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

Date:  Categories: in Disaster, Falmouth Jamaica, Photo, Video, Weather   Comments: 4

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...

Melia Braco Village wins ‘Best New Caribbean Hotel’ award

Date:  Categories: in Hotels, Travel   Comments: 0

The Melia Braco Village Hotel in Braco, Trelawny has won the award for ‘Best New Caribbean Hotel.’ The government owned hotel is managed by Melia Hotels International under the local leadership of general manager, Dimitris Kosvogiannis. ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the ‘Best New Caribbean Hotel’ award won by the Government-owned Melia...

Aidonia’s Videographer Killed, 2 Injured in Trelawny Motor Vehicle Crash

Date:  Categories: in Accident   Comments: 1

The videographer of popular Dancehall Deejay Aidonia, was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Trelawny at about 8:20 pm last night. This took place on the dangerous Braco Main Road. Dead is 33-year-old Lamar Dukie of Aires Avenue in Smokeyvale, St Andrew. He was reportedly killed when one of the tyres blew out on...

Melia Braco Village Pledges to Help Surrounding Communities

Date:  Categories: in Education, Hotels   Comments: 0

The parish of Trelawny, and more specifically the neighbouring community of Rio Bueno, will be the focus of the Melia Braco Hotel. The hotel has announced their intention to assist in the development of the area. This is great news for the relatively low income community of Rio Bueno and its environs. The intention to...

440 applicants get jobs at Melia Braco Village job fair

Date:  Categories: in Employment, Hotels   Comments: 0

Out of 1,000 applicants, 440 persons were successful in their interviews and got jobs as a result of the Melia Braco Village job fair on September 20 and 21. This is a high success rate of close to 1 in 2 persons who attended the job fair were accepted. The Braco Village, near Rio Bueno,...

Braco Farmers to Benefit from New Drip Irrigation System

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Fruit and vegetable farmers in Braco, Trelawny were given a boost with the opening of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) funded drip irrigation system and food safety facility.   From the Jamaica Information Service: Eighteen small farmers, who cultivate fruits and vegetables on the Braco Farms in Trelawny, are benefiting from the installation of...

Harmony Cove Limited Gets Official Approval To Build Jamaica’s First Casino Resort

Date:  Categories: in Attractions, Development, Employment, Hotels   Comments: 4

Jamaica’s First Casino Resort Harmony Cove Limited and Celebration Jamaica Development Limited have now both been provisionally approved by the Ministry of Finance to build Jamaica’s first 2 casino resorts. This was announced last night by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. Provisional Development Order The terms of the provisional development orders state that the companies must...