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.
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
Ever since the pedestrianizing of Water Square was announced, there has been widespread debate in local circles as to whether or not it is a good idea. I went to a UDC meeting a couple of months ago and the meeting was set to discuss the proposed temporary changes in traffic plans for Falmouth to test its feasibility. Almost the entire meeting was spent debating the proposed pedestrianization with some business interests fervently opposed. The idea is to offer visitors traffic free movement to be able to enjoy their viewing and shopping experience without having to worry about safety when
UDC (Urban Development Corporation), the government agency given the responsibility for developing (urbanising) the town of Falmouth has opened an office on Rodney Street . This will be the base from which the UDC will attempt to carry out its mandate to make Falmouth’s infrastructure ready for accommodating cruise ship visitors and the local businesses that will support it. They will also be responsible for relocating displaced businesses including the market which will be located on the main road in from Martha Brae. The UDC has been having a series of meetings over the last year or so, aimed at