Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Sam Sharpe Square to get free Wi-Fi from January 24

Friday, January 24 is the date set for the Government to start providing free, secured Internet access (Wi-Fi) at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James.

An official function is to take place during the installation exercise, which is being done by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) through its agency, Universal Service Fund (USF). Fayval Williams, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, as well as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)of the USF, Daniel Dawes, are to participate in the ceremony.

According to Montego Bay Mayor, Homer Davis, who made the announcement during the St James Municipal Corporation’s monthly meeting on Thursday, the initiative is part of an overall effort to enable St James residents to positively transform their lives.

Davis said, “Persons who sometimes have difficulty in getting the service of Wi-Fi, especially in rural
St James, don’t really have easy access to Wi-Fi. When they are in Montego Bay, they can come to
Sam Sharpe Square and have that access to communicate, whether by Whatsapp, whether by email
or whatever mode they so choose.”

Davis added that the Sam Sharpe Square project is a joint effort by the St James Municipal
Corporation and the USF, noting that other places in Jamaica have already been provided with the
service by the USF.

Free Wi-Fi service from the USF is already in place in Mandela Park in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, and at Emancipation Park, also in St Andrew.

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