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Airy Castle gets high-tech computer centre

Published:Sunday | November 16, 2014 | 11:06 AM

Residents in and around the community of Airy Castle, in St Thomas now have access to a multi-million computer centre.

The Airy Castle Community Computer Centre, which is equipped with 16 new computers, Wi-Fi capabilities and a printer centre, among other things was set up through the Universal Service Fund (USF) at a cost of J$3.8 million.

It means that residents of this rural St Thomas community will no longer have to travel several miles to access Internet service, especially students who will now be able to conduct research for school.

Speaking at the opening last Thursday, Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell said the centre will operate as a community access point with full Wi-Fi capabilities and urged residents to make full use of their own devices.

Chief Executive Officer of the USF, Hugh Cross, encouraged students and community members to take ownership of the facility and ensure its proper use, and to guard the equipment provided.


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