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Jamaicans urged to become more proactive to natural disasters

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaicans are being urged to embrace a more proactive approach to natural disasters as the country moves to increase its disaster resilience. Minster of Local Government and Community development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, gave the charge during an Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Campaign 2019 press conference hosted by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on Monday (January 14, 2019).

Minister presents St. Ann senior citizens with new homes

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

OCHO RIOS, St. Ann: Two senior citizens have received new homes in keeping with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s thrust to protect the vulnerable, in the communities of Lime Hall and Mile End, St. Ann respectively. Minister Desmond McKenzie officially handed over the keys for the furnished studio units - built at a total cost of $4 million – to the recipients during a special ceremony on January 4, 2018 in St. Ann.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER TARGETS INAUGURAL YOUTH MAYORS’ FORUM AS INCUBATOR OF NEW TALENT FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM

Monday, November 26, 2018

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie has expressed great confidence that the inaugural Youth Mayors' Forum will be the foundation for the development of young people to be the next generation of leadership of Jamaica’s local government system.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTRY TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO RAHEEM POWELL AND HIS FAMILY

Monday, November 05, 2018

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Hon. Desmond McKenzie has moved to assist the family of 17 year old Raheem Powell, whose living circumstances were the subject of a publication in the media this week. Young Raheem was one of the over 500 athletes in the Ministry’s Cross Island Run, but was the only participant who competed without shoes.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER ANNOUNCES WORKS FOR NEW FIRE STATIONS IN ST. MARY AND ST. JAMES

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Local Government and Community Development Minister Hon. Desmond McKenzie has announced that work on constructing two new Fire Station in St. James and St. Mary, is expected to commence approximately three months into the new year. At a special news conference held on Friday, the Minister announced that the construction project, which will be managed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund under the World Bank Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Programme, is closer to commencement with the impending end of the procurement process.

Red Stripe gifts $1 million to NSWMA

Monday, August 27, 2018
Honourable Desmond McKenzie (second right) with from left Red Stripe's Managing Director Ricardo Nuncio; Desnoes and Geddes Foundation chairman, Noel Dacosta and Executive Director at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon.

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has received a donation of $1 million to ramp up security at the Riverton City Dump in St. Andrew. The monies were made possible by Red Stripe through its Desnoes and Geddes Foundation and will go towards surveillance equipment.

Youth Summer Employment Programme widens base for 2018 roll-out

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development rolled out its Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) for a second consecutive year and will employ approximately 3590 participants.

MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FULL SCALE SECURITY AT DISPOSAL SITES ISLANDWIDE

Friday, August 03, 2018

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are now protecting personnel and property at Disposal Sites island-wide, as part of a wider security plan being implemented in the wake of recent fires set at the locations. This was announced today by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, after a special meeting held with the Board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority.

MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT GETS ENHANCED SECURITY FOR WORKERS PUTTING OUT FIRE AND SMOKE AT RIVERTON DISPOSAL SITE

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has secured enhanced protection for all the workers involved in extinguishing the residual smoke at the Riverton Disposal Site, in the wake of threats issued against them

Local Government To Employ More Young Persons For Summer

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, July 19 (JIS): Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, has announced that there will be an increase in the number of participants employed in the agency’s Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP).