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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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Parish Labour Day Project – Riversdale, St. Catherine

Parish Labour Day Project – Riversdale, St. Catherine

Chairman of the St. Catherine Joint Civic Affairs Committee, Mr. Gosmo Buddho , said he was satisfied with the level of participation in the Riversdale community of St. Catherine, as volunteers from various organizational entities, agencies, groups and community members participated in the planned Labour Day activities. And it was truly a blessing to have had the Custos of St. Catherine, Rev. the Hon. Jeffery McKenzie commencing with prayers and afterwards sharing in the activities.

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Source:: Parish Labour Day Project – Riversdale, St. Catherine

Municipal Police training at Twickenham Park

The operations of the Manchester Parish Council have been significantly boosted by the addition of two newly recruited Municipal Police Officers. The two officers were a part of a group of 31 who graduated after completing a six-week Municipal Training Course at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Academy at Twickenham Park, St. Catherine.

Functions of the Municipal Police Force:

This para-military group has certain specific functions for which they are trained, namely:

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Source:: Municipal Police training at Twickenham Park

Windsor School of Special Education

On Monday, May 9, 2016, Actg. Mayor Leon Thomas and Ms. Marjorie Daniels, Branch Manager, Courts Portmore visited the Windsor School of Special Education and made a presentation of $100,000.00 to the institution to assist with its various programs for the children.

They were met by Mr. Glendon West, Principal of Windsor School and Mrs. Yvonne Bailey, Vice Principal. The visit took place during the morning devotion and Actg. Mayor and Ms. Daniels were happy for the opportunity to interact with the children and teachers.

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Source:: Windsor School of Special Education

St. Ann Parish Council launches Youth Advisory Task Force

Representing Kingston’s Mayor Sen. Cllr. Dr. Angela Brown Burke JP-an advocate for participatory governance, Deputy Mayor Cllr. Andrew Swaby JP extends hearty congratulations to His Worship the Mayor Councillor Desmond Gilmore and his team of Councillors and staff for adopting and reinforcing best practices at the launch of the St. Ann Parish Council’s Youth Advisory Task Force.

The Youth Advisory Task initiative is the brainchild of Kingston’s Mayor Senator and Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke, JP.

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Source:: St. Ann Parish Council launches Youth Advisory Task Force

Fire At Heathfield Avenue

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) joins the rest of the country in sympathizing with relatives of 10 year old Nyheema Barrett and 4 year old Shaheem Green, who lost their lives in a fire that destroyed their home on Wednesday morning.

The KSAC family joins countless Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora as we collectively mourn the death of two very promising youngsters.

It is even more poignant that the deaths of these precious children occured in Child Month a time when we pause to pay tribute to our nation’s children

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Source:: Fire At Heathfield Avenue

Pound Keeper

Application Deadline:
May 24, 2016 – 04:30am


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Pound Keeper (LMO/TS4).


Under the direction of the City Inspector, the Pound Keeper is generally responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and controlling the operations of the Pound in keeping with the requirements of the Pound Act and for the supervision and control of employee assigned thereto.

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Source:: Pound Keeper