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Scott has big plans for St Catherine

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation Norman Scott says he is committed to leading with fairness, balance, boldness and decisiveness.

Scott, who was returned as chairman of the corporation and mayor of Spanish Town for a second term, was delivering his acceptance speech after being sworn in along with 40 other councillors - 20 representing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and 20 representing the Peoples National Party (PNP) - in a ceremony at Emancipation Square, Spanish Town, on Thursday.


Uplift communities


In his wide-ranging address, Scott promised to uplift communities in Spanish Town by improving basic amenities and creating economic advancement.

"This is why I am committed to expanding the Dover Kart Programme which I started a few years ago to help in keeping the town clean. We have ordered 200 garbage containers," Scott stated.

"We will aggressively tackle the problem of illegal vending, traffic congestion, and the mushrooming of illegal garages in residential areas."

Scott said he would continue to promote heritage tourism in Spanish Town.

"Additionally, it is our intention to make it a policy where houses in St Catherine must have a gate number. This will make it easier for householders, utility companies, the police and businesses," Scott revealed.