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PATH Scholarship Comes at Right Time for Medical Student

Without a $1-million scholarship from the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), Chedukia Langley, a fourth-year medical student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), says she would not have been able to meet her financial obligations to the university, and faced the possibility of being deregistered.…

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NYS Launches Volunteer Project Competition for Upgrading of Basic Schools

The National Youth Service (NYS) has launched a volunteer project competition geared towards engaging young people in assisting early-childhood institutions to meet the Early Childhood Commission’s (ECC) 12 standards for certification. The National Youth Month activity is being sponsored by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), with support from the…

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MOU to Better Align Education and Training with Labour Market Needs

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the Public-Private Sector Partnership in Education Committee have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seeks to better align education and training to meet the needs of the labour market. With youth unemployment at an estimated 30 per cent, the Government is…

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Student Motivational Programme Launched

The Student Motivational and Empowerment Programme, aimed at inspiring students to achieve their full potential and contribute to national development, was launched on Thursday (November 2) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. An initiative of the Kingston and St. Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation, the programme seeks to…

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Minister Grange Hails Stafanie Taylor as Great Example for Youth

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is calling on the country’s young people to emulate Stafanie Taylor and others who have come from humble beginnings to achieve great success. She noted that Ms. Taylor, who grew up in modest circumstances in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, was…

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Work of Parenting Support Commission Key in addressing Crime – Senator Reid

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government, through the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), is committed to providing parents with the necessary training and support to raise their children, as a first line of defence against crime. “It is no longer the Ministry…

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CSJP Provides Substance Misuse Treatment for Youngsters

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III has successfully implemented the first phase of a Specialised Substance Misuse Treatment programme aimed at providing youngsters with the necessary support to ensure that they can benefit from the entity’s range of educational and employment opportunities. The programme is being undertaken through…

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Health Ministry to get Technical Assistance for Projects

The Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health valued at US$564,297. This will assist the Government’s plans to construct the Western Regional Children’s Hospital. The four-month consultancy will be…

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Parents Urged to save for Child’s Tertiary Education

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid,is encouraging parents to begin saving for their child’s tertiary education from early. Speaking at the Malta Back to School Scratch and Win grand prize handover ceremony on October 31 at the St. Jude’s Primary School in Kingston, the Minister said…

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Heart Trust/NTA Develops Bamboo Training Courses

The HEART Trust/NTA has developed five courses aimed at ensuring competency in bamboo harvesting and processing. This is in keeping with the Government’s move to embark on the large-scale commercial production of bamboo in order to tap into the lucrative international market and provide opportunities for employment and community-based initiatives.…

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Scores trained under Peckham Bamboo Project

Eighty young people from communities in and around Peckham, Clarendon, have been trained and certified in the production of bamboo by-products, including the infusion of bamboo in light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The training was conducted under the Peckham Bamboo Project, which is being undertaken through US$130,000 from the Organization of…

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Young Persons Urged to Join the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., is urging young persons to join the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF). Speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, he said the JCCF is one of the best vehicles to create the kind of Jamaica…

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Medical Student Lauds PATH for Scholarship

First-year medical student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jinelle Henry, has lauded the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) for not only assisting her through the secondary years but also giving her a scholarship to help fund her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery…

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Cadet Force Marks Founders Month in November

The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) will be staging a week of activities from November 5 to 11 in observance of Founders Month. Speaking with the JIS News, Commandant of the JCCF, Colonel Errol Johnson, said the commemoration serves to showcase the journey and growth of the Cadet Force, which…

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NYS Seeks Placement Partners for Graduate Work Programme

Director of Communications and Marketing at the National Youth Service (NYS), Julia Smiley Green.

The National Youth Service (NYS) is calling for public and private sector employers to partner with the entity for the placement of students under its Graduate Work Experience Programme (GWEP). The programme is designed to provide valuable job skills to tertiary graduates up to 29 years old, who possess a…

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More than 250 Youth Trained and Certified

National Coordinator of the Housing, Opportunities, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Rickman (left) presents Nickoy Davis with a trophy for being the Top Performing Male at the graduation ceremony for participants in the Alternative Livelihood Skills Development programme held at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica on Old Hope Road on Thursday (October 26). The training programme is a component of JSIF’s US$42 million Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP).

More than 250 young people have received certification in various skill areas, having successfully completed training under the Alternative Livelihood Skills Development programme. The programme is a component of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) US$42 million Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP). Training for the graduates was facilitated through a…

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Youth Urged to Focus on ‘Substance Ova Hype’

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Floyd Green, observes young people creating works of art at the launch of Youth Month launch on Thursday, October 26 at the Serengeti, Hope Zoo in St. Andrew.

The country’s young people are being urged to focus on ‘Substance Ova Hype’ as the country celebrates Youth Month in November. State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said the theme is a call to action for all Jamaican youth to reflect on their own journeys and…

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Nominations Open for Math Teacher of the Year Competition

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (centre), presents teacher at the Crescent Primary School in St. Catherine, Neisha Grant Lawrence (right), with the Mathematics Teacher of the Year trophy in March. At left is Senior Manager, Learning Development Culture, Jamaica National Group, Dr. Renée Rattray.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mathematics Teacher of the Year Competition. Chief Education Officer, Dr. Grace McLean, said the competition is designed to promote the meaningful learning of mathematics and celebrate primary and secondary teachers who consistently apply best practices in…

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Parenting Conference on November 11

The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) will be staging a parenting conference next month geared at equipping parents with the tools they need to raise their children. The one-day conference, to be held at the Montego Bay Community College in St. James on November11, is in collaboration with the…

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