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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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Damage to Half-Way-Tree Clock

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) regrets the fire which reportedly has damaged the historic Half-Way-Tree Square Clock.
This iconic landmark has for centuries been the main arrival and departure point for Kingston, from the days of the ‘horse and buggy’ before motor vehicles and the demarcation line for downtown and uptown Kingston.

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Source:: Damage to Half-Way-Tree Clock

KSAC LAUNCHES POETRY COMPETITION -‘PROUD OF MY BLACK SKIN’ IN CELEBRATION OF MARCUS GARVEY

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, the KSAC will be launching a poetry competition, themed ‘Proud of My Black Skin’ in commemoration of the 129th Anniversary of the birth of Jamaica’s first and only International Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey.

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Source:: KSAC LAUNCHES POETRY COMPETITION -‘PROUD OF MY BLACK SKIN’ IN CELEBRATION OF MARCUS GARVEY

Remembering the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”

A famous quote of Marcus Garvey; this quote is one that truly embodies racial pride, the core of the lessons taught by his excellence.
Commonly known as a ‘son of the soil’, Marcus Garvey was a great visionary of his time. His contribution to Jamaica, the Caribbean and Africa is undeniable. He devoted his life to the liberation and development of black people across the world, particularly for people of his own country, Jamaica.

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Source:: Remembering the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Kingston’s Mayor Condemns murder of male vendor at the Coronation Market

Mayor of Kingston Dr. Angela Brown Burke condemns Wednesday’s stabbing death of a 28 year old vendor at the Coronation Market in downtown Kingston.
Alvin Brown, was stabbed several times after an ensuing argument with a male shopper who later fled the scene. He later died at hospital while undergoing treatment.

Dr. Brown Burke expressed deepest sympathies for the relatives, friends and colleagues of Mr. Brown.

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Source:: Kingston’s Mayor Condemns murder of male vendor at the Coronation Market

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

International Cleanup day 2016

Garbage on Coastal areas contaminates the ocean and kills marine life, damages the coral reefs and other natural resources we depend upon for our livelihood. It also degrades the quality of the water and takes away the beauty of our beaches. The linternational Coastal Cean-up Day is dedicated to cleaning up the world’s oceans on a global scale.

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Source:: International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Dawkins Drive Road Works

Dawkins Drive

All motorists and residents of the Municipality of Portmore.

Resurfacing road works are expected to commence on Dawkins Drive, in the vicinity of the Portmore Mall. Works will also include the paving of a much needed side walk for pedestrians.

Works will be ongoing for a period of six (6) weeks and we are asking all motorists and pedestrians to proceed with caution.

For further information contact the Portmore Municipal Council at :(876) 740-7440-2
Toll Free: 1-888-991-7211

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Source:: Dawkins Drive Road Works