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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New ‘Taste Trail’ on the Horizon

‘Ants Follow Fat’… The popular Jamaican proverb seems to have taken root in the ingenious idea of the development of a ‘Taste Trail’ in Manchester. The parish has long been a stalwart in local culinary dishes and boasts several food hotspots that have garnered a reputation for hitting the right places in the stomach walls of people near and far. The iniative is just one of many that will be implemented by the Manchester Parish Council as part of a marketing strategy facilitated by the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED).

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Source:: New ‘Taste Trail’ on the Horizon

ST. CATHERINE TRIUMPHED IN SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE BEST DECORATED TOWN SQUARE COMPETITION

ST. CATHERINE TRIUMPHED IN SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE BEST DECORATED TOWN SQUARE COMPETITION

The St. Catherine Parish Council for the second consecutive year walked away with the 2016 Spirit of Independence Award for “Best decorated Town Square” in that category, at an award presentation hosted by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at The Devonshire, Devon House, Kingston. Mr. Michael Morris, Secretary/Manager of the St. Catherine Parish Council collected the award.

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Source:: ST. CATHERINE TRIUMPHED IN SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE BEST DECORATED TOWN SQUARE COMPETITION

St. James Parish Council now accepting nominations for Sam Sharpe Awards

MONTEGO BAY, St. James (September 14, 2016): The St James Parish Council is requesting applicants for the 2016 Sam Sharpe Awards which honors exceptional individuals across the western parish.

The Sam Sharpe Awards seeks to identify and highlight persons for their outstanding contribution to the economic, social, cultural or political development of St James. The awards are also open to persons from the parish residing abroad.

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Source:: St. James Parish Council now accepting nominations for Sam Sharpe Awards