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BILL TO GIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION PASSED BY THE SENATE

Published: Wednesday | July 22, 2015

The Senate has approved the Constitution (Local Government) (Amendment) Bill, which, when brought into force, will place the system of Local Government in the Constitution of Jamaica. The Bill seeks to insert provisions for the system of Local Government into the Constitution of Jamaica, and is a critical part of the Local Government Reform agenda.


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The Newly Rehabilitated Savanna La mar Fire Station Re-Opened

Monday, August 31, 2015
From Left to Right: Honourable Colin Fagan - Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Mr. Errol Mowatt – Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade and His Worship the Mayor Cllr. Bertel Moore – Mayor of Savanna La Ma

The Savanna La Mar Fire Station was reopened on Thursday August 27, 2015. Honorable Colin Fagan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development with direct responsibility for the Jamaica Fire Brigade, gave the main address at the rededication ceremony held at the Fire Station, which was well attended by citizens and Parish Officials.

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GROUND BREAKING FOR WESTMORELAND PARISH COUNCIL BUILDING

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ground was officially broken yesterday for the construction of a new building for the Westmoreland Parish Council. At a special ceremony held in the parish capital, Savanna-La-Mar, members of the Council’s administrative staff and Councillors, the three Members of Parliament for Westmoreland and other specially invited guests welcomed the start of the construction project, which should be completed in May, 2016. MP for Western Westmoreland, Tourism and Entertainment Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeil, MP for Eastern Westmoreland and State Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries Luther Buchanan and MP for Central Westmoreland Dwayne Vaz, all endorsed the project, describing it as critical to the service of the people of the parish.

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New Equipment coming for Jamaica Fire Brigade

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) will soon benefit from improvements to infrastructure and personnel capacity, to ensure the successful implementation of its mandate. This announcement was made recently by Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, at a special news conference to address the incidence of bushfires in St. Andrew and St. Thomas.

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Westmoreland Parish Council To Get New Building In Mid-2016

Monday, July 13, 2015

Local Government and Community Development Minister Hon. Noel Arscott today signed a J$74.8 million contract, for the construction of a new building for the Westmoreland Parish Council. The money will come from the Equalization Fund, and the 10-month-long works project is scheduled to begin at the end of July. At a news briefing held to announce details of the initiative, Minister Arscott noted that the existing Parish Council building has outlived its practical usefulness.

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