janice Gordon, it would be hard to imagine that she was once a rebel and troublemaker.
With a grin, she tells Youthlink that her life underwent a total transformation at the school, through caring counsellors and teachers who invested their time in making her a better person.
Now in lower-sixth form, Janice has her sights set on being either a journalist or a lawyer, or both, if possible. She has earned six ones, three twos and a three in her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams, and... read more
Fat Skull (front, third right) and Garvey Maceo students are all smiles after a successful school clean-up.
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, eight schools across Clarendon participated in the first staging of the parishwide Clarendon Clean-up, hosted by Davina Bennett in partnership with Wisynco Eco.
The initiative was conceptualised by Davina Bennett, the newly appointed lifestyle and wellness ambassador of Wisynco Group Ltd, and Wisynco Group Ltd, in an effort to promote a cleaner Jamaica, with the flagship event in Clarendon, her home parish. The event was aimed at assisting persons within Clarendon to become more environmentally conscious by making recycling fun and achievable.
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I am a 16-year-old student who is inclined to, what you would call, ‘faking it’. I am surrounded by the type of people who I have to be conscious of what I say, for fear of being judged. In other words, I cannot be myself. I call these people my friends, but they are anything but that, for I know they continuously talk about me behind my back. I am afraid to drop these friends, fearful of being alone, and also because I have grown attached to them. Yours truly,
Adolescence is an interesting time in a young person’s life. It is... read more