Homer Davis

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Homer Davis said : “You see persons driving, you indicate to them to stop, you demand money, and the gentleman commented that I don’t give lazy man my money, and that is what causes their demise,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 16, 2022 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I am going to make this appeal to the people who know this fellow to give the support that is required because, based on my understanding, this is the third murder allegedly committed by this same fellow. As a matter of fact, a young man by the name of ‘Nick’ was murdered, probably about two and a half months ago. He was buried about three weeks ago,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 16, 2022 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “I want people to start watching your profiles now, because I know that you will be reaching far in your pursuit of greatness. I have absolutely no doubt,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Your investment in this city is additional evidence that Montego Bay remains a prime location for investment at all levels, and will allow our great city to remain as the fastest-growing city in the Caribbean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If nothing else, he was truly a committed soul, to purpose, people and to principles,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Let me challenge you, the awardees here today, to make the best use of this opportunity which is being afforded to you here. After all, you have worked hard in reaching this far, and I am sure that you are aware that the road ahead will be even more difficult as you enter the next phase of your education. It is a gift from us to you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “School should be a safe space for all, not only for learning but also for play. When they (children) step out on the road, the necessary road and school signs must be there to protect them,” “The partnership between JSIF and these local schools couldn't come at a better time, and I know the teachers and the students are very happy for this project. It is a project that is very far-reaching, very profound and it will uplift the way people behave,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “So they become easy targets to be recruited by gangs and also to get involved in illegal activities. It is important for us to understand that these unattached youths need help,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “So they become easy targets to be recruited by gangs and also to get involved in illegal activities. It is important for us to understand that these unattached youths need help,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis charged : “It means that the necessary enforcement needs to be done. When the law was put in effect, there was an amnesty period and so anyone found with the banned items now should be prosecuted,” “Plastic bags and bottles are causing an environmental hazard and are some of the worst active minerals affecting our environment right now. We are creating a serious problem for the environment, and it is a shame when you look in our gullies and see the amount of plastic waste” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The people you serve are priority one, and nothing comes before them. You must answer their call, because you are expecting them to answer to your call, and if you know you are not serious, step aside and allow somebody else who is serious to move on,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The people you serve are priority one, and nothing comes before them. You must answer their call, because you are expecting them to answer to your call, and if you know you are not serious, step aside and allow somebody else who is serious to move on,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis disclosed : “contracts are out for these roads” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “The Government will continue to pull out all the stops with the view of completing the rehabilitation work within the next 36 months,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “I am really eager to see the completion of those two buildings and the service delivery starts there,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Javin has decided to join me in South St James and I gave him the best and the strongest division in South St James. That is the division that I have marshalled and I have commanded for 13 years and so I expect him to do well whenever the local government election is called," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is needed, and the idea of putting in a major sewerage system, in my mind, would be one of the most critical things right now. That is something that we need to be shouting out because it won’t be a small project,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “Westmoreland is very low, so we have to be very careful that we do not get our sea coast contaminated with all of these pits that are littered across the parish,” “It is something that needs to come on the front burner. We can’t, in this modern day and age, be operating this way” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about St Ann ) : “The prime minister sent me to the west as his emissary and as his conduit to the Office of the Prime Minister, Kingston. Critical to my responsibility is the major infrastructure development that will be taking place from St Ann, Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland and it (responsibilities) won’t be confined only to government-executed projects, but also private sector large projects,” “Sometimes developments that should have taken one year, sometimes end up taking five years, and so I am here to say to the mayor of Lucea (Sheridan Samuels), whatever encumbrances that you are having as it relates to the various agencies of Government, you can feel free to speak with me, and whatever that is needed to be done then it will be done,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 18, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “Recently, I was in a meeting with members of the BPO in Montego Bay and they are very anxious in getting into Westmoreland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 18, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis declared : “Mayor Samuels, I think you need a new town, honestly, you need a new town,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Probably at that juncture (300-year celebration), as the sitting mayor, you can outline your own vision for your parish, with a view to leaving your footprints,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It’s a concern that we as an administration do have, and we have been looking at how we can improve the flow of traffic, including an improved bus park,” “But there is not much more that I can say on that at this time. However, it is a concern” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:16:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “Several Government projects are to come on stream in [western Jamaica], which I will not name at this time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 21, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I will also be working closely with Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in the areas of the ZOSO,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 21, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “There will be new thinking as it relates to going forward, as for example, for the towns of Hopewell and Lucea there is a discussion taking place to look at how best we can bypass these towns, to look at additional roads that can take you pass these towns so that an individual going to Negril does not have to sit in traffic in Hopewell or in Lucea,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 21, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “SOE or no SOE, there is a determination by this Government ... there is a focus by this Government, and this Government will bring us back to a state where we can feel comfortable in our homes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 17, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For too long we carrying a grudge. We who used to cook ital stew, eat from the same pot, and now we are at daggers drawn with each other,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 17, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Two things that jump out on us are COVID-19 and crime. We have been able to manage COVID-19 …COVID is not as fearful as crime…You maintain your distance as it relates to COVID, but you hide as it relates to crime. We have seen this parish in 2018 with its highest homicide rate in one year - 340. With the intervention of the State of Emergency, we were able to bring murders down by some 70 per cent... and the people of St James started to feel comfortable again,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Let me say SOE or no SOE, there is a determination by this government, there is a focus by this government and this government will bring us back to a state where we can feel comfortable in our homes. The work of our security forces must be commended. They have worked tirelessly and smart, but if we as citizens were adopting some of those attributes to be smart in our neighbourhood and to communicate in a smart way…I don't think we would have reached this state as a country or as a parish…We need to move one step further and achieve peace among our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I would say to the citizens of this parish enough is enough! If we adopt that approach, I am sure we can get this place to where we would really love for it to be. It is said that if you are not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem I am asking us all to be a part of the solution and let us build back stronger,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “All attendees must be fully vaccinated and each area council will be working with the health authority in verifying vaccine status of all persons attending our conference. All relevant agencies have been engaged to ensure that the appropriate protocols are in place and are adhered to in line with the DRMA regulation. We are giving the assurance to the country that we will practise good public health, taking into consideration that we are still challenged by COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 26, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “This challenge could be the result of the high level of unemployment among the youth in the constituency and, as the saying goes, ‘the devil always finds work for idle hands,’” “We are on a mission to change this and have been working with several state agencies, to include HEART Trust/NSTA, in providing training in various skills which will make the residents employable” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 11, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “This is where I think central government, local government, along with the private sector, should form an alliance to upgrade that area,” External link

jis Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : "This is where I think central government, local government, along with the private sector, should form an alliance to upgrade that area," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Even though we are still going through this pandemic, it must not stifle our spirits as a people to observe our past, because in order for us to have better plans for the future, we must be aware and observe our past,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 24, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told : “There is no doubt that over the past 10 years there has been the influx of the get-rich schemes like the lotto scam, and individuals have inveigled others to get involved,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We need to have something in place to restrict the appetite of crime, this murder appetite of these young people who are going around and doing all these shootings,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We need to have something in place to restrict the appetite of crime, this murder appetite of these young people who are going around and doing all these shootings. We need sustained crime-fighting activities, and I think the state of emergency was one such mechanism that kept a lid on murders in the parish,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 1, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “JSIF has gone in its offers to find the resources to support small entrepreneurs with valuable assets to boost their businesses. For this, I offer heartfelt gratitude to JSIF,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “JSIF has gone in their coffers to find the resources to support small entrepreneurs with valuable assets to boost their businesses. For this, I offer heartfelt gratitude to JSIF,” External link

jis Friday, January 22, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The road became impassable last (Friday) night and equipment were mobilised and so it afforded a one-lane traffic from about 2:00 am (yesterday). What has happened since I have been here this (yesterday) morning from about 9 o'clock... we have four tractors and about five to six trucks moving away the debris from the side of the road and the driveway,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis added ( about Джеймс Сун ) : “I must give commendation to the workers from the National Works Agency who have been here from midnight (Friday) and also the police who have been here making sure they have a smooth sail of traffic because this is one of the most busy thoroughfare in the parish. It takes traffic from Montego Bay into Savanna-la-Mar and into the hill of southern St James. So when Long Hill road is blocked it creates a real big problem for the motoring public,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “We have work to be done because we need to look at the drainage system. I was speaking to a technical person from NWA this morning he said to me that even if the drains were four times the size that they are now they could not have accommodated the run off as a result of that rain. And so this is something that we have to look at. I know this is a overall drainage problem for the island of Jamaica and, in particular, Montego Bay because we have two major gullies in Montego Bay and that is just Montego Bay alone,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We don't have any estimate of the damage as yet, but undoubtedly it is in the millions of dollars, it's easy to see. A lot of work has to be done. We did an extensive drain cleaning and debushing during the Christmas so I am confident that the drains were cleaned. But when a fourfoot boulder run down into a two-foot drain, no, you can't blame drain cleaning for that,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Political parties are ever-changing, so I don't think that should be the consideration...the people of Portmore would be more comfortable having their area designated as a parish. Making it the 15th parish would be the correct thing to do at this time” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Jamaica, like many other countries in the Caribbean and the world at large, has been bombarded with the issues of crime, violence, injustice, inequity, insecurity, and corruption,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We need a very focused and pointed effort from all stakeholders in supporting the work of the security forces and the justice system in their push to ensure peace, security, and safety,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We need a very focused and pointed effort from all stakeholders in supporting the work of the security forces and the justice system in their push to ensure peace, security, and safety,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I can say to the senior members of staff that we will move local government to its rightful place. We need local government to be the premier ministry of government. My commitment is to go the extra mile to make sure that we achieve the mandate of this Government, so we will be joining all efforts to make sure that local government delivers on its mandate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 25, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “As I told you before, my political work was ongoing. I started my campaigning from the general election in 2016,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “He was not feeling well and he was instructed to confine himself to his home. They did a test and the test came back positive. We have been practising sanitising of the building three times a week, but since this incident we have done a deep cleaning of the building, especially the areas that are more popularly used,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There were precautions in place before, but we just upped the precautionary measures by restricting the number of persons coming on to the building, and we have asked to record the names of the persons and their times [when they visit] and contact numbers just in case,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “COVID-19 is real. It is not a joke, and it is not something that anyone should take lightly. It is an international pandemic of extraordinary proportions, and as a result of that, persons must take the necessary precautions” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 28, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Mr Hart was a dreamer and a visionary Jamaican … ,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “This astute gentleman was never too busy to take on another demanding job in service to his country. He served as chairman of the national airline, Air Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989 and during that time Jamaica welcomed the world's fastest commercial plane, the Concorde, to Jamaican skies, which tripled business on the New York leg,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 21, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “On behalf of the St James Municipal Corporation and the people of St James, I offer sincere condolence to Mr Hart's widow, Sheila; children Mark Hart, Bruce Hart, Blaise Hart, and Wendy Hart Schrager; to his many friends and associates,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 21, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Mr Hart was a dreamer and a visionary Jamaican … a man whose dream and vision resulted in the development of the Montego Bay harbour,” “His vision also included development plans for the Bogue lands, the Pye River Bridge, and the dredging of the harbour at the Montego Freeport, which has allowed bigger cruise and cargo ships to dock at pier side” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There are some glaring challenges as it relates to infrastructure in the constituency. The roads, water, empowerment for young people, young people training, [and] farmers assistance, those are some of the most critical areas that I will be focusing on in my first term in office,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “My political work has been ongoing. I have been preparing for a general election since the last one. In fact, there was a time when we thought we would even have a by-election, so that should tell you that I am way ahead of the game in my own preparation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Everything relies on the people, the trust of the people on that day, but my performance in the constituency is determined by actual performance and not what is determined by pollsters,” “I don’t have to get a signal from my party to campaign. As long as I’m in the constituency, I am campaigning – and I’m in my constituency very, very often. I am in my division two, three, four days a week, because I know that if you ask people to put their confidence in you, then you will have to make yourself available for them” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “I say [to you] to whom much is given much is expected. You are expected to continue being good stewards for your parish. Be role models as we lay the foundation for Jamaica [and] we enter the fourth industrial revolution,” External link

