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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Zika Virus Update

In January we reported on the different activities we have embarked on in preparation for the Zika Virus. While we are still in preparation mode, we have increased our efforts, as we are now aware that there has been a confirmed case of the virus in the island.

Please be reminded that the fight against Zika and other similar viruses, has to be approached both individually and collectively. We must all take responsibility for our surroundings and ensure that we take the appropriate steps to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

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Source:: Zika Virus Update

Lime Hall Road Upgraded (Article from The Jamaica Information Service)

Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, officially opened 2.2 kilometres of upgraded roadway in Lime Hall, St. Ann, on February 11, which will benefit over 2,000 residents.

The road, which was repaired at a cost of $16 million, will provide residents with significant ease of travel between Lime Hall and St. Ann’s Bay.

Declaring the roadway open, Minister Arscott said it will assist the residents in improving economic activities in Lime Hall and adjoining communities.

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Source:: Lime Hall Road Upgraded (Article from The Jamaica Information Service)

St. Elizabeth Parish Council parish Zika clean-up

Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council and Mayor of Black River Councillor Everton Fisher, was busy in his division of Balaclava in St. Elizabeth healping to remove garbage on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The Mayor then went across the parish with a team from the Parish Council and the parish Health Department to assist with the Zika clean-up which was a success.

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Source:: St. Elizabeth Parish Council parish Zika clean-up