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Spotlight on street signs

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Some $93 million has been earmarked for retrofitting and putting up street signs across the island as well as renovating and repairing fire stations.

The amount to be spent on street signs is $35 million, and the allocation for fire stations is $58 million.

This was announced by Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie at a town hall meeting on property tax held at Holmwood Technical High School in Christiana, Manchester, on Wednesday.

The minister said he is not pleased with the payment of property taxes in Manchester, as the parish was ranked amongst the lowest in compliance across the country over the last three financial years.

McKenzie also noted that Christiana, one of the most important communities in the parish, has also done poorly in property tax collection.

The minister noted that in 2016/17, only $483 million was collected in property taxes for Manchester, and that of the $1-billion target set for this year, to date there has been a collection of $42 million.

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