Jamaica Diaspora Northeast Town hall Meeting, March 21st, 2015, DE

What: Jamaica Diaspora Northeast Town hall Meeting

When: March 21st, 2015, 5PM

Where: Simpson United Methodist Church
907 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19804

 

Jobs in Jamaica: Senior Legal Officer

JOB TITLE: Senior Legal Officer

LOCATION:  Caribbean Community Secretariat, Guyana

DESCRIPTION: Legal and Institutional Framework 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Agreement

CONTACT INFORMATION: The Executive Director, Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana; Email: [email protected]
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the following websites-www.caricom.org; www.caribank.org; www.oecs.org; www.crnm.org and www.caribbeanjobsonline.com. Applications in English Language with full curriculum vitae details, including nationality, work experience, educational qualifications and/or expertise, language proficiency, coordinates (including email addresses) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), and other relevant information, should be addressed

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2015

 

Jobs in Jamaica: Internal Auditor

JOB TITLE: Internal Auditor

LOCATION: Guardsman Group Limited, Kingston

DESCRIPTION: To conduct audits in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditor (HA) standards; Provide management with information on the effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records and efficiency of operations; Assist in the development and maintenance of the annual audit plan; Conduct risk assessment and develop risk based audit programs; Review the suitability of internal control design; Conduct various types of audits such as performance, value for money, compliance and operational; Conduct audit testing, identify reportable issues and the dimension of risk; Draft and communicate a comprehensive report of the audit area; Follow up on audit recommendations to assure implementation of promised corrective action; Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: ACCA or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or related discipline; Professional Designation (for example, CPA, CIA, CISA); Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Audit Command Language (ACL) required; Must have three (3) or more years of experience in an internal audit or accounting role; Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices; Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit team members; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Must be a genuine team player who may be required to be a Team Leader.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: [email protected]; Applications should include the advertised position in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 27, 2015

 

Jobs in Jamaica: Full-Time Lecturers – Actuarial Science, Advanced Statistical Methods & Research Methodologies, Mathematics Education

JOB TITLE: Full-Time Lecturers – Actuarial Science, Advanced Statistical Methods & Research Methodologies, Mathematics Education

LOCATION:  University of Technology Jamaica, Kingston

DESCRIPTION: To provide evidence of their research profile and academic/scholarly expertise in the following areas:

QUALIFICATIONS: Either already be in possession of a related doctorate or acceptable evidence that this is close to being achieved; An interest in developing services to industry will be an important advantage; Teacher training will also be an asset; Must demonstrate a clear commitment to research as well as teaching, and show evidence of successful educational practice; Must be willing to travel to all island-wide campuses; Able to offer teaching through a variety of means including lectures, practicals, small group tutorials, problem-based learning, and ‘e-learning’ initiatives, and will be expected to innovate in each of these areas.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, University of Technology, Jamaica, 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I.; Email: [email protected]u.jm; Telephone: (876) 927-1680-8, 2070

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2015

 

Jobs in Jamaica: Marketing Manager

JOB TITLE: Marketing Manager

LOCATION:  Caymanas Track Limited

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for overseeing all aspects of Marketing and Off Track Betting (OTB) of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL); Understanding the Company’s consumers and global markets while building and executing strategies that enhance CTL’s relationship with them, growing the Company’s brands and revenues profitably. Expected to grow sponsorships to ensure profitable race days and support the CEO in ensuring a successful and growing business driven by high levels of engagement with all key stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.Sc. in Marketing or any other related field; A minimum of seven (7) years experience directly in the field of Marketing with a least two (2) years at the Management level; Excellent supervisory, interpersonal oral and written communication skills; Excellent leadership, organizational and people management skills; Honesty, confidentiality and Integrity; Excellent Multi-tasking and problem solving skills with propensity for action; The ability to meet deadlines, be an effective team player and demonstrate a high level of flexibility and initiative are also required; The incumbent may be required to work on Weekends and Public Holidays.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 29, 2015

