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Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) And Jamaica’s Economy

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) And Jamaica’s Economy

This industry took a big hit as a result of COVID-19 in more ways than one. Under the microscope in this episode of ‘Beyond the Crisis‘ is the Global Services Industry popularly referred to as Business Process Outsourcing,( BPO). This is where companies contract third parties to carry out non-core processes or operations in order...

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The Integrity Report Into PETROJAM and CMU

The Integrity Report Into PETROJAM and CMU

Stained with irregularities, the two documents tabled in Parliament yesterday chronicling the depths of deception that were in play at PETROJAM and the CMU under the watch of then ministers Andrew Wheatley and Ruel Reid respectively has shocked onlookers, with the PETROJAM report recommending criminal investigations for certain breaches. What are the likely outcomes? To...

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Jamaica: Challenging Symbols of Oppression

Jamaica: Challenging Symbols of Oppression

Following the Governor General’s decision to suspend the use of the order of St Michael badge, an insignia which depicts a white angel standing on the neck of a black man said to portray the devil, after it was criticized as being racist and similar to the circumstances in which George Floyd lost his life. The discussion...

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Chukka Caribbean Sees Clean Safe & Digital Transformation For Tourism

Chukka Caribbean Sees Clean Safe & Digital Transformation For Tourism

Chukka Caribbean includes a diverse array of adventure tours, with operations in Jamaica, Belize, Dominican Republic plus Turks and Caicos. It’s one of the most celebrated attraction companies in tourism stems from a business concept developed from a childhood past time, of swimming with horses in the ocean. Today, With more than 25 years of...

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Outraged Jamaicans Back Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck Into An Apology

Outraged Jamaicans Back Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck Into An Apology

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck is apologizing unreservedly for the lack of sensitivity displayed during a discussion of the issue of sexual harassment. Minister Chuck, speaking during a sitting of The Joint Select Committee on the Sexual Harassment Bill, was commenting on the time period within which a non-criminal sexual harassment complaint can be made. In...

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ILO Warns Of COVID-19 Migrant ‘Crisis Within A Crisis’

ILO Warns Of COVID-19 Migrant ‘Crisis Within A Crisis’

The International Labour Organization (ILO )is warning that policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries. Jamaica has already seen the repatriation of thousands of cruise ship workers, but will their jobs still exist after the pandemic? And...

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What’s Jamaica’s Agenda For Financial Inclusion?

What’s Jamaica’s Agenda For Financial Inclusion?

Financial inclusion: what are the issues preventing a more comprehensive and agile banking sector? Are banks slow in responding to the needs of the population? Did COVID-19 prompt banks to behave in a different way? To discuss the evolving landscape of banking and the conversation around the unbanked. We are joined by Jerome Smalling President of the...

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‘Drive Through Graduation’ For Students Of Dunrobin Primary School

‘Drive Through Graduation’ For Students Of Dunrobin Primary School

The COVID-19 pandemic means many primary school students didn’t get the graduation ceremony they were dreaming of. However, in the spirit of adapting to the new normal, Dunrobin Primary School in St. Andrew held a drive-through parade to celebrate the occasion. Robian Williams was there and has this report.

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3,300 Workers Regain Jobs In BPO Sector

3,300 Workers Regain Jobs In BPO Sector

A total of 3,300 employees in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector have regained their jobs, which were lost as a result of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz,in his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral...