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+ Cuba's youth today are as diverse as the times
Mariana García is a child of the 1990s, when Cuba was in the grip of the severe crisis that hit the island after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the East European socialist bloc


+ Education Minister congratulates Earth Hour winners
Dame Jennifer Smith congratulated several students who participated in BELCO’s Earth Hour competition today.


+ BVI CSEC students to benefit from e-Learning Jamaica/Notesmaster.com initiative
Notesmaster.com has begun digitising and publishing instructional materials from the e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited’s item bank.

+ Young BVI sailor shines at US Naval Academy competition
Roger Williams University sophomore Alec Anderson from Tortola, BVI has been named the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Coed Sailor of the Week for his outstanding performance in D-Division at the ‘Truxtun Umsted Intersectional’ at the U.S. Naval Academy.

+ Over 200 students participate in Right Start Programme
Over 200 fifth form students from the Territory’s six secondary  schools will participate in the 17th Annual Right Start Programme sponsored by the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in collaboration with the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) and other social sponsors.


+ Shanice is back home
Shanice Jemmot, who was discovered on March 28, 2011 after 40 days of being reported missing, is back home.

+ UVI to feature literary work of Dominican students in new book
Dominicans are known to a creative people who are not ashamed of displaying their talents wherever they go and for the last couple of months, Dominican students attending University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) St. Thomas campus have been doing just that.

+ British PM at odds with university over admissions of Caribbean students
One of the world’s leading universities is in a row with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the admissions of black Caribbean students.

+ Dominica to benefit from the One Laptop Per Child project
Education of Dominican children is expected to be significantly enhanced by the use of technology with support from South South Corporation towards Government’s plans to launch a one laptop per child programme.


+ Teen victim dreamed of fatal crash
Vanessa Buckle, 18, one of the three Holmwood High students who died in last Thursday's horrific crash of a bus taking them to school, had told her mother a few weeks ago she had dreamed of a bus crash in which a number of students were killed.

 + Failed romance drove 14-year-old over the edge
The St James High School fraternity is still reeling from last Wednesday's suspected suicide of a 14-year-old eighth grade female student after a romantic relationship with a male student went sour.

+ Another suspected schoolgirl suicide
A 14-year-old St James High School student is suspected to have committed suicide at her home here yesterday after she allegedly stole money from her mother who reprimanded her.

+ UTech Students Awarded Observer Food Award Scholarships
For the first time in its history, two male students from the University of Technology (UTech) Hospitality and Tourism Management programme are the recipients of the Jamaica Observer Food Awards Scholarship.


+ Morne Ciseaux Youth Dies after being Shot by Masked Man
Police have launched an investigation into the death of 26-year-old Francis St. Luce a.k.a “Dunga” of Morne Ciseaux, Jackmel, quarter of Anse-La-Raye, who was allegedly shot by a masked man about 9: 30pm on Friday the 8th of April, 2011.

+ Marigot Youth Shot by Police during Operation
On Tuesday the 12th of April, 2011, police conducted an operation at Marigot where they went in pursuit of 22-year-old Dwight Henry alias “A.K.” of China Town, Marigot, who was shot in the process. He was later pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital.


+ Teens Learn to Say 'No' to Underage Drinking
Almost 50 young people from the Virgin Islands spent their entire Saturday at Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School learning about the effects of alcohol abuse at the 2nd Annual Underage Drinking Youth Summit.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 April 2011 )
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