A Joint Select Committee of Parliament appointed to consider and report on the proposal to make the Portmore City Municipality Jamaica’s 15th parish has extended the period for submissions on the proposal to FEBRUARY 14, 2021
Members of the public wishing to make submissions must do so by this date.
You may find a copy of this motion below.
Please send your written submissions by FEBRUARY 14, 2021 to:
Clerk to the Houses
81 Duke Street
Persons making written submissions may be asked to appear before the Committee at short notice to explain their submissions.
MOTION REGARDING ON THE PROPOSAL TO MAKE THE PORTMORE CITY MUNICIPALITY THE FIFTEENTH PARISH OF JAMAICA
WHEREAS the Municipality of Portmore was first established in 2003 by virtue of section 3 of the Municipalities Act (repealed);
AND WHEREAS the Municipalities (Portmore) Order, 2003, was made declaring the inhabitants of the area a Municipality;
AND WHEREAS a Charter of the Municipality of Portmore was granted in 2003 for the governance of the Municipality;
AND WHEREAS the Municipality of Portmore established under the Municipalities Act was repealed and thereafter continued as and deemed to be a City Municipality under and by virtue of the Local Governance Act, 2016;
AND WHEREAS by virtue of the Local Governance (Municipality of Portmore) (Change of Name) Order 2018, the Municipality of Portmore was renamed the Portmore City Municipality;
AND WHEREAS the demographic makeup of the Portmore City Municipality now demands that it be established as a parish to focus exclusively on managing the area in order to achieve sustainable development;
AND WHEREAS there are economic, social and cultural benefits and potential for generating revenue with Portmore becoming a parish;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House of Representatives appoint a Special Select Committee to be chaired by the Member from St Catherine, South Central, to sit jointly with a similar committee to be appointed by the Senate and to consider and report on the proposal to make the Portmore City Municipality the fifteenth parish of Jamaica.