_________________________________________________ Contributed by: Ruddy Mathison Residents of Trelawny and motorists accessing the town of Falmouth will this Sunday wake up to new traffic route arrangements being implemented in the town of Falmouth as part of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Trelawny Parish Council’s efforts to transform Falmouth into a pedestrian town. The move according to the Parish Council is aimed at increasing business opportunities, promoting a unique shopping experience,cleaning up the town center, developing a public recreational space and making the town more friendly to visitors. As a result of the new arrangements Water Square will be
There was a big industrial action on the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier construction today as workers walked off the job in protest for better wages. The cruise ship pier development should have been in high gear this week as the first ship is due to dock in 4 days time on the 7th of January when Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas, a smaller ship with fewer guests on board is expected to berth. Instead, the Falmouth construction site resembled a ghost town, with many of the workers congregated at the gate. Workers have long been complaining of mediocre wages
Image via Wikipedia One wonders if they will be able to meet this deadline, considering where it appears the development has reached and the fact that they had already missed the November deadline for Holland America Cruise Line, when the ships had to be re-routed to Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. From my observation, construction is on in earnest and it seems to be moving at a rapid pace but how ready it will be for the January date is left to be seen. One thing for sure, it will not be 100% ready.
Why does the media continue posting negative headlines at the expense of positive news? Negative news sells and captures the attention of readers, but sometimes it is too much. The Jamaica Observer headline read “Gov’t threatens to evict Holland squatters” while reporting on the Official Ground Breaking for the $J8 Billion mega housing project at Holland Estates in Trelawny.
Yesterday, I took a walk down by a section of the Pier construction, close to the Court House and took a few photos to gauge the progress of the construction. Here are some of the photos along with two of the old Ministry of Agriculture (RADA) building, that will be a part of the pier development in the future. By the way, the RADA office has been relocated to Duncans, like the Courts Office, like the JLP office. Duncans might one day end up as the administrative capital of Trelawny as the development gobbles up Falmouth’s real estate.
Telecommunications company LIME (formerly Cable and Wireless Jamaica Ltd) had a big $1500 promotion in Water Square yesterday, pulling in more people than normal for this type of promotion. The reason? LIME has signed most of Jamaica’s biggest Dancehall entertainers, so it was expected that all of them would be there. In the end, there was Leftside, Aidonia and Mavado. Missing were Elephant Man, Cecile and Beenie Man. Thanks to member @lippy1 for contributing some of the photos. Here are some photos of the event:
Trelawny is the place to be! In a previous post entitled: “ Massive Housing Developments in Trelawny Brings Sewage To Hague, I stated that there were so many proposed housing developments that I can’t keep pace with them. Here is another one to add to the list. The Gleaner, in an article entitled: “J$8b university town for Holland Estate” is reporting that developers have bought 192 acres of land, known as Holland Estates (where the Papaya Farm was located right next to William Knibb High School). The property was owned by the Muschette family who seem to own about 1/4
These are some photos taken in Falmouth, half of the amount on the day the new Custos, Muschette was sworn in. [cincopa AgHAiXqI-lLG]