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DEBATE ON PLACING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION OF JAMAICA TO START IN PARLIAMENT TODAY

Published: Tuesday | January 20, 2015

The Bill seeks to insert provisions for the system of Local Government into the Constitution of Jamaica, and is seen as a critical part of the Local Government Reform agenda. The Bill was originally tabled in the Lower House on September 30, 2014.


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Long Awaited Black River Market Officially Opened By Local Government Minister

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, is hailing the Black River Market as a shining example of continuity across political administrations. In Officially Opening the market in St. Elizabeth’s capital on Wednesday December 10, the Minister said the market project “is part of a wider, major redevelopment programme, which will involve 25 critical markets across the island. When completed, these markets will look nothing like what we have been accustomed to. Instead, they will have proper waste management systems, sustainable rain water harvesting facilities, and solar panels for electricity”.

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GOVERNMENT’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVED THROUGH DONATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, has expressed thanks to the Government of Japan, for its donation of two Fire Trucks and two Ambulances to the Ministry. The trucks and ambulances will be used to bolster the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s fire and emergency response infrastructure in the parish of Westmoreland.

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Santa Cruz Transport Centre Now Officially Open

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Santa Cruz Transport Centre was recently opened by Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott. In his remarks at the event, Minister Arscott commended the St. Elizabeth Parish Council for “its drive to provide high-quality services to the people of this town and of the parish. In this regard, I want to commend the Parish Council, led by Mayor Fisher, for the hard work that has been put into this project”.

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Local Government Minister officially opens Male Ward of the St. Thomas Infirmary

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Local Government Minister Noel Arscott (4th from left) gesticulates at the groundbreaking for works at the St. Thomas Infirmary. Beside him are Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Morant Bay’s Mayor Ludlow Mathison and MP for Western St. Thomas James Rob

Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, has officially opened the Male Ward of the St. Thomas Infirmary. At a special ceremony held to mark the event in November, Minister Arscott hailed it as “a critical signpost on our journey to provide tangible social protection to the vulnerable people of our country. It is one of the most important duties of care we have, and we are charged to ensure that we do our very best to make effective social protection the common experience in our country.”

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