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Photo Flashback: Montego Bay gets city status

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 10:27 PM
The official proclamation of Montego Bay as Jamaica's newest city being made by the Minister of Local Government, the Hon. Pearnel Charles, at last year's history-making ceremony in Sam Sharpe Square on May 1, 1981. Listening with rapt attention is the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Shallman Scott, whose big day it was.
March past of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides during the ceremony granting city status to Montego Bay on May 1, 1981.
A section of the huge throng in Sam Sharpe Square for the city's celebration on May 1, 1981.
A dog takes a keen interest in the parade of a boy scout band during the ceremony granting city status to Montego Bay on May 1, 1981.
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The pomp and pageantry surrounding the granting of city status to Montego Bay in 1981 was something to behold. The Gleaner captured the events with these pictures among the many its photographers used to immortalize the occasion.