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  • Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell is recommending that an artisan village be developed in the community of Salem.
  • Dr. Campbell was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 6.
  • He noted that this would result in a “pull” for St. Ann as tourists will be able to view how items are made and assist in making small souvenirs for themselves.

Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell is recommending that an artisan village be developed in the community of Salem as a means of developing the area’s tourism product.

Dr. Campbell was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 6.

He suggested that the village should provide a craft training centre; rest stop including updated bathroom facilities, changing room facilities; smoking lounge; food and beverage; authentic Jamaican meals; seating areas and a fishing village and shops located across the road.

“It is our intention to use the Artisan Village as an attraction for tourists travelling through St. Ann as well as collaborate with local attractions so that the Artisan Village is included in their tour packages,” Dr. Campbell said.

He noted that this would result in a “pull” for St. Ann as tourists will be able to view how items are made and assist in making small souvenirs for themselves.

“While on their tour they will be able to indulge in a cultural melting pot of authentic Jamaican meals ranging from renowned Jerk to local traditional cuisine,” he stated.

Dr. Campbell noted that the aim would be to promote things Jamaican, capitalising on the fishing village located across from the proposed site.