JIS News

Prime Minister Bruce Golding will officially open the new Downtown Kingston office of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), on Thursday, February 18.
Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie, will welcome guests to the function which starts at 4 p.m.
The SMA, the regulator which manages the radio frequency spectrum on behalf of the government, has been in operation since April, 2001.
A limited liability company under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), it will be making significant savings by moving from Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston to Harbour Street, downtown Kingston.
The decision to relocate also supports the Prime Minister’s 2007 mandate that public sector entities should pursue moving corporate offices into the city centre.
Now in its 10th year as the regulatory body responsible for managing the radio frequency spectrum (the medium through which all wireless communication is transmitted), the SMA utilizes international best practices in the interest of social, economic and technological development.
Telecommunications, aeronautical, maritime, satellite and broadcast radio licensees as well as HAM radio/two-way radio users are all regulated by the SMA.
Other corporate offices downtown include Grace Kennedy, Jamaica Stock Exchange, Jamaica Bar Association, West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON), Kingston Icemaking Company Ltd, and Prime Asset Management. Telecommunications giant, Digicel is expected to begin construction of its headquarters on Harbour Street, soon.