jis Friday, August 7, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the world, and as a nation, Jamaica has been doing very well so far in containing its spread through the hard work and creative thinking of our Government,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “In implementing measures to fight both COVID-19 and crime, there is no place for partisan politics. ... Let us face these challenges in a unified, non-partisan way, and once that is done, we will overcome,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We have instructed our local attorney to proceed to collect with a view to entering into a sales agreement with those who clear up their outstanding back rent. Persons are there who are willing to buy, but there are others who are there who think that they can frustrate the system,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I think most of those who are there can afford to buy the property,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I think we probably might have to look at taking a big-stick approach because we have been very fair to these people. We are running out of patience now and a number of them, if not all, will be brought to court because we are going to be suing them for this outstanding money. We need the money, we have plans for the money,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have already completed the drawings for an arcade at the Old Shoe Market. We need to get things going. Downtown Montego Bay can’t stay the way it is now. Central government is not going to give us that money, and that is the only area that we can realise 700 million in sales,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I am very confident. The response I am getting now, I have never gotten it before, so I am very comfortable with where I am now. I am pleased with how things are shaping up,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I would recommend western Jamaica to look no more in Kingston for industrial service products, because National Supply is here and they have expanded their inventory,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis explained : “Support for the divisions does not have to come from or through a political representative,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “These projects are funded by the St James Municipal Corporation and the Ministry of Local Government, and it is important for them to continue. The citizens of the divisions deserve them, and despite their local-government representative being disqualified, there should be no disruption,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I am a no-nonsense person. When I put my head to a task, it must be done, and I am very confident that I will become the next Member of Parliament,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Carib Cement ) : “As mayor of this wonderful city, I am very appreciative of the support being received from two corporate giants. The cliché 'our city's beauty is our duty' resonates well with the team washing and sanitising these streets. I use this opportunity to ask our citizens to dispose of waste in a responsible manner and encourage your fellow citizens to join you. The fight to contain COVID-19 belongs to everyone and Jamaica Pre Mix and Carib Cement must be congratulated for this initiative. This is true partnership between the private and public sectors,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 26, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For a very long time, the issue of cable dangling from JPSCo poles has been a concern to the St James Municipal Corporation. The matter has been on the agenda of the corporation’s Physical Planning and Development Committee meetings for a while now, so this is a major step forward in having the issue addressed,” “These cables are what they are and citizens may not be able to identify electrical cables from data cables, so the dangling wires pose a threat to life and property” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Among the new policies going forward is a colour-coding of the cables, giving each supplier a specific colour tag, which will be affixed to their lines. This will be an easier way to identify which company’s cable is loose, and they can be contacted directly and immediately. Where JPSCo poles have been changed and the old pole remains because data cables are still affixed to then, these will be removed immediately,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The running of cables for phone, cable and Internet service has become a part of the daily operation of these companies. However, I am sure that as a result of this meeting, we should see a more professional approach being employed in the running and maintenance of cables,” “We have seen where disconnected cables are allowed to dangle, cable not being affixed properly, which are real and present danger to the citizens of our city and parish. The discussion during the tour was frank and direct, and company representatives willingly admitted the faults relating to their cables and the way is now clear for a new approach to the running and maintenance of these cables” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The areas we are currently looking at for this project includes, from the bottom of Dead End Beach (at the end of Kent Avenue) all the way to Fairview, plus all of Barnett Street, St James Street, and all streets running off from them. We will be looking at rural townships like Anchovy, Cambridge, Somerton, and Adelphi. We also will be focusing on all the bus and taxi parks, where there are gathering of persons, including out by the clock (along Barnett Street), and we’ll be doing down by the port,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “A document was sent recently and now we are perusing the expenditure, so in another couple of days we will be able to give an update as to the expenditure. We haven’t received any money from the TEF, but we have been in discussions to have a total sanitisation done, and we were hoping we would have had it done before the opening of our ports, but that is not to happen at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There is no basis for Dr Philips, a man of high learning, to even contemplate the disqualification of two councillors from the corporation as an abuse of power,or that it was done as a means to avoid oversight and accountability,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Yes, councillors can be absent from meetings, but there are certain protocols that have to be followed, and that’s why I will say that the minority leader (Michael Troupe) led them astray because I saw no doctor’s certificate, but they’re claiming how sick they are now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If a councillor is absent from three consecutive ordinary meetings of the council without leave from the council, the minutes of the council shall be conclusive evidence as to the attendance of the councillors,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “What is before us is conclusive that for three consecutive meetings, Councillors Bent and Reid were absent,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If my score is correct, then councillors Reid and Bent were absent from council meetings in March, April and May, and that would be three consecutive meetings. Based on Section 30, sub-section 3, the minutes of the council shall be conclusive evidence as to the attendance of the councillors. So their tenure is up for question. The CEO has checked the minutes and there were no leave of absence requested, and no apologies for absence, so I have no choice but to honour the disqualification,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 12, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about St Ann ) : “It was only last August that the St James Municipal Corporation recognised the work and worth of Mr McFarlane and presented him with a Spirit of Independence Award for his contribution in the field of education, an award which he truly deserved and had graciously accepted,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 5, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I haven’t seen the budget myself, but if that cut is a reality, I’m sure that that money will be replaced, and it still won’t stop what is to be done at the CRH. If you have J$4 billion to spend, you can’t spend it within a short period of time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 22, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There must be some consideration of how much can be spent between now and the expected time of completion. I am of the belief that the CRH will be up and running (soon) and in a better state than when it was closed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 22, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’ll be in a virtual meeting with the minister of local government, and that’s one of the issues that I will raise with him. I don’t think we can afford to lock out people who want to pay their taxes, but don’t have access to what they’re required to do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “This position will have to be reviewed for St James, because we have several outstations that we can use to collect property taxes, so the necessary social-distance hygiene [to prevent COVID-19 spread] can be observed. It’s a concern that we’ve discussed because the property tax is not being collected and it’s drying up the revenue that will come to the municipality, and which is so well needed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “This position will have to be reviewed for St James, because we have several outstations that we can use to collect property taxes, so the necessary social-distance hygiene [to prevent COVID-19 spread] can be observed. It’s a concern that we’ve discussed because the property tax is not being collected and it’s drying up the revenue that will come to the municipality, and which is so well needed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’ll be in a virtual meeting with the minister of local government, and that’s one of the issues that I will raise with him. I don’t think we can afford to lock out people who want to pay their taxes, but don’t have access to what they’re required to do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Yesterday I got a report from my disaster preparedness officer that someone, who was cured of the virus and was allowed to go back to his community, is having a serious challenge in being accepted. That person is reaching out to the municipality because he is the breadwinner of his family and he operates a public passenger vehicle, but nobody even wants to go near his vehicle,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Recently, I received a com­munication from Yiwu, one of our sister cities in China, and they have decided to make a contribution of some 10,000 masks to the city of Montego Bay. We have started the process already, and we should be receiving those masks in short order, so as soon as we receive them, we will make it known and decide on the best way for distribution,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Those are some of the challenges that persons who have had the virus will encounter out there, even though they are certified as cured. But we in our leadership roles, in our own divisions, can educate our constituents as it relates to these persons,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “So we have now decided to seek funding because based on my understanding it is a very detailed way of sanitizing and it costs a hefty sum. I don’t know what the total is, but we will be sending off that request,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is good to see the new measures taking shape. Now, what we want to see is consistency,” “We have 754 registered vendors inside the market, so the security forces can now take action against those who are trying to stay outside … I am very pleased with the support that we are getting from the regular police and the military. It is making a big difference” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If people cooperate, I see no reason why we cannot function in an orderly manner and get the desired results,” “We need to work together and do the right thing if we are to minimise the impact of this virus” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis argued : “We can control what happens in the market, but when they (police) only come when there is an issue, that can't help us. We would like to have the team [on] Thursday, Friday and Saturday — at least eight to 10 police [officers] working along with the our municipal police. If we have that we can get the vendors inside of the market,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis pointed out : “The vast majority of vendors would love to cooperate and they are cooperating, but there are a few people who decide that they must break all the rules, and what they do when they break the rules, the persons who are in the market who think they are not getting enough sales will now decide to go on the street. So that is the problem,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “They (customers) must refuse [to buy] on the street and come inside the market where it is more secure. We have adequate parking within the district if those people are not on the street,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “At this time, the question of water is a big challenge because one of the ways to fight this coronavirus (COVID-19) is regular handwashing and general hygiene, cleaning and sanitising, and most of these activities require water,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Our people are just stubborn, and I don’t know what can really drive them into discipline because, our people, in my opinion, like to have a big stick over their heads,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Rose Hall ) : “It would be sad for a 70-year-old higgler, who shouldn’t even be out, coming from Catadupa or Rose Hall to be prosecuted under the curfew,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For the months of April, May, and June the owners and occupants of those craft shops won't be required to pay rent. The consideration was given as their business is primarily a part of the tourism industry,” “They get their clients from tourists visiting Jamaica, and we have seen what has happened to most of the hotels here in Montego Bay, so it will be difficult for them at this time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Trucking of water is a very expensive affair and so I would advise the citizens… Don’t use it to wash cars. It is not a community shower and so be careful of how you use this precious commodity,” External link

jis Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I wish to recognise the value of the gifts, especially to those on the front line and the poor and vulnerable. It is not for the greedy, but the needy and I only hope that the needy will get it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “You will see them take their trip to church Sunday mornings, but at the end of church some of them can barely find a meal. Some of them just can barely find the necessary toiletries, toothpaste, soap... so I am going to be speaking with the Chinese community to see how we can make a presentation to the Ministers' Fraternal of St James, because we need to involve everyone in this thing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 6, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We did our fair share of work up to yesterday (Monday), by giving the market a good clean-up, and this morning we opened it for business, but the vendors refused from going inside the market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The market can give vendors and shoppers the opportunity to maintain that social distance, but they’re out on the street, bundled up on one another, and it’s not helping the situation. We shouldn’t have to call police with batons, but our people must recognise their own responsibility,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have seen anxiety and some level of fear among our citizens. We have seen it being played out by way of persons flooding the supermarkets and other places in search of groceries and sanitisation items,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is making a positive impact in Montego Bay,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I urge you all to make a commitment to join the fight against vector-borne and airborne diseases. I encourage you to keep your environment clean and dispose of your garbage in a responsible way,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Catchment tanks are being installed in 24 communities across Jamaica, which will benefit some 6,000 Jamaicans. I’m also happy to inform you that 12 catchment tanks have been rehabilitated, and works are ongoing on eight others which are to be completed by the end of this financial year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I want to use this opportunity to plead to the beneficiaries of this system to play their part to ensure its protection, that the infrastructure is maintained properly, that your bills are paid in accordance with what you use, and that the precious resource is not wasted, especially during times of drought,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “What it means is that the lowering of the Aedes index tells us that the number of breeding sites found in relation to the number of premises inspected has declined,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The St James Health Department, the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Culture just completed a massive clean-up programme in the community of Salt Spring on the weekend, where several truckloads of bulky waste and domestic waste were removed and, hopefully, that effort will result in the destruction of the breeding sites of the dreaded mosquito,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about James Costos ) : “The people of St James would rather be held hostage by the security forces in their own home rather than to be held hostage by criminals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Crime is one of the many challenges which I am confident will be brought under control in short order,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There are communities in which you are operating that are having incidents of crime, and you ought to make them known to the police and other members of the security forces because we can only enjoy this beautiful land when we have peace and security in our own community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is my responsibility to ask that we use the service with due care [and] remember your [digital] footprints cannot be erased and I, therefore, ask you all to be mindful of cybersecurity issues, such as hacking, identity theft, cyberbullying, among others,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis warned : “In other words, please exercise due care and a sense of responsibility when you are online,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis urged : “Ladies and gentlemen let us use this free Wifi Hotspot in a positive way, as we all play our part in advancing a prosperous Jamaica in advancing the welfare of our country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “On behalf of the councillors of the municipality, I express profound happiness in being able to deliver today on a commitment, that of affixing the name of Dr Horace Chang to this roadway… a thoroughfare which he conceptualised and built for the wonderful people of St James in general and the community of Norwood in particular. Today's ceremony is a dream come true for me and for members of the political directorate of the St James Municipal Corporation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have citizens who listen to the news from the corporation monthly to get information on the police report. We know that the police can’t tell us the finer details of their operations, but at least the citizens need to be reassured that this is a medium that the police can use to update them as to their success and police activities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For the rural parts, there’ll be some maintenance work to restore normal operations. The areas that will be affected in St James will include Bickersteth, Cambridge, Grange Hill, Lamb’s River, Catadupa, and other areas. I’ll be seeking dialogue with the NWC during this two-week period for them to truck water to these areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I haven’t seen anything as it relates to the urban centre of Montego Bay, but I will seek to have dialogue to get a more frontal update as to whether the NWC will be trucking water to these areas that will be affected,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I would encourage each public passenger driver to have a bag in their vehicle so the public can use those bags to put their garbage in, and when they reach their destination they can deposit it in a garbage receptacle, instead of having the passengers throw them outside on the roadway,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, January 13, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted ( about Sam Sharpe ) : “Free Wi-Fi service will be available at Sam Sharpe Square, effective January 24. All Councillors are invited to be in attendance at the launch. This a joint effort between the St. James Municipal Corporation and the Universal Service Fund,” External link

