Sunshine City of Jamaica is Portmore
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Portmore was granted Municipality status in 2003 and has its own City Council and Mayor, following the British-based model of Jamaican local government

Horse Racing is popular and all major horse races are run at Caymanas Park located in north Portmore.


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Welcome to the Sunshine City

Portmore is a large coastal city in southern Jamaica in Saint Catherine, and a dormitory town for the neighbouring cities of Kingston and Spanish Town.

Geography

Portmore is built on a generally flat plain facing the Kingston Harbour with an intricate canal system which prevents flooding. Much of the land is reclaimed swamp. The Port Henderson hill, apart from the Salt pond hill is visible from
neighbouring parishes and was a possible Arawak grave site. Because the
Arawak buried their dead in caverns, which Port Henderson hill is
riddled with. The most famous cave is named “Twin Sisters”

History

Portmore began as a large area for schematic residential development in the late 1960s, as the West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON) organization built
thousands of prototype housing units in an effort to alleviate the
over-population of Kingston; the first was called Independence City

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Portmore city in Jamaica

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Portmore United F.C.

Portmore United football

Portmore United Football Club is a Jamaican football team that currently plays in the Red Stripe Premier League.

The team trains and plays home matches at the Ferdi Neita Sports Complex.

 

 

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