JC’s Fabian Morris tops Rita Marley Foundation Public Speaking Competition

From left: Dr K’adamawe K’nife (judge), Ms Sharayne Bennett (teacher/coach), Fabian Morris (winner), Rosemary Duncan (manager, Rita Marley Foundation).

The Rita Marley Foundation Public Speaking Competition marked its fifth anniversary with an impressive line-up of high-school orators vying for the incredible title, trophy and substantial cash.

Twelve semi-finalists met at the multifunctional room in The University of the West Indies, Mona main library for oratorical combat. The venue was bursting at its seams with a vibrant audience comprising local and international government representatives, students, parents and school officials. Master of ceremonies Dr Amina Blackwood Meeks introduced each speaker: Immaculate Conception’s... read more

PRESS RELEASE: Women’s Centre students empowered by technology tour

Bob, a humanoid robot, makes an engaging presentation to the fascination of students from the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica during the International Day for Women and Girls in Science.

A GROUP of 25 students from the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica (WCFJ) in Mandeville participated in a specially designed technology tour at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for the International Day for Girls and Women in Science.

The initiative was part of IGT Jamaica’s continued efforts to expose the students from its After-School Advantage Centres islandwide to new ideas and career opportunities in the dynamic technology industry. IGT Jamaica conceptualised the tour, seeking NCU’s partnership in the effort.

With the tour being specifically arranged on a day... read more

Student Investment Challenge to be launched

Representatives of the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) and National Commercial Bank (NCB) at the launch of the NCB/MSBM Student Investment Challenge. From left: Stephi-Ann Wray, administrative assistant, Mona School of Business and Management; Ruan Francis, president, UWI Mona Young Investor’s Club; Janice Henlin, director of marketing, MSBM; Tracy-Ann Spence, VP of investments, NCB Capital Markets; Dr Twila-Mae Logan, lecturer, MSBM; and Tanya Watson Francis, general manager, treasury and correspondent banking, NCB.

MONA SCHOOL of Business and Management (MSBM) has partnered with NCB Capital Markets Limited to launch the MSBM/NCB Student Investment Challenge. This is an innovative programme geared towards equipping university students with practical knowledge and experience in investment management.

The challenge, which was launched during a Young Investor’s Club meeting held last month at the Mona School of Business and Management, UWI, Mona campus, will see students participating in an equity challenge. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students of UWI, Mona, the challenge will include... read more

BDC Tour reaching youth for Christ

Students at Glenmuir High School show Kevin Downswell how to move to the music. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Tthe best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour made its final stop at Denbigh High School on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The tour landed at 20 stops, reaching more than 30,000 students from more than 25 schools across Kingston, St Ann, St James, Westmoreland, Manchester, Clarendon, St Catherine, and St Thomas.

Ultimately, young people have had the opportunity to have fun in a positive environment, while learning the values and attitudes exemplified in biblical teaching. Best Dressed Chicken Regional Marketing Manager Avadaugn Sinclair expressed that this is exactly what Jamaica Broilers... read more

‘Force Ripe’ launches high-school tour

HIGH-SCHOOLERS ACROSS Jamaica are in for a treat as Barracks Entertainment takes Force Ripe, its gripping comedy-drama, on a promotional tour to more than 12 schools.

Recently, the tour kicked off at The Queen’s School, where students were given a taste of the inspiring tale of Tiffany Palmer (played by Crystal Fletcher and alternated by Shauneca Wollery), a 15-year old who suffers abuse at the hands of her mother, Cherry (played by Belinda Reid and alternated by Jodian Findley) and stepfather (played by André Bennett and alternated by Rory Roberts). Thankfully, it is Tiffany’s... read more

Students craft futures at SVL Vision Board workshop

Students from five Corporate Area schools compose their vision boards in earnest at the first Supreme Ventures’ Vision Board Party workshop, held at the gaming company’s New Kingston office. The event was facilitated by popular motivational speaker and We Inspire Ltd CEO Cortia Bingham. The workshop was aimed at helping the teens envision the goals they wish to achieve in 2019.