jis Friday, January 10, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Today's event brings into sharp focus the efforts of our present day leaders as we continue the fight to bring closure and indeed justice for Jamaica in relation to our ancestors being victims of colonialism and slavery,” “This is yet another giant step for the parish of St James and Jamaica on a whole as we seek to right the wrongs which were done to our ancestors,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 30, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Almighty God ) : “It is my hope that as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, that we also use the occasion to give thanks to God for his many mercies and also to spare a thought for those among us who are not as fortunate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “As mayor of this wonderful city, I want us all to reflect on the transformation being undertaken, and which remains a work in progress, as we move to return our city to being a place that is safe, productive, and orderly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “It is in giving that we receive, and I want to encourage those of us who can, to reach out and touch someone in a tangible way, knowing that we are our brother’s keepers as we focus on the Christ in Christmas,” “As we approach the start of 2020, I wish to place on record my appreciation for the hard work that members of the security forces continue to do in transforming Montego Bay and St James” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’ve been having major antisocial challenges in our city. However, I’m confident that within short order, the security forces will put a solid lid on what we’re now facing, and our parish and city will return to a place of peace and safety and will regain the status of being the ‘Friendly City’,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We are very excited about the upcoming tree-lighting ceremony and we are grateful to New Fortress Energy and all our other sponsors whose contributions have helped us to maintain this event each year. There's no doubt that this event has become one of the most anticipated events for families, as everyone — young and old — look forward to coming out every year to have a good time, and to formally usher in Christmas in our beautiful parish” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis disclosed : “Through the Mayor's Charity Ball we have been able to reach out in a very tangible way to our children, the elderly, the shut-ins, the residents of St James Infirmary and other vulnerable groups. I am pleased to announce that the funds from the 2018 Mayor's Charity Ball assisted greatly in us staging Christmas treats for over 2,000 children in our five constituencies of the parish of St James. We have also delivered gift packages to over 700 elderly and needy citizens across the parish,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I would advise potential shoppers and vendors to be very much on the alert because this is the time you have persons of ill repute coming out, so you must be on the lookout for persons who might be seeking to snatch a bag or a wallet. But I’m sure the area will be saturated with police and the military, especially downtown Montego Bay,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There won’t be a relaxing of the security, so what might possibly happen is that there might be an extension of the cut-off time. But extending the time does not necessarily mean the security will be compromised, especially at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Most of the areas that we have as designated areas for vending or no-vending will still remain as designated vending and no-vending areas. We will be allowing vending on St Clavers Avenue, and we will allow some vending on St James Street for Grand Market night,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “This flight, which comes on the heels of the start of the 2019/2020 winter tourist season, is the perfect launching pad for the season, as Jamaica’s arrival figures continue to increase significantly. This flight and several others which are already visiting our beautiful island and those which are waiting in the wings, will continue to boost Jamaica’s already impressive arrival figures,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “This flight, which comes on the heels of the start of the 2019/2020 winter tourist season, is the perfect launching pad for the season, as Jamaica's arrival figures continue to increase significantly. This flight and several others which are already visiting our beautiful island and those which are waiting in the wings, will continue to boost Jamaica's already impressive arrival figures,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 25, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have had four persons who were shot and killed over a very short space of time, but even though I’m concerned, I’m even more hopeful that the police and the military are aware of some of these violence producers and that they’ll be doing all that’s ­necessary to bring them to justice,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I’ve heard comments about things not working (regarding the SOE), but I’m not going to throw up my hands, because I know the police are strategising. I have confidence that our security forces are working very hard and very smart,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Community members need to have a secure space in their communities, but to achieve that, they’ll have to cooperate with our security forces. Let us not dilute the efforts of our security forces,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The report I’m getting from the public health department is that there’s still an infestation, and that it’s mostly in the town centre,” “It’s as a result of how restaurant operators and persons who sell food on the street dispose of their leftovers” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I’m appealing to restaurant operators and those who operate cookshops and pushcarts to containerise your leftovers. If you do that, these rodents won’t have anywhere to feast,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is said that a satisfied customer is the best source of advertisement and that if you don’t appreciate your customers, someone else will,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 1, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I think this patrol will be a big game changer for Montego Bay, and for that, I fully endorse the initiative … . This is the right way to go … . This strategic move by the Police High Command must be commended as it is aimed at protecting and securing the public space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Jamaica as a nation is sitting on the cusp of greatness, but is in dire need of astute leaders who can assist in building the capacity of our people and mentor them into maturity,” “Today I use this platform to call on all Jamaicans to, for a fleeting moment, forget political and other persuasions and let us make a concerted effort to build our nation” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is worthy to note the contributions which the Church as a body continues to make in respect of building our nation and our people,” “However, challenges such as crime and violence, political division, a lack of cohesion at the community level and, I dare say, a lack of commitment to build rather than tear down, continue to hold us back” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have instructed our attorney to file an appeal,” External link

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

Homer Davis said : “I think it will be a big game-changer. It’s the right way to go, and I think it’s a strategic move that is being made to protect and secure our space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re going through a challenging time, and it’s times like these that will test our resolve as city leaders,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “The matter was called up [Wednesday], so we’ll be preparing our case to go back to court on Monday. We will seek to represent, in the best way possible, not only for the municipality, but for the people of Montego Bay and St James,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re going through a challenging time, and it’s times like these that will test our resolve as city leaders,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “The matter was called up yesterday (Wednesday), so we’ll be preparing our case to go back to court on Monday. We will seek to represent, in the best way possible, not only for the municipality, but for the people of Montego Bay and St James,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Mr Wallace ) : “This commitment comes against the background of the need expressed by Mr Wallace at one of our meetings, and as mayor, I felt compelled to act,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Today, I make a pitch for the small players in the cannabis industry, those people who are deemed to be at the lowest end of the scale,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “It was this morning that I was listening to the news, and it was a discussion coming out of the PAAC (Public Administration and Appropriations Committee) in Parliament, where, to my amazement, it costs so much to start up as a part of this industry. It is out of the reach of the small man to find over J$1 million to start up a [business] in the cannabis industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have to find a way to see how we can bring our small farmers into the regulated ganja industry. They were the ones who were persecuted at some point, they were the ones who suffered time and time in jail, so I am saying that there must be a special window for these small farmers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If you look at the tourism industry, for example, it started from cottages, and now, it has grown beyond the cottages to these huge properties that we have now, and what you see is that the small man is no longer a part of that industry. I would hate to see the cannabis industry, the ganja industry, end up in that same space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If we can stop the flow of guns, we would not empower these gangsters or these scammers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “What we are saying to our partners is, ‘Help us to police our space. Help us to restrict the flow of arms’. We have over a thousand kilometres of shoreline. We are a thousand kilometres from the United States of America, we are less than 500 kilometres from Haiti, and these are the points of departure for these weapons that come into Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect other people’s rights, too,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 16, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis : “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there” External link

76crimes Monday, September 16, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect the rights of other people, too,” External link

76crimes Monday, September 16, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told ( about Sam Sharpe ) : “I saw an advertisement that spoke about a deejay performing at Sam Sharpe Square at the Cultural Centre. I didn’t even see that there was such a forum planned, but I can speak now that I will not give any permission for it,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, September 13, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I will be seeking an audience with the committee there at the centre, and I will commence my own consultations with a view to reporting the outcome,” “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect other people’s rights, too” External link

stabroeknews Friday, September 13, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told ( about Sam Sharpe ) : “I saw an advertisement that spoke about a deejay performing at Sam Sharpe Square at the Cultural Centre. I didn’t even see that there was such a forum planned, but I can speak now that I will not give any permission for it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 13, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I will be seeking an audience with the committee there at the centre, and I will commence my own consultations with a view to reporting the outcome,” “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect other people’s rights, too” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 13, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I’m very, very concerned. Every life that is lost must be of concern to us as citizens,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, September 1, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I'm very, very concerned. Every life that is lost must be of concern to us as citizens,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Normalcy in Montego Bay and [wider] St James is not what normalcy is all about. Because, during the months that we did not have a state of emergency we had some 43 murders in three months. That gives us an average of roughly 15 murders per month,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Since the state of emergency was declared again on the 30th of April, we have seen a drastic reduction of 50 per cent in murders. Yes, there was an increase, but when you [compare] that 43 murders that we had in that three-month space, then you see why…,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I would like to use this opportunity to especially thank members of the security forces who have gone far and beyond what any reasonable working man would have gone through. When I enquired they were working 16 hours per day. How many of us would work 16 hours a day for six days a week? Many of us would not,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 5, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The evidence is there to show that a state of emergency benefits the parish of St James. If I look at the time that the state of emergency was lifted on the 31st of January 2019 and I looked at the months of February, March, and April and looked at the statistics, over that three months period we had 43 murders. And, if I were to juxtapose it with May, June and July, of which there were a total of 27 murders, I have looked at a reduction of 15 murders. What that is telling me is that 16 persons are still alive today. And it could be more, but let us as a citizen embrace the state of emergency that worked extremely well for us last year and I know it will work for us well this year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 5, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis urged : “I am appealing to our people: Let us be better citizens, let us keep our city space clean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis indicated : “Shortly after I became mayor, the [St James] Municipal Corporation, in partnership with the Tourism Product Development Company, installed some 150 garbage skips around the city, and they are cleaned every morning,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Shortly after I became mayor, the municipal corporation, in partnership with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), installed some 150 garbage skips around the city, and they are cleaned every morning,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The project is ongoing; work will soon commence on Barnett Street. We will be doing some repairs going up to City Centre,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 29, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Bay Chamber ) : “This Montego Bay venue has something that I don’t believe any other venue can offer. You have the international airport right there, it is close to the hotel rooms, and there are the special characteristics such as the friendliness of the people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have large acreage of lands behind the existing venue. The only problem is that it might impact the parking, but instead of having everybody driving to the venue, we could look at creating parking areas away from the venue and using shuttle buses to bring in people, as is the case in other parts of the world,” “Once the parking area is close by and secure, it should work well” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Montego Bay can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors and it should be noted that for many of the visitors, especially those from the diaspora, it is much more than the festival, it is an opportunity to come to Montego Bay to enjoy the lovely beach, the nice hotel rooms and the party venues,” “Montego Bay offers the kind of experience you are unlike to encounter anywhere else” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “Today as a municipality, we’ve taken a position that with the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, we would pay tribute to this great man. He has contributed immensely to the development of this country, and he has left his mark in St James,” External link

