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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness is challenging citizens of Montego Bay to take a personal interest in keeping the city clean.
  • Meanwhile, Mr. Holness hailed the two-day clean-up of the city led by Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.
  • Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for St. James Central, Heroy Clarke, told JIS News that he will be intensifying efforts to maintain cleanliness across the city.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness is challenging citizens of Montego Bay to take a personal interest in keeping the city clean.

Speaking with JIS News during a tour of sections of St. James on Saturday (April 23), Mr. Holness said Montego Bay is Jamaica’s most popular gateway and should remain attractive to visitors, investors and locals.

“Montego Bay is the portal for much of Jamaica’s investments. It is literally a gateway to Jamaica and for many years, the town has been growing with opportunities available in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), in tourism, and it has attracted a large population around those opportunities,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Holness hailed the two-day clean-up of the city led by Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.

He said the exercise was aimed at improving the quality of life of the residents by removing tons of solid waste from communities.

The Prime Minister said other issues, including housing, and community development will be given special attention in St. James.

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for St. James Central, Heroy Clarke, told JIS News that he will be intensifying efforts to maintain cleanliness across the city.

He said he will be working with the citizens and state agencies on a public education campaign, as well as an on-going maintenance programme, to keep the streets and drains clean.