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Jamaica Fire Brigade receives more equipment

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

JIS NEWS, Kingston: The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) has received equipment from the United States Embassy in Kingston to strengthen its capacity. Valued at over $30 million, the first responder equipment includes 42 fire proximity suits, 244 fire proximity gloves, 27 fire boots, 10 coveralls, 360 bed nets, 18 cots, 60 axes, 60 shovels, six rakes and two large military-grade tents. These will be distributed to the 34 fire stations across 13 divisions of the JFB islandwide.

Timely hosting for Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Monday, July 01, 2019
Honourable Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development (right) with Director of Radio Turks and Caicos, Christopher Jarrett following an interview at the Shock-Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean Regional Symposium i

JIS NEWS, Kingston: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, says the hosting of the Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20) by Jamaica in July 2020, will be timely.

Ministry observes Internal Audit Month

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Internal auditors from the Trelawny and St James Municipal Corporations have received special awards for their level of compliance with the International Standards for the professional practice.

Condolence books open for the Most Hon. Edward Seaga at Municipal Corporations

Monday, June 17, 2019
Honourable Minister Desmond McKenzie (left) and Mayor of Spanish Town, Councillor Norman Scott pay respect to the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga during a Lying-In-State Ceremony at the Denham Town Community Centre on June 11.

Condolence books have been opened at all Municipal Corporations and the Municipality of Portmore for the late former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga. Members of the public are invited to sign the books that will remain open until Friday, June 20.

$120m homeless shelter for Corporate Area -Facility to be built in downtown Kingston

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development will construct a J$120 million homeless shelter during this fiscal year.

Salary hike for NSWMA sidemen

Thursday, May 30, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Sidemen employed to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will receive a 28 percent increase in their salaries come July 1. The announcement was made by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie during his 2019/2020 Sectoral Presentation in the House of Representatives on May 28.

Local Government Workers to benefit from scholarships

Thursday, May 30, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development will this year introduce a Local Government Education Scholarship to assist employees pursing studies in keeping with its portfolio responsibilities. The initiative, which is being done in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, will see six scholarships with a total value of J$2.1 million being awarded yearly.

Local Government Minister attends Global Disaster Risk Reduction Platform in Switzerland

Friday, May 17, 2019

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie is leading a Jamaican delegation to the sixth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Geneva, Switzerland.

Infirmaries furnished with autoclaves -Equipment funded by NHF

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
From left: Honourable Minister Desmond McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund, Mr. Everton Anderson and Permanent Secretary Of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Mrs. Marsha Henry Martin.

The country’s infirmaries are now equipped with medical autoclaves as the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s intensifies its mandate to improve the care of residents in state care. Twelve medical autoclaves were procured for the Ministry, through financing from the National Health Fund (NHF), at a cost of $5.025 million.

Manchester gets two indigent houses

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Two more indigent homes, which were conceptualized under the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Municipal Social Assistance Programme (MSAP), have been handed over in the parish of Manchester.