Jamaica to remove Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State and become a Republic

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The new Andrew Holness led government has brought a Constitution amendment bill to Parliament for Jamaica to become a Republic and have the Queen of England Elizabeth ll, replaced with a non-executive president as head of state. Jamaica has long fiddled with the idea of replacing the queen, but this now looks like the last lap....

Major Water System to be Developed for Rio Bueno, Trelawny

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The Government of Jamaica plans to undertake the development and expansion of 3 water systems in order to improve service and delivery. These are the the Rio Bueno water treatment plant in Trelawny and the Rio Cobre water and Soapberry wastewater treatment plants in St. Catherine. Thanks in no small part to the resort developments in the...

Artisan Village To Be Constructed in Falmouth

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An artisan village will be constructed in Falmouth, Jamaica; that is, according to tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. This is planned to be sited in the old Hampden Wharf building on the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier complex. There was an announcement about 3 years ago, that a craft market was slated to be built in the same...

PM Portia Simpson-Miller Officially Opens Melia Braco Village Resort

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On Thursday night, January 7th, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller officially opened the Melia Braco Hotel in North Eastern Trelawny. The property is owned by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). They have inked a 15-year lease with Melia through their investment arm, the NIF. Gleaner Western Bureau Jamaica’s National Insurance Fund (NIF), currently...

Burwood Beach Officially Declared Open

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Burwood Beach Officially Declared Open On Thursday, January 7, 2016, Burwood Beach near Coopers Pen in Trelawny was officially declared open. The beach is one of two beaches that have served the Falmouth area for some time. A recent face-lift has upgraded the facilities with much needed amenities. Burwood is now a worthy public beach....

Spanish Chain to Construct 2 Hotels in Trelawny at Cost of US$200m

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2 Hotels to be Constructed in Trelawny Good news for Jamaica and more specifically for the parish of Trelawny. The parish’s ownership of vast parcels of prime virgin coastal real estate is paying off. Spanish chain H10 hotels has announced plans to expand its operations in the Caribbean by constructing 2 hotels in Trelawny parish. This will...

Trelawny Councillors lead successful Jamaican delegation to South Florida International Trade Expo

Date:  Categories: in Business, Development   Comments: 0

Trelawny Councillors lead successful Jamaican delegation to South Florida Philip Service (Councillor, Martha Brae Division) and Telka Holt (Councillor, Sherwood Content Division), were the leaders of a successful Falmouth (Trelawny) delegation to the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE). This was held at the Broward County Convention Center between October 12-16, 2015. What is Florida International...

Flaws already showing up in the Falmouth Road Repair Project

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The powers that be (Mayor and Member of Parliament) appear to always be under fire for their handling of Falmouth, and the latest road repair project does not help their cause. The newly surfaced road on Upper Parade Street, is already showing signs of poor planning and shoddy work. At the end of the road, where...

Falmouth roadways asphalted in Road Resurfacing Project – [Pictures and Video Update]

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Three months ago, the Falmouth Road Repair project began on Upper Parade Street. The project entailed creating an underground drainage system on Upper Parade Street to take the waste water across Tharpe Street and into the sea on the Falmouth Main Road. In addition, Falmouth Street, Petticoat Lane (Spicy Nice Lane) and Courts/Albert George Lane...

NWA $27m Roadwork Project For Trelawny North Coast Road

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is to undertake a $27m Roadwork Project For Trelawny’s North Coast Road (A1). The area spans from the east at the Bengal Bridge (on the border of Trelawny and St Ann) and continues westward to the Martha Brae overpass bridge on the Falmouth Bypass. construction is expected to begin this...