Chukka Caribbean invests US$4 million to upgrade its Good Hope property near Falmouth

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Chukka Caribbean has recently invested US$4 million investment in the upgrading of its Good Hope property near Falmouth, Trelawny. This investment will make a great attraction even better, through the addition of an adventure falls. Good Hope is one of the most popular attractions in Falmouth. The adventure tour is one high on the agenda of visitors looking for...

Ground Broken for Luxurious Oyster Bay Hotel at Blue Waters (Bush Cay)

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Ground Broken for Luxurious Oyster Bay Hotel at Blue Waters (Bush Cay) On March 30, 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness broke ground for the Oyster Bay Hotel at Blue Waters (Bush Cay) near Falmouth, Trelawny. The project was originally started several years ago, but was later abandoned. Reconstruction has begun on the property with an...

Completion Of Falmouth’s TAJ Tax Office Building On Target

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The construction of the $136 million 4,700 square feet Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building on Cornwall Street here in Falmouth, Trelawny, is right on target. That is, according to Trelawny’s Mayor Colin Gager. Interestingly, the building lies on the same block of land as the Falmouth Infant School, the Trelawny PArish Library and the Falmouth...

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

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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...

Falmouth streetscape construction blamed for slow Christmas sales

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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...

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

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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...

Jamaican living in Canada to construct Culture Market in Trelawny – construction begins this month

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Jamaican living in Canada to construct Culture Market in Trelawny The govenment has long prolonged its announced artisan village. It is still not certain when it will become a reality. A private Jamaican/Canadian investor is planning to create his own, starting this month. Speaking with the Jamaica Observer, Doyle Smith told of plans to construct...

Newly sworn in Mayor Colin Gager makes cleaning up Falmouth his priority

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In his first interview after being sworn in as the new Mayor of Falmouth, JLP Councillor Colin Gager (Warsop) laid out his intention to clean up the town of Falmouth. Gager’s priority will be the problem of vending in Water Square. Speaking with the Jamaica Observer, Gager stated that: “We will have to re-resurect Water...

Falmouth to Become Jamaica’s First Heritage Township

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Falmouth to Become First Heritage Township The town of Falmouth is about to get a boost as a tourist destination. Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett announced that Falmouth will be the first town in Jamaica to be named a heritage township. This will make it the pioneer in a program targeted at several other towns island-wide....

November 2016 Pictures: Falmouth Road Repairs, Street-scaping and Landscaping

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Falmouth Road Repairs, Street-scaping and Landscaping The upgrading and beautification of Falmouth continues and for those far and wide, Falmouth News has taken some photos over the month of November to show how the work is progressing. Landscaping Photos taken on November 1, 2016 Road Repairs and Resurfacing Photos taken November 1 to November 10,...