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Portland – Main Towns

The two main towns of the parish are Port Antonio the capital and Buff Bay.

Port Antonio is regarded as the cradle of the tourism industry having been the first town in the country to accommodate tourist visits as a result of the emergence of the Banana Industry.

It has the distinction of having two harbours and one of its main features is the Navy Island, situated on its western harbour.

Port Antonio in recent years has been assuming increasing importance as an economic and cultural centre, and it is the hideaway of some of Jamaica’s most exclusive tourist accommodations.