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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Disaster Prepardness and Emergency Management

In Jamaica, Parish Councils are mandated with the responsibility for disaster management in each parish. The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Department works alongside the Parish Disaster Committee and in conjunction with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) to ensure that the Parish is prepared for disasters. This is done through public education and by encouraging community programmes to help minimize or lessen the effects of a disaster on communities.

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