Telecommunications giant Digicel has tapped into the fixed-line market as they unveiled DigiHome yesterday.
This followed the recent announcement by Digicel's Chief Executive Officer Barry O'Brien who had said the company would be moving into that market to provide better options for consumers who want to have a phone at home.
This new service for post-paid customers uses a wireless unit in your home to deliver voice and data services and is also billed per second.
"We have heard the dissatisfaction from customers with their current options and we are delighted to be launching our best value DigiHome product. It is affordable, convenient to set up, and unlike other options in the market, comes with bundled minutes as a part of your subscription fee," said O'Brien.
"We know that with DigiHome, we will be giving customers a better choice and better value and that will enable Digicel to secure market share in fixed line over the next few months," he added.
Jamaica's foreign affairs ministry has launched an investigation into reports that a group of 19 Jamaicans were denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago at Piarco Airport on September 10.
The ministry says preliminary checks indicate that the Jamaicans are being held for return, subject to the availability of flights out of Port-of-Spain.
The ministry says through its high commission in Port-of-Spain, it has launched an investigation into the matter, in order to determine the precise circumstances under which the Jamaicans were denied entry.
Jamaica is a signatory to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and a participant in the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.
The ministry says in an effort to make travel in the region hassle free, CARICOM member states have agreed to a number of steps, which include more efficient clearance procedures for CARICOM nationals at airports in the region and an automatic entry for six months.
Another member of the Government has brushed aside concerns that the United States of America (USA) may have a legitimate claim to the Goat Islands.
"It would indeed be a curious position of a foreign government seeing us try to make a step forward to claim, in the year 2013, the location," Transport and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies said yesterday.
Historians have pointed to a 99-year lease, signed in 1940, between Britain and the United States. This agreement could be a major obstacle for Jamaica, which gained independence from Britain in 1962, to give the go ahead for the project.
United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull is said to have signed the Destroyers for Bases Agreement on September 2, 1940, as the Battle of Britain intensified.
Attorney General Patrick Atkinson has said suggestions that the United States has a 99-year lease on the property "is a fact that should be relegated to trivia".