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Jamaicans Urged to Become Computer Literate

Minister of Mining and Telecommunications, Derrick Smith, has suggested that Jamaicans consider computer literacy as one way of survival in an increasingly fast-paced global village which is heavily dependent on technology. The Minister was delivering the keynote address at the … Continued

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Hydel Launches Renewable Energy Competition

The Hydel Group of Schools in St. Catherine yesterday (March 24), launched a ‘Renewable Energy Sources in Generating Electricity’ competition, which will entail students working in teams, to create gadgets that utilise renewable energy. A primary goal of the contest … Continued

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Gov’t Committed to Utilising Technology to Improve Governance

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government, Robert Montague, has said that Government was committed to utilising information communication technology (ICT), including e-commerce, to better serve citizens and improve governance. “The government … Continued

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Bio-Fuels Task Force Holds First Meeting

Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings, has hailed today’s (March 10) inaugural meeting of the Bio-fuels Task Force, a brainchild of the Ministries of Energy and Agriculture, as a significant point in Jamaica’s history. “The Government of Jamaica is convinced that … Continued

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Mile Gully High School Gets 8 Computers

Mile Gully High School, in Manchester, has received eight computers from the charity organisation, Food for the Poor. Making the presentation at the school, on March 6, Manager for the Education and Social Outreach Programme, Food for the Poor, Marcia … Continued

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Energy Minister Warns Against Dependence on Oil

Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings, is impressing on Jamaicans the need to forge ahead with a culture of energy conservation and diversification, to avoid the consequences of continuing to depend on the volatile oil market. “Don’t forget the lessons of … Continued

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Lydford Mining Diversifying Mining Ventures

Fifteen years ago, Lydford Mining was granted an exploration permit for the mining of limestone. Since then, they have expanded and diversified to become one of Jamaica’s most successful non-metallic mining ventures. Owner Leo Cousins recalls that the company began … Continued

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Broderick Proposes Rationalisation of Mining Sector

State Minister in the Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick, has proposed the rationalisation of the mining sector, to allow for legitimisation of those operations, which have not been formalised. “We have to help people to legitimise themselves. We … Continued

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Dr. Baugh Welcomes New ICT Training Centre

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh, has said that an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Training Centre, created at the Excelsior Community College, Kingston, should produce a cadre of persons capable of transferring their skills to others … Continued

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Guava Ground Gets Electricity

Residents of Guava Ground, in Clarendon, are happier, now that electricity has been turned on in their area. The first set of street lights were turned on in the area, on February 5, under the Rural Electrification Programme (REP), through … Continued

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PCJ to Partner with Norweigan Firm in Oil Exploration

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), will partner with Norwegian firm, Wavefield Inseis, on a multi client offshore seismic survey to explore for oil and gas resources in Jamaica’s territorial waters. A multi client survey is one conducted to source … Continued

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