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Repairs forthcoming for road to Riverton

Published: Monday | March 17, 2014
Local government and community development minister, Noel Arscott (left), and Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica Gerardo Lozano discussing the rehabilitation of the access road to the Riverton landfill in St Andrew during a brief tour yesterday - Norman GrindlLocal government and community development minister, Noel Arscott (left), and Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica Gerardo Lozano discussing the rehabilitation of the access road to the Riverton landfill in St Andrew during a brief tour yesterday - Norman Grindl

Plans are under way to carry out repairs on the road leading to the Riverton landfill. Officials from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development took the Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica, Gerardo Lozano, and a team from CEMEX on a tour of the landfill yesterday as they sought assistance to repair the road.


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ICT Systems for Local Authorities

Monday, March 17, 2014
Noel Arscott - Minister of Local Government   and Community Development cuts the ribbon, at the handing over of ICT Equipment for 10 Parish Councils, held on March 11, 2014. (From left) Mayor of Montego Mayor Glendon Harris

On Tuesday March 11, 2014 the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) handed over computer equipment, valued over $4 million, to the Ministry Of Local Government and Community Development and the various Local Authorities, in an official handing over ceremony held at the Ministry.

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Port Royal Fire Station Re-Opened

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Port Royal Fire Station was reopened yesterday February 5th, 2014. Honourable Colin Fagan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development with direct responsibility for the Jamaica Fire Brigade, gave the main address at the rededication ceremony held at the Fire Station.

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Integrated Operation and Control Centre (IOCC) for the City of Montego Bay

Friday, January 24, 2014

Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) presented their final results at the three-day Workshop held during January 22nd - 24th, 2014 at the St. James Parish Council. The Workshop was to garner feedback on the diagnostic results to be incorporated into the final report scheduled for February 2014. The IOCC is expected to be implemented in three phases, with phase one concentrating in the Downtown Area, Greater Montego Bay in phase two and expansion of the system in phase three. The IOCC is a critical component of the ESCI, which will be located at the St. James Parish Council.

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Ministry Launches Governance Thematic Working Group

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Minister Noel Arscott (L)receives a copy of the 2014-2017 Medium Term Socio-Economic Framework from Mr. Richard Lumsden, Programme Director, Vision 2030 Secretariat.

The Ministry of Local Government & Community Development in collaboration with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), this morning launched the Governance Thematic Working Group, in a ceremony at the Ministry’s Hagley Park Road Office. Delivering the main address during the ceremony, Minister Noel Arscott lauded the formation of the working group as a demonstration of “recognition of the fact that ..............

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