Photos of Independence Day 2011 Celebrations in Falmouth, Jamaica
Jamaica’s 49th Independence Day celebrations was yesterday and as is the tradition, celebrations took place in all the parish capitals except Kingston and St. Andrew that had one Grand Gala at the National Stadium). Falmouth’s celebration took place in Water Square with a civic ceremony highlighted by the raising of the Jamaican flag. We were all wondering why they erected the flagpoles. Why wasn’t there a Jamaican flag on one of the poles? Now we realize they were waiting for Independence Day. This year, another flag was raised alongside the Jamaican flag, The flag of Falmouth’s sister city of Lauderhill, Florida.
This was the first Independence celebration in the newly renovated Water Square and the turnout was massive. I did not know there were so many young people in Trelawny , especially teenagers. They were out in their full numbers and the government has its work cut out to provide opportunities for their future.
The most striking thing about the street dance is the pride in being from Falmouth and Trelawny. Everybody who came up on satage (there were 49 on the program) proudly asserted that they were from Trelawny or Falmouth (A Trelawny mi come from). A combination of the cruise shipping pier development and the achievements of our track and field athletes have instilled pride in our people and it is a wonderful spin-off.
Here are the nuff nuff (many) Photos of Independence Day 2011 Celebrations in Falmouth, Jamaica: