LIME to host email services for tech ministry
LIME Jamaica will begin hosting email services for the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining effective October 1, having emerged the winning bidder.
The company said it already hosts email services for the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
"We are particularly impressed by this ministry's decision and we view it as an endorsement of the robust and technologically sound solutions we continue to offer the public and private sectors," said LIME's Head of Government and Enterprise, Norman Naar, in a statement announcing the selection.
Cabinet reshuffle pending
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced a shake-up of her cabinet within two weeks.
The disclosure was made late Wednesday to reporters following a function at the United National Congress's party headquarters at Rienzi Complex, Couva.
"Before we go back to the Parliament, that will take place," said Persad-Bissessar. "There will be a reshuffle, a realignment of portfolios for better delivery."
The prime minister said the Ministry of Local Government and Ministry of Works would be divided into two ministries and the others would also be on the "chessboard", in a bid to better share the work and deliver to the people.
The reshuffle will be the third in three years for the People's Partnership coalition, which has governed since May 2010.
Puerto Rico to fight citrus disease
Puerto Rico's governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday and ordered the release of US$2 million to help agriculture officials fight a disease that has attacked citrus trees in the United States territory.
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said citrus greening has affected a large swathe of the island's citrus crop, located primarily in the central region. The island produces citrus, including oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits.
Officials say the insect carrying the disease was spotted in Puerto Rico in 2001, but that actual signs of the disease were not discovered until 2009.
The disease causes trees to produce green, disfigured and bitter fruits. Once a tree is infected, it dies in a couple years and cannot be saved.
The disease has caused extensive damage in Florida as well.