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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 Catherine Primary School visits the Infirmary

St. Catherine Primary School visits the Spanish Town Infirmary

With Easter less than a week away, the residents of the Spanish Town Infirmary got an early treat from students of the St. Catherine Primary School, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. St. Catherine Primary is located at 34 White Church Street, Spanish Town.
The group of students from grade 6 not only went with the intent of offering bun and cheese to the residents but they eagerly expressed themselves in song as they moved from ward to ward and sang.

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St. Catherine Schools Participate In Earthquake Drill

St. Catherine Schools Participate In Earthquake Drill

As part of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) ‘Drop, Cover, Hold’ (DCH) campaign, some 300 schools in Kingston and St Andrew, St Thomas and St Catherine, simultaneously staged earthquake drills on March 22 and 23, respectively.

The simulation exercise is a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

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Influenz A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1) is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus which is easily spread from person-to-person.

The symptoms include:
• Fever (but not always)
• Sore throat
• Watery, red eyes
• Headache
• Diarrhoea
• Nausea and vomiting
• Extreme tiredness
• Body aches
• Runny and stuffy nose
• Cough

How is Influenza A (H1N1) spread?

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Trade Licence

Business operators in the parish of Manchester are being reminded that Trade Licence becomes due and payable on April 1, 2016 as indicated in the schedule below.

Business Licence ( Effective April 1, 2015)

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Clarendon’s a wonderful tourism product says marketing expert

Marketing and Branding consultant Kim McCulley says Clarendon is ‘a wonderful (tourism) product’. According to the Canadian twenty-year tourism marketing expert ‘the product is here and all ready to go’ and it’s just a matter of ‘packaging it up’ for the market.

She was invited by the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) to assist local tourism interests with assessing the parish’s competitive advantage, brand and niche in the tourism industry.

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St. Elizabeth to get three fire units

The St. Elizabeth Fire Department is to receive three additional fire engines and a water truck from the government of Japan.
Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Masanori Nakano, signed the agreement for the units with Mayor of Black River, Everton Fisher, at a ceremony held on Friday March 18, 2016 at the official residence of the Ambassador, in Kingston.
The fire engines will be provided through the Embassy of Japan’s Grassroots Human Security Programme, and is worth $10.9 million.

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Clarendon Parish Council to develop Salt River Attraction

The Clarendon Parish Council is to shortly assume ownership of the popular Salt River attraction located along the South-East coast of the parish. The Parish Council has all but secured a twenty-one year lease arrangement for five acres of the property on which the public mineral spring is located.
The deal was struck with current owner, SCJ Holdings.

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KSAC regrets recent death of Elderly Resident

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) regrets the recent death of Ms. Hicilda Taylor, an elderly resident arising from a fire at 5 Balmagie Avenue in Kingston.

The KSAC will extend its usual support to the affected individuals to enable them to recover from this crisis.

We remind residents to always be on the look out for the well-being of the elderly and other vulnerable groups in the society. We also urge residents to maintain utmost safety awareness in order to prevent the recurrence of these kinds of incidents.

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