Bertel Moore

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Bertel Moore said : “Yes, there is an application here for renewal, but no, there is no [amusement] licence granted to them at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 11, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Let me say this: For them to get a permit, as far as I am concerned, it will be just to run the restaurant, and that is it!” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 11, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “This is something that has been killing us as a corporation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I want something to be done, and I don’t mean in three months, it must be done by the time we come back to the next month’s meeting,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) helped us with funding for this project. It was always my pleasure to do something for these farmers up here, because I know how hard they have toiled from year to year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 22, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “The big problem with them was if they supply to the hotels, what they have only served for a certain period of time. Now, with the greenhouse, they can supply all year round and this is what I wanted for them so that the hotel industry will always be taking their produce,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 22, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “No, no, we would never do that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 12, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “I would have to check because at the council, we have some blacklisted areas, and I am 100 per cent sure that that would be one of the blacklisted areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 12, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “If that (Roaring River) is not one of them, that is a big oversight,” “No burial should be taking place in that area. It’s one of our main water sources and I will have to check into it immediately” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 12, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “In the near future, I would like to see this aerodrome become a halfway international airport. With Negril being one of the tourism meccas of Jamaica, I am optimistic that the facility can attract enough business to warrant international recognition,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 8, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore stated : “In the near future, I would like to see this aerodrome becomes a halfway international airport,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 1, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “In the near future Minister (Montague), I would like to see this aerodrome become a half-way international airport, it has the tenacity to really achieve something. This is Negril, and Negril is moving along, and it is moving along for a long time now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s only a pity, and I must say it’s a pity because COVID-19 has slowed down things at the present time (in Negril), but I assure you and I tell you this, that Negril is one of the tourism mecca of Jamaica at the present,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “I don’t know if it was done. We didn’t get any information but the land is available because we organised and secured the land in Frome, but we didn’t do any work there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The police have been very uncomfortable where they are in that old building. It’s really time for them to have something that will make them more comfortable,” “I am very grateful for this new development. The more comfortable they are, the better service, I am quite sure, we will get” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore argued : “I feel good, because these are the young people who, when disaster is about to take place, that I know will know exactly what to do. We must look at the situation now, where climate change is playing a big role in our lives. If you look at Jamaica, how the type of weather that we have and the time of the year that we have these bad weather, it can tell you that it is a serious thing,” “In these days, we see some months that, usually, they are not the rainy months, but you have seen a pattern of change, and this is why we realise that climate change is something that we should not take lightly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have ended up with a basement, which is now being used by our municipal police department and is also serving as our staff canteen … this was not on the original plan,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “The construction of the basement became necessary due to the flooding and waterlogged soil experienced at the substructure level,” “On the second floor of what should have been a balcony, we have converted that into an office for the director of administration and three other desks for staff” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “He is totally wrong. All these things were done at the Ministry of Local Government, not by the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation,” “Absolutely not. We did not in any way influence the decision-making process” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore told : “Now that this has come up, I have seen on television in the United States, where they have some lifts which are attached to the staircase and is operated electronically with a wheelchair attached to it. I was thinking that this could be the best way to rectify the problem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “To be honest, the space on which the corporation building is located at 1 Murry Street is very limited, but we will have to try and find a way to accommodate the disabled community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The plan was drawn up by the technical people at the Ministry of Local Government,” “The contract was also signed at the minister of local government and it was done without these specifications” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I had a senior management meeting on January 25, and I told them that I don’t want it to go later than the end of February this year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore insisted : “It has to be done, otherwise some people may as well go ... it has to be completed by the end of February,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s not any construction work that is left to be done. It has to do with signage, Internet and telephones services, among some other smaller things,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “I