New Gas Station opened – hopefully to push start Falmouth’s southerly development

Date:  Categories: in Development   Comments: 2

A newly opened Texaco gas station on the southern outskirts of the town has signalled Falmouth’s long awaited push southward. Falmouth’s future plans are for its development along Market Street straight to Martha Brae, which is a mile and a half away. The Falmouth Market (still under construction) was the first attempt at starting the...

Usain Bolt has big plans for his former primary school in Sherwood Content

Date:  Categories: in Charity, Sports   Comments: 1

For the sixth successive year, Usain Bolt held a Christmas treat for kids in his community of Sherwood Content. This year, the need of proper playing facilities for his former school, Waldensia Primary, came up on the radar. He has decided to make it the next project of his foundation. The following is an excerpt...

Shacka shot and killed in Carey Park

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A man was shot and killed in Carey Park yesterday. He has been identified as Glenroy Scott, also known as “Glen” or “Shacka” of a Spicy Hill, Trelawny address. Reports are that yesterday afternoon at around 2 o’clock, gunshots were heard coming from a section of Carey Park, Trelawny and Scott’s body with visible gunshot...

Falmouth streetscape construction blamed for slow Christmas sales

Date:  Categories: in Business, Development   Comments: 2

Slow Christmas Sales in Falmouth Delroy Christie, president of the Trelawny Chamber of Commerce, has reported that sales is sluggish in Falmouth. He blamed the slow sales on the Falmouth Streetscape construction project. The construction now spans one of the busiest intersections: Cornwall Street and Market Street (the busiest street in the town). Traffic Pains...

Trelawny’s Kentan Facey going from strength to strength in UCONN basketball

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Trelawny born Kentan Facey, formerly of Knox College, is having a great senior year at the University of Connecticut (UCONN). At 14 years old, the young teen from Warsop would never have dreamed of being in that spotlight. The 23-year old Facey, grew up like most Jamaicans playing football and cricket. He never played basketball until...

Grandfather dies from multiple chops allegedly inflicted by grandson

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So far, there has been no news forthcoming as to the reason for the dispute, but a man has been taken into custody by the police for hacking his grandfather to death in Wait-a-Bit. A young farmer was taken into custody by the Trelawny police after his grandfather died in hospital, allegedly from wounds inflicted...

No vendors will be allowed in Water Square for Falmouth Grand Market 2016

Date:  Categories: in Culture, Development, Shopping, Social, Video   Comments: 1

Grand Market or Christmas Eve is the busiest day of the year in Falmouth and most major towns in Jamaica. The hub of Trelawny’s Grand Market celebration is traditionally Water Square. Water Square, the commercial and social center of the parish is normally filled with shoppers, vendors and others on the final shopping day for...

Former Westwood High Principal Eileen Piggott has died

Date:  Categories: in Education   Comments: 0

Eileen Piggott, the former Principal of Westwood High School, died on Sunday afternoon, December 11 after a period of illness. Mrs. Piggott was an English woman who came to Jamaica, got married to a French Canadian and spent the rest of her life educating girls at Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny. Eileen Piggott joined the staff...

Seymour ‘Bonny’ Moncrieffe found dead in his home on Queen Street, Falmouth

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Seymour George Moncrieffe, popularly known as ‘Bonny,’ was found dead at his home on Queen Street, Falmouth this morning. He is shown in the picture below at extreme right. Bonny is a tailor by trade, but has been plagued by alcoholism for most of his adult life. He is the brother of Bruce Moncrieffe, the taxi...

Clarks Town FC and Coopers Pen to contest TFA Victor Wright knockout competition

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In a replay of last year’s Trelawny Major League Final, Cooper’s Pen will battle Clark’s Town FC in the final of the Trelawny Football Association Victor Wright knockout competition. Cooper’s Pen made it to the final by spanking Spicy Hill by 3 goals to nil in the semi-final played at Cooper’s Pen on Saturday. Cooper’s...