Historic! Oil found in Trelawny parish (Photos)

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CGG GeoConsulting and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) have announced an oil find in Trelawny parish. The oil was not found through deep digging, but the “black gold” actually seeped to the surface. The historic oil seeps are believed to be the first geological discovery of live oil flowing onshore Jamaica. Petroleum Corporation of...

Latest 2018 Photos of Excellence Resort Oyster Bay, Trelawny due to open in June

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It has been almost a decade since the project began, but contractors are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The US$110-million Excellence Resort Oyster Bay hotel is expected to open its doors to guests in June of this year. Thanks to Senior Advisor/Strategist to the Tourism Minister Delano Seiveright, we have...

Tharpe Street streetscape and drain cleaning set to begin

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The J$107-million Tharpe Street streetscape and drain cleaning project is set to begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. The project follows on the heel of the J$73 million on Market Street streetscape. This is another phase of the $2 billion upgrade to Falmouth. Tharpe Street is now the second most travelled street in Falmouth, after Market...

Latest update on $2 Billion upgrade underway in Falmouth

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The Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang has declared, that  the government plans to make Falmouth the finest destination in the Caribbean. He was speaking at a function held on the Falmouth Pier which presented an update of the Port Authority of Jamaica community projects in Falmouth. As a result,...

Completion of Falmouth Tax Office delayed – TAJ refuses to accept building flaws (Photos)

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When ground was broken for the $136 million Falmouth Tax Office on Cornwall Street in April last year, it was announced that the project would have been completed in August 2017. Completion Dates Postponed Due to slow progress, the August date was shifted to October 2017. However, we are now in January 2018, and the...

Colin Gager: No ‘bly’ for vendors in Falmouth Water Square this Chrtistmas

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No ‘bly’ for vendors in Falmouth Water Square Falmouth’s Mayor Colin Gager is adamant that vendors will not be given a ‘bly’ to sell in Water Square this Christmas season. Speaking with Adrian Frater of the STAR, he claimed to have worked too hard to get rid of vending in the square. From The STAR ...

Government has “big plans” for Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium (Babsy Grange)

Date:  Categories: in Development, Sports   Comments: 1

Government has big plans for Trelawny Stadium Sports Minister Babsy Grange, has revealed that the Government has “big plans” for the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium in Greenfield. Minister Grange was speaking at the Jamaica Tallawahs’ official team brunch at the Melbourne Cricket Club on Thursday, August 24. The plans appeared to be tentative and not yet...

Falmouth Artisan Village construction to begin soon for completion end of 2018

Date:  Categories: in Attractions, Culture, Development, Port, Shopping, Things To Do   Comments: 2

Falmouth Artisan Village Construction If we are to take Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett by his word, construction on the long announced Falmouth Artisan Village will commence soon. According to Travel Weekly, when asked about the Falmouth Artisan Village, Bartlett is quoted as saying: “We expect to start construction on that soon for completion by the...

Pepper’s Jerk Center in Falmouth is Refurbishing and Expanding for the Future

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Peppers Jerk Center Refurbishing and Expanding for the Future Falmouth is expanding at a rapid rate and local businesses that do not expand will be left behind. With the fast growth of the town will come new requirements and if these are not met, a business cannot take advantage of the increased opportunities. Restaurant of Choice...

Government plans to transform Falmouth into tourism mecca by beginning of 2018

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Falmouth targeted to become tourism mecca The following are excerpts from announcements made by both the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism about the future plans and outlook for Falmouth, Trelawny. The government of Jamaica has zeroed in on Falmouth, targeting a plan to make the Georgian era town into a tourism mecca for Jamaica. Prime...