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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).

Local Government Officials Exploring Strategies To Enhance Operations

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, July 18 (JIS): Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, says the staging of the inaugural conference on local governance provides the opportunity to explore strategies aimed at enhancing operations.

PM Recommends Training For Community Members As Disaster First Responders

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, July 18 (JIS): Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is recommending that community members be trained as disaster first responders. Addressing the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development's Local Governance Conference in Montego Bay on July 17,2018; Mr. Holness also challenged the island’s municipal corporations to train their staff in disaster management.

Coordinated Approach to Urban Planning Necessary

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, July 18 (JIS): Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says a coordinated approach to urban planning and development in the town centres and cities will improve responsiveness and accountability in the Municipalities.