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

Homer Davis said : “The name of Edward Seaga is synonymous with Montego Bay as the soon-to-be-built Closed Harbour Beach was his conceptualisation of reclaiming Montego Bay’s waterfront. The Montego Bay Free Zone that we now boast about was his brainchild. It will be hard for anyone to surpass his achievements as it relates to infrastructure development in Montego Bay,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There’s no doubt in my mind that St James needs to step up in all areas to make sure that we seek to protect our children,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “It’s not good when you look in the newspaper or listen to the radio and hear some of the things that are happening to our own children. We as adults need to protect our children more,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We must not forget what took place in Irwin in recent years when that young schoolgirl from Green Pond High School was murdered,” “For St James, we have had our dark period as it relates to our young people being abused, especially our young girls” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “In securing the dump, we will have to make the [surrounding areas] sterile,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis explained : “During that time, a number of graves were impacted; a number of remains were dug and removed and taken away, and there was no outcry. Whether or not it was done in a clandestine manner, I don’t know, but a part of that development encroaches on the existing cholera cemetery ... ,” “When development is taking place, I am not one who thinks it should take place at all costs, but we are here now, and we need space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis asked : “Can you imagine when the old Casa Montego is revived? Can you imagine when other investments along the strip are completed? Where do we park? Where do we go?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Our disposal of garbage is not being done in the best way. Restaurants are disposing of their left-over food in a way that it helps to create the rat infestation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable,” “The approach will be one of sensitizing our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable,” “The approach will be one of sensitising our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis explained : “For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “At one point I said to my superintendent (of works) that we probably might have to weld them (manhole covers) but he said 'Mr Mayor, if we weld them how our guys clean them,'” “Have you ever seen our guys cleaning those manhole? They lie down on their belly, them sit on their bottom and with some long shovels (made to clean those manholes), and [a lot of muck is taken out]” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “We intend to bring a resolution to the council to expand our city limit. We have actually exhausted our city limit and so we are seeking to extend our city limit. It is a resolution that should come to our Council for June meeting,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis recommended ( about Bay Chamber ) : “Montego Bay as a city it has been growing in a way that you can hardly find space. There is hardly a piece of land in Montego Bay that you can look to put up a footprint 100,000 square feet of building, to accommodate for parking and that thing. And so it is time that the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and your members start looking beyond our city limit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Nobody has been buried here for nearly 100 years, and possibly more. It is a process, and the reason why the advertisement is there [in the newspaper] is for persons to make objections if there are any,” “After we get possession, then we will have to apply to NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) and then wait until their ruling” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis disclosed : “Starting Monday (today), the new Close Harbour Beach will commence construction and from information from the contractors, that project will take some 18 months to be completed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 6, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Starting Monday (May 6), the closed Harbour Beach will commence construction,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Gay Project ) : “That project is designed for the people of Montego Bay and St. James, those of our visiting friends who are coming from other sections of Jamaica, and those visiting from other countries. it Is there for them to enjoy also,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There is inadequate parking out in the hotel area, and from time to time we have obstruction of traffic because of not enough parking, so we think that putting in an additional parking out there will also enhance the whole commercial activities of that area because persons will have more places to park,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The law provides for what we are doing. The first step is to move the resolution, which was done. The second step is to get the advertisements going, and the third step is for the minister to give us the bill of health,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “At the end of the three months’ advertisement, then another phase will trip in, and then from there, we will do the environmental impact study,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Nobody has been buried here for nearly 100 years, and possibly more. It is a process, and the reason why the advertisement is there is for persons to make objections if there is any,” “After we get possession, then we will have to apply to NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) and then wait until their ruling” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I expect the security forces to be very visible and to conduct the necessary cordon and search, and to search diligently for the people who are creating the mayhem in and across the parish of St James,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “In my interaction with our citizens, I have observed a feeling of fear, a feeling of who is next,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 29, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Citizens said to me they will subject themselves to cordon and searches, curfews, roadblocks. Whatever measure is employed by our security forces, they will endure the long traffic lines in order to be checked instead of being held hostage in their communities by these criminals, whose only intention is to create death, destruction, and mayhem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 29, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I’m wondering how we can collectively partner with the health department where, if possible, each councillor could allocate a particular sum of money, and you (health department) would train the persons who we would like to do the education programme on the preventative measures for mosquitoes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Persons occupying Bogue lands in St James are being asked to get in touch with the accounts department at the Corporation immediately. We have some 26 such persons owing a total close to $70 million,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “An issue that has been creating some level of anxiety is a publication to do with persons who are occupying the Bogue lands in St James. We have some 26 such persons owing a total of close to J$70 million, and we have published their names because we need this money to do infrastructure development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 15, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “It’s been happening right across the parish, where persons operate various business establishments, but waste is not being properly containerised so the rodents can’t have a field day in them. That’s why we had discussions with the restaurant operators to say, ‘Come on board with us,’” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 12, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I’m making this appeal to tell them that if they want their community to be in pristine condition, they themselves have an obligation to work with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to have their garbage properly containerised to be transported to the dump in a way that it doesn’t create problems for other people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 12, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “Visitors to the island will now be able to identify with the name Jimmy Cliff, a name which is etched among some of the greatest musicians of all time in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 1, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “We have several living heroes and heroines and I call on the Government to immediately institute a policy of research … research in terms of ensuring that we have an up-to-date data bank of our people who have made significant contributions to nation building and to ensure that they are recognised and honoured before the move into the great beyond,” “Too often we attend funerals and we hear glowing tributes to the person being buried, which were sometimes never spoken publicly during the person's life” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re seeking to collect the money owed to the corporation for mesne profits (money paid for land occupation to a person with the right of immediate occupation), which is some J$75 million, and we’re going to step it up a notch,” “We’re going to be putting something in the daily newspapers, asking those people to come in and pay us” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re going to put their names, the lot numbers, and the amount of money that is owed,” “Under the Government’s land-­divestment policy, for anyone to be sold any government land, they must be in good standing, and part of the good standing is that they must not have any rent or lease in arrears” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We’re in possession of the title, and we’re prepared to sell. It’s before the Ministry of Local Government and ready to be signed off on, so we’re ­seeking to get all our mesne profits that’s ­outstanding, which is six years’ back-rental. We need that money before we enter into any ­agreement with anyone,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We are able to control mosquito-breeding sites, so why is it so difficult with the rats? Remember, the police had to beat a hasty retreat. When you see police have to be running from rats, you must know,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There’s a discussion between the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s regional operations manager and myself to convene a meeting with all restaurant operators because they are the ones that seem to be more culpable than other areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Right now, the JDF is completing a barracks out in the Flanker area, and it is to accommodate 700 JDF soldiers to respond to any eventualities in the parishes of St James as well as Trelawny, Hanover, and Westmoreland,” “They will have the capabilities to come (respond) by air, sea, and land” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Up in Montego Hills, lands have been cleared for the construction of a new police barracks to house some 200 police personnel. So the Government is seeing St James as a parish that will get the necessary attention as it relates to security,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We are not prepared to go back to where we were prior to 2018. That is why, after meeting with senior officers of the security forces, they have assured me that the name SOE won’t be there, but all the other things that constitute the SOE will be because the good citizens of this parish need protection now more than any other time,” “We will still have the security checkpoints” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have brought back the parish to a state where you, the citizens, are comfortable. Where you can go to church and feel safe at nights. You can sit in your shop playing a domino game without fear that someone will come and wipe out all of you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I am sure that this event will continue to play a major role in the promotion of Jamaica and the Caribbean's premier location for the exploration, expansion and development of trade. The St James Municipal Corporation is pleased to be associated with this far-reaching event, which I am sure will be even more successful than the last staging,” “Let me congratulate the organisers for their achievement that the 2017 event which attracted over 110 booths and 100 international and local buyers, had over 3,000 visitors at the exhibition floor” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 25, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "My only disappointment is, why does styrofoam have to be in circulation for another two years?" External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Believe me, if I am to measure what they have done in terms of blocking drains along with those bottles, I think they contribute just as much, or even more than the plastic bags," "It is an initiative that I am happy that the people have endorsed" External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I think this is going to go on for a very long time because I think a serious injustice was done to the people of St James," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : "The OCG reported on the Bogue lands and it came about because of an issue that we stood up for in this council when we were the minority, where the then administration had agreed to sell the Bogue lands at a 2009 valuation. We were very adamant that that could not happen," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "We're now going through a busy period due to the holiday, but I will be looking to address the problems being faced at the market by the vendors as swiftly as we can," "As for the unsanitary conditions mentioned by the vendors, I will have to meet with the market manager to see the nature of the problem so we can address them in the best way possible," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis suggested : “It is my belief that we need to create at least three satellite emergency response centres in the rural parts of St James. And I would suggest Cambridge, Maroon Town and Adelphi,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 31, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis argued : “These communities are located at an average of 15 miles from where we are (Montego Bay), they have an average population of 10,000 and above. The length of time that it would take an ambulance or a fire unit to traverse Long Hill, to traverse Spring Mount into Maroon Town and into Garlands, and for an ambulance to traverse from Montego Bay to those areas that I have mentioned and collect a patient that might only need 15 minutes to live, then that would be a challenging affair for those first responders,” “So Minister (of Local Government), I have seen it happen elsewhere where you have a police station and annexing the police station, a first responder ambulance and also a first responder fire unit. Because what we are seeking to do is to preserve life and property and this is something that I will be championing for the people of this parish of St James” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 31, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I am at a loss to say that, as one of the busiest roads that connects the south coast with Montego Bay, it is allowed to remain that way when the NWA should be making the necessary repairs, because it is an emergency," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I don't want to think of the end result if a motorist goes over the precipice," "I came down on it a couple days ago and it was frightening. We have tourists coming here for the Christmas season and, not realising the treacherousness of the thoroughfare, they may very well go back as cargo" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis charged : "I am disappointed. Among the four of you, none has got up in this council and praised the state of emergency," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 14, 2018 7:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "We have to stand up for what is right and not what our party wants. We are here to serve the people. I say to the minority leader, shame on you!" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 14, 2018 7:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "My position is ... that the people are in shock and disbelief and are very disappointed in the way in which the Opposition voted against the SOE. Today is a dark day in the parish of St James," "There's a saying that he who feels it knows it, and we've lived it, we've experienced it, and I've had to bury long-standing friends who have been wantonly murdered. I'm not saying the SOE should be there forever, but allow the security forces to build out the necessary infrastructure, personnel, and technology that will be required to monitor and police St James" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:29:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Coming out of the dialogue, the municipal corporation and the occupants have arrived at an understanding," "There is an agreement to pay six years' back-rental for the use and occupation of the land, and the corporation will do a calculation and the pertinent information will be forwarded to the occupants no later than February 14" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis noted : "The purpose of this meeting is to dialogue with the occupants as we work towards the sale of the property and the collection of monies for the use and occupation of the property," External link

topix Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told : "The citizens are crying out for this type of security activity, and I hope they will give the necessary support to stem the wave of senseless murders that are occurring in the parish," External link

topix Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:45:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told : "The citizens are crying out for this type of security activity, and I hope they will give the necessary support to stem the wave of senseless murders that are occurring in the parish," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told ( about Sam Sharpe ) : "In my own thought process, I think Sam Sharpe has played such a significant role in Jamaica and, particularly, St James, that nothing should be withheld in giving him that celebratory honour that he rightfully deserves. Going forward, I will speak to the SDC to see how we can bring more highlights to this occasion," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added ( about Sam Sharpe ) : "For a lot of our people, if you do not constantly remind them of their past, then they do not understand why they are here, and why we are here. Sam Sharpe is one person who has stood out, not just in Jamaica, but the Caribbean, against the background that he led a rebellion that caused the abolition of slavery," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Where that event is taking place tonight (Tuesday) in Kensington, it should be a premier tourist attraction. Even in Catadupa, where the [run] started, it should be a premier tourist attraction, but it has to be driven by individuals who are culturally aware and who have a deep-rooted interest in the history of this country," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I am a man who believes in the history of our people, and it should be recognised at every occasion, because without the efforts and bravery of these persons, probably, we would not be where we are today. So we have to recognise and laud them and keep their memories alive," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "There is no doubt that the citizens of this parish think that Montego Bay should not be in the state it is in now, and at this municipal corporation, we are determined to give the city a fresh look and a fresh smell for the betterment of our city and this parish," "This is why the committees are very important, because we will be bringing all the business entities together to discuss how, and by what means, they dispose of their garbage" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I need to have a meeting with all these Chinese shop operators and the business community in Montego Bay, to let them tell me how they dispose of their garbage, because if I ask the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to go there, they would send a truck and clean it up, but by tomorrow, the same thing reoccurs. We need to start looking at the cause and not the symptom," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : "The city of Montego Bay is really where the citizenry comes into on a daily basis, and it is a centre that must be in such a state that when they come in, they can be proud that the city looks good. So, it is based on that, why we are proceeding this way," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "It will be an ongoing programme, not necessarily funded by the St James Municipal Corporation only. I have been discussing with other agencies of government who have an interest in seeing to the upkeep and cleanliness of the city of Montego Bay, and going forward, we are seeking to have these agencies have matching funds (to support the programme)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "We will be looking at some designated streets for some vending to take place during the Christmas period, but come December 31, all these designated streets will revert to their original state. So what will be done by the commercial services (of the corporation) is that there will be a registration for these vendors, and I am hoping the registration will start about next week Tuesday," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added ( about Charles Gordon ) : "Concerning the Charles Gordon Market, based on information coming to me, a number of the structural beams are compromised, and there is a long-standing issue as it relates to the roofing," "We will be visiting the market to look at the existing defects and to make the necessary requests to the Ministry of Local Government for the necessary funding to be made available so those two evident defects can be dealt with" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : "I have spoken with the person in charge of commercial services, and we have agreed that each registered and paid-up vendor will be issued with an armband," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Charles Gordon ) : "We will have to sit with the vendors to work out a solution because they cannot continue to be on the streets as they are. I am very passionate about seeing to our people who are making an honest living. A number of these higglers are from rural communities in St James, and they do not move from Niagara district to the Charles Gordon Market to create problems. They are there to ply their provisions to make a living and send their children to school," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT



