Sunshine City ranks most vulnerable to disaster hazards

Aug 02, 2013

Of the 828 communities across the country, the sprawling suburb of Portmore in St Catherine has been ranked the most at risk to the effects of extreme disasters, with a vulnerability score of 1922. Portmore is followed by Lucea, Hanover, which has a score of 288; downtown Kingston, on 284; the...

Mona GeoInformatics GIS Training Schedule

May 28, 2013

Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is offering Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training at the Mona Informatix Ltd. facility, UWI. The course is geared towards making students more proficient in applying GIS to any field, including the environment, industry and business....

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 07, 2013

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season begins, June 1, and lasts until November 30, with the peak of the season from mid-August to late October. Hurricane names for 2013: AndreaBarryChantalDorianErinFernandGabrielleHumbertoIngridJerryKarenLorenzoMelissaNestorOlgaPabloRebekahSebastienTanyaVanWendy


May 07, 2013

  IT'S BACK!! "ASK DR. PARRIS LYEW-AYEE" !!  MGI welcomes you all to ask any questions you may have in relation to: Geo-business, Technology, Crime, Road Safety, GIS or general tips on becoming successful.   Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee will respond to all your questions.

Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica

May 07, 2013

  The 2013 HURRICANE season is upon us! Take the necessary precautions and take a look at MGI's Atlas which highlights Jamaica's Vulnerability to Natural Hazards!

Hands On The Wheel!

Mar 12, 2013

  Keeping both hands on the steering wheel at all times is one of the basic principles of driving. However, activities such as eating, using a cellphone and even texting have emerged as major distractions for some motorists. These distractions can disrupt the driver's concentration and result in...

THE NEXT 50 YEARS - Moving Towards Greater Road Safety

Mar 11, 2013

Jamaica continues to celebrate 50 years of Independence. We have achieved a lot. However, there is much work left to be done if we are to progress as a country. We must begin to tackle Jamaica's chronic problems in a targeted and sustained way, to make this country a better place to live, work and...

Natural Hazards & Environment (NEWS - Aug 17,2012)

Aug 23, 2012

The Institute of Sustainable Development (University of the West Indies, Mona Campus) recently commenced a climate change project – “Developing Design Concepts for Climate Change Resilient Buildings” in order to assess climate-change related risks and help increase resilience in the building stock...

Deadly roads

May 20, 2012

Study pinpoints popular highway as country’s worst crash site THE North Coast Highway is the most deadly stretch of road in Jamaica, accounting for five times more fatal accidents than the Mandela Highway, which is the second deadliest road, a survey by the Mona Geoinformatics Institute has...

Crash Hot Spots To Be Exposed

May 19, 2012

DESPITE MULTIPLE initiatives and the dedicated work of many, road crashes remain the second-leading cause of violent deaths in Jamaica and, according to the National Road Safety Council, the risk is especially high for young drivers. Excessive speeding remains the number-one cause of fatal crashes...