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IGT Introduces Students To High-Tech with Tour of MGI

Jun 18, 2018

Four students from three schools equipped with IGT After School Advantage (ASA) Centres recently benefited from a tour of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at the University of the West Indies.   The visit was organised in partnership with IGT in Jamaica, with the aim of exposing the...

MGI Deputy Director gives keynote address for Jamaica Red Cross 70th Anniversary Youth Rally

May 17, 2018

Dr Ava Maxam, Deputy Director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI), receiving a gift from the Jamaica Red Cross as Keynote Speaker at the 70th Anniversary Annual Youth Rally, May 4, 2018. Dr Maxam highlighted the benefits of technology in emergency response, as well as the many ways in which...

A Study Conducted By MGI Finds That Lane Violation Is The Main Cause Of Fatal Traffic Crashes in Jamaica

May 15, 2018

The Jamaica Gleaner - Misleading On Speeding?  The study, conducted by the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI), examined the 280 fatal crashes recorded across the island in 2017. Study Finds Lane Violation The Main Cause Of Traffic Deaths Last Year But Road Safety Unit Not Convinced. The oft-...

Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr to Deliver the Distinguished GraceKennedy Foundation 2018 Lecture

Feb 26, 2018

Mona GeoInformatics Institute Director, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr will be delivering the distinguished GraceKennedy Foundation 2018 Lecture, under the theme: Tech Charge: Smart Homes, Smart Businesses, Smart Nations.    Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98YMw3CTjJs   Lecture Details...

Mona GeoInformatics Institute receives the University of the West Indies, Mona, Principal's Award for Best Research Publication.

Feb 15, 2018

Mona GeoInformatics Institute receives the University of the West Indies, Mona, Principal's Award for Best Research Publication along with Medical Sciences Faculty colleagues.   Abstract: Objectives Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is an important risk factor for illness and death globally,...

MGI's Deputy Director, Dr. Ava Maxam Delivers Keynote at SDC's Annual GIS Day

Feb 12, 2018

Dr Ava Maxam, Deputy Director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute, delivered the keynote address at the annual Social Development Commission (SDC) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, held in St Ann, Jamaica on Friday February 9, 2018 under the theme "GIS: Guiding the Change...Shaping the...

Cost of Care: The $12.6 Billion Impact of Crime and Violence on Jamaica's Health Care System

Jan 15, 2018

 In 2014 the Government of Jamaica spent an estimated $12.6 billion that year to deliver direct and indirect healthcare to persons admitted islandwide with injuries sustained from 25,000 violence-related cases, 13,000 road crashes and 500 cases of attempted suicide. Injuries in Jamaica are a...

Tsunami Would Have Affected Marine Interests Most - Parris Lyew Ayee Jr

Jan 12, 2018

The Jamaica Gleaner: Re Marine Interest - "The head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, however, said that he was very uncomfortable that Jamaicans will become complacent and he warned against lack of preparedness." If Jamaica had experienced a tsunami, the...

Tsunami Would Not Have Resulted In Major Damage In Jamaica - Parris Lyew Ayee Jr

Jan 12, 2018

The Jamaica Gleaner - Head of the  Mona GeoInformatics Institute Dr Parris Lyew Ayee says if Jamaica had experienced a tsunami following a major earthquake in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday evening, the damage would have been minor.   However, he has warned against complacency and is urging...

Cockpit Country Boundary To Become Official in 2018 - The Gleaner

Jan 12, 2018

The designated area (Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr 2005 boundary) comprises "approximately 74,726 hectares and will be referred to as the Cockpit Country Protected Area and will be protected under specific legislation as advised by the attorney general".  THE GOVERNMENT is, over the next few months, to make...

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