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BILL TO GIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION PASSED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Published: Tuesday | May 12, 2015

The Bill defines the purposes of Local Government, which include encouraging and assisting the effective participation of local communities in local government, and giving Local Authorities the ability to provide local public services


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTRY HITS BACK AT ALLEGATIONS THAT USE OF PRIVATE LAWYER FOR ITS PERMANENT SECRETARY’S DEFENCE WAS IMPROPER

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is refuting claims recently aired by Radio Jamaica that persons within and outside the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, have expressed concern and outrage at the use of private legal counsel in the defence of the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Dione Jennings. This emerged from the serving of summons on Mrs. Jennings by the Southern Regional Health Authority, arising from the Riverton Disposal Site smoke nuisance that occurred in March.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER NAMES NEW NSWMA BOARD

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Noel Arscott, has named a new Board of Directors for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). The new nine-member Board is to be chaired by Dennis Chung, and will include businessman Mr. Gary “Butch” Hendrickson, and environmentalist Ms. Bevon Morrison.

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Local Government Minister announces Launch of Special Community Development Programme through Small Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate today, Mr. Arscott announced that while the programme will be officially launched in May, the LEDSP is already being implemented through the Ministry’s Agency, the Social Development Commission (SDC). The SDC is providing assistance through training, business plan development and networking of more than 60 projects island-wide, valued at J$268 million. Additional projects, at a minimum value of J$33 million are proposed for this financial year.

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Local Government Minister announces Pilot Streetlight Programme

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott, has announced a pilot streetlight programme that will involve Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate today, the Minister indicated that 500 LED-powered Streetlights will be installed in various communities islandwide, with special consideration to be given to the six parishes with the best rate of Property Tax compliance. These parishes are Kingston/St. Andrew, the Portmore Municipality, Hanover, St. James, St. Mary and Westmoreland.

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