As We See It



Posted by Editor (Wendy) on Jan 27 2016 at 3:00 PM
As We See It >> Editorial

For decades the “Life After Bauxite” debate has raged in Mandeville and in recent times the cries have got louder with the closure of the Kirkvine and Nain bauxite plants, which have combined to eradicate thousands of jobs and put a damper on the local economy but behind every dark cloud there is usually a silver lining.

In no time at all, the Business Process Outsourcing entity on Ward Avenue in Mandeville has trained and hired 500 persons, while promising to hire another 1000 educated people as the business grows to satisfy the demands of its clients, the future looks good.

The concept of Mandeville as a university town is fully aligned with the emerging Information Communication Technologies, which have the potential to create thousands of jobs in our region in the medium term as investors realise the ease of doing business in our region, with all the modern infrastructure, close proximity to Kingston and a salubrious climate that some people would die for, things are certainly looking up, just get qualified.