JIS News

Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager, says the Trelawny Municipal Corporation is on a mission to safeguard the parish in order to ensure that it remains a haven for visitors to the island.

“We are on a drive to really protect the town (Falmouth) and keep it attractive so that tourists will want to come and visit,” he said.

The Mayor, who speaking at the second annual Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Day event at Water Square in the parish capital on Thursday (September 27), noted that the Corporation is doing its part in ensuring that law and order is maintained throughout the parish.

“We want to make sure that residents are abiding by the rules and regulations…and are aware of how valuable this (tourism) is to Trelawny. We want to make sure that crime is a no-no for the parish and that we have that loving relationship (with our visitors),” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, the Mayor lauded the staging of JIS Day, highlighting that it is important for the Corporation to partner with the executive agency, which is responsible for disseminating important and credible information to the Jamaican populace.

For her part, Manager of the JIS Montego Bay Regional Office, Tashion Hewitt Stennett, in underscoring the importance of JIS Day said that “as the agency in charge of promoting the policies and programmes of the Government it is really important for us to gather the different stakeholders so that we can display to the public, the service offerings of the different agencies.”

She remained members of the public that they can access the same services provided by the head office in Kingston at the regional office located at 42 B-C Union Street, Montego Bay.

IS Day was spearheaded by the Montego Bay Regional Office and highlighted the agency’s products and services, as well as the offerings of other entities of Government such as the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), HEART/Trust NTA and the Jamaica Library Service (JLS).

Scores of residents turned out for the event, which featured a lunchtime concert with performances from Trelawny-based institutions such as Granville and Unity Primary schools and Warsop Primary and Infant School.