FLOW gives support to Girls in ICT Day Hackathon

MORE THAN 800 girls  across four Caribbean  countries – Jamaica,  Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago,  and St Vincent and the Grenadines  – came together for an immersive  experience in technology in  celebration of the International  Telecommunication Union (ITU)  Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday,  April 26.    

Locally, FLOW partnered with  SheLeadsIT Consulting,  Changemakers Development, and  other sponsors to host more than  300 secondary- and tertiary-level  female students for a hackathon  hosted at the University of the  West Indies, Mona campus. The  hackathon provided an  ... read more

yl:News Kiwanis builds leadership skills of teens, young adults

Fifth- and sixth-formers of 10 Key Clubs in high schools and university, and college students of nine Circle K Clubs, which form a part of Kiwanis' Service Leadership Program, turned out in their numbers for Division 23 East's Leadership Development and Skills Building Seminar on Saturday, April 14, at St Andrew High School's Margaret Gartshore Hall.

Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs are leadership and character-building programmes hosted in a school or community and sponsored by a Kiwanis club. Millions of students in these clubs, since the first Key Club was founded in 1925,... read more

yl:News Manufacturer impressed by students' interest in sector

While buyers explored the aisles of the 2018 JMA/JEA Expo for locally manufactured products, local manufacturer Norman Horne hosted a group of students from Ardenne High School's Entrepreneurship Club. The visit quickly turned into a mentorship session, as the students engaged Horne with probing questions about his company, the industry, and his personal experience as an entrepreneur and manufacturer in Jamaica.

"It's refreshing to see so many young persons interested in the local manufacturing sector," Horne observed. "Typically, high-school students would lean towards more... read more

Orthotic Clinic in Negril sponsored by RIU Hotels achieves treatment for 260 children

In the nine years since it opened, the Paediatric Orthotic Service in Negril sponsored by RIU Hotels & Resorts, has treated and monitored 260 Jamaican children with mobility problems. The hotel chain was responsible for the clinic’s creation in 2009, when it hired a nurse, an administrator and a technician with a view to improving the care that children with special needs receive, and it has continued to contribute to the local Jamaican community by renting and maintaining the clinic space. RIU has also supported volunteer orthotic specialists from the United States and Canada who... read more

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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