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mayor of montego bay11.63%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
mayor4.65%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
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Homer Davis said : “You see persons driving, you indicate to them to stop, you demand money, and the gentleman commented that I don’t give lazy man my money, and that is what causes their demise,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 16, 2022 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I am going to make this appeal to the people who know this fellow to give the support that is required because, based on my understanding, this is the third murder allegedly committed by this same fellow. As a matter of fact, a young man by the name of ‘Nick’ was murdered, probably about two and a half months ago. He was buried about three weeks ago,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 16, 2022 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “I want people to start watching your profiles now, because I know that you will be reaching far in your pursuit of greatness. I have absolutely no doubt,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Your investment in this city is additional evidence that Montego Bay remains a prime location for investment at all levels, and will allow our great city to remain as the fastest-growing city in the Caribbean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If nothing else, he was truly a committed soul, to purpose, people and to principles,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Let me challenge you, the awardees here today, to make the best use of this opportunity which is being afforded to you here. After all, you have worked hard in reaching this far, and I am sure that you are aware that the road ahead will be even more difficult as you enter the next phase of your education. It is a gift from us to you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “School should be a safe space for all, not only for learning but also for play. When they (children) step out on the road, the necessary road and school signs must be there to protect them,” “The partnership between JSIF and these local schools couldn't come at a better time, and I know the teachers and the students are very happy for this project. It is a project that is very far-reaching, very profound and it will uplift the way people behave,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “So they become easy targets to be recruited by gangs and also to get involved in illegal activities. It is important for us to understand that these unattached youths need help,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “So they become easy targets to be recruited by gangs and also to get involved in illegal activities. It is important for us to understand that these unattached youths need help,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis charged : “It means that the necessary enforcement needs to be done. When the law was put in effect, there was an amnesty period and so anyone found with the banned items now should be prosecuted,” “Plastic bags and bottles are causing an environmental hazard and are some of the worst active minerals affecting our environment right now. We are creating a serious problem for the environment, and it is a shame when you look in our gullies and see the amount of plastic waste” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The people you serve are priority one, and nothing comes before them. You must answer their call, because you are expecting them to answer to your call, and if you know you are not serious, step aside and allow somebody else who is serious to move on,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The people you serve are priority one, and nothing comes before them. You must answer their call, because you are expecting them to answer to your call, and if you know you are not serious, step aside and allow somebody else who is serious to move on,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis disclosed : “contracts are out for these roads” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “The Government will continue to pull out all the stops with the view of completing the rehabilitation work within the next 36 months,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “I am really eager to see the completion of those two buildings and the service delivery starts there,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Javin has decided to join me in South St James and I gave him the best and the strongest division in South St James. That is the division that I have marshalled and I have commanded for 13 years and so I expect him to do well whenever the local government election is called," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is needed, and the idea of putting in a major sewerage system, in my mind, would be one of the most critical things right now. That is something that we need to be shouting out because it won’t be a small project,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “Westmoreland is very low, so we have to be very careful that we do not get our sea coast contaminated with all of these pits that are littered across the parish,” “It is something that needs to come on the front burner. We can’t, in this modern day and age, be operating this way” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about St Ann ) : “The prime minister sent me to the west as his emissary and as his conduit to the Office of the Prime Minister, Kingston. Critical to my responsibility is the major infrastructure development that will be taking place from St Ann, Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland and it (responsibilities) won’t be confined only to government-executed projects, but also private sector large projects,” “Sometimes developments that should have taken one year, sometimes end up taking five years, and so I am here to say to the mayor of Lucea (Sheridan Samuels), whatever encumbrances that you are having as it relates to the various agencies of Government, you can feel free to speak with me, and whatever that is needed to be done then it will be done,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 18, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “Recently, I was in a meeting with members of the BPO in Montego Bay and they are very anxious in getting into Westmoreland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 18, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis declared : “Mayor Samuels, I think you need a new town, honestly, you need a new town,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Probably at that juncture (300-year celebration), as the sitting mayor, you can outline your own vision for your parish, with a view to leaving your footprints,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It’s a concern that we as an administration do have, and we have been looking at how we can improve the flow of traffic, including an improved bus park,” “But there is not much more that I can say on that at this time. However, it is a concern” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:16:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “Several Government projects are to come on stream in [western Jamaica], which I will not name at this time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 21, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I will also be working closely with Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in the areas of the ZOSO,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 21, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “There will be new thinking as it relates to going forward, as for example, for the towns of Hopewell and Lucea there is a discussion taking place to look at how best we can bypass these towns, to look at additional roads that can take you pass these towns so that an individual going to Negril does not have to sit in traffic in Hopewell or in Lucea,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 21, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “SOE or no SOE, there is a determination by this Government ... there is a focus by this Government, and this Government will bring us back to a state where we can feel comfortable in our homes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 17, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For too long we carrying a grudge. We who used to cook ital stew, eat from the same pot, and now we are at daggers drawn with each other,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 17, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Two things that jump out on us are COVID-19 and crime. We have been able to manage COVID-19 …COVID is not as fearful as crime…You maintain your distance as it relates to COVID, but you hide as it relates to crime. We have seen this parish in 2018 with its highest homicide rate in one year - 340. With the intervention of the State of Emergency, we were able to bring murders down by some 70 per cent... and the people of St James started to feel comfortable again,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Let me say SOE or no SOE, there is a determination by this government, there is a focus by this government and this government will bring us back to a state where we can feel comfortable in our homes. The work of our security forces must be commended. They have worked tirelessly and smart, but if we as citizens were adopting some of those attributes to be smart in our neighbourhood and to communicate in a smart way…I don't think we would have reached this state as a country or as a parish…We need to move one step further and achieve peace among our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I would say to the citizens of this parish enough is enough! If we adopt that approach, I am sure we can get this place to where we would really love for it to be. It is said that if you are not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem I am asking us all to be a part of the solution and let us build back stronger,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “All attendees must be fully vaccinated and each area council will be working with the health authority in verifying vaccine status of all persons attending our conference. All relevant agencies have been engaged to ensure that the appropriate protocols are in place and are adhered to in line with the DRMA regulation. We are giving the assurance to the country that we will practise good public health, taking into consideration that we are still challenged by COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 26, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “This challenge could be the result of the high level of unemployment among the youth in the constituency and, as the saying goes, ‘the devil always finds work for idle hands,’” “We are on a mission to change this and have been working with several state agencies, to include HEART Trust/NSTA, in providing training in various skills which will make the residents employable” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 11, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “This is where I think central government, local government, along with the private sector, should form an alliance to upgrade that area,” External link

jis Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : "This is where I think central government, local government, along with the private sector, should form an alliance to upgrade that area," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Even though we are still going through this pandemic, it must not stifle our spirits as a people to observe our past, because in order for us to have better plans for the future, we must be aware and observe our past,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 24, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told : “There is no doubt that over the past 10 years there has been the influx of the get-rich schemes like the lotto scam, and individuals have inveigled others to get involved,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We need to have something in place to restrict the appetite of crime, this murder appetite of these young people who are going around and doing all these shootings,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We need to have something in place to restrict the appetite of crime, this murder appetite of these young people who are going around and doing all these shootings. We need sustained crime-fighting activities, and I think the state of emergency was one such mechanism that kept a lid on murders in the parish,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 1, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “JSIF has gone in its offers to find the resources to support small entrepreneurs with valuable assets to boost their businesses. For this, I offer heartfelt gratitude to JSIF,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “JSIF has gone in their coffers to find the resources to support small entrepreneurs with valuable assets to boost their businesses. For this, I offer heartfelt gratitude to JSIF,” External link

jis Friday, January 22, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The road became impassable last (Friday) night and equipment were mobilised and so it afforded a one-lane traffic from about 2:00 am (yesterday). What has happened since I have been here this (yesterday) morning from about 9 o'clock... we have four tractors and about five to six trucks moving away the debris from the side of the road and the driveway,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis added ( about Джеймс Сун ) : “I must give commendation to the workers from the National Works Agency who have been here from midnight (Friday) and also the police who have been here making sure they have a smooth sail of traffic because this is one of the most busy thoroughfare in the parish. It takes traffic from Montego Bay into Savanna-la-Mar and into the hill of southern St James. So when Long Hill road is blocked it creates a real big problem for the motoring public,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “We have work to be done because we need to look at the drainage system. I was speaking to a technical person from NWA this morning he said to me that even if the drains were four times the size that they are now they could not have accommodated the run off as a result of that rain. And so this is something that we have to look at. I know this is a overall drainage problem for the island of Jamaica and, in particular, Montego Bay because we have two major gullies in Montego Bay and that is just Montego Bay alone,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We don't have any estimate of the damage as yet, but undoubtedly it is in the millions of dollars, it's easy to see. A lot of work has to be done. We did an extensive drain cleaning and debushing during the Christmas so I am confident that the drains were cleaned. But when a fourfoot boulder run down into a two-foot drain, no, you can't blame drain cleaning for that,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Political parties are ever-changing, so I don't think that should be the consideration...the people of Portmore would be more comfortable having their area designated as a parish. Making it the 15th parish would be the correct thing to do at this time” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Jamaica, like many other countries in the Caribbean and the world at large, has been bombarded with the issues of crime, violence, injustice, inequity, insecurity, and corruption,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We need a very focused and pointed effort from all stakeholders in supporting the work of the security forces and the justice system in their push to ensure peace, security, and safety,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We need a very focused and pointed effort from all stakeholders in supporting the work of the security forces and the justice system in their push to ensure peace, security, and safety,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I can say to the senior members of staff that we will move local government to its rightful place. We need local government to be the premier ministry of government. My commitment is to go the extra mile to make sure that we achieve the mandate of this Government, so we will be joining all efforts to make sure that local government delivers on its mandate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 25, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “As I told you before, my political work was ongoing. I started my campaigning from the general election in 2016,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “He was not feeling well and he was instructed to confine himself to his home. They did a test and the test came back positive. We have been practising sanitising of the building three times a week, but since this incident we have done a deep cleaning of the building, especially the areas that are more popularly used,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There were precautions in place before, but we just upped the precautionary measures by restricting the number of persons coming on to the building, and we have asked to record the names of the persons and their times [when they visit] and contact numbers just in case,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “COVID-19 is real. It is not a joke, and it is not something that anyone should take lightly. It is an international pandemic of extraordinary proportions, and as a result of that, persons must take the necessary precautions” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 28, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Mr Hart was a dreamer and a visionary Jamaican … ,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “This astute gentleman was never too busy to take on another demanding job in service to his country. He served as chairman of the national airline, Air Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989 and during that time Jamaica welcomed the world's fastest commercial plane, the Concorde, to Jamaican skies, which tripled business on the New York leg,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 21, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “On behalf of the St James Municipal Corporation and the people of St James, I offer sincere condolence to Mr Hart's widow, Sheila; children Mark Hart, Bruce Hart, Blaise Hart, and Wendy Hart Schrager; to his many friends and associates,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 21, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Mr Hart was a dreamer and a visionary Jamaican … a man whose dream and vision resulted in the development of the Montego Bay harbour,” “His vision also included development plans for the Bogue lands, the Pye River Bridge, and the dredging of the harbour at the Montego Freeport, which has allowed bigger cruise and cargo ships to dock at pier side” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There are some glaring challenges as it relates to infrastructure in the constituency. The roads, water, empowerment for young people, young people training, [and] farmers assistance, those are some of the most critical areas that I will be focusing on in my first term in office,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “My political work has been ongoing. I have been preparing for a general election since the last one. In fact, there was a time when we thought we would even have a by-election, so that should tell you that I am way ahead of the game in my own preparation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Everything relies on the people, the trust of the people on that day, but my performance in the constituency is determined by actual performance and not what is determined by pollsters,” “I don’t have to get a signal from my party to campaign. As long as I’m in the constituency, I am campaigning – and I’m in my constituency very, very often. I am in my division two, three, four days a week, because I know that if you ask people to put their confidence in you, then you will have to make yourself available for them” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “I say [to you] to whom much is given much is expected. You are expected to continue being good stewards for your parish. Be role models as we lay the foundation for Jamaica [and] we enter the fourth industrial revolution,” External link

