The Poor Relief Department of the St Ann Municipal Corporation and the centre of attention at the monthly meeting of the SAMC on Thursday, May 10 when computer equipment was handed over by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie (fourth left). Mr McKenzie who reassured councillors that the Government was committed to the poor said he had been told that the Poor Relief Department needed more modern tools for its work and hence the Ministry had acquired computers and tablet computers for the Department and staff. In this photograph he is joined by SAMC officers and staff including: acting CEO Rovel Morris (left); Chairman of the Poor Relief Committee, Dallas Dickenson (2nd left) and Chairman of the Corporation, Mayor Michael Belnavis (2nd right), for the handing over.
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie (left) hands over a tablet computer to Chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC), Michael Belnavis during the monthly meeting of the SAMC on Thursday, May 10. The Minister addressed the meeting on a range of issues before handing out the tablets to each member of the Corporation present. There were tablets for the 16 councillors, some of whom had received similar electronic items during the last administration of the Council, provided by the then Parish Council. Also at the meeting, Mr McKenzie presented computers for the use of the Poor Relief Department and tablets for some of its staff.