Ministry of Local Government & Community Development

Ministry of Local Government
& Community Development

Government of Jamaica



Jamaica to host Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in 2020

Friday, June 22, 2018

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Jamaica will host the Seventh Regional Platform for the Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean in 2020. The country’s invitation to host the event is the first for a Caribbean nation and follows those of Panama, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Canada and Colombia in advancing disaster risk reduction.

Jamaica presses ahead with Disaster Risk Reduction targets

Thursday, June 21, 2018

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Honourable Desmond McKenzie says Jamaica is committed to realizing its disaster risk reduction targets.

Local Government leads Jamaica’s Delegation to United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in South America

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, is away from the island on official business. The Minister is leading the Jamaican delegation, consisting of central Ministry officials and officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), to attend the 6th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas being held in Cartagena, Colombia.

Ministry partners with UNDP -Early Warning System to be implemented in four parishes

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement early warning systems in four parishes in an effort to improve disaster-resilience in the country.

Gov’t wants more disaster-resilient infrastructure

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Government is sharpening its focus to create the infrastructure for a more disaster-resilient country, even as Jamaica prepares for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Clarendon Youth In Business hands over $3.75m in grants

Friday, June 01, 2018

Twenty-five aspiring entrepreneurs have been presented with J$3.75 million in grants as part of their participation in the Clarendon Youth In Business (CYIB) project. The participants, who were exposed to practicums and field trips, each received $150, 000 towards the development of their individual businesses during a presentation ceremony in May Pen, Clarendon on May 31, 2018.

Ground broken for new Port Maria Market

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ground has officially broken for the construction of the new Port Maria Market in St. Mary which will boast modern infrastructure on completion of the $56 million project.

Modernization push for Poor Relief Operations

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has embarked on a drive to modernize the operational capacity and infrastructure of the Poor Relief Department across the country’s 13 municipal corporations.

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.