would say that the money that was used is money that should be used in the right and proper way. And the right and proper way is for you farmers to ensure that it is profitable to you and the rest of the farmers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I know it was quite a bit of money that CDB expended for the projects, and as mayor for the town of Savanna-la-Mar, I am really pleased to see the cooperation being involved to put up the stations,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Westmoreland needs to have more fire trucks and more fire stations. When you look at the Bethel Town area, for which we are fighting vigorously to get a sub-station, there is a definite need for such a station in the parish,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “We definitely need additional fire stations in the parish. Those we have are not good enough. It makes the work of firefighters and emergency technicians much harder,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about Shinzo Abe ) : “I want to say to Ambassador [Masaya], we in Westmoreland are grateful for what the embassy has been doing for us, and I would just like to say thanks to [former] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe for the support he is giving to our country…,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about George Strait ) : “There will be no Grand Market, but we will be extending areas on Great Georges Street that people can do their business,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “Let me use this opportunity to say to the vendors, use your discretion, and remember we are in a serious time at the present. So what they must do is remember how serious COVID is, and let us work together as a team to do the things that are right in our parish, that we can try and keep down the spread (of the disease),” “The rate of spread in the parish at this point in time must be recognised by all as very serious, while noting that only close observance of the health protocols in place will help in overcoming the spread of COVID-19 in the parish, and nationally” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I am very frustrated by what is happening. Most of the coverings for the electrical sockets are left uncovered,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We need to see the WMC building completed by the end of this month. I don’t want to come back here and it remains the way it is,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It is totally unacceptable for the building to stay the way it is for the past two months; I want to see the hiccups we are have rectified,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore insisted : “How long is it going to take to have a proper line in here? People calling and can’t get us; they don’t know where to call because it’s a cellular phone we have. It just cannot work like that. We need to get things going,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I am honoured that my colleagues from both political parties have unanimously seen the need to recognise my services to the people of the town of Savanna-la-Mar and the wider parish of Westmoreland by naming this municipal building after me,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore told : “I had a discussion with my councillors, and I let them know that the allocation for May and June PRF is strictly for cleaning drains, nothing but drain,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “We must realise that the funds that we used to receive from the Parochial Revenue Fund is down considerable now, and the reason behind that is because the property taxes are not being paid. The property owners are not paying up like before. You have to understand, the Parochial Revenue Funds coming to the corporation will be less than in previous years,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Last year December to the end of May, we collected $117 million for property tax, and at the same period this year we collect $57-million, that’s less than half of the property tax that we collected the year before,” “From December, we didn’t receive any special drain-cleaning funds, but as a council, we are trying our best to clean what we can. We get what we called the PRF every month and we try to use that to the best of our ability to clean the drains” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “All you see are plastic bottles and juices boxes. It’s time, as Jamaicans, that we adopt some of the best practices from our international partners, their way of life, where if you are caught throwing an orange juice box on the street in Canada, for example, you are charged,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Residents have a part to play. It is time that we understand that the more plastic bottles, food boxes you throw in the drains, it’s the more the drains are blocked up. It is time we understand that, especially some of the drivers and passengers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore insisted : “We should have moved in on the first of May… there were little setbacks but there is nothing going to stop us, come the first of June,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We should have moved in on the first of May, but there were little setbacks, but there is nothing going to stop us, come the first of June,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “It’s not the size that I would like, but nevertheless I am quite sure we will be comfortable in there. I want to ensure that each and everyone is comfortable, this is what I am working towards,” “We have an office for the municipal police, disaster coordinator. We also have a deputy mayor’s office … we have never had one before” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Before September, the monies paid out to the contractor came from the Ministry of Local Government, but since September, we finance this part of it. As soon as we complete it, I will be able to give a complete figure on what it cost us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore cited : “This includes the installation of water metres and the laying of additional pipelines for Brighton and surrounding communities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The great [United States] America … the president did not know how serious this [coronavirus] thing is, and it makes me wonder if he is ignorant of the things that are happening in this world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “He is not in tune with what is happening in the world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I had the US ambassador with me last Friday, and he is in touch with what is happening” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It