Octogenarian Shirley Richardson-Thomas a veteran Pathfinder
When Shirley Richardson-Thomas isn't busy mentoring youth, the 83-year-old is drilling and marching or engaging in camp activities in her role as a master guide in the Seventh-day Adventist Pathfinder Club. A sash of honours slung across her chest symbolises her completion in studies such as planets, the constellation, music, ...
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Pathfinders moving with the times
The Pathfinder youth development group is on a mission to improve the lives of youngsters, using suitable resources at the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists' fifth Pathfinder Camporee, scheduled for April, to combat the current challenges they endure. Addressing this week's Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange, officials of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in ...
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Pathfinder ministry changing lives one youth at a time
THE Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is touting its flagship youth ministry, Pathfinder, as a transformational development programme that has made tangible positive changes in the lives of thousands of young people. Speaking at this week's Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange, Pastor Joel Jump, youth ministries director for the East Jamaica Conference ...
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Adventist power couple: Pastor’s wife joins him at the bar
Five years after Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Pastor Omar Oliphant was called to the bar, his wife, Sharette (nee Kirby), has followed in his footsteps, overcoming pandemic hurdles to form a husband-and-wife lawyer couple. “The truth is, it really does bring excitement; I feel very good, I feel more proud of ...
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US-based foundation to raise US$250m in aid of NCU
NEW YORK, USA—A Washington, DC-based non-profit has embarked on a major fund-raising drive to secure funding for development projects at Jamaica's Northern Caribbean University (NCU) located in Mandeville, Manchester. A news release from the NCU International Development Foundation has set a goal of raising US$10 million by August of this ...
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Study: 53% of men suffered post-COVID depression
MORE than half (53 per cent) of men in Jamaica have been experiencing varying levels of depression during the post-COVID-19 period, according to a study conducted by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in October and November 2022. The levels of depression recorded were 41 per cent mild, eight per cent moderate ...
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NCU Media Group challenged to ‘Arise to new heights’ at 12th Anniversary Service
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Media Group  celebrated twelve years of ministry in Jamaica at a special church service held under the theme ‘It is well: From Anxiety to Assurance’  at the Meadowvale SDA Church in  Kingston on November 26, 2022. Worshipers were taken to  heavenly places through the rich musical ...
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