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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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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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CONTRACT SIGNED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE RIVERTON DISPOSAL SITE ACCESS ROAD

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and Planning, signed a contract with the Government of Mexico for the construction of the Riverton City Access Road. The official signing ceremony was held at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development earlier today.

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MINISTRY TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH TRAINING FROM DIGICEL

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kingston, Jamaica – Thursday, May 28, 2015: With a focus on improving the standard of customer service in public sector entities across the island, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is set to embark on an extensive customer service training programme which will be delivered by telecommunications company Digicel.

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