The Hillside Development Manual for Jamaica began its journey in November 2008, when it became apparent that a hillside policy was needed for Jacks Hill, St. Andrew to guide development in that area. The demand for residential space and the problems of geological instability associated in Jacks Hill led to a number of discussions and meetings between the MGD and NEPA to address this issue.
EVALUATION OF HIGH GRADE LIMESTONE DEPOSITS (2011- present)
Select deposits of High Purity Limestone are being evaluated in a bid to quantify this available resource and also to determine their trace metal components specifically as it relates to their application in food products.
MINERAL RESOURCES OF JAMAICA UPDATE (2010 – present)
A review of all available information on Jamaica’s mineral resources is being undertaken to update Bulletin No. 8 the “Mineral Resources of Jamaica” last revised in 1981. This effort will see the production of a comprehensive report providing information on all the major categories of resources (metallic, non-metallic, energy, minerals springs) present...Read more
The Laboratory provides a range of Analytical Services including engineering testing, environmental testing, geochemical as well as health related testing. These tests are provided for certification, qualityappraisal, quality control, export purposes and research. Testing is done primarily for developers, construction companies, water entities, recreational facilities, environmental monitoring entities, mining companies, farmers, food processors, supermarkets and research organizations.