is a worthy promotion because as far as I know, he was a hard-working superintendent. I am quite sure he will carry on as a senior superintendent to do what needs to be done when it comes to crime-fighting,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Following our last [monthly] meeting, we have received the go-ahead to resume the construction of our municipal building. So far, we have had one meeting with the technical officer in the Ministry of Local Government, where we have set some targets, and we are going to try our very best as a corporation to meet those targets,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It will cost the council approximately $46 million more to complete the building for which we have ... [targeted] December, this year, as the completion date,” “It’s mainly inside works that are left to be done –partitions, plumbing, electrical, and tiling works” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added ( about Roger Clarke ) : “We are going to try and oppose it because the corporation and the people of Central Westmoreland would prefer to have Roger Clarke’s name on the Mackfield to Ferris road to honour him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about error ) : “To date, they (the Ministry of Local Government) have not heard anything from the NCC concerning the building, but I tell you this, the first obstacle that was in the letter to the NCC, signed by the permanent secretary, which had a typographical grammatical error, has left me to wonder what is happening,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added ( about Commission ) : “The contract for the building that was given to N.R. Diaram Construction Company was $78.4 million, but the Ministry of Local Government wrote a letter to the National Contracts Commission, [and] in words, it says $78.4 million was the value of the contract, yet in figures, they have $7.4 million,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore asked : “You want to tell me that the permanent secretary in the ministry signed off on it and no one was there to see such a big mistake?” “It was when it reached me that I discovered the mistake and called them to let them know that there was a huge mistake in the whole thing. So that’s where it (further delays) started, and until today, we don’t know what is happening” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s a shame to see the building sitting there like that, and one agency holding up the building,” “Some people around here feel that it is politics, but I can let them know that while the People’s National Party was in charge of central government, we demonstrated and boycotted council meetings because we want a building, and now, we cannot go any further without our building” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “Some persons have since taken steps to regulate the construction of their residential homes, while others have indicated the need for more time, as the process is tedious and lengthy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “We have discovered that people out there are trying to comply, but the architects who are doing the drawings, because of the amnesty, they are overloaded with work,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “They are trying to get the proper documents in place. Once they have done that, we feel that it is the right thing to do for us to give them the chance to produce the documents and pay their fees so that we can approve their drawings (plan),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have seen quite a few who had to get lawyers to write letters for them, stating that they have bought the property and they are working on getting their titles,” “Titles do not come in a three-months period, it takes a while sometimes and this is why we say, let’s try and give them some time that they can produce the necessary papers and then we can approve their plans” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore warned : “Once the extra two months expire, there will be severe penalties that they will have to pay if they don’t come in and we discover that they are building. We are trying our best to work with them, and we are asking them to work with us so that we can have the process run smoothly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s time we get some action,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 14, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “If we don’t get some action within the next month, we can’t tell you what will happen, but we are not going to sit down and take it like this. We are not going sit down like dead dogs and take it like this. It is time that they recognise the problem that is going on there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 14, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore argued : “Whoever is responsible for this bridge needs to wake up and understand that Westmoreland is a part of Jamaica ... ,” “Westmoreland is part of Jamaica and in all that they are doing throughout the island, we are here looking at Westmoreland as nothing is happening down here” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 14, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Based on the feedback I have been getting, I am fairly satisfied that the SOE is working and is helping to reduce crime and violence in Westmoreland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It is total disrespect. I am going to write to the Japanese Embassy and inform them of the situation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 13, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore told : “Nobody said anything to me that it was coming, or nothing. The first time I hear it was on the news, which I think is very poor,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “Nevertheless, the people of Westmoreland appreciate it because the rate of crime in the parish was getting so bad,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “I don’t have a problem, but they must ensure that they do it in the right way,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I don’t have a big challenge at the present time, because there are still spaces, but I know within the next two years, we are going to be facing problems. As a council, we are running out of space in the town of Savanna-la-Mar, we are running out of space in Negril, we are also running out of space in Sheffield,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have lands, but we don’t have that size land for a cemetery,” “We have little patches here and there, but nothing that can accommodate the establishment of the cemetery” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about Haj ) : “For