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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


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


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


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


MIT Improves Capacity to Probe Crimes

The Major Investigation Task Force (MIT) is improving its capacity to probe major crimes, in particular gun-related murders and shootings. Speaking during his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate yesterday (Jan. 23), Minister of National … Continued


Tanzania Lauds Local Energy and Water Sectors

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, intends to learn from and incorporate Jamaica’s practices regarding its energy and water sectors, as part of a study embarked on by that country to improve these areas. The Tanzanian delegation, who … Continued


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

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