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SRC Opens Outpost In Montego Bay

Since July 1, this year, the Scientific Research Council (SRC) has been operating an outpost in Montego Bay, as it steps up efforts to engender greater public awareness of its work and show how communities and small businesses island-wide can … Continued


Govt’s Plan To Begin Oil Exploration On Track

Government’s plan to begin oil and gas exploration is on track with five companies having already made proposals to conduct analysis of exploration data. Ambassador Peter King, Special Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, said the successful … Continued


Mines and Geology Division to Launch Redesigned Website

The Mines and Geology Division of the Ministry of Land and Environment will officially launch its newly redesigned website on Wednesday, August 20 at 10.30 a.m. at the division’s Conference Room, Hope Gardens. The Division has the statutory responsibility under … Continued


REP To Provide Electricity For 500 New Households

Work will begin by late November on the provision of electricity for 500 new households in rural areas across the island, under the government’s Rural Electrification Programme (REP). In an interview with JIS News, Chief Engineer of the REP, Samuel … Continued


Bauxite Production On Track For Another Record Year

Bauxite production continues its strong growth trend with estimates by the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) indicating that total bauxite production is on track for another record year. Provisional year-to-date figures for the first half of the year showed that total … Continued


Low Cost Networking System Launched

Jamaica’s Information Technology (IT) sector is set to benefit from a low cost technology system, the Net Integrator, which will soon be available on the local market at a cost of US$5,000 to US$15,000. The Net Integrator is a complete … Continued


Improving IT Skills Through ICDL Programme

Jamaican businesses are being encouraged to enhance their employees’ competencies in information technology (IT) through certification by the International Computer Drivers Licence (ICDL) programme. This, as a number of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) took part in a sensitization seminar on … Continued


ICT Sector Making Strides, Despite Challenges – Paulwell

Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, Phillip Paulwell has said that the Government was making strides in the development of the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, despite various challenges. The Minister was speaking this week at a signing … Continued


Bauxite Sector To Increase Output This Year

With the expansion of two local bauxite production plants, Jamaica’s bauxite sector is expected to see an increase in output this year. Aluminium Partners of Jamaica (ALPART) in St. Elizabeth and Jamalco in Clarendon have expanded their plants. Alpart’s plant … Continued


42 Persons Graduate From Bauxite Training Programme

Forty-two persons from Manchester have graduated from a special skills training course, through the Bauxite Community Development Programme (BCDP). The programme, which is managed by the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), was initiated by the Government of Jamaica in 1996 to … Continued

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