PM Welcomes Investment by Sutherland Global Services

first_imgRelatedGov’t Facilitates US$8.5 Million Investment in BPO Project Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has welcomed Sutherland Global Services to Jamaica’s shores, noting that the investment by the United States-based company is a bold declaration that the country is ready for business on a global scale.Speaking at the grand inauguration of the business process outsourcing (BPO) company on December 4, held at its location on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mrs. Simpson Miller said the investment is in keeping with Government’s priority objective of human capital development.“My Government remains committed and convinced that the Jamaican people, primarily our youth, must be the basis and the platform upon which we achieve sustained wealth creation,” she stated.The company, which commenced operations in Jamaica in November 2012, currently employs more than 700 UWI students, who are a part of the school’s work/study programme.“This is a win, win for all concerned,” the Prime Minister said. “For the UWI, it gets the chance to provide practical, professional work experience for its students, thereby contributing to their holistic development. For the student workers, they get to earn an income under flexible working conditions without jeopardising their study and for the investor, they get to benefit from the crème of Jamaica’s educated, human capital.”Mrs. Simpson Miller informed that a major component of Jamaica’s attraction to Sutherland Global is that the company’s business model is closely aligned with the values and beliefs of her administration.She pointed out that the core of the company’s ‘Earn Where You Learn’ model reflects “a deep and abiding respect and care for people, which is in keeping with my belief in people no matter the circumstance of birth”.She said it was this value that inspired the idea of locating the business offices at the UWI campus, and with it, the opportunity for hundreds of students to earn while they study.“It is in this vein that we see this game changing investment for Jamaica, which we expect will rapidly expand beyond the borders of this university to become, over time, a household name in Jamaica,” she remarked.The Prime Minister added, “I think it is remarkable that well within two years we could have landed and established this important investment for our country.”Mrs. Simpson Miller said she is confident that the investment will succeed, because Jamaica is blessed with an abundance of talented, culturally adaptable and knowledgeable workers.She also pointed out that the Sutherland Global investment is one of the first steps in achieving the Government’s vision of creating a regional hub for knowledge services.For his part, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said the investment highlights that Jamaica is ready to embrace the global outsourcing industry and other major players like Sutherland Global.“(This investment) has brought superior value to the Jamaican investment landscape, both in terms of the exceptional quality of service that is being delivered to a well-heeled clientele, and in terms of the excellent working conditions for the many student-workers, who are deriving world-class training and work experience,” he remarked.Meanwhile, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards said the agency is committed to realising its vision of transforming Jamaica into a regional hub for information communication technology (ICT) investment.Ms. Edwards noted that JAMPRO has received a mandate to double the BPO sector by 2016, pointing out that this is a challenge the agency has gladly accepted.“Attracting high quality firms like Sutherland Global to invest in Jamaica has been key to our efforts to deliver on that mandate and to generate more jobs, especially for our talented young people,” she remarked.Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Sutherland Global Services is one of the world’s largest independent BPO companies with some 35 centres and business operations in 14 countries worldwide.Its partnership with the UWI, Mona, which is based on its ‘Earn Where You Learn’ model, has been integral in ensuring that students, who normally would not have an opportunity to pay for tuition, have an opportunity to do so and complete their tertiary education. Advertisements PM Welcomes Investment by Sutherland Global ServicesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedHouse Passes Bill to Provide Easier Access to Loans for Businesses FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedCommerce State Minister Welcomes JPS E-Store In Montego Bay Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (left), is greeted by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sutherland Global Services, Dilip Vellodi (right), at the company’s grand inauguration function held on December 4, at its location on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Looking on is Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton. Story HighlightsThe investment by the United States-based company is a bold declaration that the country is ready for business on a global scale.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the investment is in keeping with Government’s priority objective of human capital development.The company currently employs more than 700 UWI students, who are a part of the school’s work/study programme. PM Welcomes Investment by Sutherland Global Services CommerceDecember 6, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

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Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

first_imgMilwaukee Police Dept.(MILWAUKEE) — One of the officers involved in the tasing and arrest of unarmed Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown briefly took his gun out of his holster during the confrontation, newly obtained body-camera footage shows.The video, obtained and published by ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN Monday, shows the officer briefly drawing his gun during the Jan. 26, 2018 incident, which took place in a Walgreens parking lot.Though the weapon wasn’t out of the Milwaukee police officer’s holster for long, Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, told WISN, “That gun could have gone off, and it would be a whole different story. … Sterling Brown could be dead.”Thomsen is expected to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the rookie NBA player Tuesday.“An apology is not enough,” Thomsen told WISN. “We have to change.”The Milwaukee Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on the newly released footage.Milwaukee police last month released video from the incident, which shows an officer waiting by Brown’s car in the drugstore parking lot.Brown’s car was parked horizontally across two parking spots reserved for people with disabilities.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Come From Away to Arrive in London’s West End in 2019

first_imgThe hit Broadway musical Come From Away will cross the pond in 2019, playing to audiences at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre for an open run beginning on January 30. That production will be preceded by an Ireland engagement at Dublin’s Abbey Theater from December 6, 2018 through January 19, 2019. Christopher Ashley will repeat his Tony-winning work as the musical’s director.Come From Away is based on the true story of the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland, which played host to thousands of people carried on 38 planes from across the globe when diverted to Gander’s airstrip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered and supported the stranded travelers.Come From Away features a Tony-nominated book and score by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The London and Ireland productions will feature the work of the full Broadway design team: scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Toni-Leslie James, lighting designer Howell Binkley and sound designer Gareth Owen.Casting will be announced at a later date. Till then, check out footage from the Broadway production below. View Commentslast_img read more

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Volero coach Terzic says Pomi ‘deserved to win’

first_imgVolero Zurich may have bowed down to Pomi Casalmaggiore in the semifinals of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but its head coach Zoran Terzic gave his support to the Italian champions as they go into the finals against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul.“They deserved to win,” said Terzic after Volero lost in four sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “One simple reason: They played with much more courage in service and attack. They played well defensively. They definitely deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pomi scored on 54 of its spikes, four more than Volero did, and it had 12 points off blocks, three more than the Swiss club.Volero, winner of the bronze medal in the 2015 tournament, will have to face VakifBank Istanbul in the battle-for-third match on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPomi, meanwhile, is the defending European champions. But the team is a first-timer in the world stages and would go up against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul in the gold medal round.If Terzic could praise Pomi, he could not forget to pinpoint his team’s problem. MOST READ Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man We are young EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Volero is a team that has problems with these kinds of situations, we played very well until today,” said Terzic, whose team topped Pool B in the group stages after going 3-0. “We have to work on our volleyball and our psychology to be better for the next competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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