‘Falmouth Pride’ launched to counter visitor harassment

Date:  Categories: in Port   Comments: 1

‘Falmouth Pride’ project has been launched to counter tourist harassment in the Trelawny port town. It is designed to bring sensitivity visitors to make them feel protected instead of bothered while in the port town of Falmouth. This is a welcome move, but one that should have been instituted before the first ship (Voyager of the...

Two American cruise ship passengers reported missing

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Two Cruise Ship Passengers Missing The police are seeking the help of the public-at-large in locating two Americans who disembarked at the Falmouth Pier yesterday. Their destination after leaving the ship was allegedly Montego Bay, St. James. From: The Observer TRELAWNY, Jamaica – The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two missing Americans...

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...

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...

Photos|Videos JN Foundation Heroes in Action 5K in Falmouth with Usain Bolt

Date:  Categories: in Community Service, Photo, Port, Sports   Comments: 0

Although I arrived late, I still caught plenty of action to share with you from the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action 5K which took place in Falmouth, Jamaica this morning. The event, which was a fund raiser in aid of the Granville Place of Safety (girls home) was a joint presentation of both...

Royal Caribbean Executives Sell Stock For Over $14,000,000 After Freedom of the Seas’ Fire

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Is this a fallout from the Freedom of the Seas fire? Is this a sellout? You be the judge. Check out this revealing article below that appeared in Cruise Law News. It is written by Maritime Lawyer, Jim Walker of the law firm Walker and O’Neill. Yesterday, Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain sold 151,032 shares...

Video On Deck Showing Freedom of the Seas Fire 35 Minutes Before Docking In Falmouth

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Cruise Law News sent us this video of the fire on board Freedom of the Seas. This video was shot on deck and shows the fire as well as the time when the alarm was blasted.. Royal Caribbean have trivialized the fire, referring to it as a “small fire.” From Royal Caribbean blog: “Unfortunately this...

Repair of Falmouth Main Road Sea Wall to begin soon

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Falmouth News is pleased to announce that rehabilitation of the Falmouth Main Road sea wall is scheduled to begin as early as next month (August). The $50.7 million contract was awarded to a local Trelawny company called S & G Road Surfacing Material Limited. The road has been of much concern to locals, especially motorists and...

Royal Caribbean International Praises Jamaica’s Response to Fire on Freedom of the Seas

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If there is one thing good that came out of yesterday’s fire on-board the Freedom of the Seas, it was that Royal Caribbean International (owners of the Freedom of the Seas), were happy with the local response to the fire. Click for pictures of the fire. From The Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, Jamaica — Royal Caribbean...

Pictures of Freedom of the Seas on Fire in Falmouth Harbour

Date:  Categories: in Photo, Port   Comments: 8

This morning while waiting for the bank to open, someone ran from the parking lot next to the bank and said: “the ship is on fire!” When we ran over, we saw the Freedom of the Seas on fire. The fire was on the uppermost deck. The fire was blazing, but the ship was still...