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Kudos to UWI's Mona GeoInformatics Institute

May 18, 2011

  Dear Editor, The University of the West Indies normally gets bad press in Jamaican newspapers. In many cases the negative press is justified. Nevertheless, it might be pointed out that too often the good things that the university does is lost. As William Shakespeare had Mark Anthony declare in...

Central Village Has Island's Deadliest Roads

May 13, 2011

  CENTRAL DOWNTOWN Kingston has recorded the largest number of crashes since 2000, but Central Village in St Catherine is the community with the most fatal crashes in the island, according to Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute at The University of the West Indies (...

UWI maps Jamaica's traffic 'black spots'

May 13, 2011

  DOWNTOWN Kingston recorded the largest number of crashes since 2000, but Central Village in St Catherine is the community with the most fatal crashes in the island. Director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, made this disclosure...

Parish Council focuses on planning to prevent flooding

Apr 14, 2011

  Black River, St Elizabeth — CONVINCED that inadequate planning is at the root cause of much of the flood damage in St Elizabeth in recent years, the St Elizabeth Parish Council is moving to get expert assistance. Mayor of Black River and chairman of the St Elizabeth Parish Council, Jeremy Palmer...

Jamaica will fare better than Haiti if hit by a 7.0 quake

Mar 24, 2011

  SCIENTISTS on Tuesday revealed that while Jamaica could be hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, similar to that felt in Haiti last January, the country would fare much better than its French-speaking neighbour. They made their conclusions based on an earthquake risk model tested on the...

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