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Govt spends $62m upgrading infirmaries

Published: 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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Improvements Coming For The Riverton Landfill

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Honourable Noel Arscott, Minister of Local Government and Community Development along with Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority and other officials visited the Riverton Landfill on Monday May 5, 2014. Residents have been inconvenienced by smoke resulting from the recent fire at the landfill - allegedly by arsonists. Monday's visit provided an opportunity to look at the work in progress and examine some possible steps that could yield improvements for the landfill.

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