instance, in Negril, there is land there, and I have been asking the HAJ for years now, from they started the Whitehall housing scheme, and they won’t do anything concerning it,” “They are putting up over 4,000 lots, and if you multiply each of those houses by three persons, where are we going to find a place to bury those people in the long run? They have put in a massive infrastructure for housing and they don’t think about having an area for burial” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have a lot of illegal buildings going up, and when you look at places like Egypt Gardens, McNeill Land, even Whitehall, it’s happening in several places all over the parish. We are seeking to bring them on to the legal platform” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “What we’re seeing is that there are some buildings going up in these areas, and they’re not submitting any plans whatsoever. One of the problems is that they don’t have the necessary papers (land titles) to submit, so we’re working out a way that if they don’t have a land title, they can get a letter from a lawyer to state how long they are living there, and then they can submit their plans,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Some of these areas – Egypt Gardens, for instance – were property that belonged to WISCO some years ago, but now the people in there are without their titles. It’s theirs. They have paid for it, but they haven’t received a title as yet, so in order for us to approve their plans, we will be using that (a letter from their lawyer) to do it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “This has to stop! This is getting out of hand! As I’ve said before, the Westmoreland police need more mobility,” “We’re now living in a serious crisis within the parish, and I personally think we need more social programmes for the youths. It’s a very sad case, and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but one thing I do know is that it needs to be addressed immediately” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “With this project, I am quite sure that ‘Border’ will be kept much cleaner than it is today, and I want to thank J Wray and Nephew for putting this project together,” External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:29:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : "I am not concerned about it because there is nothing there for me to be concerned about. There is no building that is there for you to say they should get the tax or we should get the tax. I am not worried about it," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:31:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : "This is definitely not how this council operates. Yes, it's a fact that he was employed here, but that has nothing to do with the decisions made or recommendations made about any application that comes to us," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : "We don't have a contingency plan, but one must bear in mind that the area allows for a mix of commercial and residential; that the developer is a legal owner of his property; and, more important, that most of the persons in that area are squatters," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT



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Bertel Moore

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Bertel Moore said : “Yes, there is an application here for renewal, but no, there is no [amusement] licence granted to them at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 11, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Let me say this: For them to get a permit, as far as I am concerned, it will be just to run the restaurant, and that is it!” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 11, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “This is something that has been killing us as a corporation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I want something to be done, and I don’t mean in three months, it must be done by the time we come back to the next month’s meeting,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) helped us with funding for this project. It was always my pleasure to do something for these farmers up here, because I know how hard they have toiled from year to year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 22, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “The big problem with them was if they supply to the hotels, what they have only served for a certain period of time. Now, with the greenhouse, they can supply all year round and this is what I wanted for them so that the hotel industry will always be taking their produce,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 22, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “No, no, we would never do that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 12, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “I would have to check because at the council, we have some blacklisted areas, and I am 100 per cent sure that that would be one of the blacklisted areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 12, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “If that (Roaring River) is not one of them, that is a big oversight,” “No burial should be taking place in that area. It’s one of our main water sources and I will have to check into it immediately” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 12, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “In the near future, I would like to see this aerodrome become a halfway international airport. With Negril being one of the tourism meccas of Jamaica, I am optimistic that the facility can attract enough business to warrant international recognition,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 8, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore stated : “In the near future, I would like to see this aerodrome becomes a halfway international airport,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 1, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “In the near future Minister (Montague), I would like to see this aerodrome become a half-way international airport, it has the tenacity to really achieve something. This is Negril, and Negril is moving along, and it is moving along for a long time now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s only a pity, and I must say it’s a pity because COVID-19 has slowed down things at the present time (in Negril), but I assure you and I tell you this, that Negril is one of the tourism mecca of Jamaica at the present,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “I don’t know if it was done. We didn’t get any information but the land is available because we organised and secured the land