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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Portmore History

Portmore began as a large area for schematic residential development in the late 1960s, as the West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON) organization built
thousands of prototype housing units in an effort to alleviate the
over-population of Kingston; the first was called Independence City. It has since grown into a suburban city to Kingston; its large
population travels into Kingston daily for work, schooling, and many
other essential services via the Portmore toll road.

Portmore was granted Municipality status in 2003 and has its own City Council and Mayor, following the British-based model of Jamaican local government It now houses approximately 10% of the population of the Kingston Corporate Area.

Currently Portmore has an acting mayor since the death of Mayor George Lee in late September 2013.

Portmore has affiliations with music artist Vybz Kartel,Mad Cobra,
Baby Wayne Macka Diamond and Spice and sound system Flavor Unit and
Areacode 876

Economy

While Portmore is not marketed as a tourist destination for the
millions of incoming travelers to Jamaica every year, there are many
places for entertainment, eating, relaxing and enjoyment such as
beaches, restaurants, hotels and much more.

 

Neighbourhoods and districts

  • Ascot Scheme
  • Bernard Lodge
  • Braeton
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeview
  • Caribbean Estates
  • Cedar Grove Estate
  • Christian Gardens
  • Christian Meadows
  • Cumberland
  • Cumberland Meadows
  • Daytona
  • Edgewater
  • Garveymeade
  • Greater Portmore
  • Gregory Park
  • Hamilton Gardens
  • Hellshire
  • Independence City
  • Marine Park
  • Meadowvale
  • Monza
  • Morris Meadows
  • Mount Royal Estate
  • Naggo Head
  • Passagefort
  • Portmore Country Club
  • Portmore Pines
  • Portsmouth
  • Portmore Villa
  • Silverstone
  • South Boro
  • Waterford
  • West Cumberland
  • West Mead
  • Westchester
  • Westport
  • Westbay