Portmore Jamaica

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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St. Thomas – Heavy Rains May 23-24, 2016

Sections of St. Thomas was affected by rains during the period, May 23-24, 2016. The heavy rains resulted in the Dalvey Divison being significantly affected as well as minor damages in the Port Morant Division. The areas seriously affected in the Dalvey division are Springfield Road, Crocket Road, Top House Road, Morgan Lane Road, Barkinglodge Road, Chapel Hil Roadl, Arcadia Road, Jane Ash Corner, Brown Man Hill Road and Duckensfield Road. The damages comprise deep scouring of roadways, blocked drains, landslippage and blocked road.

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More Water For Trelawny

Several communities in Trelawny are set to benefit from improved water supplies.

The Government has signed a contract valued at $63 million for the replacement of transmission mains from the Baron Hill Reservoir to Samuel Prospect.

The upgrading works is expected to improve the supply of potable domestic water inTrelawny.

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Clarendon Parish Council rewards top property tax-paying communities. Kellits, Inglewood, New Paisley and Lionel Town Housing Schemes benefit from paying their property tax

Last month the communities of Kellits and Lionel Town were gifted $200,000 each and New Paisley and Inglewood $100,000 each by the Clarendon Parish Council for being the most compliant with their property tax payment.
The incentive was introduced by the Parish Council in a bid to improve compliance in all of its three Collectorates.

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Source:: Clarendon Parish Council rewards top property tax-paying communities. Kellits, Inglewood, New Paisley and Lionel Town Housing Schemes benefit from paying their property tax

Clarendon Parish Council rewards top property tax-paying communities.

Kellits, Inglewood, New Paisley and Lionel Town Housing Schemes benefit from paying their property tax

Last month the communities of Kellits and Lionel Town were gifted $200,000 each and New Paisley and Inglewood $100,000 each by the Clarendon Parish Council for being the most compliant with their property tax payment.

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Source:: Clarendon Parish Council rewards top property tax-paying communities.

Labour Day 2016

Members of the private and public sectors and volunteers came out in their number on Labour Day (May 23) to support the various labour day projects being implemented throughout the parish. The Councillors and staff of the Manchester Parish Council extends thanks to our donors and all who participated in making these projects a success.

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African Liberation Day 2016

The KSAC held fifth annual African Liberation Day celebration at St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston, as part of a continued partnership with our African partners.

African Liberation Day is a very important day on the KSAC’s calendar, as it serves as a reminder of our rich history and the merging of the two cultures of Jamaica and Africa.

It is for this reason, we place such great emphasis on this event. This celebration is an important acknowledgement of the cultural influence of Africentrism on our identity as a people

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Labour Day 2016: Keeping our Community clean, safe and thriving

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) held its Labour Day Project at the St. Tekle Haimanot Early Childhood Development Centre in East Rural St. Andrew, which saw the collaboration of KSAC officials, the school family and extended community to provide a safer, cleaner environment for the children who attend the institution.

The school’s exterior was painted, the school compound and playing field were cleaned and de-bushed and an earth drain was constructed to prevent flooding of the compound when it rains.

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Steering Committee meets to Implement BIA/BID along Ward Avenue

What is a BIA/BID

The Canadian Business Improvement Area Handbook contains the following definitions for BIDs and BIAs.

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area which the local businesses have voted to invest in collectively to improve their environment. BIDs provide additional or improved services as identified and requested by local businesses.

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Source:: Steering Committee meets to Implement BIA/BID along Ward Avenue