4 Workers Injured in Accident at Royalton Hotel Construction Site in Trelawny

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Four Injured In Accident At Royalton Construction Site In Trelawny An accident at the Royalton Hotel in Coopers Pen, Falmouth, Trelawny yesterday, has left 4 persons injured. The incident took place during the installation of glass on the property. Royalton now has two hotels adjacent to each other. Royalton White Sands is the original Trelawny Beach/Starfish...

Salt Marsh Residents once again protest against bad road conditions

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Salt Marsh Residents Protest In a scene that is reminiscent of one which took place last year, residents of the Salt Marsh area once again took to the street to protest the poor state of the roads. Once again, Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson, was there to bear the complaints from residents. The specific stretch...

Port Authority to Carry Out Major Upgrading and Beautification of Falmouth

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Falmouth will once again benefit from a major upgrade and beautification project, scheduled to be completed before the end of this year, 2016. The work is confined to the ‘uptown’ area. From The JIS The town of Falmouth in Trelawny is to benefit from a major beautification and upgrading project to be carried out by...

UTech pulls out of Trelawny – Falmouth’s Mayor expresses disappointment

Date:  Categories: in Development, Education   Comments: 4

UTech pulls out of Trelawny The University of Technology (UTech) has pulled out of the Trelawny stadium and closing their other location at the old Baptist Manse on Market Street. Operations are being transferred to UTech’s Montego bay locations. Falmouth’s Mayor disappointed From: The Gleaner: At a recent Gleaner editor’s forum in Falmouth, the mayor stated...

Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson apologizes for Falmouth street-scape construction

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Falmouth’s Mayor, Garth Wilkinson, has taken to social media to apologize for the Falmouth street-scape project. The project currently involves building sidewalks on both sides of Market Street, but has been causing traffic and pedestrian discomfort. Mayor Wilkinson: Good day my Facebook community. The crew on Market Street in Falmouth is working through the night...

Traffic Congestion Blocking Commerce in Falmouth

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Traffic Congestion in Falmouth Falmouth is extremely congested. It may take you several attempts to get a park in the town, and then you may have to struggle to see a municipal parking attendant to buy a parking ticket. Who knows, by the time you leave to buy a ticket, your vehicle could be clamped for...

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...

Harmony Cove Resort Development on track to break ground in 2017

Date:  Categories: in Business, Development, Employment, Entertainment, Hotels   Comments: 1

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....

Government allocates $96.6 million to build new Falmouth Tax Office

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The Government of Jamaica has allocated $96.6 million towards the construction of a new Falmouth Tax Office in Trelawny parish. Falmouth has been without a permanent home for its tax office for some time now. For years, it was located at the old home of John Tharpe at 1 Tharpe Street. The slavery era building deteriorated rapidly...

Government Focusing on Developing Falmouth as Ideal Tourist Destination

Date:  Categories: in Book, Development, Port   Comments: 3

The Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Tourism, is placing special emphasis on developing Falmouth as the ideal Jamaican tourist destination. At a recent meeting with Niu Qingbao, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett presented him with a copy of the book, Fascinating Falmouth. The book was written...