jis Friday, August 7, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the world, and as a nation, Jamaica has been doing very well so far in containing its spread through the hard work and creative thinking of our Government,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “In implementing measures to fight both COVID-19 and crime, there is no place for partisan politics. ... Let us face these challenges in a unified, non-partisan way, and once that is done, we will overcome,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We have instructed our local attorney to proceed to collect with a view to entering into a sales agreement with those who clear up their outstanding back rent. Persons are there who are willing to buy, but there are others who are there who think that they can frustrate the system,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I think most of those who are there can afford to buy the property,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I think we probably might have to look at taking a big-stick approach because we have been very fair to these people. We are running out of patience now and a number of them, if not all, will be brought to court because we are going to be suing them for this outstanding money. We need the money, we have plans for the money,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have already completed the drawings for an arcade at the Old Shoe Market. We need to get things going. Downtown Montego Bay can’t stay the way it is now. Central government is not going to give us that money, and that is the only area that we can realise 700 million in sales,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I am very confident. The response I am getting now, I have never gotten it before, so I am very comfortable with where I am now. I am pleased with how things are shaping up,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I would recommend western Jamaica to look no more in Kingston for industrial service products, because National Supply is here and they have expanded their inventory,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis explained : “Support for the divisions does not have to come from or through a political representative,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “These projects are funded by the St James Municipal Corporation and the Ministry of Local Government, and it is important for them to continue. The citizens of the divisions deserve them, and despite their local-government representative being disqualified, there should be no disruption,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I am a no-nonsense person. When I put my head to a task, it must be done, and I am very confident that I will become the next Member of Parliament,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Carib Cement ) : “As mayor of this wonderful city, I am very appreciative of the support being received from two corporate giants. The cliché 'our city's beauty is our duty' resonates well with the team washing and sanitising these streets. I use this opportunity to ask our citizens to dispose of waste in a responsible manner and encourage your fellow citizens to join you. The fight to contain COVID-19 belongs to everyone and Jamaica Pre Mix and Carib Cement must be congratulated for this initiative. This is true partnership between the private and public sectors,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 26, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For a very long time, the issue of cable dangling from JPSCo poles has been a concern to the St James Municipal Corporation. The matter has been on the agenda of the corporation’s Physical Planning and Development Committee meetings for a while now, so this is a major step forward in having the issue addressed,” “These cables are what they are and citizens may not be able to identify electrical cables from data cables, so the dangling wires pose a threat to life and property” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Among the new policies going forward is a colour-coding of the cables, giving each supplier a specific colour tag, which will be affixed to their lines. This will be an easier way to identify which company’s cable is loose, and they can be contacted directly and immediately. Where JPSCo poles have been changed and the old pole remains because data cables are still affixed to then, these will be removed immediately,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The running of cables for phone, cable and Internet service has become a part of the daily operation of these companies. However, I am sure that as a result of this meeting, we should see a more professional approach being employed in the running and maintenance of cables,” “We have seen where disconnected cables are allowed to dangle, cable not being affixed properly, which are real and present danger to the citizens of our city and parish. The discussion during the tour was frank and direct, and company representatives willingly admitted the faults relating to their cables and the way is now clear for a new approach to the running and maintenance of these cables” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The areas we are currently looking at for this project includes, from the bottom of Dead End Beach (at the end of Kent Avenue) all the way to Fairview, plus all of Barnett Street, St James Street, and all streets running off from them. We will be looking at rural townships like Anchovy, Cambridge, Somerton, and Adelphi. We also will be focusing on all the bus and taxi parks, where there are gathering of persons, including out by the clock (along Barnett Street), and we’ll be doing down by the port,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “A document was sent recently and now we are perusing the expenditure, so in another couple of days we will be able to give an update as to the expenditure. We haven’t received any money from the TEF, but we have been in discussions to have a total sanitisation done, and we were hoping we would have had it done before the opening of our ports, but that is not to happen at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There is no basis for Dr Philips, a man of high learning, to even contemplate the disqualification of two councillors from the corporation as an abuse of power,or that it was done as a means to avoid oversight and accountability,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Yes, councillors can be absent from meetings, but there are certain protocols that have to be followed, and that’s why I will say that the minority leader (Michael Troupe) led them astray because I saw no doctor’s certificate, but they’re claiming how sick they are now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If a councillor is absent from three consecutive ordinary meetings of the council without leave from the council, the minutes of the council shall be conclusive evidence as to the attendance of the councillors,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “What is before us is conclusive that for three consecutive meetings, Councillors Bent and Reid were absent,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If my score is correct, then councillors Reid and Bent were absent from council meetings in March, April and May, and that would be three consecutive meetings. Based on Section 30, sub-section 3, the minutes of the council shall be conclusive evidence as to the attendance of the councillors. So their tenure is up for question. The CEO has checked the minutes and there were no leave of absence requested, and no apologies for absence, so I have no choice but to honour the disqualification,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 12, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about St Ann ) : “It was only last August that the St James Municipal Corporation recognised the work and worth of Mr McFarlane and presented him with a Spirit of Independence Award for his contribution in the field of education, an award which he truly deserved and had graciously accepted,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 5, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I haven’t seen the budget myself, but if that cut is a reality, I’m sure that that money will be replaced, and it still won’t stop what is to be done at the CRH. If you have J$4 billion to spend, you can’t spend it within a short period of time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 22, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There must be some consideration of how much can be spent between now and the expected time of completion. I am of the belief that the CRH will be up and running (soon) and in a better state than when it was closed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 22, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’ll be in a virtual meeting with the minister of local government, and that’s one of the issues that I will raise with him. I don’t think we can afford to lock out people who want to pay their taxes, but don’t have access to what they’re required to do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “This position will have to be reviewed for St James, because we have several outstations that we can use to collect property taxes, so the necessary social-distance hygiene [to prevent COVID-19 spread] can be observed. It’s a concern that we’ve discussed because the property tax is not being collected and it’s drying up the revenue that will come to the municipality, and which is so well needed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “This position will have to be reviewed for St James, because we have several outstations that we can use to collect property taxes, so the necessary social-distance hygiene [to prevent COVID-19 spread] can be observed. It’s a concern that we’ve discussed because the property tax is not being collected and it’s drying up the revenue that will come to the municipality, and which is so well needed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’ll be in a virtual meeting with the minister of local government, and that’s one of the issues that I will raise with him. I don’t think we can afford to lock out people who want to pay their taxes, but don’t have access to what they’re required to do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Yesterday I got a report from my disaster preparedness officer that someone, who was cured of the virus and was allowed to go back to his community, is having a serious challenge in being accepted. That person is reaching out to the municipality because he is the breadwinner of his family and he operates a public passenger vehicle, but nobody even wants to go near his vehicle,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Recently, I received a com­munication from Yiwu, one of our sister cities in China, and they have decided to make a contribution of some 10,000 masks to the city of Montego Bay. We have started the process already, and we should be receiving those masks in short order, so as soon as we receive them, we will make it known and decide on the best way for distribution,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Those are some of the challenges that persons who have had the virus will encounter out there, even though they are certified as cured. But we in our leadership roles, in our own divisions, can educate our constituents as it relates to these persons,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “So we have now decided to seek funding because based on my understanding it is a very detailed way of sanitizing and it costs a hefty sum. I don’t know what the total is, but we will be sending off that request,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is good to see the new measures taking shape. Now, what we want to see is consistency,” “We have 754 registered vendors inside the market, so the security forces can now take action against those who are trying to stay outside … I am very pleased with the support that we are getting from the regular police and the military. It is making a big difference” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If people cooperate, I see no reason why we cannot function in an orderly manner and get the desired results,” “We need to work together and do the right thing if we are to minimise the impact of this virus” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis argued : “We can control what happens in the market, but when they (police) only come when there is an issue, that can't help us. We would like to have the team [on] Thursday, Friday and Saturday — at least eight to 10 police [officers] working along with the our municipal police. If we have that we can get the vendors inside of the market,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis pointed out : “The vast majority of vendors would love to cooperate and they are cooperating, but there are a few people who decide that they must break all the rules, and what they do when they break the rules, the persons who are in the market who think they are not getting enough sales will now decide to go on the street. So that is the problem,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “They (customers) must refuse [to buy] on the street and come inside the market where it is more secure. We have adequate parking within the district if those people are not on the street,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 24, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “At this time, the question of water is a big challenge because one of the ways to fight this coronavirus (COVID-19) is regular handwashing and general hygiene, cleaning and sanitising, and most of these activities require water,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Our people are just stubborn, and I don’t know what can really drive them into discipline because, our people, in my opinion, like to have a big stick over their heads,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Rose Hall ) : “It would be sad for a 70-year-old higgler, who shouldn’t even be out, coming from Catadupa or Rose Hall to be prosecuted under the curfew,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For the months of April, May, and June the owners and occupants of those craft shops won't be required to pay rent. The consideration was given as their business is primarily a part of the tourism industry,” “They get their clients from tourists visiting Jamaica, and we have seen what has happened to most of the hotels here in Montego Bay, so it will be difficult for them at this time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Trucking of water is a very expensive affair and so I would advise the citizens… Don’t use it to wash cars. It is not a community shower and so be careful of how you use this precious commodity,” External link

jis Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I wish to recognise the value of the gifts, especially to those on the front line and the poor and vulnerable. It is not for the greedy, but the needy and I only hope that the needy will get it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “You will see them take their trip to church Sunday mornings, but at the end of church some of them can barely find a meal. Some of them just can barely find the necessary toiletries, toothpaste, soap... so I am going to be speaking with the Chinese community to see how we can make a presentation to the Ministers' Fraternal of St James, because we need to involve everyone in this thing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 6, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We did our fair share of work up to yesterday (Monday), by giving the market a good clean-up, and this morning we opened it for business, but the vendors refused from going inside the market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The market can give vendors and shoppers the opportunity to maintain that social distance, but they’re out on the street, bundled up on one another, and it’s not helping the situation. We shouldn’t have to call police with batons, but our people must recognise their own responsibility,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have seen anxiety and some level of fear among our citizens. We have seen it being played out by way of persons flooding the supermarkets and other places in search of groceries and sanitisation items,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is making a positive impact in Montego Bay,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I urge you all to make a commitment to join the fight against vector-borne and airborne diseases. I encourage you to keep your environment clean and dispose of your garbage in a responsible way,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Catchment tanks are being installed in 24 communities across Jamaica, which will benefit some 6,000 Jamaicans. I’m also happy to inform you that 12 catchment tanks have been rehabilitated, and works are ongoing on eight others which are to be completed by the end of this financial year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I want to use this opportunity to plead to the beneficiaries of this system to play their part to ensure its protection, that the infrastructure is maintained properly, that your bills are paid in accordance with what you use, and that the precious resource is not wasted, especially during times of drought,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “What it means is that the lowering of the Aedes index tells us that the number of breeding sites found in relation to the number of premises inspected has declined,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The St James Health Department, the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Culture just completed a massive clean-up programme in the community of Salt Spring on the weekend, where several truckloads of bulky waste and domestic waste were removed and, hopefully, that effort will result in the destruction of the breeding sites of the dreaded mosquito,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about James Costos ) : “The people of St James would rather be held hostage by the security forces in their own home rather than to be held hostage by criminals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Crime is one of the many challenges which I am confident will be brought under control in short order,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There are communities in which you are operating that are having incidents of crime, and you ought to make them known to the police and other members of the security forces because we can only enjoy this beautiful land when we have peace and security in our own community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is my responsibility to ask that we use the service with due care [and] remember your [digital] footprints cannot be erased and I, therefore, ask you all to be mindful of cybersecurity issues, such as hacking, identity theft, cyberbullying, among others,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis warned : “In other words, please exercise due care and a sense of responsibility when you are online,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis urged : “Ladies and gentlemen let us use this free Wifi Hotspot in a positive way, as we all play our part in advancing a prosperous Jamaica in advancing the welfare of our country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “On behalf of the councillors of the municipality, I express profound happiness in being able to deliver today on a commitment, that of affixing the name of Dr Horace Chang to this roadway… a thoroughfare which he conceptualised and built for the wonderful people of St James in general and the community of Norwood in particular. Today's ceremony is a dream come true for me and for members of the political directorate of the St James Municipal Corporation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have citizens who listen to the news from the corporation monthly to get information on the police report. We know that the police can’t tell us the finer details of their operations, but at least the citizens need to be reassured that this is a medium that the police can use to update them as to their success and police activities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “For the rural parts, there’ll be some maintenance work to restore normal operations. The areas that will be affected in St James will include Bickersteth, Cambridge, Grange Hill, Lamb’s River, Catadupa, and other areas. I’ll be seeking dialogue with the NWC during this two-week period for them to truck water to these areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I haven’t seen anything as it relates to the urban centre of Montego Bay, but I will seek to have dialogue to get a more frontal update as to whether the NWC will be trucking water to these areas that will be affected,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I would encourage each public passenger driver to have a bag in their vehicle so the public can use those bags to put their garbage in, and when they reach their destination they can deposit it in a garbage receptacle, instead of having the passengers throw them outside on the roadway,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, January 13, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted ( about Sam Sharpe ) : “Free Wi-Fi service will be available at Sam Sharpe Square, effective January 24. All Councillors are invited to be in attendance at the launch. This a joint effort between the St. James Municipal Corporation and the Universal Service Fund,” External link

