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  • 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 the Mining and the Quarries Control Acts to exercise general supervision over all prospecting, mining and quarrying operations throughout the island and this website will provide information pertaining to applications for prospecting, blasting, quarrying and mining licences and renewal of these licences.
  • Mining entities and quarry operators could access application forms on the website, Aleith O'Gilvie, the Division's Systems Analyst told JIS News in an interview. Although online application was not yet available, it was being considered, she added.

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 the Mining and the Quarries Control Acts to exercise general supervision over all prospecting, mining and quarrying operations throughout the island and this website will provide information pertaining to applications for prospecting, blasting, quarrying and mining licences and renewal of these licences.
Mining entities and quarry operators could access application forms on the website, Aleith O’Gilvie, the Division’s Systems Analyst told JIS News in an interview. Although online application was not yet available, it was being considered, she added.
Miss O’Gilvie also indicated that visitors to the website could find information on the laboratory services offered by the Division as well as projects undertaken to improve awareness among members of the public about its activities.
This, she said, should help to increase business for the Division as more persons and entities would be able to understand and utilize the wide range of services offered by the Division. The website would also offer the sale of geological maps, she added.
The Computer Unit has ensured that the site was user friendly through the simple design and layout, said Miss O’Gilvie. “This is in keeping with the recognition that the site will be accessed by expert as well as novice users,” she noted.
Miss O’Gilvie said users would find that the site’s links would take them to easily accessible and simple pages. In addition, the reduction of graphics on each page ensured easy access and made the pages easily downloadable, she said.
Users logging on to www.minesandgeology.gov.jm will also find information on the Division’s organizational structure, the activities of the various units and how the Division helps in economic development.

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