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'We Should Not Be Surprised' - Dr. Lyew-Ayee Jr Laments Poor Behaviour, Failure To Use Research Data Among Causes Of Flooding

May 22, 2017

The authorities should not be surprised at areas left devastated by floods earlier this week, argues geologist Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, who insists that poor planning and behavioural practices, as well as the failure to use research data to inform decisions, continue to rack up billions in unnecessary...

New JAMNAV Update Available - JAMNAV 3D v 4.8

Apr 27, 2017

JAMNAV 3D v 4.8 – List of NEW Updates New Update Available April 24, 2017 Website: jamnav.com Telephone: (876) 977-3160-2 / Email: info@monainformatixltd.com Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) now updated to JN Bank. New Roads added in Coral Gardens, Trelawny. Digiview Security Systems...

Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee to Chair Recommendations Committee Regarding Plastic/Styrofoam use in Jamaica.

Mar 03, 2017

I haven't written in a while, but by now there has been a public announcement about my chairing a multi-disciplinary committee on what to do with styrofoam and other non-biodegradable waste. This will be an interesting assignment for me - it is certainly an issue we need to begin to focus on as a...

DE and Mona GeoInformatics Institute to Design a Web-Based Environmental GIS Platform for St. Lucia

Jan 30, 2017

Vancouver, BC – January 30, 2017 – DE and Caribbean regional partner, Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), have been awarded a project with the government of Saint Lucia to design a web-based Geographic Information System to assist with their environmental monitoring. "The Caribbean Region stands...

The Gleaner: MGI's Virtual Reality New Kingston and Natural Disasters

Jan 03, 2017

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute, indicated that Jamaica is situated in one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, and during the past century, faced the highly destructive 1907 earthquake; the deadly Hurricane Charlie in 1951; and, subsequently, the...

MGI at the Forefront of Hurricane Matthew Preparations

Oct 05, 2016

MGI took a lead role in the preparations at the Operations Room at the National Works Agency's Emergency Operations Centre, spending three days there assisting with coordinating existing information with incoming and available data, including media reports, direct reports from people calling...

Lyew-Ayee, NWA Chairman - Hurricane Matthew Has Potential To Be The Most Deadly Natural Disaster To Hit Jamaica

Oct 02, 2016

Matthew The Menace - Dangerous Hurricane Could Blow Jamaica’s Economy Off Course. With the dangerous Hurricane Matthew continuing to drift towards Jamaica’s eastern coast, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed fear that the system, which is fluctuating between the maximum Category Five and...

Accountants Body Hails MGI's Chairman Earl Jarrett as Distinguished Member

Aug 10, 2016

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) has selected General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) as the 2016 ICAJ distinguished member awardee. The award seeks to recognise a member who has contributed, through his or her achievements, to the prestige and...

Lyew-Ayee Jr - Too Much Stupidity Causing Carnage on Our Roads

Jul 25, 2016

"Enough is enough. We cannot continue like this. We all as a population need to be part of the solution, and not rely on Government, the police, or anyone else, for that matter, to tell us to do the right thing. We have to do better because we know better," a very passionate Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr...

MGI Blue Feature - The Negril – Jamaica, Breakwater Project Abandoned

Jul 25, 2016

Beach erosion occurs when waves and currents remove sand from the beach system. The loss of sand causes the beach to become narrower and lower in elevation. Storm waves carry the sand offshore, depositing and storing the sediment in large sandbars. Technically, constructing breakwaters along...

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