Tribal Luminart Festival Donates $100,000 to JAYECAN

The Tribal Luminart Festival is the brainchild of 35 students of the Producing Culture class at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. Guided by their lecturer, Mr. Alpha Obika, the students worked together to create an event that would display a youthful celebration of culture, fashion, art and music. The event took place Mona’s Hockey Field in […]

JAYECAN Member Selected As Jamaica House Fellow

Member of the Education Team, Lavois Cruickshank is among the 8 persons selected as Fellows under the Jamaica House Fellowship.  This Programme is a prestigious opportunity offering exceptional and highly motivated young Jamaicans the opportunity to work on, support and implement high priority initiatives in the National Policy Office (NPO) within the Office of the […]

When is Rape or Sexual Violations of My Person My Fault?

“Let’s say you throw caution to the wind and cross a busy intersection without looking both ways. If you did this, you would expect to be hit by a car, right? You would be responsible for your choice to cross the street unsafely, and responsible for being hit by a car. So why are you […]

JAYECAN Executive Director to Address UNESCO MIL Youth Assembly in Brazil

JAYECAN Executive Director Abrahim Simmonds will address the youths of the First General Assembly of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) – to kick start the youth agenda of MIL Week 2016. Simmonds is expected to share in a panel discussion on Youth Involvement in Media and Information production for Advocacy and […]

JAYECAN Culture Director Shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Worker Award

Jamaicans Gihon Mitchell and Michelle Thomas are among the youth workers shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards for 2016. This year’s shortlist showcases leading youth workers who use sport and creative arts to inspire and support the development of underprivileged adolescents and young adults. Mitchell has been a Youth Empowerment Officer with the […]

Jamaica’s Ghana

Making strides on her way to stardom, 21-year-old artiste, Jonisha ‘Ghana’ Jones balances her love affair with music and performance while taking on a second degree in her passion, Cultural Studies. Like many other artistes in Jamaica’s music industry, Ghana’s love for music began in the church. “I never really liked church growing up, but […]

Citizens Today, Heroes Tomorrow: Safeguarding the Legacy of our Freedom Fighters

Cabinet has approved drafting instructions for legislation to expunge the criminal records of three of Jamaica’s National Heroes and one notable ancestral freedom fighter. Those who will be affected include National Heroes Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Samuel Sharpe and Paul Bogle; and Maroon Chief, Tacky. This was announced by Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Olivia […]

Director of Cultural Programmes Appointed Regional Training and Development Coordinator for CYPAN

    Michelle Thomas, the director of Cultural Programmes at JAYECAN, has been appointed the regional coordinator of Training and Development for the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN).  Michelle is also the project engineer behind some of JAYECAN’s most innovative initiatives. With projects like HAP and Herstory, Michelle and her team are working assiduously to meet […]

JAYECAN Member Represented us in Azerbaijan

Contributed Festival Queen for Kingston and St Andrew and JAYECAN culture Member, Michelle Thomas represented Jamaica last week at the Youth Event and Seventh Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The forum discussed peace building strategies and global issues under various themes. Thomas , who was selected among 6,000 applicants and was the only […]

For A Better Jamaica: How Youth Can and Must Keep our Leaders and Public Officials Accountable

 It is no secret that Jamaica suffers from a gross lack of accountability on the part of our public officials. The fact that this breeds corruption is also no secret. No variant of rocket science is needed to deduce that the high levels of corruption in our society directly causes lack of confidence in our […]