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  • Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, says it is time for the city to be moved towards attaining some of the potential for which it was granted city status in 1980.
  • Mayor Harris said although the achievements are many, there is still a lot of outstanding matters to be attained.
  • Mayor Harris, who is the 15th Mayor of Montego Bay, said as a developing city, Montego Bay has been playing a great role as the hub for economic and cultural activities in Western Jamaica.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, says it is time for the city to be moved towards attaining some of the potential for which it was granted city status in 1980.

Speaking on October 9, at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre at a ceremony to celebrate the 34th year of the granting of city status to the St. James Capital, Mayor Harris said although the achievements are many, there is still a lot of outstanding matters to be attained.

“We have never lost the desire for growth, for it is a yearning that forms the foundation of our dream to see Montego Bay become a leading provider of the important commercial, industrial, educational and social services that benefit both locals and visitors alike,” he said.

Mayor Harris, who is the 15th Mayor of Montego Bay, said as a developing city, Montego Bay has been playing a great role as the hub for economic and cultural activities in Western Jamaica, but ways must be explored to forge partnerships with other cities for future developments.

Among the achievements highlighted by Mayor Harris for Montego Bay in the last 34 years are improvements to the historic Dome Monument, the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, and the development of commercial and administrative centres across the city.

Looking ahead, Mayor Harris is calling on citizens of St. James to start playing a greater role in the positive development of the nation’s second city.

“In celebrating Montego Bay’s 34th City status anniversary, let our every action be righteous and prosperous as we continue to improve our lives and the lives of those around us. Let us together steadfastly shape the future we want for our children and generations to come, by working together for the creation of a united city with a prosperous future,” he said.