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The Falmouth model has failed - Mafessanti

St Ann businessman Marino Mafessanti believes that the development of the Falmouth pier in Trelawny has failed to provide the expected jobs and other economic benefits to the town.

"The Falmouth model has failed," Mafessanti told a Gleaner Editors' Forum in Ocho Rios last Wednesday.

According to Mafessanti: "We have failed to have an accommodating way to have guests travel comfortably from ships to attractions."

One of the grouses that has emerged from cruise passengers that disembark at the Falmouth pier, is the extended time they have to spend travelling the long distances to attractions in the neighbouring parishes of St Ann or St James.

Trelawny has very few attractions to delight visitors, and despite the pier being opened for several years now, there has been a failure, on the part of both the private ... read more

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