It was the most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin, until Hurricane Wilma surpassed it during 2005.
In addition, Gilbert was the most intense tropical cyclone in recorded history to strike Mexico.
At the sane time, Roberts questioned whether a proposal from the EGC to reduce the approval time for development projects to 90 days was part of a Government plan to remove the approval of development projects from the KSAMC and other municipal corporations.
The Jamaica Labour Party's Lee Clarke, vice-chairman of the Building and Town Planning Committee, in responding to Roberts' remarks, said that during the 40 years he had been a councillor, governments were always trying to take away and diminish the strength of councils.
Hart told the Jamaica Observer Wednesday that a sub-committee of the EGC was finalising a plan that would streamline the process and set a time frame for each aspect of the approval process.
He said that the development approval process islandwide was clogged up, although the approval process at some of the municipal corporations was “OK,” and at others it was not.“I have some applications in my office awaiting approval that's taking up to 20 months.