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PM Golding Responds to Telecommunications Queries

The sixty schools remaining to be equipped with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facilities will be online by August. Prime Minister Bruce Golding, made this report during the meeting of the Standing Finance Committee in Parliament yesterday (April 14). The … Continued


$80 Million Allocated for UTech Enhancement Project

The University of Technology (UTech) Enhancement Project will get an $80 million allocation this fiscal year to undertake work to upgrade facilities at the institution. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded project aims to enhance the university’s capacity to provide quality-level … Continued


Clive Mullings Bids Farewell

Member of Parliament for West Central St. James Clive Mullings on April 6 said farewell to members of staff at the Ministry of Energy, during a special meeting held at the Ministry’s headquarters located in the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica … Continued


Mining Minister Meets With Potential Investors

The Government is holding discussions with a group of potential investors from the United States, which has expressed an interest in mining, and exporting minerals from the island. Minister of Mining and Telecommunications Derrick Smith made the disclosure to JIS … Continued


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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