6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. JASL calls for provisions to treat minors with STIs
  2. Calls to extend sentence-reduction days
  3. Bilingual deficiency hurting outsourcing sector
  4. JAMPRO launches campaign to get more of BPO market
  5. ForEx trading code of conduct coming
  6. Fans turn out for Bolt book signing

1. JASL calls for provisions to treat minors with STIs

With children as young as 11 years old presenting symptoms of sexually transmitted infections at their clinics every month, Jamaica Aids Support for Life (JASL) is cautioning that the HIV/STI epidemic will become more widespread if the law continues to prohibit the treatment of minors under 16 without parental permission. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Calls to extend sentence-reduction days

Forty persons yesterday pleaded guilty to murder and other violent crimes, triggering a call for the judiciary to expand its Sentence-Reduction Day initiative to all criminal courts islandwide. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Bilingual deficiency hurting outsourcing sector

With far too few job applicants possessing the ability to speak multiple languages, local business process outsourcing (BPO) operators have had no choice but to surrender that sector of the market to their more prepared counterparts. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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4. JAMPRO launches campaign to get more of BPO market

Jamaica Promotions (JAMPRO) has set out to aggressively sell Jamaica as an ideal Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destination. The investment promotion agency, in partnership with the US-based outsourcing authority Nearshore Americas, will be hosting an investment promotion mission to encourage more investment in the BPO sector. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. ForEx trading code of conduct coming

Central Bank Governor Brian Wynter says a Code of Conduct is being developed to streamline foreign exchange trading. Addressing a Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) forum yesterday, Wynter said the Foreign Exchange Code of Conduct will standardise the interaction between foreign exchange traders and the Central Bank.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Fans turn out for Bolt book signing

Usain Bolt worked with the speed and efficiency he showed on the track at yesterday’s autograph signing of the book – Usain Bolt: Legend – at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records, Constant Spring Road. In the hour-long session that started at 1 p.m., Bolt went at world record pace in order to sign as many copies of the book as possible for the many persons who turned out. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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