jis Friday, January 10, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Today's event brings into sharp focus the efforts of our present day leaders as we continue the fight to bring closure and indeed justice for Jamaica in relation to our ancestors being victims of colonialism and slavery,” “This is yet another giant step for the parish of St James and Jamaica on a whole as we seek to right the wrongs which were done to our ancestors,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 30, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Almighty God ) : “It is my hope that as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, that we also use the occasion to give thanks to God for his many mercies and also to spare a thought for those among us who are not as fortunate,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “As mayor of this wonderful city, I want us all to reflect on the transformation being undertaken, and which remains a work in progress, as we move to return our city to being a place that is safe, productive, and orderly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “It is in giving that we receive, and I want to encourage those of us who can, to reach out and touch someone in a tangible way, knowing that we are our brother’s keepers as we focus on the Christ in Christmas,” “As we approach the start of 2020, I wish to place on record my appreciation for the hard work that members of the security forces continue to do in transforming Montego Bay and St James” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’ve been having major antisocial challenges in our city. However, I’m confident that within short order, the security forces will put a solid lid on what we’re now facing, and our parish and city will return to a place of peace and safety and will regain the status of being the ‘Friendly City’,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We are very excited about the upcoming tree-lighting ceremony and we are grateful to New Fortress Energy and all our other sponsors whose contributions have helped us to maintain this event each year. There's no doubt that this event has become one of the most anticipated events for families, as everyone — young and old — look forward to coming out every year to have a good time, and to formally usher in Christmas in our beautiful parish” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis disclosed : “Through the Mayor's Charity Ball we have been able to reach out in a very tangible way to our children, the elderly, the shut-ins, the residents of St James Infirmary and other vulnerable groups. I am pleased to announce that the funds from the 2018 Mayor's Charity Ball assisted greatly in us staging Christmas treats for over 2,000 children in our five constituencies of the parish of St James. We have also delivered gift packages to over 700 elderly and needy citizens across the parish,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “I would advise potential shoppers and vendors to be very much on the alert because this is the time you have persons of ill repute coming out, so you must be on the lookout for persons who might be seeking to snatch a bag or a wallet. But I’m sure the area will be saturated with police and the military, especially downtown Montego Bay,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There won’t be a relaxing of the security, so what might possibly happen is that there might be an extension of the cut-off time. But extending the time does not necessarily mean the security will be compromised, especially at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Most of the areas that we have as designated areas for vending or no-vending will still remain as designated vending and no-vending areas. We will be allowing vending on St Clavers Avenue, and we will allow some vending on St James Street for Grand Market night,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “This flight, which comes on the heels of the start of the 2019/2020 winter tourist season, is the perfect launching pad for the season, as Jamaica’s arrival figures continue to increase significantly. This flight and several others which are already visiting our beautiful island and those which are waiting in the wings, will continue to boost Jamaica’s already impressive arrival figures,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “This flight, which comes on the heels of the start of the 2019/2020 winter tourist season, is the perfect launching pad for the season, as Jamaica's arrival figures continue to increase significantly. This flight and several others which are already visiting our beautiful island and those which are waiting in the wings, will continue to boost Jamaica's already impressive arrival figures,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 25, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have had four persons who were shot and killed over a very short space of time, but even though I’m concerned, I’m even more hopeful that the police and the military are aware of some of these violence producers and that they’ll be doing all that’s ­necessary to bring them to justice,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I’ve heard comments about things not working (regarding the SOE), but I’m not going to throw up my hands, because I know the police are strategising. I have confidence that our security forces are working very hard and very smart,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Community members need to have a secure space in their communities, but to achieve that, they’ll have to cooperate with our security forces. Let us not dilute the efforts of our security forces,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The report I’m getting from the public health department is that there’s still an infestation, and that it’s mostly in the town centre,” “It’s as a result of how restaurant operators and persons who sell food on the street dispose of their leftovers” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I’m appealing to restaurant operators and those who operate cookshops and pushcarts to containerise your leftovers. If you do that, these rodents won’t have anywhere to feast,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is said that a satisfied customer is the best source of advertisement and that if you don’t appreciate your customers, someone else will,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 1, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I think this patrol will be a big game changer for Montego Bay, and for that, I fully endorse the initiative … . This is the right way to go … . This strategic move by the Police High Command must be commended as it is aimed at protecting and securing the public space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Jamaica as a nation is sitting on the cusp of greatness, but is in dire need of astute leaders who can assist in building the capacity of our people and mentor them into maturity,” “Today I use this platform to call on all Jamaicans to, for a fleeting moment, forget political and other persuasions and let us make a concerted effort to build our nation” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “It is worthy to note the contributions which the Church as a body continues to make in respect of building our nation and our people,” “However, challenges such as crime and violence, political division, a lack of cohesion at the community level and, I dare say, a lack of commitment to build rather than tear down, continue to hold us back” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have instructed our attorney to file an appeal,” External link

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

Homer Davis said : “I think it will be a big game-changer. It’s the right way to go, and I think it’s a strategic move that is being made to protect and secure our space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re going through a challenging time, and it’s times like these that will test our resolve as city leaders,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “The matter was called up [Wednesday], so we’ll be preparing our case to go back to court on Monday. We will seek to represent, in the best way possible, not only for the municipality, but for the people of Montego Bay and St James,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re going through a challenging time, and it’s times like these that will test our resolve as city leaders,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “The matter was called up yesterday (Wednesday), so we’ll be preparing our case to go back to court on Monday. We will seek to represent, in the best way possible, not only for the municipality, but for the people of Montego Bay and St James,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Mr Wallace ) : “This commitment comes against the background of the need expressed by Mr Wallace at one of our meetings, and as mayor, I felt compelled to act,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Today, I make a pitch for the small players in the cannabis industry, those people who are deemed to be at the lowest end of the scale,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “It was this morning that I was listening to the news, and it was a discussion coming out of the PAAC (Public Administration and Appropriations Committee) in Parliament, where, to my amazement, it costs so much to start up as a part of this industry. It is out of the reach of the small man to find over J$1 million to start up a [business] in the cannabis industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have to find a way to see how we can bring our small farmers into the regulated ganja industry. They were the ones who were persecuted at some point, they were the ones who suffered time and time in jail, so I am saying that there must be a special window for these small farmers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If you look at the tourism industry, for example, it started from cottages, and now, it has grown beyond the cottages to these huge properties that we have now, and what you see is that the small man is no longer a part of that industry. I would hate to see the cannabis industry, the ganja industry, end up in that same space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “If we can stop the flow of guns, we would not empower these gangsters or these scammers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “What we are saying to our partners is, ‘Help us to police our space. Help us to restrict the flow of arms’. We have over a thousand kilometres of shoreline. We are a thousand kilometres from the United States of America, we are less than 500 kilometres from Haiti, and these are the points of departure for these weapons that come into Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect other people’s rights, too,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 16, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis : “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there” External link

76crimes Monday, September 16, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect the rights of other people, too,” External link

76crimes Monday, September 16, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told ( about Sam Sharpe ) : “I saw an advertisement that spoke about a deejay performing at Sam Sharpe Square at the Cultural Centre. I didn’t even see that there was such a forum planned, but I can speak now that I will not give any permission for it,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, September 13, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I will be seeking an audience with the committee there at the centre, and I will commence my own consultations with a view to reporting the outcome,” “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect other people’s rights, too” External link

stabroeknews Friday, September 13, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told ( about Sam Sharpe ) : “I saw an advertisement that spoke about a deejay performing at Sam Sharpe Square at the Cultural Centre. I didn’t even see that there was such a forum planned, but I can speak now that I will not give any permission for it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 13, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I will be seeking an audience with the committee there at the centre, and I will commence my own consultations with a view to reporting the outcome,” “We must not do anything to disturb the sacredness and purpose of why that building is there. People have their rights, and they can do what they want to do, but you must respect other people’s rights, too” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 13, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I’m very, very concerned. Every life that is lost must be of concern to us as citizens,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, September 1, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I'm very, very concerned. Every life that is lost must be of concern to us as citizens,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “Normalcy in Montego Bay and [wider] St James is not what normalcy is all about. Because, during the months that we did not have a state of emergency we had some 43 murders in three months. That gives us an average of roughly 15 murders per month,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Since the state of emergency was declared again on the 30th of April, we have seen a drastic reduction of 50 per cent in murders. Yes, there was an increase, but when you [compare] that 43 murders that we had in that three-month space, then you see why…,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I would like to use this opportunity to especially thank members of the security forces who have gone far and beyond what any reasonable working man would have gone through. When I enquired they were working 16 hours per day. How many of us would work 16 hours a day for six days a week? Many of us would not,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 5, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The evidence is there to show that a state of emergency benefits the parish of St James. If I look at the time that the state of emergency was lifted on the 31st of January 2019 and I looked at the months of February, March, and April and looked at the statistics, over that three months period we had 43 murders. And, if I were to juxtapose it with May, June and July, of which there were a total of 27 murders, I have looked at a reduction of 15 murders. What that is telling me is that 16 persons are still alive today. And it could be more, but let us as a citizen embrace the state of emergency that worked extremely well for us last year and I know it will work for us well this year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 5, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis urged : “I am appealing to our people: Let us be better citizens, let us keep our city space clean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis indicated : “Shortly after I became mayor, the [St James] Municipal Corporation, in partnership with the Tourism Product Development Company, installed some 150 garbage skips around the city, and they are cleaned every morning,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Shortly after I became mayor, the municipal corporation, in partnership with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), installed some 150 garbage skips around the city, and they are cleaned every morning,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The project is ongoing; work will soon commence on Barnett Street. We will be doing some repairs going up to City Centre,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 29, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Bay Chamber ) : “This Montego Bay venue has something that I don’t believe any other venue can offer. You have the international airport right there, it is close to the hotel rooms, and there are the special characteristics such as the friendliness of the people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have large acreage of lands behind the existing venue. The only problem is that it might impact the parking, but instead of having everybody driving to the venue, we could look at creating parking areas away from the venue and using shuttle buses to bring in people, as is the case in other parts of the world,” “Once the parking area is close by and secure, it should work well” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Montego Bay can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors and it should be noted that for many of the visitors, especially those from the diaspora, it is much more than the festival, it is an opportunity to come to Montego Bay to enjoy the lovely beach, the nice hotel rooms and the party venues,” “Montego Bay offers the kind of experience you are unlike to encounter anywhere else” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “Today as a municipality, we’ve taken a position that with the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, we would pay tribute to this great man. He has contributed immensely to the development of this country, and he has left his mark in St James,” External link

