Manchester Parish Sustainable Development Profile

The Profile is presented here in PDF format to facilitate reproduction, but is also available in MS Word format to facilitate comments, additions and corrections, which are welcomed by the MPDC and its partners.  Please contact us for details. We thank you for your active participation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part I – The Parish Profile

Chapter 1 – Introduction

  • Location
  • Regional Relationships and Development Challenges
  • Sustainable Development
  • The MPDC Vision and Mission
  • The MPDC and Local Sustainable Development Planning
  • The Preparation of the Profile
  • Results and Next Steps

Chapter 2 – Governance Framework

  • Governance and Sustainable Development
  • The State of Governance in Jamaica
  • The Local Government Reform Programme
  • Legislative Framework for Governance
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Major MPDC Partners

Chapter 3 – Legal Framework

  • The National Sustainable Development Policy and Planning Framework
  • Proposed Legislation Relevant to Sustainable Development
  • Lack of Coordination in Development Control Mechanisms
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Sustainable Development Initiatives

Chapter 4 – Natural Environment

  • Terrain
  • Climate
  • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural Hazards
  • Soils and Terrestrial Resources
  • Ecology and Habitats
  • Marine and Coastal Resources
  • Protected Area Proposals
  • Summary of Anthropogenic Changes
  • Threats and Opportunities

Chapter 5 – The Cultural and Historical Environment

  • History of Settlement
  • Land Settlement and Development Patterns
  • Land Tenure
  • Cultural Heritage and Heritage Sites
  • Cultural Practices (Music, Entertainment, Games, Crafts, Folklore, etc.)

Chapter 6 – The Social Environment

  • Demographic Characteristics and Trends
  • Income and Poverty
  • Health
  • Crime
  • Education and Training
  • Community Organization and Social Planning

Chapter 7 – The Built Environment

  • Physical Development Patterns
  • Transportation Systems and Networks
  • Waste Management
  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Telecommunications
  • Markets
  • Police and Fire Departments
  • Social Infrastructure and Housing
  • National and Regional Planning Impacts
  • Development and Construction Practices

Chapter 8 – Economic Development

  • The Overall Economy
  • Employment and Occupational Skills
  • Unemployment
  • Income and Working Conditions
  • Agriculture and Food Processing
  • Fisheries
  • Forest Products
  • Tourism
  • Quarrying and Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Trades and Services
  • Education and Training

Part II – The Development Area Profiles

Part III – Annexes

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