Ministry of Local Government & Community Development

Ministry of Local Government
& Community Development

Government of Jamaica



Marlie Hill gets water shop

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

An eight million dollar water shop facility is in operation in the community of Marlie Hill, South Manchester where residents will now access the commodity in a sustainable way.

Drop-In Centre opens in St. Ann - First state-run facility in Jamaica

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A government-owned facility that will provide care, meals and bathe for homeless people has been opened in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. The day-to-day operation of the $14 million dollar St. Ann Drop-In Centre, which is sited in the neigbourhood of Buckfield – will be manned by the St. Ann Municipal Corporation.

SDC honours outstanding staff

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The Social Development Commission (SDC) honoured 76 staff members for their outstanding contribution to the country’s chief community agency during the 2017/2018 fiscal year.

Labour Day & Workers Week 2018 launched

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The construction of ramps in schools to provide greater access by members of the physically-challenged community, and the overhaul of health centres will be the focus for Labour Day 2018. The activities will be commemorated on May 23 under the theme ‘Ramp it Up… Fix it Up'.

150 graduates from Volunteer Firefighting Training

Friday, April 27, 2018

One hundred and fifty persons were presented as the first set of graduates in a special volunteer introductory firefighting training course - a collaboration between the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and the Government of Japan.

JFB gets Fire Boats, Four New Trucks - Boats for Corporate Area and Montego Bay

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, handed over more than J$300 million worth of equipment to enhance the capabilities of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB).

JFB gets Fire Boats, Four New Trucks

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Major boost for Clark’s Town, Trelawny

Monday, April 09, 2018

The Clark’s Town Market will undergo a $20 million rehabilitation project as part of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s comprehensive programme to upgrade markets across the island. "Our markets are in desperate need of attention, and it is the obligation of the Government to ensure that we provide the necessary resources," said Portfolio Minister Honourable Desmond McKenzie.

Contract signed for Port Maria Market

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A contract valued at 56 million dollars to upgrade the Port Maria Market in St. Mary was signed at the offices of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development in Kingston on Thursday, April 5, 2018.The upgrade forms phase one of the upgrading works for the facility, which is operated by the St. Mary Municipal Corporation.

Trelawny MC presents Local Sustainable Development Plan

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Trelawny Municipal Corporation has presented its Local Sustainable Development Plan (LSDP) aimed at guiding orderly growth, development and investment in the western parish.