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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Welcome Back


Members of staff of the Manchester Municipal Corporation on Friday, Octoober 20, 2017 welcome back Mrs. Maxine Hensley, Acting Human Resource Officer who was absent from work for nearly one year due to illness.

Tributes poured from representatives of the various departments. Some were unable to hold back the tears.
Welcome Maxine, we love you.

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Youth Councillors Observe Council Meeting

Youth Councillors selected to represent the Manchester Municipal Corporation in the 15 parochial divisions along with their teachers attend the October 12, 2017 sitting of the Corporation’s meeting in preparation for their Youth Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Corporation. Youth Councils are held in local authorities annually during the November, Local Government & Community Month.

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Local Government and Community Month Being Celebrated in November

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, addresses the audience during the launch of Local Government and Community Month 2017 at Water Square in Falmouth, Trelawny on November 1.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says there will be a strong focus on community, as the Ministry celebrates Local Government and Community Month in November.

“We have stressed the importance of community development because it is important that people understand that the Ministry is not just about cleaning drains. It is not just about providing allocation for councillors… but we do have community development as an integral part of the Ministry’s portfolio agenda,” Mr. McKenzie said.

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Junior Council Forum 2017

November is celebrated as Local Government Month and as a gesture to promote awareness among our youth on matters relevant to Local Governance and the roles and responsibilities of such, the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be hosting students from various schools throughout the Municipality for its 2017 Junior Council Forum under the theme, “Local Governance: the pathway to securing Better Communities.”

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Congratulations in Order

Congratulations in Order

A proud Carol Archer posed on the grounds of Kings House for a photo after receiving the prestigious Badge of Honor Award for long and faithful service to the St. Catherine Infirmary.

The presentation was made at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Awards held on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 16, 2017 on the lawns of King’s House, under the distinguished patronage of Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica.

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