Twelve students from various schools across the Corporate Area were hosted at the Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) head office in New Kingston for the gaming company’s first-ever Vision Board workshop. The workshop, an integral part of the Supreme Ventures Vision Board Campaign, #mysupremevisionboard, is another unique outreach opportunity by SVL to expose students to creating motivational strategies that would bring them closer to their dreams in 2019.

Facilitated by We Inspire Ltd CEO and motivational speaker Cortia Bingham, the students explored their aspirations for 2019 by... read more

Digicel teaches Internet safety at Tarrant High

Back row (from left): Tarrant High School principal Paul Hall, Sheckayle Daley, Towana Murray, Heather Campbell, Digicel Foundation Public Relations Manager Candiese Leveridge, Shanaya Simpson, Alicia Brown, Ashley-Lee Williams, Tianna Stewart, Djhranay Thomas, Digicel Jamaica Public Relations and Communications Manager Elon Parkinson. Front row (from left): Ashley Mitchell, Levi Scott, Amber Robinson and Jazell Grayson are all smiles at the end of the Safer Internet Day activities on February 5.

Digicel Visited Tarrant High School in Kingston, engaging in discussions with more than 100 students to shine a light on creating a safer online experience for young users of the Internet.

The Digicel team sought to exchange ideas about how young Internet users can protect themselves online, while sharing valuable tips as well as the best ways to create a positive digital footprint.

The students learned some hard facts about the dangers they might encounter on the Internet – conveyed in a meaningful and fun-filled way.

“The Digicel team came at the right time, as we... read more

Ja will need 98,000 health, education professionals by 2040

A dental surgeon attends to a resident of St James during the Mission Project 2019 Health Expo at Sam Sharpe Square recently. CONTRIBUTED

JAMAICA WILL need approximately 49,000 teachers, 12,000 doctors and 37,000 nurses by the year 2040. This is what Education and Health: The Sectors of the Future?, the second issue of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB)’s The Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean series, says in its projection of the demand for social sector professionals in 24 countries in the region.

“Our study shows that, even in the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we can expect the number of teachers, doctors and nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean to continue growing at... read more

SVL donates over $1m in new year outreach

Peter Green (left), director of marketing at Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), presents one of eight fans to Dionne Henry-Levy, principal of the Windsor School of Special Education in Greater Portmore, St Catherine. SVREL participated in the Supreme Ventures Foundation outreach programme, Simply Vested In Love, by donating eight fans and two computers to the school. Looking on are Michka Smith, SVREL senior marketing and hospitality officer, and Stephanie Todd, SVL communications officer.

Supreme Ventures’ #SimplyVestedInLove outreach programme brought smiles to hundreds of children across the island with a three-day donation spree intended to give 10 children’s institutions a bright start to the new year.

In three days, from September 15 to 17 last year, Supreme Ventures, through its foundation, donated $1.2 million in appliances and furniture to institutions across the length and breadth of the island. Under the Supreme Ventures Foundation’s unique ‘each one help one’ outreach programme, members of staff were asked to identify facilities in parishes where retail... read more

EU forum engages youth

A beaming Nicole Collins receives a plaque from Head of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, while Senator Damion Crawford, opposition spokesperson on youth, looks on. Collins is a current university student and beneficiary under the EU's Poverty Reduction Programme Scholarship and Internship Programme. She participated in the recent youth forum at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge.

Entrepreneurship, volunteerism and internship were the ongoing themes as youth from several volatile communities shared their vision for the Jamaica they want to live in and the avenues available to assist them. The youth forum, a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the Government of Jamaica, incorporated the views of some of the young persons who would have received scholarships and internships under the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) which has been implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The forum, hosted on January 10 in Kingston, encouraged a panel of... read more


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