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PSOJ Press Briefing - MGI-Selected top 25 Communities for COVID19 Relief

May 11, 2020

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at the University of the West Indies Mona has been tasked with the responsibility to select the communities that will be provided with COVID-19 support across Jamaica. MGI’s Director, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr has been working with the PSOJ, CVSS, JCF, JDF and...

Rollout of the PSOJ/CVSS COVID19 Relief Effort - MGI Plays Critical Role

May 11, 2020

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has so far raised J$110 million through its ongoing PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund, aimed at mobilizing and distributing resources for the protection and welfare of Jamaican citizens. The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at the University...

JAMNAV Turns 10 Years Old

Mar 04, 2019

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of JAMNAV! Sales all month long! Big updates! Free updates for original JAMNAV customers! BIG SURPRISE COMING! In March 2009, Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI), a research and development company owned by the University of the West Indies, Mona,...

MGI Receives 2018 RJRGleaner Honour Award for Science and Technology

Feb 21, 2019

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is the recipient this year’s RJRGleaner Honour Award in the category of Science and Technology. MGI collected the Commemorative Profile at last night’s RJRGleaner Gala Awards Dinner at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. Here is a listing of...

MGI Assessing Garbage Inflows into Kingston Harbour

Feb 19, 2019

Loop News - The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is conducting hydrodynamic modelling of solid waste in the Kingston Harbour to gauge the impact of the distribution and spread of garbage flowing into this major water body from multiple land-based sources.   The MGI exercise seeks to look at the...

Mona GeoInformatics Aims To Reduce Waste In Kingston Harbour

Feb 19, 2019

The Gleaner - The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is currently conducting hydrodynamic modelling of solid waste in the Kingston Harbour to gauge the impact of the distribution and spread of garbage flowing into this major water body from multiple land-based sources.   MGI is building on some...

Mona GeoInformatics Institute wins RJRGLEANER Honour Award - For Science and Technology

Jan 17, 2019

Located on the campus of The University of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, this organisation is the brainchild behind Jamaica's global positioning system. It has also identified crash hotspots and offered a wide range of advanced geographic information science solutions. But for director of Mona...

Single-Use Plastic Ban in Jamaica

Jan 02, 2019

"No regrets about our recommendation. Oxo-biodegradable plastics are a non-solution solution. There are tremendous opportunities for innovation now that can result in a net increase in employment and a better environment. My only concern is the timeline, which was not the recommendation of the...

Mona GeoInformatics Institute Delivers Relevant Presentation at 10th GIS Business Executive Forum 

Nov 08, 2018

Data Collation and Analysis - Geospatial Technologies: Driving Logistics and Transportation was presented by MGI’s Odean Wright. The 10th annual GIS Business Executive Forum was held on November 6, 2018 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The GIS forum was put on by the Ministry of...

Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) partners with the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) on the Trees for Peace Project

Nov 01, 2018

More than 100 schools and institutions across the island registered to receive trees since the launch of the Trees for Peace Project. The Trees for Peace initiative was launched on National Peace Day (March 6, 2018) by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) and the C.B. Facey Foundation, supported...

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