Kingston & St Andrew Corporation –KSAC
Kingston & St. Andrew
Kingston is located on the south-eastern end of the island of Jamaica. It is sheltered by the mountains from the cold northern and north-east trades. Its major towns include Constant Spring, Half-Way-Tree, Parade and New Kingston, which is one of the business hubs of the country. St. Andrew is adjacent to the parish of Kingston and it stretches from Cross Roads to Rockfort in the east and reaches up into the Blue Mountains, sharing borders with St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary and St. Catherine. St. Andrew was known as one of the first parishes to be established by Law in 1867, having been known prior to that time as ‘Liguanea’.
Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, occupies an area of less than 22.0 sq. km (8.5 sq. mile), while St. Andrew is sited on a total of 430.7 sq. km (166.3 sq. miles). Together, Kingston and St. Andrew occupy a total of 452.4 sq. km (174.7 sq. miles). Although Kingston is the smallest parish, it is also the most densely populated of Jamaica’s fourteen (14) parishes with approximately 11,574.7 persons per sq. km (4,469) per sq. miles), while in St. Andrew it is 1,907 persons per sq. km. (1,885 per sq. mile).
The two parishes now commonly referred to by Jamaicans as the Corporate Area, are administered by one parochial board, the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC). This “Corporate Area” is divided into fifteen (15) political constituencies and 1,354 Polling Divisions. The KSAC (along with various departments and agencies of Central Government and their various contractors) provide Kingston and St. Andrew with the general services they need.
Key Positions in the KSAC
Chairman - Mayor Cllr Senator Angela Brown-Burke
Deputy Mayor - Cllr Andrew Swaby
Town Clerk – Mr. Robert Hill
City Engineer – Mr. Normand Shand
Director of Planning – Ms. Andrine McLaren
Director of Finance & Budget – Miss Georgia Palmer
Director of Admin and HRM- Miss. Chequira Castriota
Director of Administration & Office Services - Mrs. Dorothy Chambers-Morris
Parish Disaster Coordinator - Terry Forrester
Public Relations Officer - Jodi-Ann James
Inspector of Poor - Miss Elaine Walker, J.P.
Commercial Services manager - Mr. Gary Robotham
Superintendent of Cemeteries- Mr. John Cornwall
Pound Manager- Milton Jones