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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER NAMES NEW NSWMA BOARD

Published: 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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Private Sector Interested in Riverton

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Local Government Minister Noel Arscott has announced that an Enterprise Team has been established to examine proposals from private sector entities that have expressed interest in taking over the management of the Riverton Disposal Site. "An Enterprise Team has been approved by Cabinet to examine 15 proposals and to come up with a solution, having done an evaluation, (of) whether a waste to energy or a waste management facility is feasible.... the committee will examine all the options to privatise the dump."

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Local Government Minister to name new NSWMA Board

Thursday, April 02, 2015

In the wake of media reports that a number of Board members have resigned, in the midst of the smoke nuisance at Riverton Disposal Site, and the decision not to renew the contract of former Executive Director of the Agency, Jennifer Edwards, the Minister announced that 7 of the 11 members have departed the Board. This means that the Board has no quorum which would allow it to meet or take decisions.

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