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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER ORDERS IMMEDIATE AUDIT OF HANOVER PARISH COUNCIL, ASSUMES CONTROL OF ALL DOCUMENTS OF THAT PARISH COUNCIL

Published: Thursday | May 26, 2016

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, has directed that the Hanover Parish Council is to submit itself to a comprehensive audit, which is to begin today (May 26). The Minister, who is in Hanover and is still attending a meeting with the Council, stated that a team of senior officials from the Local Government Ministry, comprised of its Chief Internal Auditor, Procurement Officer and Director of the Agency Liaison and Monitoring Division, will conduct a thorough review of the conduct of the Council’s financial and administrative affairs. He said the Audit team will also be investigating the issue of the Council’s lands being sold to persons without approval from the Ministry.


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PRIME MINISTER CONFIRMS WASTE-TO-ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT APPROVALS PROCESS AS LINCHPINS IN NATIONAL GROWTH AGENDA

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hon. Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will be placing special emphasis on securing private investor interest in its programme of waste to energy conversion. In his contribution to the 2016/17 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, the Prime Minister noted that the Government will develop partnerships with a view to creating a waste to energy Plant, using the island’s Disposal Sites as the providers of the1.6 million tonnes of garbage that is deposited in them each year.

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Amendments to Litter Act coming soon – Local Government Minister

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Minister McKenzie

As the Government of Jamaica continues to implement public sanitation measures to deal with the threat of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has announced that changes to the Litter Act are to go before Cabinet for approval shortly.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER TO TOUR ROYALTON NEGRIL HOTEL SITE AS PROBE INTO CONSTRUCTION MISHAP CONTINUES

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie, will be spending this Friday and Saturday in Hanover, as the Ministry continues the processes of investigation and recommendations for remedy, in the wake of the collapse of a building at the site of the Blue Diamond Royalton Hotel in Negril on Tuesday, May 10. The Minister and his team will visit the site on Friday to further ascertain what transpired.

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STOP ORDER PLACED ON ROYALTON NEGRIL PROJECT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER FORMS SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE TO GIVE FINDINGS IN 7 DAYS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Stop Order has been placed on the construction project at the Blue Diamond Royalton Negril. This was disclosed by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, who has also indicated that the Order, which was issued by the Hanover Parish Council, will be in force for an initial thirty days, after which the status of the project will be reviewed.

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