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Mobile property tax collection unit makes positive impact in St. Elizabeth

Published: Tuesday | March 14, 2017

From the Jamaica Observer: Black River, St Elizabeth — The figures show gradual improvement year by year, but St Elizabeth remains among the most backward regions in terms of property tax collections. In late February, the south coast parish was running a 58 per cent property tax compliance rate for the 2016-17 financial year which will end on March 31. That’s up from 52 per cent at the same point the previous year, but still $300 million behind where tax collectors say it should be. No wonder then that St Elizabeth tax collectors recently welcomed with open arms, a new pilot project aimed at boosting collections using a mobile unit (small bus) to get to property owners in their communities.


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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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