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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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AMNESTY ON THE BUILDING APPROVAL PROCESS!!!

The PMC has approved a three (3) months amnesty on the building approval process to commence December 1,2015 through to March 1,2016 to waive the penalty and hoarding fees.
(Penalty fee is usually 60% of building fee )

* Special considerations for Senior Citizens age 60 and over to be granted 50% reduction of the building fee
* Home owners whom built 10 years and upwards would receive a further 20% discount on building fees

Local Government and Community Month November 1-30
“Empowering Communities through Improved Governance”

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Source:: AMNESTY ON THE BUILDING APPROVAL PROCESS!!!

News Release: Temporary closure of the Forum Bridge, Port Henderson Portmore

The Portmore Municipal Council would like to inform you that there will be a temporary Closure of the Forum Bridge, St. Catherine on Friday November 13,2015.

The bridge’s closure will last for three months to facilitate repairs to the bridge’s superstructure.

A detour road will be opened to motorists and pedestrians during its temporary closure. Operators of heavy duty vehicles will not be allowed to use the detour road.

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Source:: News Release: Temporary closure of the Forum Bridge, Port Henderson Portmore

Local Government Reform Legislation Passed By the House of Representatives

The Three Strategic Laws, designed to give practical value to and enforcement of the Local Government Reform process, were passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 10. The Bills, which were piloted by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott, are the Local Governance Bill, the Local Government (Unified Service and Employment) Bill and the Local Government (Financing and Financial Management) Bill. Commencing the debate on the Local Governance Bill, Mr.

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Source:: Local Government Reform Legislation Passed By the House of Representatives

Invitation to tender Rehabilitation to Top Jackson Main Road in Sligoville Division, St Catherine

Invitation to Tender

The St. Catherine Parish Council invites contractors to submit tender to undertake road rehabilitation to Top Jackson main road in Sligoville Division, St Catherine

Description
The works will include but not necessarily be restricted to the following work description:
1 excavation and earth works
2 Double surface dressing
3 Construct U drain

Eligibility of Tender
All bidders with valid General Road Works contractor grades 1-4, except for foreign bidders must provide:

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Source:: Invitation to tender Rehabilitation to Top Jackson Main Road in Sligoville Division, St Catherine

Mayor of Kingston condemns murder of UTECH Student

Her Worship the Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke, J.P., absolutely condemns the abhorrent act of murder against Shanique Walters, a 22-year-old student of the University of Technology (UTECH).

“While every murder is reprehensible, this one is particularly chilling as the victim was a young promising female on her way home from College minding her own business. This callous, wicked act strikes at the heart of Jamaica’s future, even as we celebrate Youth Month”, said Mayor Brown Burke in total dismay.

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Source:: Mayor of Kingston condemns murder of UTECH Student