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Old October 14th, 2019, 11:30 AM
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Translators, interpreters needed for conference industry


Associate language professor at the University of Technology, Jamaica, Dr Rohan Lewis has asserted that Jamaica needs a larger corps of translators and interpreters.

“One of the economic ministries is looking at the expansion of the tourism market into the area of conferencing. If you are marketing Jamaica as a destination for conferences and international meetings, one of the things that goes with that is a translation sector that is able to deal with meeting that need,” he said.

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Old October 14th, 2019, 01:21 PM
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As mi say long time Tourism should be taught in school. Every student who get a good grade in Language Art should be taught other languages. This is a pathway to not only tourism but opportunities in other areas.
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Old October 14th, 2019, 07:44 PM
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Old October 14th, 2019, 08:17 PM
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Bwoooy mi affi wonda if dem mad ,cant blame this on the weed.
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"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.
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Old October 15th, 2019, 10:56 AM
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Bwoooy mi affi wonda if dem mad ,cant blame this on the weed.
Yuhseeit -- The fact that some consider the article significant just reflects a lack of understanding of 21st century realities

If this sub-sector gets off the ground what are we looking forward to... 2-3 dozen jobs for translators???

Yes one has to be well trained for this to do it well....but do evolved folks consider such jobs to be "high-level" 21st century occupations??

Are folks aware that they're hand-held translators for consumers now? And that conference translation will shortly be powered by AI?...Soon to be faster, more accurate and at a fraction of the cost of human services ?

Cluelessness abounds for sure...Jah help JA... which is becalmed in a Sea of Ignorance
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Old October 15th, 2019, 11:03 AM
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Some people just comfortable with the same ole, same ole and putting it in a new box with a different name to sell it,is what they call progress.
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"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.
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Old October 15th, 2019, 12:18 PM
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If you can speak 3 languages you triple your chance of finding a good job even if you are in technology or IT.
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Don say 2 to 3 dozen jobs for translators if we embark on that madness,I say probably half a dozen,if wi lucky.
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"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.
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Old October 15th, 2019, 04:16 PM
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check out the conference industry and how translators are needed. Translators with a little education and willing to travel are not short of work.
https://www.jobmonkey.com/translatin...yment-outlook/

http://interpretertrain.com/student-...job-prospects/
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Old October 15th, 2019, 04:23 PM
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Yuh a sample .
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"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.
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check out the conference industry and how translators are needed. Translators with a little education and willing to travel are not short of work.
https://www.jobmonkey.com/translatin...yment-outlook/

http://interpretertrain.com/student-...job-prospects/
Yuteman the really important “foreign languages” it’s IMPERATIVE for 1000s of Jamaicans to master include C, C++, Java, Python and other software languages.

Coding is now virtually 21st Century literacy. You don’t appear to understand this reality

Since those languages are so critical of course one never hears the typical Jamaican like yourself speak of having our kids learn them en masse

This fascination with translators is a nonsensical sideshow by comparison. Cluelessness abounds 😱
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Old October 15th, 2019, 08:54 PM
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Stem up ,mi say ! And Stem dem up.
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"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.
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Old October 16th, 2019, 12:17 AM
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Many of the jobs currently being created in the Jamaican economy are comparable to the same low value-added ones produced two decades ago, according to the governor of the Bank of Jamaica, the BOJ.

Thank goodness for them because they are jobs, and the people getting them didn’t have any before,” said Richard Byles. “But they are the same jobs that we produced 20 years ago, whether it is in the hotel sector (or) the BPO business. It’s the same kind of low value-added.”
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Boss it’s best you stick with a subject that you’re more familiar with....Weed. You obviously have no idea of just how big and lucrative the convention tourism market is. I’ve always said that Jamaicans like you and Don One have a very narrow view about tourists and tourism. You hear the word tourism and you automatically think about fat, white Americans lying on the beach being served by locals. As I’ve said before, STEM and tourism are not mutually exclusive. The convention tourism market and STEM go hand in hand.
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Jangle - Please join Sass in the dunce corner or go relax in one your world-famous St Thomas Whorehouses. You're out of your depth on development matters

Thanks in advance
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Since you are the forum’s most educated and intellectual poster, and the expert on all matters, including economical development, please spare the time and expand on your argument about transforming Jamaica’s economy to a STEM driven economy. Bear in mind that tourism is jamaica’s biggest foreign exchange earner, contributing 30% of the country’s GDP and employs up to 25% of the labor force.
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It would be a waste of my time to do so. Some folks are just irredeemable
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Jamaica readies for COP 25

JAMAICA has started preparations to participate in the 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that will be held in Santiago, Chile in December.

