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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...

The Cockpit Country, Protected Area and Mining

Jan 08, 2018

It is important to note that the Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr. (2005) boundary was recognized by the Jamaica Cabinet as the boundary of the Cockpit Country by the State and is depicted in the map below.   Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr. (2005) Cockpit Country Boundary Reference Articles - Click this link: https...

The Online Fatal Crash Map - 2017: 291 Fatal Road Crashes & 319 Fatalities!

Jan 03, 2018

291 Fatal Road Crashes & 319 Fatalities recorded in Jamaica in 2017. The Online Fatal Crash Map shows spatially all road crashes and fatalities from January to December 2017. For details click: http://traffic-crashmap.monagis.com/ Thanks to: The JN Foundation, JN General Insurance (JNGI) and...

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