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Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:16 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

When 44-year-old farmer Kojo Stephen heard the rumblings from La Soufrière, he thought that he would not have to leave his beloved village of Chateaubelair. Little did he know that the rumblings from the mountain were only a harbinger of things to...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

The recent protest movement in Myanmar has been characterised as “leaderless” but in reality, thousands of activists have organised protests in their own communities against the military. Tayzar San is one of these young leaders who have played a...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:17 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

At the heart of the protests in Myanmar are people from different ethnicities who have a shared experience of trauma due to a lifetime of military rule. Maran Seng Ja Ring, also called Kiko by her friends, is one of those persons. She is a 25-year-...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Countries that experience crises of democracy are not new within the Caribbean region. Even now protests rage on within Haiti due to allegations of authoritarianism and corruption from President Jovenel Moïse. Currently, Myanmar is another nation...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:23 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Education is a passion for many youth leaders. This week’s instalment of the Rethink Youth series focuses on the initiatives of several young people who are doing their part in enabling the younger generation to access educational opportunities...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Old Harbour High School student Tajay Francis embodies the maxim ‘Service above self’ in his efforts to enact change in his community. Two years ago, at the age of 16, he started the Tajay Francis Hope Foundation, a non-profit organisation that...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

The Jamaica Federation of UNESCO Clubs Centres and Associations (JFUCCA), in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO (JNC–UNESCO), hosted its third Youth Leadership Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre recently under...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Last week Monday was the close of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ), which featured energetic speeches from our youth about important issues that currently plague the nation. A part of the mandate of the NJPJ is to provide youth the...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Thoughtful, brilliant and determined are all adjectives used to describe outgoing Westwood High School head girl Rena Brown. This year, Brown not only inspired the young ladies at that prestigious institution as head girl, but also through her...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Both Chantanya Warmington and Shaquilia Moncrieffe understand the importance of partnership in operating their company, Glamdons. Founded in December 2018, their business specialises in selling both male and female clothing. For these best friends...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Nestled in the cool hills of Trelawny, Westwood High School is known for producing young ladies with sterling academic performances. Bryanna Hylton is no exception as she successfully copped six ones and a two in the recently concluded Caribbean...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Recently, increased focus has been placed on incorporating knowledge of local communities in the dissemination of our tourism product to visitors. I understood the true importance of this principle after I took part in a tour of Fort Charlotte...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

It is no secret that Jamaica possesses some of the oldest educational institutions in the Caribbean with the country’s rich history being embedded in the infrastructure of some of our nation’s illustrious schools. Across the length and breadth of...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a road map for a nation’s development, especially in critical areas such as education. An extract from this year’s Sustainable Development Goals Report reads as follows: “Evidence shows that...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Recently, there has been much discussion on the quality of Jamaica’s education system, given the results from the just-concluded Primary Exit Profile. However, one important area often neglected in the national discussion about education is the...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

I welcome the recent proposal from the Ministry of Education to begin the process of twinning high schools in Jamaica. It is a position that I have been positing for some time as I believe that linking schools at different levels of academic...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Outgoing Rusea’s High School head girl, Hannah Richards, has left behind a successful legacy of youth empowerment on the students of her school. She, along with Peer Counselling President and close friend Lisa Adams, started the ‘Girls With a...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, thousands of Jamaicans descended on Holy Trinity Cathedral to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. The event was characterised by the overwhelming support of well-wishers islandwide. The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Seventeen-year-old William Knibb Memorial High School deputy head boy, Owen Dixon. is using his passion for photography and an interest in humour to operate his business, Minimax D, a venture which specialises in videography and comedy. Started...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Eighteen-year-old Ardenne High School student Chrisann Francis has overcome significant challenges in the establishment of her company, Nature’s Golden Essence (NGE). Launched almost a year ago and employing two persons, her organic-health company...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Sagicor’s commitment to service was once again highlighted during the 21st staging of its annual Sigma Corporate Run. This year’s event shattered all records with more than 27,000 persons participating with the company successfully...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

St Andrew High School for Girls’ Janielle Josephs continues to rise to the occasion since her commendable performance in the Class One 400m at last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs). ‘...

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Fifteen-year-old Camperdown High School student Theo KnightTomlinson has taken the next step to monetise his passion with the birth of his company, Knight’s Production. Launched four months ago, when he was 14 , his business specialises in...

Published:Saturday | February 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Herbert Morrison Technical High School’s Daniella Anglin’s jump clearing the 1.80m mark at last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) to win the Class Two Girls high jump signalled to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Jamaica College (JC) continues to reaffirm its status as one of the top teams entering this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships by cultivating talent such as the likes of Omarion Davis...

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