A pre-COP consultation was held on Wednesday at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Kingston, where several stakeholders discussed some of the actions that are taking place in the country, and the Caribbean region, in preparation for negotiations in the wider international arena.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/...1?profile=1373


For the first time, Chile will host this event, to which more than 25,000 participants are expected, and as hosts we are accepting all possible cooperation to help make this global meeting a historical moment for the country.

https://www.cop25.cl/en/volunteering/
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When I talk about diversifying and expanding Jamaica's tourism product, this is what I'm talking about. I've said on this forum that if the government invests in transforming Kingston into a cosmopolitan city, starting with the Kingston waterfront and work its way inward, using eminent domain to clear the many ghettos and shanties along the harbor, then the potential income earnings from foreign currency can outstrip and triple those from the three main tourist destination of Mobay, Negril and Ocho Rios.

Chile Scraps Asia-Pacific And Climate Summits Amid Protests

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is cancelling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left more than a dozen people dead, hundreds injured and businesses and infrastructure damaged.

The decision to call off the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and UN global climate gatherings, planned for November and December, respectively, dealt a major blow to Chile’s image as a regional oasis of stability and economic development.

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Trade and climate negotiators scrambled to find new locations for their summits, aimed at resolving tariff-related conflicts between China and the US and finalising countries’ climate rules in advance of a bigger summit next year during which governments will be asked to commit to new emissions limits.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/w...-amid-protests
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Boss it’s best you stick with a subject that you’re more familiar with....Weed. You obviously have no idea of just how big and lucrative the convention tourism market is. I’ve always said that Jamaicans like you and Don One have a very narrow view about tourists and tourism. You hear the word tourism and you automatically think about fat, white Americans lying on the beach being served by locals. As I’ve said before, STEM and tourism are not mutually exclusive. The convention tourism market and STEM go hand in hand.
Digital Transformation Will Enhance Tourism

Tourism is one of the leading industries in Jamaica, with the country welcoming more than three million visitors annually, according to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

“We are playing on the same stage with our global counterparts, but for us to remain competitive, we ought to be using technology to enhance our services,” said Dwayne Russell, general manager of MC Systems.

“Using the latest technology will not ‘water down’ the Jamaican experience. The technology will handle the operational processes so that industry staff can focus on the true quality of Jamaican hospitality to woo guests.”

He noted that the tourism landscape is extremely competitive, therefore, hoteliers and tour operators need to find ways to overcome the challenges they face, to maintain customer engagement, facilitate electronic payments and optimise their internal system.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/n...nhance-tourism
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Digital Transformation Will Enhance Tourism

Tourism is one of the leading industries in Jamaica, with the country welcoming more than three million visitors annually, according to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

“We are playing on the same stage with our global counterparts, but for us to remain competitive, we ought to be using technology to enhance our services,” said Dwayne Russell, general manager of MC Systems.

“Using the latest technology will not ‘water down’ the Jamaican experience. The technology will handle the operational processes so that industry staff can focus on the true quality of Jamaican hospitality to woo guests.”

He noted that the tourism landscape is extremely competitive, therefore, hoteliers and tour operators need to find ways to overcome the challenges they face, to maintain customer engagement, facilitate electronic payments and optimise their internal system.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/n...nhance-tourism
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Imagine if you can code and then have 3 foriegn languages inna your bag. LOL!!

Brethren while I support coding wholeheartedly and have done that, it is not for everyone and also there are many people walking around with coding languages that are not desired in today's world. If you are talking future C and c+ are just the tip of the iceberg.

It is not just as simple as you make it out. Again I support coding and technology as a whole but there are other avenues that we can make money in and should be persuaded.
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A lot of words signifying nothing. You're hopelessly out of your depth here Sass.

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Out a depth. We done with C programming language from the 90s. Come again.

You have to come better, you soon start talk bout COBOL and Pearl. LOL!!!
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