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Developments slated for the parish of Trelawny include a new police station, a courthouse, a new fire station and the Greenfield stadium, which will accommodate thousands of Jamaicans as well as foreigners at the World Cup Cricket in 2007.
Member of Parliament for Northern Trelawny, Dr. Patrick Harris told JIS News that these developments would bring about a direct transformation in Trelawny’s economy.
“We have considered all the assets that we have in the parish, the reefs, the watertable, our employment figures and our literacy figures and we have drafted a master plan that should change the economic base of our community,” he said.
Dr. Harris said that the residents were happy that new schools are being constructed in Trelawny, as these would be of benefit to the future generation, increasing the literacy level and providing more spaces for children to access education.
“The Holland High School was recently built to provide spaces for another 1,300 students and the Hague Primary and Hague Basic Schools are under construction and are proposed to be opened in September 2005,” he said.
Dr. Harris said the dream of the residents of the parish was to have a tertiary institution constructed in the parish, so that persons could attain a higher level of education.
“The establishment of this tertiary institution would not just allow our youngsters to access the training in order to acquire meaningful jobs, but it would assist in the retention of highly educated persons within the parish,” he noted.
He pointed out that the new 100-man police station was under construction and that it should be completed by the 2007.
“This new police station is being constructed right across from the Falmouth infirmary and we hope to build a courthouse right next to it,” he said.
He added that tenders were out for the construction of the new fire station and noted that it would be built at the same location as the former structure, before it was demolished.
Dr. Harris pointed out that the Greenfield project should provide a number of employment opportunities.
“We have to be prepared as a community to take advantage of the opportunities that the 2007 World Cup cricket will bring. We will have to cater for the needs of the thousands of visitors who will be coming to the area, and so we will have to put the goods and services in place to meet the needs of these people,” he emphasised.

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