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Where in the world is the Sunny Isles Beach Sun? Perhaps… Falmouth, Jamaica

Where in the world is the Sunny Isles Beach Sun? Perhaps… Falmouth, Jamaica

Where in the world is the Sunny Isles Beach Sun? Perhaps... Falmouth, Jamaica Irving Feder holds a copy of the Sunny Isles Beach Sun Community Newspaper at the Falmouth Historic District, Jamaica. The District contains the largest intact collection of British Colonial architecture in the Caribbean. The original structures followed English design books. Slave labor was used to build this port town as a harbor for sailing ships and the area landowners became wealthy from exporting sugar and rum and importing slaves. In later years, larger ships bypassed Falmouth Harbour because it was too shallow and the town fell into disrepair and suffered even more after a direct hit from Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. In 2001, Falmouth Heritage Renewal began its preservation efforts with the goal of restoring and saving the Falmouth Historic District. This effort has encouraged tourism and helped regrow the economy.