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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

Portmore gets Emergency Medical Service

Friday, September 15, 2017
(L-R) William 'Billy' Heaven, Chief Executive Officer of the CHASE Fund, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Mr. Raymond Spencer, Commissioner of the Jamaic

PORTMORE, St. Catherine: The municipality of Portmore in St. Catherine now boasts an Emergency Medical Service (EMS), sited at the Waterford Fire Station. “I am confident that we will deliver the kind of service that will meet the needs of the people. What we have here today is a continuation of a collective approach by this administration for local governance,” said Local Government and Community Development Minister, Honourable Desmond McKenzie.

TROPICAL STORM HARVEY

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the Meteorological Service of Jamaica continue to watch the development of Tropical Storm HARVEY. On the forecast track, the system will impact some islands of the Lesser Antilles today Friday 18 August 2017 and continue to move in a westerly direction.

ADDRESS BY HON. DESMOND McKENZIE MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AT THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MONTH &THE OBSERVANCE OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

Friday, June 02, 2017

The official observance of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season is a crucially important exercise. It is a potent symbol of the seriousness with which the Government takes the Hurricane Season. It is also one of the ways in which this Administration intends to sharply raise the current levels of public awareness and public acceptance of the need for a far greater level of disaster preparedness.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER BREAKS GROUND FOR $190 MILLION PORTMORE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BUILDING

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, officially broke ground on Wednesday May 31 for the construction of a J$190 million Administrative Building for the Portmore Municipal Corporation.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER SIGNS $190 MILLION CONTRACT FOR NEW PORTMORE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BUILDING

Monday, May 22, 2017
The caption is: Local Govt. Minister signs the contract of works for the new Portmore Municipal Corporation building.
L-R front row: Hugh Burton, HDB Construction Ltd., HM McKenzie, Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas, CEO, Portmore MC, Kerry Chambers. Mp for Sou

Local Government and Community Development Minister Hon. Desmond McKenzie has signed a J$190 million contract with HDB Construction Limited, to facilitate a modern Administrative Building for the Portmore Municipal Corporation.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER APPROVES J$175 MILLION IN EMERGENCY REPAIR FUNDING TO WORST AFFECTED PARISHES

Monday, May 15, 2017

Local Government and Community Development Minister Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has approved J$175 million in emergency funding, to address critical infrastructure repairs in six parishes that have been worst affected by weather conditions between May 21 and the past weekend.