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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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Flag Raising Ceremony 2016

The St. Thomas Parish Council invites all to its Flag Raising Ceremony 2016 at Paul Bogle Square, Morant Bay on Saturday, August 6, 2016, commencing at 9:00 am. Come with your families and friends and see uniform groups performing. It’s Jamaica’s 54 years of Independence; join in the celebration!!!

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Town Hall Meeting at Donald Quarrie High School

~As you are, the KSAC has always believed that the management of the Municipality must involve the input of all our stakeholders. As such, the KSAC continues to hold a series of town hall meetings aimed at strengthening the relationship among residents, community and business interests and the Council.

You are invited to attend our next town hall meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Donald Quarrie High School (Caribbean Terrace, Harbour View) starting at 5:30 p.m.

We look forward to your attendance.

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Clarendon Parish Council to reward young local entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 in Clarendon to apply for $100,000 in seed capital and product development and business improvement training.

The grants are being provided by the Clarendon Parish Council and its partners the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica National Small Business Loans and HEART TRUST/NTA under the Clarendon Youth in Business Project.

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Clarendon Parish Council to assist young local entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 in Clarendon to apply for $100,000 in seed capital and product development and business improvement training.

The grants are being provided by the Clarendon Parish Council and its partners the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica National Small Business Loans and HEART TRUST/NTA under the Clarendon Youth in Business Project.

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Follow Norman Manley’s example, says Gloudon

Those who make the annual July 4 pilgrimage to Roxborough, central Manchester, to celebrate the birth of Norman Washington Manley have heard many a speech about the national hero.
Last Monday, they heard one that was strikingly different from the norm.

Using an informal mix of humorous anecdotes, sober reflections and earnest exhortations, journalist and playwright Barbara Gloudon argued that just as Manley gave of himself to his country, so Jamaicans must selflessly work for a better society.

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Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Tabletop Simulation Exercise

On Thursday July 7, 2016, the Manchester Parish Council’s Parish Disaster, Planning and Management Committee, which included government agencies, participated in an in-house Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Tabletop simulation exercise conducted by Mrs. Camille Beckford-Palmer, Regional Coordinator in the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).

The training was conducted to highlight the preparedness of the Council and other key response agencies in dealing with natural disasters and other emergency.

The agencies that participated were:

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Donation to Alligator Pond Primary & Infant School

The Manchester Parish Council handed over four gallons of paint to the Alligator Primary and Infant School during their Devotional Exercise conducted at the school on Monday, July 4, 2016.
This was a donation to the school for their assistance in the outstation exercise conducted at the school on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mrs. Millicent Bernard-James expressed gratitude to the Council for the kind gesture that will go towards the school’s beautification project.

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KSAC continues Citizen- Engagement thrust with Town Hall Meetings

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), in keeping with its strategic objective of serving citizens and other stakeholders held two town hall meetings; on June 16 and July 7 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Hall and Pembroke Hall High School respectively.

The town hall meetings form part of a series of public consultations aimed at facilitating closer partnerships among residents, community and business interests and the KSAC.

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