 

Jobs in Jamaica: Restaurant Manager – Jack Sprat Restaurant – Ref JS 03/15

JOB TITLE: Restaurant Manager – Jack Sprat Restaurant – Ref JS 03/15

LOCATION:  Jakes Treasure Beach Jamaica

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for our busy restaurant serving local and international menus with high quality customer service and standards, catering to individual customers to large groups from across the world; Work closely with the purchasing department advising changes & new stock requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills to manage the teams of chefs; restaurant and bar staff; Ensuring day-to-day operations are well coordinated and smooth; Able to demonstrate how their role contributes to the profitability of the restaurants; Understand the importance of upholding a brand’s reputation and what it takes to provide a globally recognized hospitality experience; More than 3 years management experience; Experienced and dynamic manager

CONTACT INFORMATION: Please send a CV and cover letter quoting the Ref No. to: Nordia James HR Administrator; Email: [email protected]

 

JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

REGGAE BOYZ RISE IN FIFA RANKINGS—03/15/15
In spite of being inactive, Jamaica’s senior Reggae Boyz are moving closer to the top position in the Caribbean. The team has risen three places in the ranking, now sitting at 76th place in the rankings of FIFA. The Reggae Boyz will play their first match of 2015 on March 27, facing Venezuela.

YOUNG REGGAE BOYZ DEFEATED ON PENALTY—03/15/15
The under-17 football team of Jamaica did not qualify for what would have been their third FIFA World Cup competition following a defeat of 4 to 5 against the United States in a sudden death penalty situation. Alex Marshall missed in the sudden death shootout, ending Jamaica’s hopes of completing the final hurdle.

BOLT WINS FIRST INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION OF 2015—03/16/15
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion, won his first individual race of 2015 with a time of 46.37 seconds. Bolt, 28, won the victory in the 400-meters at the Foster Classic in Kingston. Bolt said he was pleased with his fitness level and thinks he is doing “pretty well” in his training regime.

CAMPION COLLEGE AHEAD OF ST. GEORGE’S—03/19/15
Campion College is keeping its advantage over St. George’s in the final of the ISSA Grace Shield competition. Campion was 48 for one in the second innings at the end of the second day of the tournament. Campion began with 132 for eight and had 26 runs for the last two  wickets for a total of 158.

 

JAMAICA BUSINESS NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT IMPOSES A NEW TAX ON GAS—03/14/15
The government of Jamaica is imposing a new gas tax, believing that requiring a seven-dollar per liter tax  on petrol will fund the mechanism, which will functions like a type of polices.. According to Dr. Peter Phillips, Finance Minister, said he expects the tax to bring in $6.4 billion.

15,000 JOBS EXPECTED FROM BPO INDUSTRY OVER FIVE YEARS—03/17/15
The Business Outsourcing (BPO) industry is set to create approximately 15,000 more jobs in a five-year period. BPO involves subcontracting different business operations to third party providers, which frees businesses to focus on their core competencies. The Jamaican government is prepared to take advantage of the opportunities linked to increased employment and will offer room for other such operations on the island.

HYLTON LABELS JAMAICA INVESTMENT FORUM AS A SUCCESS—03/18/15
Anthony Hylton, Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, reported that the second staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) was a success. He said that the event even exceeded his expectations and that Jamaica successfully showcased its catalog of investments to interested parties from around the world. Hylton believes that much of the interest would translate into solid investments.

IMPORTS OF POULTRY PRODUCTS RESTRICTED—03/19/15
The government of Jamaica has restricted the imports of poultry products from the United States and Canada regions that have been impacted by avian influenza. The limits on imported poultry products have been imposed on those coming from Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. The Canadian province of British Columbia is also affected by the restrictions.

