Local Government Issues

January 18, 2016

Opposition Spokesperson for Social Security, Pearnel Charles today expressed shock at the very late response of Government to a family of six that lost everything to a fire in the constituency of St. Thomas Eastern.


Who:             Opposition Leader Hon. Andrew Holness MP

What:             Address at the  St. Ann's Bay Divisional Conference  
                       North East St Ann

When:            Sunday November 2, 2014
                       7:00 pm

Where:           Marcus Garvey Technical High School
                       St Ann's Bay

Details:           Leader Hon. Andrew Holness MP will deliver the main address St Ann's Bay Divisional Conference, powerhouse of the Shahine Robinson...

On Sunday, September 28th, 2014 the Jamaica Labour Party’s Mona Division, of the East St Andrew constituency, will stage its annual conference at the Mountain View Primary School. A private session will begin at 1pm, where its divisional executive will be selected. This will be immediately followed with a public session at 3pm.

At the public session, the Jamaica Labour Party is set to present Vice President of Generation 2000, Matthew Samuda as its divisional caretaker. Samuda is a well known business executive and a long standing member of G2K and the JLP.


Opposition Spokesmen on National Security and Justice, Mr. Derrick Smith and Senator Alexander Williams, in a joint statement issued today, indicated that they have taken note of the arrest and charge of three police officers who were on duty at the Barnett Street police station when Mario Deane was beaten to death.

The Opposition Spokesmen stated that in the context of the confidence they repose in INDECOM, and their abiding interest in transparency, fairness and accountability, they view the arrests as a step towards justice and closure for the Deane family.

At the same...

Member of Parliament for West Kingston, Mr. Desmond McKenzie, is today demanding an update from the authorities on the state of investigations into the death of Oshane Dothlyn, the young man who died while in the custody of the police in February of this year at the Darling Street lock-up on ganja possession charges.

Mr. McKenzie says in continued pursuit of accountability and justice for Oshane Dothlyn and his family, he has written to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) demanding an update on the investigations.

Mr. McKenzie said:  “While we in West...

At a scheduled meeting of the JLP's Area Council Four held in the Flankers Community, over the weekend, Councillor Charles Sinclair moved a resolution calling for the removal of PNP Councillor Michael Troupe from his post as Deputy Mayor, on the grounds of suspected corruption. The resolution reads as follows: 

Whereas it has been reported in the national media that a letter was submitted to the United States Embassy purportedly signed by Deputy Mayor Michael Troupe
Whereas the...

PORTLAND, Jamaica -- Member of Parliament for West Portland, Daryl Vaz has again expressed concern about the lack of a fire truck at Buff Bay in the parish and has called on government to immediately rectify the situation.

Vaz said that the absence of a truck in Buff Bay has added to the already serious inability of the Fire Service in Portland to cope with the number of fires due to the prevailing dry conditions.

Vaz made his call against the background of three recent bush fires in the parish -- one in Woodstock, which threatened a nearby housing...

"...in light of the real and heightened risk of an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus"

Opposition Spokesperson on Local  Government  Mr. Desmond Mckenzie is today calling on the Ministers of Local Government and Health to take immediate steps to deal with the pile up of garbage in the corporate area and other communities around the country.


Edmond Campbell, Senior Gleaner Reporter

TOWN CLERK Robert Hill has refused to disclose, at this time, how much has been budgeted to renovate the mayor's parlour at the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation.

Asked why he would not reveal the amount at this time, the town clerk said he did not want the issue to be "glamourised".

He said the cost of the refurbishing would be known at the end of the month. When the project is expected to be completed.

The Gleaner asked for permission to photograph the parlour that is currently being refurbished but Hill declined the...