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STATEMENT TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE MANAGEMENT OF THE PREPARATION FOR AND RESPONSE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW

Published: Tuesday | October 11, 2016

Last week, the people of Jamaica faced the greatest natural threat to their lives and livelihood for many years, in the form of Hurricane Matthew. It is with the deepest sense of relief and gratitude that I say personally, and on behalf of the Government of Jamaica, we are thankful that this Hurricane veered away from its projected path, away from our island home.


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COUNCILLORS TO BE SWORN IN ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

All candidates who have been duly confirmed as having won Divisions in the November 28, 2016 Local Government elections, will be sworn into office as Councillors on Thursday, December 8.

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Local Government & Community Development Minister breaks ground for first “Water Shop” in Clarendon

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has launched the pilot of a planned series of Water Shops that are intended to raise living standards in drought-stricken and otherwise water-deprived communities.

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GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW WARD AT ST. JAMES INFIRMARY

Monday, October 24, 2016
Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris (left), and Matron of the St James Infirmary Jaqueline Wilson (second left) examine the design of the new Ward at St James Infirmary.

Ground has been officially broken for the construction of a female Ward at the St. James infirmary in Albion, Montego Bay. The St. James Municipal Council, which is spearheading the initiative, has already raised J$10 million of the projected $28 million to complete the works.

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Jamaica Fire Brigade to Get Two New Trucks

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Director of Rosenbauer Int’l, Julian Templer , Hon. Desmond McKenzie, Commissioner, JFB, Errol Mowatt and Permanent Secretary in the Local Government Ministry, Denzil Thorpe participate in the contract signing.

The Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, has signed a US$987,822 contract with Rosenbauer International for the acquisition of two new trucks for the Jamaica Fire Brigade.

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