Tag: Ministry of Local Government and Community Development

Did You Know? Five Facts About Local Government in Jamaica

1. What is local government? This is the arm of Government that focuses primarily on community development. It does so through the umbrella Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, which dispenses its function through four agencies and 14 local authorities:

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 3, 2016

Storm Relief – Jamaicans Rejoice At Escaping Earl. Jamaicans, surprised by the suddenness of warnings to prepare for a major weather system, are breathing a sigh of relief after the country escaped the worst of an “unusually” fast-moving tropical wave which

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List Of Government Ministries & Agencies On Social Media

Earlier this month, we shared a comprehensive list of Cabinet ministers, MPs and Senators who are active on social media, with Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. Below is a list of government ministries and agencies that also have social media accounts. A

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A Quick Look At Local Government Reform Efforts

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. Earlier, we shared information on the various agencies of local government. Today, we take a look at the Local Governance Act, which was passed in July. The Constitution (Amendment) (Local Government) Act

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What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Communities through Improved Governance.’ According to portfolio minister, the Hon. Noel Arscott, the observance of the month is occurring at a time when there is a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 16, 2015

1. She Fought To The End – The shattered glass littering the backseat of a passenger bus parked at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station in St Andrew yesterday told the story of the brave struggle woman Constable Crystal Thomas waged against

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 11, 2015

Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed To Same Sex Marriage. An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2015

Shocker – Parish Councils Owe $3b In JPS Bills. Several parish councils across the island, up to March, owed the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) almost $3 billion for street lighting and other general electricity costs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 19, 2015

Burned – Jennifer Edwards’ Contract Has Expired And Will Not Be Renewed. The three-year contract of Jennifer Edwards, the executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has expired and will not be renewed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Holness,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 7, 2014

Life Changer – 24-Y-O Escapes Rough Bus-Loader Existence, Turns JPS Intern. For more than two years, the only employment Horace Bailey knew was to load buses on the streets of the Corporate Area… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Murdered St Thomas Child Was

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