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SDC to Focus on Communities in November

The Social Development Commission (SDC) will observe Community Development Month (November), under the theme: ‘Our Country… Our Community… Our Responsibility….' Public Relations Manager at the SDC, Afrika Thompson, informed that the aim of the observance is to increase the national … Continued


Community Based Tourism Policy Being Drafted

Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the Ministry is currently in the final stages of drafting a community based tourism policy for presentation to Cabinet. The Minister was speaking at the official press launch of the St. … Continued


Westmoreland Prepared for Heavy Rainfall

With sections of the island experiencing heavy rainfall recently, resulting in flood damage to roadways, houses and farms, the parish of Westmoreland is on full alert. According to Disaster Preparedness Co-ordinator for the parish, Rev. Hilma Tate, all shelters have … Continued


100 Sanitation Units Handed Over to Residents Downtown

Residents of five communities in downtown Kingston now have access to proper bathroom facilities, following the official handing over of 100 sanitation units on September 27. The communities include: Central Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, Hanna Town and Fletcher's Land. … Continued


Improved Sanitary Facilities for Tivoli Gardens

Residents of Tivoli Gardens in Western Kingston will soon have improved sanitary facilities, as Cabinet has approved a $70 million contract to effect the development. Speaking on September 12 Jamaica House press briefing, Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the … Continued


Garvey Presented with Keys to the City of Kingston

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), presented the Keys to the City of Kingston to Jamaica's first National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey, posthumously, on Friday August 17. Dr. Julius Garvey, son of the National Hero, accepted the … Continued


KSAC wants Papine to be University Town

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is currently in initial discussions with key stakeholders in the development area, towards the establishment of Papine as a University Town. This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Local … Continued


St. James launches its Jamaica 50 Celebration

Residents of Montego Bay and adjoining communities in St. James were treated to the country’s rich cultural heritage, as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), in collaboration with the Parish Council, officially launched its celebration  for  ‘Jamaica 50 – St. … Continued

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