Youth launches male-oriented programme MANTRA

Youth Member of Parliament Rodain Richardson has declared that he and his team will tackle the deviant behaviours of Jamaica's young men by specifically aiming to refocus their values and attitudes.

"Our youth are the future. If we do not partner as citizens to teach our youth to lead with integrity, passion and honour, in the name of their country, what will the future of our country look like?"

The 'MANTRA' - Man Transformational Programme

The application of moral principles and the conduct of one's personal self in the Jamaican society is of... read more

Jamaica Cancer Society promotes healthy lifestyle among youth

Chef Haleem Card wows the crowd with his tasty samples

Thursday, February 22 nd saw the ninth staging of the Jamaica Cancer Society’s Healthy Lifestyle Youth Forum held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Scores of students from high schools across the country turned out to take advantage of interactive presentations by various speakers concerning tobacco use, healthy eating habits and exercise.

Shullian Brown, Public Relations Officer in the Society says the event is the organization’s way of tapping into its youth audience. “Jamaicans youth start smoking as early as the age of twelve and so this forum is to provide... read more


Geneve Barnett-Fraser, Customer Service & Logistics Manager, IGL Ltd.  and her daughters Leah Barnett-Fraser (left) and Peta-Gaye Barnett-Fraser.

When Roshelle Roberts took her 9-year-old daughter’s primary school report to work to brag to her colleagues about the child’s brilliance, little did she know the result would be one of jubilation, and that it would lead to her receiving a bursary from her new employers - IGL Ltd. – just eight months after she started working with the company. 

Roberts, a Credit Analyst had been enthused by her daughter’s performance over the years, as the star student consistently maintained an average above 90% at Polly Ground Primary in Linstead, St. Catherine. This stellar performance had given... read more

Gov’t introduces healthy lifestyle programme in juvenile facilities

MORE THAN 530 persons across the island’s four juvenile correctional institutions will benefit from the We Transform Programme’s healthy lifestyle pillar which seeks to engage children on the topic of
healthy life skills through training. The pillar is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health and We Transform partners CHASE Fund and the Organisation of American States.

Through the initiative, 110 inmates and 100 correctional officers from the Metcalf Street facility; 40 inmates and 60 correctional officers from Hilltop; 50 inmates and 60 correctional... read more

Katalyxt 2017-18 Youth Innovators’ Competition TAKES FLIGHT

Moderator Cheryll Stewart

THE LAUNCH of Katalyxt 2017-18 Youth Innovators’ Competition (YIC)took place at the José Marti Technical High School on Thursday, November 2, followed by a sensitisation session on November 16. There was excitement when several schools gathered to be stimulated by thought-provoking challenges delivered by the sponsors, industry stakeholders, and organisers of the Katalyxt YIC programme.

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Planting the Seed of Entrepreneurship in Fertile Soil’. The launch kicked off with moderator Cheryll Stewart welcoming all to the seventh staging of the Youth... read more

St Thomas students cry foul... Say ‘bun tyre’ roadblocks set back access to education

POPULARLY TERMED the 'forgotten parish', residents in St Thomas have, for years, been feeling the pinch of underdevelopment, which is most noticeable in the tarnished road network throughout the parish. On Monday and Tuesday, November 6 and 7, respectively, scores of angry residents took to the streets in what can be described as a desperate and riotous cry for help. In a collage of burnt tyres across streets,
debris, old cars and other implements, a clear message was sent via mainstream media that the people have simply had enough of being forgotten.

But for some younger,... read more


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