Trelawny Co-Operative Credit Union celebrates its 50th anniversary

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TRELAWNY CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED CELEBRATION The Trelawny Co-Operative Credit Union Limited (TCCU) kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations today. The commemoration began with a live broadcast by Mello FM in Water Square, outside the credit union location. On 11 am Saturday, January 13, there will be a float parade starting at Jackson Town, then...

Teen son of Trelawny policeman killed in father’s presence

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In what appears to have been an ambush, the son of a Trelawny-based policeman (Corporal Omras Lindo) was shot dead. The deceased is 16-year old Cornwall College student, Mark Williams. Reports are that about 9:45 pm last night, gunmen sprayed Lindo’s car with bullets along Irwin main road, at the intersection of Meadows and Tucker....

Reduction in murders 2017, but major crimes on the increase in Trelawny

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The good news for Trelawny is that murders reduced from 26 in 2016 to 21 in 2017. The 19% reduction in murders has been offset by the bad news. Major crimes in the north coast parish have seen an increase in 2017. According to Superintendent Dwight Powell, who is in charge of Trelawny, this was...

The story of a gay sex worker in Falmouth, Jamaica

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A Falmouthian living in the US recently gave me her assessment of the development of Falmouth. She returns to Falmouth regularly on long vacations and said to her, Falmouth was becoming Sodom. She was speaking about the influx of questionable persons migrating to the town. Prostitution as a result of the cruise ship development has brought...

(Pictures) thieves break-in and rob Falmouth Craft Market

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Thieves broke into the provisional Falmouth Craft Market on Sunday night, reportedly looting all the stalls. The thieves gained access to each craft shop by slicing the plastic covering or the tarpaulin covers and crawling through. According to one vendor, “every stall got their cut.” Vendors reported losing clothing, hats and craft items. One of...

Long Pond road remains impassable – commuters pay heavy fares between Clark’s Town and Duncans

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The Long Pond road remains impassable after heavy showers between Wednesday evening and Thursday caused flooding across several communities in Trelawny parish. When Falmouth News passed by the area yesterday, the road was still under heavy, stagnant flood water, even as the rain continued. The heavy rainfalls has continued into today. There are 3 major routes...

Martha Brae River Rafting fleet almost completely destroyed

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“River come dung” is the common Jamaican slang for what happened in Martha Brae between Wednesday night and Thursday. The Martha Brae river overflowed its banks and destroyed or swept away almost 200 rafts. Most of the rafts were moored near the Martha Brae bridge, which is the end point of the famous rafting journey....

Photos and Video: One dead as heavy rains ravaged several communities in northern Trelawny

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After heavy showers from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, the parish of Trelawny has suffered heavy damage through the flooding of several communities. One woman is dead allegedly from drowning in the Jackson Town area. She is an elderly woman identified so far as Tulli. Watch video and read story here. The major communities affected...

Video: Elderly woman drowns as heavy rains lash Jackson Town

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The body of a Jackson Town woman was found in the area today after heavy rains pummeled Trelawny from yesterday into today. She is Elizabeth Thompson, popularly known as “Tully.”, She was approximately 60 years old, and a well known person who is said to frequent the Jackson Town square. The Stewart Town police report...

Is Bendung Market the pride and joy of Falmouth?

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I came upon a Gleaner article entitled: “Bendung Market the pride and joy of Falmouth.”  It was a well written article and one could tell by the wealth of relatively accurate historic information, that it must be written by a Falmouthian. Sure enough, it was written by Richard “Richie”  Morais. The only thing I question...