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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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130th Anniversary of the Birth of the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey and his 53rd year as National Hero

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the St. Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMCO), in collaboration with the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) commemorated the life and legacy of the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, our nation’s first National Hero, and a man of St. Ann soil.

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Source:: 130th Anniversary of the Birth of the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey and his 53rd year as National Hero

St. James Councillors Commit $6.8 Million to Back-To-School

MONTEGO BAY, St. James (August 21, 2017): Councillors from the parish of St. James will be expending a total of $6.8 million under the Municipal Social Assistance Programme/Fund, to assist constituents within their divisions with back to school purchases.

According to Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, each Councillor has been allocated a total of $400 thousand to offset the difficulties that some families may encounter with back to school preparations.

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Source:: St. James Councillors Commit $6.8 Million to Back-To-School

St. Ann Municipal Corporation Host YSEP Orientation for 160 Participants

The Ministry of Local Government through the Municipal Corporations is seeking to empower our youths through a Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP). The programme is an initiative of the Minister of Local Government and Community Development the Honourable Desmond McKenzie. It was launched on August 10, 2017 at Jamaica College, where participants from all parishes were present. Islandwide, each Parish Councillor was allowed to select ten (10) participants, while the Mayors were allowed fifteen (15).

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Source:: St. Ann Municipal Corporation Host YSEP Orientation for 160 Participants

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The Ministry of Local Government through the Municipal Corporations is seeking to empower our youths through a Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP). The programme is an initiative of the Minister of Local Government and Community Development the Honourable Desmond McKenzie. It was launched on August 10, 2017 at Jamaica College, where participants from all parishes were present. Islandwide, each Parish Councillor was allowed to select ten (10) participants, while the Mayors were allowed fifteen (15).

The Programme will focuses on three main areas of data collection:

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St. Ann Municipal Corporation Host YSEP Orientation

The Ministry of Local Government through the Municipal Corporations is seeking to empower our youths through a Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP). The programme is an initiative of the Minister of Local Government and Community Development the Honourable Desmond McKenzie. It was launched on August 10, 2017 at Jamaica College, where participants from all parishes were present. Islandwide, each Parish Councillor was allowed to select ten (10) participants, while the Mayors were allowed fifteen (15).

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Source:: St. Ann Municipal Corporation Host YSEP Orientation

St. James Municipal Corporation hosts Orientation for 120 YSEP Participants

Councillor of the Spring Garden Division and Chairman of the Civic and Community Affairs Committee at the St. James Municipal Corporation, Dwight Crawford (left), addresses participants of the Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) at an orientation exercise.

MONTEGO BAY, St. James (August 14, 2017): The St. James Municipal Corporation, on Monday, Aungust 14, 2017, hosted an orientation exercise for 120 Youth Summer Employment Programme (YSEP) participants at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

The orientation session, moderated by Community Programmes Coordinator at the Municipal Corporation, Nagra Plunkett Nugent was organized in an effort to sensitize, train and familiarize participants with the programme’s guidelines.

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Source:: St. James Municipal Corporation hosts Orientation for 120 YSEP Participants

$18.5 million Drain-Cleaning Programme for St. James

Recently upgraded drainage system along Union Street, Montego Bay, St. James

MONTEGO BAY, St. James (July 26, 2017): The St. James Municipal Corporation will be expending approximately $18.5 million for its drain-cleaning exercise as preparation for the 2017 hurricane season.

The drain-cleaning exercise will cover the local authority’s 17 parochial divisions and will roll out on during the first week of August 2017.

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Source:: $18.5 million Drain-Cleaning Programme for St. James

Youth Summer Employment Programme 2017

The KSAMC recently held an Orientation Session for the 2017 Youth Summer Employment Programme.

The primary target group for this programme are youth between the ages of 15 and 29 whose goal is to collect data on street lights within all 40 divisions across the municipality, identify streets with missing name signs and record the information.

Additionally, they are tasked with identifying vulnerable persons within communities that are in need of emergency assistance and general social assistance using relevant forms provided.

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Source:: Youth Summer Employment Programme 2017