The local government bodies of the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew were amalgamated by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation Act of 1923, to form the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC). Greater Kingston or the "Corporate Area" refers to the KSAC, and not just the Parish of Kingston, which consists of only the old downtown and Port Royal.
August 17: Hurricane Dean is on a direct path toward the southern coast of Jamaica. The prime minister called an emergency meeting to prepare for the hurricane, which could disrupt the August 27 general elections. (iol World)