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NSWMA to get j$250 million this fiscal year to purchase new garbage trucks

Published: Friday | April 15, 2016

In acknowledging that the management of waste in major towns and communities across Jamaica has led to serious infestations, the Governor-General announced that “Two hundred and fifty million dollars has been provided in the Budget to purchase additional waste disposal trucks. The NSWMA has also identified four priority areas for immediate action regarding the management of the Authority and the Riverton Disposal Site.”


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NSWMA to return to core Regulatory role… Local Government Minister starts National Clean-Up Programme in St. James.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to be restored to its original core mandate, which is to function as the island’s Regulator for waste collection service providers.

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Local Government Ministry and JPS agree to Co-operation Framework to Improve Streetlight Infrastructure and Resolve Outstanding Debt Issues

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Ministry of Local Government and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) have agreed to develop a framework regarding the arrangements for the payment of outstanding monies and the management of the island’s more than 105-thousand streetlights.

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Local Government Minister outlines areas of focus for Local Authorities

Friday, March 18, 2016

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie has emphasized that revenue collection will be one of the main areas of focus of the Ministry, in its drive to assist Local Authorities to finance a greater proportion of their operations and service delivery responsibilities. At a special introductory meeting today, involving senior officials of the Ministry and the Secretary Managers of the Local Authorities at the Ministry’s corporate headquarters, Minister McKenzie expressed his desire to see improved compliance with the existing regime of fees and taxes. “This government is driven by the need to create economic growth, and Local Government will have a critical contribution to make to national growth and development. We can enhance and significantly improve the quality and extent of the services we provide to our citizens, without being a drain on central government, if we collect outstanding fees and taxes".

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Ministry signs development agreements with Japanese government

Friday, March 18, 2016

A community development project Grant valued over J$10 million, was today signed between the St. Elizabeth Parish Council and the Government of Japan, at a special ceremony in Kingston. The funding for the project, which was approved by the Government of Japan under the Japan Grassroots Human Security Project, will be used to construct a complex in the community of White Hall in south western St. Elizabeth.

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