in Frome, but we didn’t do any work there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The police have been very uncomfortable where they are in that old building. It’s really time for them to have something that will make them more comfortable,” “I am very grateful for this new development. The more comfortable they are, the better service, I am quite sure, we will get” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore argued : “I feel good, because these are the young people who, when disaster is about to take place, that I know will know exactly what to do. We must look at the situation now, where climate change is playing a big role in our lives. If you look at Jamaica, how the type of weather that we have and the time of the year that we have these bad weather, it can tell you that it is a serious thing,” “In these days, we see some months that, usually, they are not the rainy months, but you have seen a pattern of change, and this is why we realise that climate change is something that we should not take lightly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have ended up with a basement, which is now being used by our municipal police department and is also serving as our staff canteen … this was not on the original plan,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “The construction of the basement became necessary due to the flooding and waterlogged soil experienced at the substructure level,” “On the second floor of what should have been a balcony, we have converted that into an office for the director of administration and three other desks for staff” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “He is totally wrong. All these things were done at the Ministry of Local Government, not by the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation,” “Absolutely not. We did not in any way influence the decision-making process” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore told : “Now that this has come up, I have seen on television in the United States, where they have some lifts which are attached to the staircase and is operated electronically with a wheelchair attached to it. I was thinking that this could be the best way to rectify the problem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “To be honest, the space on which the corporation building is located at 1 Murry Street is very limited, but we will have to try and find a way to accommodate the disabled community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The plan was drawn up by the technical people at the Ministry of Local Government,” “The contract was also signed at the minister of local government and it was done without these specifications” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I had a senior management meeting on January 25, and I told them that I don’t want it to go later than the end of February this year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore insisted : “It has to be done, otherwise some people may as well go ... it has to be completed by the end of February,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s not any construction work that is left to be done. It has to do with signage, Internet and telephones services, among some other smaller things,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 29, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “I would say that the money that was used is money that should be used in the right and proper way. And the right and proper way is for you farmers to ensure that it is profitable to you and the rest of the farmers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I know it was quite a bit of money that CDB expended for the projects, and as mayor for the town of Savanna-la-Mar, I am really pleased to see the cooperation being involved to put up the stations,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Westmoreland needs to have more fire trucks and more fire stations. When you look at the Bethel Town area, for which we are fighting vigorously to get a sub-station, there is a definite need for such a station in the parish,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “We definitely need additional fire stations in the parish. Those we have are not good enough. It makes the work of firefighters and emergency technicians much harder,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about Shinzo Abe ) : “I want to say to Ambassador [Masaya], we in Westmoreland are grateful for what the embassy has been doing for us, and I would just like to say thanks to [former] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe for the support he is giving to our country…,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about George Strait ) : “There will be no Grand Market, but we will be extending areas on Great Georges Street that people can do their business,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “Let me use this opportunity to say to the vendors, use your discretion, and remember we are in a serious time at the present. So what they must do is remember how serious COVID is, and let us work together as a team to do the things that are right in our parish, that we can try and keep down the spread (of the disease),” “The rate of spread in the parish at this point in time must be recognised by all as very serious, while noting that only close observance of the health protocols in place will help in overcoming the spread of COVID-19 in the parish, and nationally” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I am very frustrated by what is happening. Most of the coverings for the electrical sockets are left uncovered,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We need to see the WMC building completed by the end of this month. I don’t want to come back here and it remains the way it is,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It is totally unacceptable for the building to stay the way it is for the past two months; I want to see the hiccups we are have rectified,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore insisted : “How long is it going to take to have a proper line in here? People calling and can’t get us; they don’t know where to call because it’s a cellular phone we have. It just cannot work like that. We need to get things going,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I am honoured that my colleagues from both political parties have unanimously seen the need to recognise my services to the people of the town of Savanna-la-Mar and the wider parish of Westmoreland by naming this municipal building after me,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore told : “I had a discussion with my councillors, and I let them know that the allocation for May and June PRF is strictly