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Ministry Working on Clearing its JPS Arrears

Published: Friday | July 11, 2014

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, has dismissed the claims made by President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin about the government’s non-payment of light bills. It was while speaking at an American Chamber of Commerce Forum last week, Tomblin said the government does not like to pay its electricity bill and it was unfair for the government to ignore its bills while the company is chastised when streetlights do not work.


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Govt spends $62m upgrading infirmaries

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jamaica (JIS) -- The Government spent $62 million during the 2013/14 financial year to undertake the refurbishing of infirmaries across the island. Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Colin Fagan, made the disclosure Wednesday (June 25), during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral debate in the House of Representatives.

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Waterford begins transformation process

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WATERFORD, THE hometown of convicted dancehall artiste Adijah 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, has started the process of transforming the community. This is being done by the Waterford Community Development Committee (CDC), along with the Social Development Commission (SDC), Councillor Fenley Douglas, and other stakeholders.

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Parish Councils deliver record number of building permits – Arscott

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Parish Councils last year delivered 4,543 building permits, valued at J$31 billion, as the Government continues the drive to reduce the processing time for building approval applications, according to Local Government Minister Noel Arscott. Arscott, who was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 17), said that unprecedented gains have been made in expediting development approvals over previous years.

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Additional $5 million allocated for Labour Day Parish Projects

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An additional $5 million will be provided by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to assist with Labour Day parish projects.

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