Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says there will be a strong focus on community, as the Ministry celebrates Local Government and Community Month in November.
“We have stressed the importance of community development because it is important that people understand that the Ministry is not just about cleaning drains. It is not just about providing allocation for councillors… but we do have community development as an integral part of the Ministry’s portfolio agenda,” Mr. McKenzie said.
November is celebrated as Local Government Month and as a gesture to promote awareness among our youth on matters relevant to Local Governance and the roles and responsibilities of such, the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be hosting students from various schools throughout the Municipality for its 2017 Junior Council Forum under the theme, “Local Governance: the pathway to securing Better Communities.”
Source:: Junior Council Forum 2017
Congratulations in Order
A proud Carol Archer posed on the grounds of Kings House for a photo after receiving the prestigious Badge of Honor Award for long and faithful service to the St. Catherine Infirmary.
The presentation was made at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Awards held on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 16, 2017 on the lawns of King’s House, under the distinguished patronage of Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica.
Source:: Congratulations in Order
Jersey Day at the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation
Members of Staff St. Catherine Municipal Corporation, on Friday, October 13, 2017, wore Jerseys of their favourite club/country teams in support of breast cancer awareness month. This was a timely venture as it tied in well with the cross island run. They were also on hand to cheer the athletes as they entered the park and passed on the messages to Mayor Scott.
Heritage Week celebrations
Heritage Week celebrations commenced with a church service at the St. James Cathedral, Spanish Town on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
This was followed by a tribute to the Ancestors, a civic ceremony held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Phillippo Baptist Church.
Source:: Heritage Week celebrations
ST. CATHERINE’S LEG OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY MONTH CROSS ISLAND RUN A SUCCESS
The month of November is each year recognised as Local Government & Community Month. As customary, a series of activities have been planned to increase awareness and highlight the work of the Local Government Ministry and its agencies.
Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams says that the city is losing millions of dollars in amusement fees, on a monthly basis.
Mayor Williams, who declared earlier this year that the entertainment and promotions industry needs order and structure, stated in a release that several promoters are hosting events without the proper permits, while others are being crafty in evading paying the fees.
The month of November each year is recognized as Local Government & Community Month during which, a series of activities are planned to increase awareness and highlight the work of the Ministry and its agencies.
The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) recently coordinated with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to stage an inaugural Cross Island Run which commenced in Kingston.