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J$1.4billion to be spent on redeveloping Falmouth into prime destination

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 7:10 PM
A section of Falmouth's Water Square

Amid cries for an urgent need to redevelop the historic town, Jamaica's tourism ministry says Falmouth is to be transformed into a premiere Caribbean destination by 2018.

In a release this morning, the ministry says several projects valued at about J$1.4 billion are in train to redevelop the Georgian town into a destination. 

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett recently toured the development projects being jointly executed by the Port Authority of Jamaica, the Urban Development Corporation and local authorities in the parish.

He says about J$190 million has already been spent on projects in the town. The projects include the renovation of the Trelawny Parish Church, the Falmouth Post Office, Falmouth Court House and the famous Water Square.

Other projects are to be completed by 2018 at a cost of J$1.1 billion.