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Jamaica: TEF spends $190 million in Falmouth’s transformation

If the $190 million spent by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) on projects in Falmouth, Trelawny, in recent times is anything to go by, then the popular seaside Georgian town could well be on its way to becoming the premier Caribbean tourism destination local tourism stakeholders want it to be.

According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, Falmouth has many good things going for it, which gives him great hope that the town has the potential to be the leading tourist destination in the Caribbean.

“Falmouth’s rich history, Georgian architecture and many other attractions make it a major asset that we can leverage to increase the number of heritage visitors to our shores,” Bartlett said, in highlighting Falmouth’s rich potential.

While Bartlett believes that the newly constructed $700-million Falmouth Artisan Village, which should see its first business when the Falmouth Pier resumes operations in October, will add an important dimension to the town’s tourism offering, others feel another attraction could have been squeezed out of the old Falmouth Wharf, where the artisan village is located.

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