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Jamaica Fire Brigade to Receive Four Pumper Trucks

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to receive four pumper trucks under a $276.82-million contract. This was announced by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House on Wednesday (November 14). He informed that the contract, which has…

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Restoration of Cross Roads Clock Tower Still on

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says the plan to restore the Cross Roads Clock Tower and War Memorial is still high on the agenda of the Corporation. Addressing today’s (November 13) meeting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) in downtown Kingston, Mayor Williams said the…

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Building Act Takes Effect January 19, 2019

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Building Act will take effect on January 19, 2019. He was speaking at the World Town Planning Day 2018 Conference, which was held at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa in St. James on Thursday (November…

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Government Spends $250 Million to Alleviate Drought Conditions

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Administration has spent over $250 million, to date, to alleviate drought conditions across the island. Mr. McKenzie was speaking at the World Town Planning Day 2018 Conference, which was held at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and…

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Local Authority Renamed Portmore City Municipality

Members of the Senate approved the Local Governance Municipality of Portmore (Change of Name) Order Resolution 2018, during its sitting on Friday (November 2). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith who moved for the Order to be approved, said it seeks to rename the local authority…

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Construction of Barnett Street Fire Station to Start Shortly

Construction of a fire station at Barnett Street, Montego Bay, St. James, is slated to get under way by the end of the financial year. The facility is to be built at a cost of $475 million.  Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the project was…

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Operations at The Harbour View Post Office Relocated to Windward Road

The Harbour View Post Office will be permanently closed and operations moved to the Windward Road Post Office effective November 5, 2018. Eastern Regional Coordinator at the Post and Telecommunications Department (P&TD), Natasha Russell Martin, said that pensioners can collect their payments at the Windward Road Post Office, or the…

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St. James Municipal Corporation to Issue Temporary Vending Permits

Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship, Councillor Homer Davis, says the St. James Municipal Corporation will be issuing temporary vending permits to persons during the upcoming Yuletide season. “I have been in discussion with the Commercial Services Department to see how we can issue temporary vending permits and identify the…

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Local Government Month Dedicated to the Less Fortunate

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says Local Government and Community Development Month 2018 (November) will be dedicated to helping the less fortunate. “You must always give a listening ear to those who are in need; that is why this year, we have chosen the theme…

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New Drainage System for Marcus Garvey Drive

The Government is finalising plans for construction of a new drainage system to address flooding along Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, made the disclosure during a tour of the area on Wednesday (October 24). The visit was to assess the area…

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JFB Takes Fire Prevention Message Islandwide

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is taking fire safety and prevention information to communities islandwide, through its ‘Pon Di Corna’ sessions. Acting Assistant Commissioner and Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Julian Davis-Buckle, told JIS News that the ‘Pon Di Corna’ sessions will bring public awareness to fire and life safety techniques.…

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Councillor Awarded for Long and Faithful Service

For dedicated service to his constituents of the Gordon Town Division, East Rural St. Andrew, and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Councillor Neville Paul Whittaker Snr. was awarded on Heroes Day, October 15. Receiving the Badge of Honour for long and faithful service from Governor-General, His Excellency…

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JFB to Conduct Follow-up Fire Safety Assessments of Children’s Homes

Firefighter of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Andrade Stoddart (left), shares fire safety tips with students of the Ensom City Primary School - Jazmyne Treasure (centre) and Zhalia Smith. The girls, who are members of their school’s Fire Wardens Club, were in attendance at the launch of Fire and Life Safety Awareness Week at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday (Oct. 19).

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) will be conducting further assessments of the island’s child care facilities to ensure they are up to the stipulated JFB safety standards. All of the homes were initially assessed and provided with recommendations for improving fire safety practices, which are being implemented by the Child…

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NWC Census Mapping Moves to Clarendon

The National Water Commission (NWC) Customer Census Mapping Project is currently under way in May Pen, Clarendon, where the agency’s representatives are collecting relevant data in order to improve service delivery to existing and potential customers. More than 200,000 persons have already been mapped within the Kingston and St. Andrew…

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Children a Priority for Fire Safety Awareness Week

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is maintaining its focus on children for Fire and Life Safety Awareness Week from October 21 to 27. The week is being observed under the theme ‘Mek Wi Fix It… Make Fire Safety and OUR Children our Priority!’. Acting Assistant Commissioner and Chief Fire Prevention…

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Rural Roads Will be Repaired – Prime Minister

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is fully committed to the development of roads right across the island. Mr. Holness, who was speaking at the handover of 58 detached two-bedroom units at Castlewood, in Granville, Trelawny, on October 17, said it is clear, based on the…

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Horizon Park Waste Treatment Plant to be Upgraded

The Horizon Park Waste Treatment Plant in St. Catherine is to be expanded and upgraded to meet the long-term requirements for sewerage in that area. Cabinet has approved a US$2-million contract to Florida Aquastore and Utility Construction Inc, to undertake the works. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the…

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