Category: Youth

2017 List of Summer Programmes in Jamaica






Summer is here, and we know parents and guardians are on the hunt for activities to occupy these huge blocks of otherwise unoccupied time that have suddenly befallen them and their children. Of course, they’re looking for fun, exciting, safe  – and








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Protecting Jamaica’s Children: The OCR, OCA and CDA






Our children are the future of our world. Our legacies will live on through them. It is therefore a society’s responsibility to ensure that it does everything within its power to protect and defend the welfare of its future generations. In Jamaica,








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5 Unusual Careers for Young People






Croupier This is a person at a gambling table who helps with bets and payouts. Ethical hacker A person who is an expert in computing and networking who basically ‘hacks’ into systems to find weaknesses Genealogist A person who studies








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#Infographic: How Much do Jamaican Schools Spend on Champs?













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Euphoric: 28 New Records Set at Champs 2017






Twenty-eight. That’s how many old records were broken and new records set at the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in 2017. It was an epic display of skill, spirit and spunk. Here’s a listing of the details for each,








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Euphoric: Terri-Karelle’s Champs 2017 Takeaways






It’s over. Five days. Twenty-eight new records. Countless emotional highs. The glory and excitement of 2017’s staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls’ Athletics Championships has left us in a haze of euphoria. Terri-Karelle Reid, Miss World Jamaica 2005, Gleaner brand








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Chuck, Duck and Boom The Fence! Jamaican Terms For Champs Life






Jamaican patois adds unique spice to everything. For Boys & Girls’ Champs, we have our own parlance to describe the goings-on. If you’re interested any at all in our biggest annual display of student athletic grandeur, you should take the time to








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Roots of the Rivalry: The Year They Banned Calabar & KC






Friendly rivalry in sports can easily grow into a heated dispute. That is exactly what happened in 1981 at the 71st staging of Boys’ Champs at the National Stadium. The day started calmly enough. The usual top two – Calabar








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Roots of the Rivalry: When Calabar Crushed KC in 1976






This is Champs as Jamaica knows it. It is more than a competition, more than some games. Champs is our very own Olympics. It is legacy, dynasty, history … and rivalry. The rivalries are serious. They mean everything in the moment,








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5 Timeless Champs Traditions






The Inter-Secondary Schools Association (ISSA) is the governing body in Jamaica for inter-secondary school sporting events. The highlight of their calendar annually is, of course, the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Champs. Champs is one of Jamaica’s trademark sporting events.








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