35th Annual Trelawny Reunion Celebrations takes place on Memorial Day Weekend in New York

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For the 35th year, the Friends of Trelawny Association (FOTA) will be holding their annual Trelawny Reunion Celebrations. This takes place (as is now the custom) on Memorial Day weekend, which is the last weekend in the month of May. FOTA Reunion Picnic 2015 video. What started out as a gathering of a few friends...

Hague Primary among 16 new schools in JPS Western Primary Schools Athletics Championships

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Trelawny’s Hague Primary School (for the first time) will take part in the JPS Western Primary Schools Athletics Championships. The meet is scheduled for the the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday, June 11. Hague has been developing a track program, and earlier this year, won the primary schools boys relay at the Milo Western...

Falmouth Trelawny supermarket owner fined for stocking illegal rum

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Chang Li, a Falmouth businessman of Chinese ethnicity, has been fined a total of $750,000 in the Falmouth Resident Magistrate’s Court. He was charged for illicit J Wray & Nephew rum which was allegedly found on his business premises in Water Square.   From The Gleaner: A businessman whose supermarket was found stocked with over...

Bad news for Coopers Pen: Court of Appeal upholds ruling in squatter case

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The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling against the Ministry of Housing that sought to compulsorily acquire the private lands that is known as Coopers Pen. The Ministry was seeking to acquire the land in favour of hapless residents, who have been battling an eviction order to evacuate land officially called land Orange Grove, in Trelawny...

New Falmouth Market on target for 3rd quarter opening

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Falmouth Market on target The long awaited Falmouth Market is on target for completion in time for the 3rd quarter of 2016. The market, that actually looks smaller than the existing location, is in fact much larger. This is contrary to the common comment we hear from many persons passing the location (I pass it...

Finance Minister Announces Implementation of $1.5 million Tax Plan

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Finance Minister Audley Shaw, a short time ago, announced the implementation of the long awaited $1.5 million tax plan. Mr Shaw was making his budget presentation for this fiscal year. The plan was the centerpiece of the JLP’s manifesto in the recent General Elections held on February 25, 2016. There was uncertainty as to whether...

Trelawny’s Fitzroy Dunkley making great strides in the 400m at LSU

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Fitzroy Junior Dunkley is another of those names in Track & Field that most of us never knew was from Trelawny parish. He represented Jamaica College (JC) in Boys and Girls Championships. It was only a few days ago we featured a story about former William Knibb and St Hugh’s High athlete, Fellan Ferguson. The...

Kacia Whilby crowned Miss Trelawny Festival Queen 2016

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Kacia Annastacia Whilby, a 24-year old communications and marketing specialist at Guardian Life Jamaica, is Miss Trelawny Festival Queen 2016. Kacia was victorious from a field of 6 contestants at the coronation show which took place at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier on Sunday, May 8. The past student of Westwood High (Class of 2009) will go...

Harmony Cove Resort Development on track to break ground in 2017

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Harmony Cove to break ground in 2017 Our previous post on Harmony Cove was in June 2015, when a provisional development order was granted for the project. Back then, we were told that the provisional order stipulated that the first phase of the project should have begun construction by the middle of this year, 2016....

Wakefield protests police killing, block roads, force schools to close

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Wakefield is now the scene of protest road blocks as residents vent their anger against the killing of a farmer by the police. The usually quiet town of Wakefield has seen an upsurge of killings in the past couple years, but the latest killing has brought the town into chaos. This time, the killing was not...