Ground broke on Saturday in Rose Hall, St. James for construction of the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The facility will be built on 35 acres of land opposite the Shoppes at Rose Hall (between the Half Moon Golf Course and Rose Hall Great House) and is aimed at strengthening Jamaica’s participation in the growing groups and convention market. Construction is expected to be completed in 20 months. The Centre will be capable of hosting large and small meetings, conferences, exhibitions, banquets, weddings and other events. The Centre will provide more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, more than 20,000 square feet of banquet facility and more than 11,000 square feet of meeting space.