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Prime Minister to Launch National Youth Summer Employment Program

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will officially launch the National Youth Summer Employment Programme on Thursday August 10, 2017 at the Jamaica College Auditorium. The programme is spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and will be implemented through the Municipal Corporations/Municipality which will see to its effective running. This initiative is specially designed to meet one the Government’s key priority, which is to facilitate the empowerment of Jamaican Youths by creating opportunities for them through employment.


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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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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER BREAKS GROUND FOR $190 MILLION PORTMORE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BUILDING

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, officially broke ground on Wednesday May 31 for the construction of a J$190 million Administrative Building for the Portmore Municipal Corporation.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER SIGNS $190 MILLION CONTRACT FOR NEW PORTMORE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BUILDING

Monday, May 22, 2017
The caption is: Local Govt. Minister signs the contract of works for the new Portmore Municipal Corporation building.
L-R front row: Hugh Burton, HDB Construction Ltd., HM McKenzie, Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas, CEO, Portmore MC, Kerry Chambers. Mp for Sou

Local Government and Community Development Minister Hon. Desmond McKenzie has signed a J$190 million contract with HDB Construction Limited, to facilitate a modern Administrative Building for the Portmore Municipal Corporation.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER APPROVES J$175 MILLION IN EMERGENCY REPAIR FUNDING TO WORST AFFECTED PARISHES

Monday, May 15, 2017

Local Government and Community Development Minister Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has approved J$175 million in emergency funding, to address critical infrastructure repairs in six parishes that have been worst affected by weather conditions between May 21 and the past weekend.

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