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

Homer Davis said : “The name of Edward Seaga is synonymous with Montego Bay as the soon-to-be-built Closed Harbour Beach was his conceptualisation of reclaiming Montego Bay’s waterfront. The Montego Bay Free Zone that we now boast about was his brainchild. It will be hard for anyone to surpass his achievements as it relates to infrastructure development in Montego Bay,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There’s no doubt in my mind that St James needs to step up in all areas to make sure that we seek to protect our children,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “It’s not good when you look in the newspaper or listen to the radio and hear some of the things that are happening to our own children. We as adults need to protect our children more,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We must not forget what took place in Irwin in recent years when that young schoolgirl from Green Pond High School was murdered,” “For St James, we have had our dark period as it relates to our young people being abused, especially our young girls” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “In securing the dump, we will have to make the [surrounding areas] sterile,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis explained : “During that time, a number of graves were impacted; a number of remains were dug and removed and taken away, and there was no outcry. Whether or not it was done in a clandestine manner, I don’t know, but a part of that development encroaches on the existing cholera cemetery ... ,” “When development is taking place, I am not one who thinks it should take place at all costs, but we are here now, and we need space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis asked : “Can you imagine when the old Casa Montego is revived? Can you imagine when other investments along the strip are completed? Where do we park? Where do we go?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Our disposal of garbage is not being done in the best way. Restaurants are disposing of their left-over food in a way that it helps to create the rat infestation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable,” “The approach will be one of sensitizing our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable,” “The approach will be one of sensitising our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis explained : “For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “At one point I said to my superintendent (of works) that we probably might have to weld them (manhole covers) but he said 'Mr Mayor, if we weld them how our guys clean them,'” “Have you ever seen our guys cleaning those manhole? They lie down on their belly, them sit on their bottom and with some long shovels (made to clean those manholes), and [a lot of muck is taken out]” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : “We intend to bring a resolution to the council to expand our city limit. We have actually exhausted our city limit and so we are seeking to extend our city limit. It is a resolution that should come to our Council for June meeting,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis recommended ( about Bay Chamber ) : “Montego Bay as a city it has been growing in a way that you can hardly find space. There is hardly a piece of land in Montego Bay that you can look to put up a footprint 100,000 square feet of building, to accommodate for parking and that thing. And so it is time that the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and your members start looking beyond our city limit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Nobody has been buried here for nearly 100 years, and possibly more. It is a process, and the reason why the advertisement is there [in the newspaper] is for persons to make objections if there are any,” “After we get possession, then we will have to apply to NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) and then wait until their ruling” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis disclosed : “Starting Monday (today), the new Close Harbour Beach will commence construction and from information from the contractors, that project will take some 18 months to be completed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 6, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Starting Monday (May 6), the closed Harbour Beach will commence construction,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Gay Project ) : “That project is designed for the people of Montego Bay and St. James, those of our visiting friends who are coming from other sections of Jamaica, and those visiting from other countries. it Is there for them to enjoy also,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There is inadequate parking out in the hotel area, and from time to time we have obstruction of traffic because of not enough parking, so we think that putting in an additional parking out there will also enhance the whole commercial activities of that area because persons will have more places to park,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “The law provides for what we are doing. The first step is to move the resolution, which was done. The second step is to get the advertisements going, and the third step is for the minister to give us the bill of health,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “At the end of the three months’ advertisement, then another phase will trip in, and then from there, we will do the environmental impact study,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Nobody has been buried here for nearly 100 years, and possibly more. It is a process, and the reason why the advertisement is there is for persons to make objections if there is any,” “After we get possession, then we will have to apply to NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) and then wait until their ruling” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I expect the security forces to be very visible and to conduct the necessary cordon and search, and to search diligently for the people who are creating the mayhem in and across the parish of St James,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “In my interaction with our citizens, I have observed a feeling of fear, a feeling of who is next,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 29, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Citizens said to me they will subject themselves to cordon and searches, curfews, roadblocks. Whatever measure is employed by our security forces, they will endure the long traffic lines in order to be checked instead of being held hostage in their communities by these criminals, whose only intention is to create death, destruction, and mayhem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 29, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I’m wondering how we can collectively partner with the health department where, if possible, each councillor could allocate a particular sum of money, and you (health department) would train the persons who we would like to do the education programme on the preventative measures for mosquitoes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Persons occupying Bogue lands in St James are being asked to get in touch with the accounts department at the Corporation immediately. We have some 26 such persons owing a total close to $70 million,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “An issue that has been creating some level of anxiety is a publication to do with persons who are occupying the Bogue lands in St James. We have some 26 such persons owing a total of close to J$70 million, and we have published their names because we need this money to do infrastructure development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 15, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told : “It’s been happening right across the parish, where persons operate various business establishments, but waste is not being properly containerised so the rodents can’t have a field day in them. That’s why we had discussions with the restaurant operators to say, ‘Come on board with us,’” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 12, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “I’m making this appeal to tell them that if they want their community to be in pristine condition, they themselves have an obligation to work with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to have their garbage properly containerised to be transported to the dump in a way that it doesn’t create problems for other people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 12, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “Visitors to the island will now be able to identify with the name Jimmy Cliff, a name which is etched among some of the greatest musicians of all time in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 1, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis stated : “We have several living heroes and heroines and I call on the Government to immediately institute a policy of research … research in terms of ensuring that we have an up-to-date data bank of our people who have made significant contributions to nation building and to ensure that they are recognised and honoured before the move into the great beyond,” “Too often we attend funerals and we hear glowing tributes to the person being buried, which were sometimes never spoken publicly during the person's life” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re seeking to collect the money owed to the corporation for mesne profits (money paid for land occupation to a person with the right of immediate occupation), which is some J$75 million, and we’re going to step it up a notch,” “We’re going to be putting something in the daily newspapers, asking those people to come in and pay us” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We’re going to put their names, the lot numbers, and the amount of money that is owed,” “Under the Government’s land-­divestment policy, for anyone to be sold any government land, they must be in good standing, and part of the good standing is that they must not have any rent or lease in arrears” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We’re in possession of the title, and we’re prepared to sell. It’s before the Ministry of Local Government and ready to be signed off on, so we’re ­seeking to get all our mesne profits that’s ­outstanding, which is six years’ back-rental. We need that money before we enter into any ­agreement with anyone,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “We are able to control mosquito-breeding sites, so why is it so difficult with the rats? Remember, the police had to beat a hasty retreat. When you see police have to be running from rats, you must know,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “There’s a discussion between the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s regional operations manager and myself to convene a meeting with all restaurant operators because they are the ones that seem to be more culpable than other areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “Right now, the JDF is completing a barracks out in the Flanker area, and it is to accommodate 700 JDF soldiers to respond to any eventualities in the parishes of St James as well as Trelawny, Hanover, and Westmoreland,” “They will have the capabilities to come (respond) by air, sea, and land” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : “Up in Montego Hills, lands have been cleared for the construction of a new police barracks to house some 200 police personnel. So the Government is seeing St James as a parish that will get the necessary attention as it relates to security,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We are not prepared to go back to where we were prior to 2018. That is why, after meeting with senior officers of the security forces, they have assured me that the name SOE won’t be there, but all the other things that constitute the SOE will be because the good citizens of this parish need protection now more than any other time,” “We will still have the security checkpoints” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “We have brought back the parish to a state where you, the citizens, are comfortable. Where you can go to church and feel safe at nights. You can sit in your shop playing a domino game without fear that someone will come and wipe out all of you,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : “I am sure that this event will continue to play a major role in the promotion of Jamaica and the Caribbean's premier location for the exploration, expansion and development of trade. The St James Municipal Corporation is pleased to be associated with this far-reaching event, which I am sure will be even more successful than the last staging,” “Let me congratulate the organisers for their achievement that the 2017 event which attracted over 110 booths and 100 international and local buyers, had over 3,000 visitors at the exhibition floor” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 25, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "My only disappointment is, why does styrofoam have to be in circulation for another two years?" External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Believe me, if I am to measure what they have done in terms of blocking drains along with those bottles, I think they contribute just as much, or even more than the plastic bags," "It is an initiative that I am happy that the people have endorsed" External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I think this is going to go on for a very long time because I think a serious injustice was done to the people of St James," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : "The OCG reported on the Bogue lands and it came about because of an issue that we stood up for in this council when we were the minority, where the then administration had agreed to sell the Bogue lands at a 2009 valuation. We were very adamant that that could not happen," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "We're now going through a busy period due to the holiday, but I will be looking to address the problems being faced at the market by the vendors as swiftly as we can," "As for the unsanitary conditions mentioned by the vendors, I will have to meet with the market manager to see the nature of the problem so we can address them in the best way possible," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis suggested : “It is my belief that we need to create at least three satellite emergency response centres in the rural parts of St James. And I would suggest Cambridge, Maroon Town and Adelphi,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 31, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis argued : “These communities are located at an average of 15 miles from where we are (Montego Bay), they have an average population of 10,000 and above. The length of time that it would take an ambulance or a fire unit to traverse Long Hill, to traverse Spring Mount into Maroon Town and into Garlands, and for an ambulance to traverse from Montego Bay to those areas that I have mentioned and collect a patient that might only need 15 minutes to live, then that would be a challenging affair for those first responders,” “So Minister (of Local Government), I have seen it happen elsewhere where you have a police station and annexing the police station, a first responder ambulance and also a first responder fire unit. Because what we are seeking to do is to preserve life and property and this is something that I will be championing for the people of this parish of St James” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 31, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I am at a loss to say that, as one of the busiest roads that connects the south coast with Montego Bay, it is allowed to remain that way when the NWA should be making the necessary repairs, because it is an emergency," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I don't want to think of the end result if a motorist goes over the precipice," "I came down on it a couple days ago and it was frightening. We have tourists coming here for the Christmas season and, not realising the treacherousness of the thoroughfare, they may very well go back as cargo" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis charged : "I am disappointed. Among the four of you, none has got up in this council and praised the state of emergency," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 14, 2018 7:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "We have to stand up for what is right and not what our party wants. We are here to serve the people. I say to the minority leader, shame on you!" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 14, 2018 7:41:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "My position is ... that the people are in shock and disbelief and are very disappointed in the way in which the Opposition voted against the SOE. Today is a dark day in the parish of St James," "There's a saying that he who feels it knows it, and we've lived it, we've experienced it, and I've had to bury long-standing friends who have been wantonly murdered. I'm not saying the SOE should be there forever, but allow the security forces to build out the necessary infrastructure, personnel, and technology that will be required to monitor and police St James" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:29:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Coming out of the dialogue, the municipal corporation and the occupants have arrived at an understanding," "There is an agreement to pay six years' back-rental for the use and occupation of the land, and the corporation will do a calculation and the pertinent information will be forwarded to the occupants no later than February 14" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis noted : "The purpose of this meeting is to dialogue with the occupants as we work towards the sale of the property and the collection of monies for the use and occupation of the property," External link

topix Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told : "The citizens are crying out for this type of security activity, and I hope they will give the necessary support to stem the wave of senseless murders that are occurring in the parish," External link

topix Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:45:00 PM EAT

Homer Davis told : "The citizens are crying out for this type of security activity, and I hope they will give the necessary support to stem the wave of senseless murders that are occurring in the parish," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis told ( about Sam Sharpe ) : "In my own thought process, I think Sam Sharpe has played such a significant role in Jamaica and, particularly, St James, that nothing should be withheld in giving him that celebratory honour that he rightfully deserves. Going forward, I will speak to the SDC to see how we can bring more highlights to this occasion," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added ( about Sam Sharpe ) : "For a lot of our people, if you do not constantly remind them of their past, then they do not understand why they are here, and why we are here. Sam Sharpe is one person who has stood out, not just in Jamaica, but the Caribbean, against the background that he led a rebellion that caused the abolition of slavery," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "Where that event is taking place tonight (Tuesday) in Kensington, it should be a premier tourist attraction. Even in Catadupa, where the [run] started, it should be a premier tourist attraction, but it has to be driven by individuals who are culturally aware and who have a deep-rooted interest in the history of this country," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I am a man who believes in the history of our people, and it should be recognised at every occasion, because without the efforts and bravery of these persons, probably, we would not be where we are today. So we have to recognise and laud them and keep their memories alive," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "There is no doubt that the citizens of this parish think that Montego Bay should not be in the state it is in now, and at this municipal corporation, we are determined to give the city a fresh look and a fresh smell for the betterment of our city and this parish," "This is why the committees are very important, because we will be bringing all the business entities together to discuss how, and by what means, they dispose of their garbage" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "I need to have a meeting with all these Chinese shop operators and the business community in Montego Bay, to let them tell me how they dispose of their garbage, because if I ask the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to go there, they would send a truck and clean it up, but by tomorrow, the same thing reoccurs. We need to start looking at the cause and not the symptom," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis noted : "The city of Montego Bay is really where the citizenry comes into on a daily basis, and it is a centre that must be in such a state that when they come in, they can be proud that the city looks good. So, it is based on that, why we are proceeding this way," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "It will be an ongoing programme, not necessarily funded by the St James Municipal Corporation only. I have been discussing with other agencies of government who have an interest in seeing to the upkeep and cleanliness of the city of Montego Bay, and going forward, we are seeking to have these agencies have matching funds (to support the programme)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said : "We will be looking at some designated streets for some vending to take place during the Christmas period, but come December 31, all these designated streets will revert to their original state. So what will be done by the commercial services (of the corporation) is that there will be a registration for these vendors, and I am hoping the registration will start about next week Tuesday," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added ( about Charles Gordon ) : "Concerning the Charles Gordon Market, based on information coming to me, a number of the structural beams are compromised, and there is a long-standing issue as it relates to the roofing," "We will be visiting the market to look at the existing defects and to make the necessary requests to the Ministry of Local Government for the necessary funding to be made available so those two evident defects can be dealt with" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis added : "I have spoken with the person in charge of commercial services, and we have agreed that each registered and paid-up vendor will be issued with an armband," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Homer Davis said ( about Charles Gordon ) : "We will have to sit with the vendors to work out a solution because they cannot continue to be on the streets as they are. I am very passionate about seeing to our people who are making an honest living. A number of these higglers are from rural communities in St James, and they do not move from Niagara district to the Charles Gordon Market to create problems. They are there to ply their provisions to make a living and send their children to school," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
councillor79.07%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
mayor of montego bay11.63%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
mayor4.65%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
chairman4.65%EN12/21/201621/12/2016
Names Lang Count
Homer DavisEN100.00%


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