Portmore to become a parish?

For years there was talk about Portmore being made a city, but now the Jamaica Labour Party is making the promise that if they are reelected, they will make the Portmore municipality a parish.

According to information contained in the party’s manifesto which was released Tuesday online and dubbed ‘Stronger Future’, the party will make it a reality among a number of other promises.

The manifesto states that making Portmore the 15th parish will allow for the region to have its own resources through a dedicated Municipal Corporation and it will be able to create its own true development plan, collect its own property taxes, have its own shares of the parochial revenue fund, and make plans that it can finance.