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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...

MGI Blue Feature - The South China Sea/Law of the Sea

Jul 25, 2016

There are several benefits to China if it is allowed to expand its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), these include: additional sea resources, and increase their trading power amongst neighbouring countries; such as: creating a limit on the trading ships from other countries by Chinese authority....

MGI Blue Feature - Kingston’s Race to Climate Departure

Jul 25, 2016

The term “climate departure” marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to enter  into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. A city hits climate departure when the average temperature of its coolest year from...

Going Beyond the Physical Community: Jamaican GIS Projects Yield Practical Benefits.

Mar 24, 2016

Going Beyond the Physical Community By Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr., Mona GeoInformatics Ltd. and the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica Jamaican GIS projects yield practical benefits. Over the last decade, GIS has made huge strides in providing spatial information for national and local...

5 Years Since the 9.0 Magnitude Japan Earthquake

Mar 15, 2016

March 11, 2011 (five years ago), a mega earthquake hit the east of Japan with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale – the largest earthquake in recorded history to hit Japan. The earthquake resulted in several spatial land waves and also an enormous tsunami which devastated the east coast of...

Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water by Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr

Mar 11, 2016

Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water By Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Director, Mona GeoInformatics Institute, University of the West Indies. Dr Lyew-Ayee's article from the Grand Jamaica Homecoming Passport Souvenir. The name Jamaica is derived from the original Taino word Xaymaca, meaning “land of wood...

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