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New Building Act Passed

Published: Thursday | February 22, 2018

More than 100 local government practitioners inclusive of directors of planning and building officers from across the island have been exposed to rudiments of new Building Act in an effort to enhance work performance in the execution of their duties.

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Minister Hands Over Houses In Clarendon

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Honourable Minister Desmond McKenzie in prayer with (from left) Bishop Kenneth Letford, Councillor Karlene Benjamin, Deputy Mayor Clive Mundle and house recipient, Miss Patsy Wheatley.

Two Clarendon families were presented with keys to their new homes that were constructed under the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Municipal Social Assistance Programme (MSAP).

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JFB graduates 106 new firefighters

Monday, February 12, 2018

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Some 106 recruits were officially presented as the newest members during a recent graduation exercise of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) in Tower Isle, St. Mary.

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‘Drop…Cover…Roll’ - Earthquake Awareness Week 2018 launched

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
From left:ODPEM's Director General, Major Clive Davis, with Mrs. Marsha Henry Martin; along with Mr. Garielle Parini and Professor Alfredo Ladillinsky of the Emabassy of Argentina in Jamaica.

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaicans are being urged to demonstrate personal responsibility and exercise more proactive measures to mitigate the effects of natural disasters- particularly earthquakes.

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Monday, January 08, 2018

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Minister of Local Government and Community Development Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has approved J$10 million in emergency allocations in the aftermath of heavy rain, flooding and landslides in Portland, St. Ann, St. Mary and Trelawny.

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