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PM zeroes in on value of Falmouth as tourist attraction

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:00 AM
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The Falmouth Courthouse.
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said the town of Falmouth, Trelawny, has an economic value, and ways can be found to market it as a tourist attraction.

Holness added that the town is an invaluable asset that is also blessed with a great deal of historical value.

The prime minister, who was speaking at a function in Falmouth dubbed 'An Evening of Excellence' on April 27, said it is for a very good reason the town has been described as one of the "best preserved Georgian-style towns in the Western Hemisphere".

"This town had running water and electricity before many First-World cities. There are not many places in the Caribbean that have this architectural kind of value. People travel from all over the world to come and see these (sites)," he said.

 

BENEFIT FOR RESIDENTS

 

Holness emphasised that whatever is done, "we have to ensure that the people of Falmouth will indeed benefit".

"One of the things we also want to ensure is that a process is started to preserve the Georgian-styled buildings that are here in the town. The other thing we have to do is to ensure that the municipal services, like the courthouse, have a permanent home," he added.

Holness said this is to also ensure that the people have easy access to government offices where quality services are provided in a timely and efficient manner.

"This has to be done to ensure that the people are properly served and are able to access these services quite easily," he said.