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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