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MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SALUTES LIFE OF MARJORIE TAYLOR

Published: Tuesday | October 17, 2017

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has hailed the life and work of the late former legislator and Councillor, Marjorie Taylor. Minister McKenzie recalled that while she spent the latter part of her political career as a Senator, Member of Parliament, and Ambassador for Children, Ms. Taylor’s foundation and place of greatest comfort was the local government system.


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Local Government & Community Month Cross-Island Run take off

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Local Government and Community Month’s Cross-Island Run was launched on Tuesday (October 10, 2017) during a brief ceremony at Jamaica House in Kingston. The Cross-Island Run is a precursor to the month-long celebration observed each year during the month of November by the Ministry

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Portmore gets Emergency Medical Service

Friday, September 15, 2017
(L-R) William 'Billy' Heaven, Chief Executive Officer of the CHASE Fund, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Mr. Raymond Spencer, Commissioner of the Jamaic

PORTMORE, St. Catherine: The municipality of Portmore in St. Catherine now boasts an Emergency Medical Service (EMS), sited at the Waterford Fire Station. “I am confident that we will deliver the kind of service that will meet the needs of the people. What we have here today is a continuation of a collective approach by this administration for local governance,” said Local Government and Community Development Minister, Honourable Desmond McKenzie.

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TROPICAL STORM HARVEY

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the Meteorological Service of Jamaica continue to watch the development of Tropical Storm HARVEY. On the forecast track, the system will impact some islands of the Lesser Antilles today Friday 18 August 2017 and continue to move in a westerly direction.

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ADDRESS BY HON. DESMOND McKENZIE MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AT THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MONTH &THE OBSERVANCE OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

Friday, June 02, 2017

The official observance of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season is a crucially important exercise. It is a potent symbol of the seriousness with which the Government takes the Hurricane Season. It is also one of the ways in which this Administration intends to sharply raise the current levels of public awareness and public acceptance of the need for a far greater level of disaster preparedness.

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