Category: Youth

Did You Know? 5 Interesting Facts About Jamaica’s Commonwealth Games 2018 Team

Jamaica’s team to the Commonwealth Games, which run from April 4-15, 2018, is on location and already engaged in the fight for golden glory in various sporting events. They have the honour and serious responsibility of continuing what has been

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What’s Right With Jamaica? CHAMPS … producing champs!

Jamaica is recognised internationally as a sprint factory. The country boasts some of the best and fastest athletes the world has ever seen, and carries a flair for athletic excellence that has other nations literally black, green and gold with

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Jovanté Anderson, Lauren Delapenha win Inaugural Young Writer’s for Poetry Prize

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) today held the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica. Through the efforts of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica programme, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has officially declared a national poetry day celebration under the

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Kingston Book Festival

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, is one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets. Celebrating five years in 2018, the week-full of events

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10 Reasons Why You Should diG #KBF2018

Kingston Book Festival 2018 has officially begun, and we diG what is happening 100%! The eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, runs from March 4-11, 2018. It  includes

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#KBF2018: Kingston Book Festival is HERE!

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, has begun. The Festival kicked off on Sunday, March 4, with Love Affair With Lit at

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Our Future On Fire: 3 Instances of Fires at Places Of Safety in Jamaica

Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre – May 2009 On May 22, 2009 there was a fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Facility in St. Ann, in which seven young girls died. Five girls perished in the fire and two girls died subsequently from

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The Tracy-Ann Hyman Story: Brilliant Beyond The Jamaican Classroom

In life, people face obstacles in different ways. Much is said about the obvious: poverty, illness, disease and death. Not enough is said about the more subtle ways in which challenges can present themselves: in a mental or psychological block

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Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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