Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier to be Expanded Soon – Sea Wall and Road Repair to Follow

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Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier to be Expanded Chairman of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Gordon Shirley, announced in April, that soon, the Falmouth Port will be undergoing expansion. This is to accommodate the new largest ships in the world. It seems the current title holders, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas...

Pictures Showing the Erosion of the Falmouth Sea Wall & Main Road as a Result of the Cruise Ship Port Construction

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  Breaking the Reefs When the cruise ship project was first announced, several persons voiced concerns that breaking the reefs will place Falmouth, Jamaica in danger of flooding as the town itself is below sea level. It was recommended that the shoreline be protected. Not much was done and we are now seeing the wisdom...

University College of the Caribbean prepares for IPO to Build Campus in Trelawny

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When Holland Estates was first announced, it was heralded as the first university town in Jamaica. The ‘town’ was to be a 1200 house housing solution with a university at its center. Holland Estates has been built for a few years and to date, still no university. Rumors were that it was no longer on...

Falmouth Road Repairs Photo Update – Falmouth and Upper Parade Streets

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Early last month (May, 2015), Dr Morais Guy, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing announced that 448 million was allocated for the development and rehabilitation of the town. The funds were sourced from the Port Authority of Jamaica, the Tourism Enhancement Fund, and an allocation from the PetroCaribe Fund. The announcement...

Ground Finally Broken for the new Falmouth Market project – JamaicaObserver.com

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Well, it’s about time. We have been waiting on this market from around 2010, ever since we heard that it would be relocated. We waited and waited until we gave up. Just when we wrote off the idea of ever getting the new market, it was revealed that they would be breaking ground for the...

Supermarket Town – Chinese Buying Up All The Real Estate in Falmouth

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Chinese Buying Up All The Real Estate in Falmouth Starting July 30, 1854, the first chinese came to Jamaica as indentured workers. The chinese invasion of Falmouth continues and is picking up steam. It seems all the 2-storeyed Georgina buildings in the town are being rented or bought by the people from the orient. Soon, all...