Portmore Case Study

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Chapter One Overview Mayor of Portmore Keith Hinds said Portmore is largely an immigrant population of persons who have chosen to make the community their home. He said in comparison to Kingston, Portmore now represents the largest block of young people in Jamaica and the Caribbean. “For many years, people were of the impression that Portmore was inhabited by second-class citizens, especially those who couldn’t afford proper rental. Since 2007, we have been moving to change that perception. With the availability of housing and space for development, Portmore continues to grow,” Hinds said. According to Hinds, Portmore is now an investor's dream with the availability of human capital, extensive road networks, technology, and its proximity to one of the island's major international airports. In 2001, Portmore, combined with the community of Hellshire, according to the STATIN report, grew faster than Spanish Town, the capital, at an annual rate of 5.1 per cent, adding just fewer than 64,000, making a total population of 161,654. Between 1991 and 2001, the parish of St Catherine grew by 26.3 per cent, nearly three times the growth observed for the overall country. Kingston declined by 3.7 per cent, while St Andrew grew by only 3.0 per cent. An investigation into how viable Portmore is to…show more content…
Portmore is served by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) which provides bus transportation for Portmore residents both locally and into Kingston and Spanish Town toll road has also been added to the city for commuters. Caymanas Park is also in Portmore, this is where horse racing is done, which is the only track for this kind of sport in Jamaica. Port Henderson was named after Colonel John Henderson of the 18th century British

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