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    St James district teases local, foreign tourists with new thrust
    Published: Monday | October 5, 2009


    Noel Thompson, Gleaner Writer
    WESTERN BUREAU:

    A NEW day is on the horizon for the residents of Flagstaff in upper St James who will soon commence a bed-and-breakfast programme in the rural community.

    The programme is to be launched in the coming weeks when residents will swing their doors wide open to welcome both Jamaicans and foreigners into their homes.

    The project is being undertaken through a collaborative effort by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with financial backing from the United States Agency for International Development through its Protected Areas and Rural Enterprise Project.

    Other agencies that have assisted with the realisation of the project include the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), HEART Trust/NTA, the Small Business Association of Jamaica and the Forestry Department.

    The Flagstaff bed-and-breakfast pro-gramme forms part of the Flagstaff Maroon Village Heritage Tour and Trail, which is scheduled to be officially launched on October 15.

    "It's a collective effort to build Flagstaff as an ecotourism destination," said Sacha Todd, TNC's science specialist.

    Great cultural mix

    When the project gets off the ground, local and overseas-based visitors are expected to visit the community to learn of its rich culture and history.

    "At least five rooms are now ready for occupancy, but we will be approaching the Jamaica Tourist Board and the TPDCo to further assess and have the homes certified," stated Michael Grizzle, chairman of the Local Forest Management Committee.

    Grizzle estimated that within a year, between 25 and 30 rooms should be available in the community. He said the rooms would be available for rental to individuals as well as families.

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    u so fake, even China denied mekking u

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    Re: St James district teases local, foreign tourists with ne

    I don't know where Flagstaff is. I'd like to see pictures. I enjoy staying in "off the beaten path" places.

    I wish them success.

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    • #3
      Re: St James district teases local, foreign tourists with ne

      Lush!


      Flagstaff is small town of approximately 1100 persons on the north west boundary of the Cockpit County, about one hour’s drive from Montego Bay



      new COCKPIT COUNTRY logo
      see the abeng? nice


      http://www.yardedge.net/worth-a-visi...cockpit-county
      Keep the faith . .

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      • #4
        Re: St James district teases local, foreign tourists with ne

        Thanks Roots. That is really lovely.

        I drove through the Cockpits years ago. It was beautiful.

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        • #5
          Re: St James district teases local, foreign tourists with ne

          Sure looks green .. in more ways than one.
          Should be appealing
          Keep the faith . .

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          • #6
            Re: St James district teases local, foreign tourists with ne

            very kool ...

            nice photos ~

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            • #7
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              I would live up here....Lovely
              You cannot change the people around you. But you can change the people you are around.

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                Re: St James district teases local, foreign tourists with new tr

                <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: evanovitch</div><div class="ubbcode-body">St James district teases local, foreign tourists with new thrust
                Published: Monday | October 5, 2009


                Noel Thompson, Gleaner Writer
                WESTERN BUREAU:

                A NEW day is on the horizon for the residents of Flagstaff in upper St James who will soon commence a bed-and-breakfast programme in the rural community.

                The programme is to be launched in the coming weeks when residents will swing their doors wide open to welcome both Jamaicans and foreigners into their homes.

                The project is being undertaken through a collaborative effort by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with financial backing from the United States Agency for International Development through its Protected Areas and Rural Enterprise Project.

                Other agencies that have assisted with the realisation of the project include the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), HEART Trust/NTA, the Small Business Association of Jamaica and the Forestry Department.

                The Flagstaff bed-and-breakfast pro-gramme forms part of the Flagstaff Maroon Village Heritage Tour and Trail, which is scheduled to be officially launched on October 15.

                &quot;It's a collective effort to build Flagstaff as an ecotourism destination,&quot; said Sacha Todd, TNC's science specialist.

                Great cultural mix

                When the project gets off the ground, local and overseas-based visitors are expected to visit the community to learn of its rich culture and history.

                &quot;At least five rooms are now ready for occupancy, but we will be approaching the Jamaica Tourist Board and the TPDCo to further assess and have the homes certified,&quot; stated Michael Grizzle, chairman of the Local Forest Management Committee.

                Grizzle estimated that within a year, between 25 and 30 rooms should be available in the community. He said the rooms would be available for rental to individuals as well as families.

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                </div></div>

                This is one hell of a good idea
                IF you are sittting around waiting to see me fail, your [censored] is going to get mighty sore..

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