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Municipal Corporations to get new water trucks

Friday, October 11, 2019

JIS NEWS, Montego Bay: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says that municipal corporations will be equipped with new water trucks during the 2020/2021 financial year.

Construction of Barnett Street Fire Station on track

Monday, September 16, 2019

JIS NEWS, Montego Bay: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says completion of the Barnett Street Fire Station in Montego Bay, St. James is on track to be completed before the 12-month deadline. Ground was broken for the facility in June of this year.

Local Government Minister to meet with National Disaster Committee

Monday, September 16, 2019

JIS NEWS, Montego Bay: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says he will convene a meeting with the National Disaster Committee today (September 16), to discuss Jamaica’s state of readiness in the event of a disaster.

Youth to Play Key Role In Staging Of 2020 Regional Platform

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jamaica’s youth will play a critical role in the execution of the seventh Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20), says Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.

JAMAICA SENDS ENVIRONMENT EXPERTS TO ASSIST DISASTER ASSESSMENT EFFORT IN THE BAHAMAS

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Jamaica has deployed three specialists to join the Rapid Needs Assessment Teams (RNAT) that will be assisting the Government of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The team of specialists left the island today.

MINISTER SAYS YSEP CONTRIBUTES TO LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Friday, July 26, 2019

JIS NEWS, Montego Bay: Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP), now in its third year, has contributed to the recent decline in the country’s unemployment rate.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTRY TO EMPLOY 4,000 YOUTH THIS SUMMER

Friday, July 26, 2019

JIS, Montego Bay: The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) has been expanded to engage approximately 4,000 persons this year.

JFB OFFICIAL ENCOURAGES PERSONS TO CALL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Friday, July 26, 2019

JIS, Kingston: Superintendent in charge of the Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Service, Julian Davis-Buckle, is encouraging members of the public to use the emergency numbers of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) in the event of an emergency. The direct lines for the JFB in Kingston are (876) 922-2121 or (876) 922-2122. The switchboard number for the JFB in Kingston is (876) 922-2127- 9. Persons are also advised to dial 110 for fire and ambulance emergencies.

Jamaica Fire Brigade receives more equipment

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

JIS NEWS, Kingston: The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) has received equipment from the United States Embassy in Kingston to strengthen its capacity. Valued at over $30 million, the first responder equipment includes 42 fire proximity suits, 244 fire proximity gloves, 27 fire boots, 10 coveralls, 360 bed nets, 18 cots, 60 axes, 60 shovels, six rakes and two large military-grade tents. These will be distributed to the 34 fire stations across 13 divisions of the JFB islandwide.

Timely hosting for Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Monday, July 01, 2019
Honourable Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development (right) with Director of Radio Turks and Caicos, Christopher Jarrett following an interview at the Shock-Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean Regional Symposium i

JIS NEWS, Kingston: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, says the hosting of the Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20) by Jamaica in July 2020, will be timely.