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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World Heritage Day

Monday, April 18, 2016 is being observed globally as World Heritage Day under the theme “The Heritage of Sport.”

This annual observance pays tribute to the sites and monuments that are of outstanding universal value and are embraced as treasures to be preserved on behalf of peoples of the world.

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Source:: World Heritage Day

World Autism Awareness

Earlier this month (April 2) , we observed World Autism Awareness Day. Here in Jamaica, we have been doing our part to raise awareness as well. In this regard, I wish to lift my proverbial hat to the parents and caregivers of those persons with autism for the tremendous work they have been doing to help these individuals to find a secure place in our society. I thank them for the lessons of selflessness and love that they continue to teach us.

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KSAC extends warm welcome to Minister McKenzie

At the last meeting, I did indicate that I would pass on our commendations to Minister Desmond McKenzie, a former Councillor of the KSAC and Mayor of Kingston on his installation as Minister of Local Government. Minister, we are also proud of the achievements of our Councillors as they use their experience garnered at the local level to serve in nation building. We are however particularly pleased to acknowledge when our very own are counted among those numbers.

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Congratulating Our Champions!

Let me on behalf of the KSAC family congratulate the West Indies cricket teams on their wonderfully entertaining and impressive performance.

We have all been elated, long time fans, seasonal enthusisasts and wagoonists alike. In fact, I believe even individuals with just a passing interest have joined in celebrating the victory of the male and female teams in the recently concluded T20 ICC World Championship especially as it came on the heels of the success of the under-19 team.

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Manchester residents told to take charge of mosquito control

The community of Greenvale, just outside Mandeville, benefitted from the Ministry of Health’s Mosquito Search and Destroy initiative on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.

Chief public health inspector in Manchester, Charmaine Palmer-Cross, said the operation was mainly intended to find and destroy Aedes aegypti mosquito-breeding sites, and to build public awareness about the importance of mosquito control.

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Source:: Manchester residents told to take charge of mosquito control