 

JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

MISTA SILVA RECORDS NEW SINGLE—03/14/15
Mista Silva, who was awarded the Urban Music Award for best African Act, is ready to begin 2015 with a new Jamaican dancehall-inspired recording. The single includes influences of traditional Ghanaian music. Silva represents progressive elements in Africa and the African Diaspora.

GULLY BOP TO PERFORM FIRST SHOW OVERSEAS—03/15/15
Gully Bop’s last major performance was in Jamaica, but ne is now ready to perform at Club Diamond in Luton, United Kingdom. Bop will perform at King’s Cross in London and also plans to stay in the UK for the rest of March 2015. Bop plans to performance at concerts throughout the Caribbean region before going to Europe, the U.S. and Canada in the future.

JIMMY CLIFF REPRISES “HARDER THEY COME” ROLE—03/16/15
Legendary reggae performer Jimmy Cliff is set to reprise the role he played in the firm “The Harder They Come” in the upcoming sequel to the classic. The firm became very popular, due in part to its reggae soundtrack that introduced the Jamaican genre to the rest of the world. The film tells the story of a real Jamaican criminal, played by Cliff.

CHRONIXX ENDS JAMAICAN TOUR IN PORTLAND—03/19/15
Chronics, popular roots-reggae singer and the band Zinc Fence Redemption ended his Capture Land Tour with a three-hour performance before a packed concert venue at Oyster Bay in Portland. The performance was the last in a series of Jamaican concerts that included Hanover, St. Elizabeth and Kingston. It was his first performance in Portland. Also featured at the concert was Kelissa.

 

CARIBBEAN NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

ST. LUCIA TO HOST COMPUTER NETWORK ORGANIZATION—03/14/15
Members of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribOG) will meet in St. Lucia for its ninth regional conference, beginning at the end of April 2015. The group has a major role in the ecosystem of the areas technology. CaribOG is a volunteer community that focuses on making the Caribbean’s indigenous capacity to handle evolving technology. The group is instrumental in coordinating the technical community throughout the region.

DESMOND PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM READY FOR LEGAL CHALLENGE—03/15/15
The private equity firm owned by Dermot Desmond is set for a legal fight over an investment he made in Caribbean resort. The firm IIU, has obtained the services of powerful London advisors to help with the action against Canaan Restarts Development, which is the firm behind the luxury y Pink Sands development in St. Vincent.

BARBADOS TO BE FIRST HOST OF GLOBAL CRICKET CONFERENCE IN REGION—03/17/15
The 2015 International Cricket Conference (ICC) will take place in Barbados, making the nation the first in the Caribbean to host the global group. According to Narayanaswami Srinivasan, chairman of the ICC, the organization is “delighted” to be meeting in the West Indies for the first time. The conference is scheduled for June 22 through 26, 2015, in Bridgetown.

UNITED STATES NAVY TO LEAVE CARIBBEAN—03/18/15
General John Kelly, the commander of the United States Southern Command, says that two Navy ships currently deployed in the Caribbean will be withdrawn permanently in the summer of 2015. Kelly divulged the plan to withdraw the vessels during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when answering a question about how much Kelly’s command knows about what goes on in the Caribbean region. Kelly has committed to doubling the number of U.S. Coast Guard cutters in the region.

BARBADOS FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION WANTS MORE REFEREES FROM CARIBBEAN—03/19/15
Randy Harries, president of the Barbados Football Association, has stated his desire to see more Caribbean referees in the Gold Cup and World Cup competitions. He believes that having more Caribbean referees will provide CONCACAF with a “good mix.” He said he was disappointed at times during big CONCACAF games and there are no Caribbean referees involved.

COURT HEARS CASE AGAINST ANTI-GAY LAWS OF TWO COUNTRIES—03/20/15
The Caribbean Court of Justice was called upon to hear a challenge from Maurice Tomlinson, a gay rights activist, brought in regard to the immigration laws of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. The laws allegedly bar gays and lesbians from entering the countries. According to Tomlinson, the laws are discriminatory and have to be repealed.