BVC March, 2016 - page 28

28 March 2016 - Business View Caribbean
Portmore, Jamaica
The sunshine city
The history of Portmore dates as far back as 900AD
and is one that encompasses a rich and compelling
past that can be traced through different groups of
people and localities that have made significant im-
pact on the area today.
The Municipality of Portmore, in the Parish of St. Cath-
erine, was originally created to relieve the housing
pressures of Kingston’s bourgeoning population and
was built on low-lying swampland that was dredged
and filled. The community began to explode with the
construction of the Causeway, a roadway built on a
sliver of land separating Hunt’s Bay from the Kings-
ton Harbor that provided a direct connection between
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