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‘Drop…Cover…Roll’ - Earthquake Awareness Week 2018 launched

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
From left:ODPEM's Director General, Major Clive Davis, with Mrs. Marsha Henry Martin; along with Mr. Garielle Parini and Professor Alfredo Ladillinsky of the Emabassy of Argentina in Jamaica.

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaicans are being urged to demonstrate personal responsibility and exercise more proactive measures to mitigate the effects of natural disasters- particularly earthquakes.

EMERGENCY FUNDING GRANTED FOR RESTORATIVE WORKS IN RAIN-DAMAGED PARISHES

Monday, January 08, 2018

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Minister of Local Government and Community Development Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has approved J$10 million in emergency allocations in the aftermath of heavy rain, flooding and landslides in Portland, St. Ann, St. Mary and Trelawny.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER LAUDS OUTSTANDING LIFE AND SERVICE OF COUNCILLOR MELVIN JONES

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, is hailing the life of work of the late Melvin Jones, Councillor for the May Pen North Division of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation. Mr. Jones passed away in December after ailing for some time.

Pennants water shop opens

Thursday, December 14, 2017

PENNANTS, CLARENDON: Jamaica’s first water shop prototype is officially open in Pennants, Clarendon. The project - undertaken by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development at a cost of $8.7 million - will make potable water more accessible to more than 1,000 residents in and around Pennants.

Ministry gives Kingsvale Police Station major facelift

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Superintendent Sharon Beeput, Commanding Officer for the Hanover Police Division and the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, at the Kingsvale Police Station.

KINGSVALE, HANOVER: The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has effected $7 million in repairs to the Kingsvale Police Station in Western Hanover. The rehabilitation was undertaken as an activity of Local Government Month and Community Month, celebrated annually during the month of November.

Road to be renamed in honour of Davina Bennett

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie(left) with Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Winston Maragh as he presents The Key to the Town of May Pen to Miss Davina Bennett.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The Clarendon Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution to rename a roadway in Mitchell Town in honour of Miss Jamaica Universe 2017, Davina Bennett. The motion to rename Middle Street as Davina Bennett Street was moved by Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Winston Maragh and seconded by Minority Leader Scean Barnswell during the regular monthly meeting of the Municipal Corporation today (December 14, 2017).

Shaney Byfield robed new Junior Mayor of Black River

Monday, November 20, 2017
Honourable Desmond McKenzie (centre), Minister of Local Government and Community Development, stands with members of the 2017/2018 St. Elizabeth Junior Council.

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Shaney Byfield of Bethlehem All Age School in Malvern, St. Elizabeth is the 2017/2018 Junior Mayor of Black River. She was officially robed by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, during a ceremony at the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation Chambers on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Ministry boosts NSWMA's fleet -Eleven new compactor trucks handed over to agency

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Dennis Chung (right) holds the attention of Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie (left) and Prime Minister Andrew Holness during the official handover

JAMAICA HOUSE, Kingston: In keeping with the commitment to strengthen the capacity and operations of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA); the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development handed over eleven new compactor garbage units to the agency.

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

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.

Local Government & Community Month Cross-Island Run takes 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