for cleaning drains, nothing but drain,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “We must realise that the funds that we used to receive from the Parochial Revenue Fund is down considerable now, and the reason behind that is because the property taxes are not being paid. The property owners are not paying up like before. You have to understand, the Parochial Revenue Funds coming to the corporation will be less than in previous years,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Last year December to the end of May, we collected $117 million for property tax, and at the same period this year we collect $57-million, that’s less than half of the property tax that we collected the year before,” “From December, we didn’t receive any special drain-cleaning funds, but as a council, we are trying our best to clean what we can. We get what we called the PRF every month and we try to use that to the best of our ability to clean the drains” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “All you see are plastic bottles and juices boxes. It’s time, as Jamaicans, that we adopt some of the best practices from our international partners, their way of life, where if you are caught throwing an orange juice box on the street in Canada, for example, you are charged,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Residents have a part to play. It is time that we understand that the more plastic bottles, food boxes you throw in the drains, it’s the more the drains are blocked up. It is time we understand that, especially some of the drivers and passengers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore insisted : “We should have moved in on the first of May… there were little setbacks but there is nothing going to stop us, come the first of June,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We should have moved in on the first of May, but there were little setbacks, but there is nothing going to stop us, come the first of June,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “It’s not the size that I would like, but nevertheless I am quite sure we will be comfortable in there. I want to ensure that each and everyone is comfortable, this is what I am working towards,” “We have an office for the municipal police, disaster coordinator. We also have a deputy mayor’s office … we have never had one before” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Before September, the monies paid out to the contractor came from the Ministry of Local Government, but since September, we finance this part of it. As soon as we complete it, I will be able to give a complete figure on what it cost us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore cited : “This includes the installation of water metres and the laying of additional pipelines for Brighton and surrounding communities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “The great [United States] America … the president did not know how serious this [coronavirus] thing is, and it makes me wonder if he is ignorant of the things that are happening in this world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “He is not in tune with what is happening in the world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I had the US ambassador with me last Friday, and he is in touch with what is happening” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It is a worthy promotion because as far as I know, he was a hard-working superintendent. I am quite sure he will carry on as a senior superintendent to do what needs to be done when it comes to crime-fighting,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Following our last [monthly] meeting, we have received the go-ahead to resume the construction of our municipal building. So far, we have had one meeting with the technical officer in the Ministry of Local Government, where we have set some targets, and we are going to try our very best as a corporation to meet those targets,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It will cost the council approximately $46 million more to complete the building for which we have ... [targeted] December, this year, as the completion date,” “It’s mainly inside works that are left to be done –partitions, plumbing, electrical, and tiling works” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added ( about Roger Clarke ) : “We are going to try and oppose it because the corporation and the people of Central Westmoreland would prefer to have Roger Clarke’s name on the Mackfield to Ferris road to honour him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about error ) : “To date, they (the Ministry of Local Government) have not heard anything from the NCC concerning the building, but I tell you this, the first obstacle that was in the letter to the NCC, signed by the permanent secretary, which had a typographical grammatical error, has left me to wonder what is happening,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added ( about Commission ) : “The contract for the building that was given to N.R. Diaram Construction Company was $78.4 million, but the Ministry of Local Government wrote a letter to the National Contracts Commission, [and] in words, it says $78.4 million was the value of the contract, yet in figures, they have $7.4 million,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore asked : “You want to tell me that the permanent secretary in the ministry signed off on it and no one was there to see such a big mistake?” “It was when it reached me that I discovered the mistake and called them to let them know that there was a huge mistake in the whole thing. So that’s where it (further delays) started, and until today, we don’t know what is happening” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s a shame to see the building sitting there like that, and one agency holding up the building,” “Some people around here feel that it is politics, but I can let them know that while the People’s National Party was in charge of central government, we demonstrated and boycotted council meetings because we want a building, and now, we cannot go any further without our building” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore explained : “Some persons have since taken steps to regulate the construction of their residential homes, while others have indicated the need for more time, as the process is tedious and lengthy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “We have discovered that people out there are trying to comply, but the architects who are doing the drawings, because of the amnesty, they are overloaded with work,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “They are trying to get the proper documents in place. Once they have done that, we feel that it is