Jamaica, Florida cities to be twinned

MIAMI, USA, September 29, 2006 – The city of Lauderhill in South Florida and Falmouth in Trelawny, Jamaica are formally set to become sister cities today.

The twinning ceremony is slated for Braco, Trelawny, according to JIS News. Dale Holness, vice mayor and city commissioner of Lauderhill, says the formal relationship would enhance the ties that exist, adding that said he intends to use the twinning to foster better relations in the areas of sports, culture, education, economic development and health.

Both cities, according to Holness, are undergoing a “renaissance” with Falmouth targeted for redevelopment particularly in the area of tourism, while Lauderhill, home to one of the highest concentration of Caribbean nationals in Florida, has had its own share of redevelopment.

Meanwhile, as part of a weekend of activities to mark the twinning of the cities, the first annual ‘Air Jamaica Cup,’ a friendly cricket match will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Trelawny multipurpose Stadium between a United States invitational team and the Jamaican national team.

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