6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 18, 2016


  1. Inside Call Centres: ‘No More Jobs For Life’ – JAMPRO President Comfortable With Attrition Rates Among Call Centre Employees. Concerns about a high turnover rate and low wages in business processing outsourcing (BPO) call centres are being dispelled by officials of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Blackout – Widespread Outage Leaves Thousands In The Dark. Up to late last night, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was yet to determine what caused a “fairly widespread” power outage that left tens of thousands in darkness… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. US Ambassador Urges Quick Resolution To INDECOM-JDF Legal Dispute. Stressing the high level of respect held by his country for both institutions, United States ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno, is urging that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) not be used for “political purposes”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Jamaica Among States To Sign Climate-Change Agreement This Week. Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, will this Friday represent Jamaica during the official signing of the Paris climate-change agreement in New York, following last November’s conference in France… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Just Too Many Crashes! – Bus Drivers In Close To 2,000 Accidents In Two Years. The State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) recorded close to 2,000 accidents last year, with just over 75 per cent of drivers being involved in at least one accident over the period… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Blake Lights Up MVP Meet – Drops ‘Beast’ Nickname, Relieved After Injury Setbacks. Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake sent out an early message to his rivals when he stole the spotlight at the MVP Track and Field meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com