Mayor Calls for Greater Synergy Between Municipal Corporations and Central Government

first_img “If we work together, surely our efforts will help us in our respective municipal corporations to push the agenda for national development. We can also learn from each other and adopt best practices that work,” the Mayor said. Story Highlights Speaking at the opening of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development local governance conference in Montego Bay, St James, on July 17, Mayor Davis said he welcomes the conference, as it brings together the decision makers from the municipalities to make plans and positive changes to local government. Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, is calling for greater synergy between the municipal corporations and central government. Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, is calling for greater synergy between the municipal corporations and central government.Speaking at the opening of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development local governance conference in Montego Bay, St James, on July 17, Mayor Davis said he welcomes the conference, as it brings together the decision makers from the municipalities to make plans and positive changes to local government.“If we work together, surely our efforts will help us in our respective municipal corporations to push the agenda for national development. We can also learn from each other and adopt best practices that work,” the Mayor said.He encouraged the mayors and administrative leaders of the municipal corporations to take the time to understand their roles and how they can contribute to their parishes to achieve the desired synergy and success.“As mayors and councillors, we are the ones that the citizens from our divisions hold accountable for issues related to garbage collection, for the repair and installation of street lights and for issues relating to drain cleaning. So, let us use our positions as public officers to be the positive change… Jamaica has been yearning for,” the Mayor said.He expressed concern about the local authorities not having the power to take corrective or disciplinary action against agencies, and requested Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, to consider his petition.“The development of the parishes can be negatively impacted by the inaction of agencies. We must be able to hold agencies accountable when they fail the citizens. That is why I am urging all mayors, let us petition that we are given more teeth to manage the affairs of our parishes,” he said.The conference is being held under the theme ‘Strengthening responsiveness and accountability within the local governance framework’.last_img read more

WHAT A MESS Town Urges Residents To Stop Tossing Dog Waste Bags

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Animal Control Officer Christopher Sullivan recently took to social media to remind residents not to throw dog waste in catch basins.“I was notified by DPW that they recently removed a large amount of dog waste bags that were dropped in catch basins in the Lt. Buck Dr./Moore Street area, as well as a few throughout town,” wrote Sullivan. “Not only is this a MAJOR violation in stormwater quality, and just plain disgusting, it is illegal.”Sullivan asked residents to read this brochure to better understand the seriousness of the problem.The brochure reads, in part:Pet waste is a major source of water contamination and contains harmful bacteria and parasites. Dog feces can contain fecal coliform bacteria, which can spread diseases like Giardia, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, causing serious illness in humans. Rain and water from melting snow flows across yards, dog parks, and other surfaces on its way to our water bodies, via our streets and storm drains.Be a responsible pet owner and clean up your pet’s waste every time. Never dispose of pet waste in a catch basin, which flows directly into our waterways. Sullivan noted anyone who throws their dog waste bags into the town’s catch basins can be fined $300 per day by the Wilmington Department of Public Works and $300 per day by the Wilmington Board of Health.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Animal Control Officer Saves Groundhog’s Life, Receives Praise From Wildlife RehabilitatorsIn “Community”Wilmington Animal Control Officer Issues Reminders To Dog Owners, Asks Residents Not To Feed GeeseIn “Government”LETTER: Dog Owners Need To Do Better Job Cleaning Up After Their Dogs At Town Dog ParkIn “Government”last_img read more

AL infighting over 7 March speech recognition celebration hurts 30

first_imgAt least 30 people including five policemen were injured on Saturday during a clash between two groups of ruling Awami League over establishing supremacy in Kolaroa Upazila Parishad Chattar in the district.Officer-in-charge of Kolaroa police station Biplob Kumar said two groups of AL men locked into dispute over delivering speech during a rally organised to celebrate the recognition of the historic 7 March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage by UNESCO.The two groups hurled bombs and attacked each other while several chase and counter chase took place among them for at least one hour.Later, police fired 15 rounds of shotgun bullets and charged baton on the agitated AL activists to control the situation.”The agitation left 30 people wounded including five police members. Among the injured five were in serious conditions,” he said.Additional force was deployed in there to fend off any further unwanted situation, OC added.last_img read more

Sylhet mudslide death toll rises to 5

first_imgMap of SylhetThe death toll from mudslide while extracting stones from a quarry in Jaflong area of Goainghat upazila rose to five as another succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Sadek Miah, 40, son of Taj Ullah, a resident of Baniachang upazila of Habiganj.Shamsul Alam Sarkar, additional superintendent of police, said a portion of mud collapsed on a group of workers around 4:30pm while they were extracting stones from the quarry at Mondirer Jum.Four workers – Nur Mia, 50, son of Mafiz Ullah of Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj, Jahur Ali, 65, a resident of Baniachang upazila of Habiganj, his son Mojaheed, 22 and his daughter Shakirun, 26 – died on the spot while three others, including Sadek Miah, suffered injuries, he said.Later, Sadek succumbed to his injuries on way to his home in Habiganj.Four bodies, excluding Sadek, were sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.last_img read more