the right thing to do for us to give them the chance to produce the documents and pay their fees so that we can approve their drawings (plan),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have seen quite a few who had to get lawyers to write letters for them, stating that they have bought the property and they are working on getting their titles,” “Titles do not come in a three-months period, it takes a while sometimes and this is why we say, let’s try and give them some time that they can produce the necessary papers and then we can approve their plans” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore warned : “Once the extra two months expire, there will be severe penalties that they will have to pay if they don’t come in and we discover that they are building. We are trying our best to work with them, and we are asking them to work with us so that we can have the process run smoothly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It’s time we get some action,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 14, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “If we don’t get some action within the next month, we can’t tell you what will happen, but we are not going to sit down and take it like this. We are not going sit down like dead dogs and take it like this. It is time that they recognise the problem that is going on there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 14, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore argued : “Whoever is responsible for this bridge needs to wake up and understand that Westmoreland is a part of Jamaica ... ,” “Westmoreland is part of Jamaica and in all that they are doing throughout the island, we are here looking at Westmoreland as nothing is happening down here” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 14, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Based on the feedback I have been getting, I am fairly satisfied that the SOE is working and is helping to reduce crime and violence in Westmoreland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “It is total disrespect. I am going to write to the Japanese Embassy and inform them of the situation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 13, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore told : “Nobody said anything to me that it was coming, or nothing. The first time I hear it was on the news, which I think is very poor,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “Nevertheless, the people of Westmoreland appreciate it because the rate of crime in the parish was getting so bad,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “I don’t have a problem, but they must ensure that they do it in the right way,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “I don’t have a big challenge at the present time, because there are still spaces, but I know within the next two years, we are going to be facing problems. As a council, we are running out of space in the town of Savanna-la-Mar, we are running out of space in Negril, we are also running out of space in Sheffield,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have lands, but we don’t have that size land for a cemetery,” “We have little patches here and there, but nothing that can accommodate the establishment of the cemetery” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said ( about Haj ) : “For instance, in Negril, there is land there, and I have been asking the HAJ for years now, from they started the Whitehall housing scheme, and they won’t do anything concerning it,” “They are putting up over 4,000 lots, and if you multiply each of those houses by three persons, where are we going to find a place to bury those people in the long run? They have put in a massive infrastructure for housing and they don’t think about having an area for burial” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “We have a lot of illegal buildings going up, and when you look at places like Egypt Gardens, McNeill Land, even Whitehall, it’s happening in several places all over the parish. We are seeking to bring them on to the legal platform” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “What we’re seeing is that there are some buildings going up in these areas, and they’re not submitting any plans whatsoever. One of the problems is that they don’t have the necessary papers (land titles) to submit, so we’re working out a way that if they don’t have a land title, they can get a letter from a lawyer to state how long they are living there, and then they can submit their plans,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “Some of these areas – Egypt Gardens, for instance – were property that belonged to WISCO some years ago, but now the people in there are without their titles. It’s theirs. They have paid for it, but they haven’t received a title as yet, so in order for us to approve their plans, we will be using that (a letter from their lawyer) to do it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore added : “This has to stop! This is getting out of hand! As I’ve said before, the Westmoreland police need more mobility,” “We’re now living in a serious crisis within the parish, and I personally think we need more social programmes for the youths. It’s a very sad case, and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but one thing I do know is that it needs to be addressed immediately” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : “With this project, I am quite sure that ‘Border’ will be kept much cleaner than it is today, and I want to thank J Wray and Nephew for putting this project together,” External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:29:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : "I am not concerned about it because there is nothing there for me to be concerned about. There is no building that is there for you to say they should get the tax or we should get the tax. I am not worried about it," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:31:00 PM EAT

Bertel Moore said : "This is definitely not how this council operates. Yes, it's a fact that he was employed here, but that has nothing to do with the decisions made or recommendations made about any application that comes to us," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Bertel Moore said : "We don't have a contingency plan, but one must bear in mind that the area allows for a mix of commercial and residential; that the developer is a legal owner of his property; and, more important, that most of the persons in that area are squatters," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT



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Bertel MooreEN88.89%
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