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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Local Government and Community Month Being Celebrated in November

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, addresses the audience during the launch of Local Government and Community Month 2017 at Water Square in Falmouth, Trelawny on November 1.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says there will be a strong focus on community, as the Ministry celebrates Local Government and Community Month in November.

“We have stressed the importance of community development because it is important that people understand that the Ministry is not just about cleaning drains. It is not just about providing allocation for councillors… but we do have community development as an integral part of the Ministry’s portfolio agenda,” Mr. McKenzie said.

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