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Mandeville gets 4G upgrade
LIME Jamaica has upgraded the town of Mandeville to 4G HSPA+ mobile internet speed, which gives subscribers on-the-go connectivity of up to 21 mega-bits-per-second, the telecoms said.
Mandeville joins Clarendon, Kingston, and parts of St Thomas as areas with superfast connectivity via LIME's network.
The upgrades are part of a US$79 million (J$8.8 billion) expansion project to enhance the company's network.
Third credit bureau licensed
A third credit bureau has been licensed by the central bank to operate in Jamaica.
Credit Information Systems Limited was issued with its permit in August and has been given a year to have its operations up and running.
Two other credit bureaus went live last year - CRIF NM Credit Assure Limited and Creditinfo Jamaica Limited, both of which have foreign partners.
Kingston Wharves nabs CSA top port award
Jamaica's Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) and Terminal de la Pointe des Griéves of Martinique were top winners at the Caribbean Shipping Association's annual Caribbean Port Awards.
KWL received the Ludlow Stewart Multi-Purpose Terminal of the Year Award, while Terminal de la Pointes des Grieves won the Container Terminal of the Year award.
Five other sectional prizes went to Jamaica's Kingston Container Terminal, for security; Grand Port Maritime de Guadeloupe for port dependability and flexibility; Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta, Colombia, for port efficiency and productivity; Manzanillo International Terminal, Panama, for growth, development and improvement; and DP World Caucedo, Dominican Republic for port environment, health, and safety.
The awards were presented on October 15 at the CSA's 44th annual meeting held this year in the Dominican Republic.