The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is pursuing diverse finance and business options of Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) and Private/Public Partnerships (PPPs) to provide attractive investment opportunities for private individuals and institutions. These will form the main elements of a new strategy by the Corporation to see to the implementation of city development plans through the attraction of private capital.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) managed Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) is the Caribbean’s leading Meetings and Conference Centre for 2010. The Complex houses the Centre, Secretariat Building and a 450 bay multi-storey parking garage. The Centre has five conference rooms. Room 3 can accommodate 168 persons and 4 and 5, 192 each. Conference Room 2, 450 persons, and, the largest, The Kenneth Rattray Conference Room (Conference Room 1), in excess of 1000 persons. The latter also has an observers’ gallery as well as, public and press galleries. Each conference room is also equipped with simultaneous translation facilities for six languages.
Two Sisters Caves is the final stages of a collapsed limestone cavern which plays host to an interesting array of life forms, including the Greater Bulldog or Fisherman bat, the blue crab, “ticky ticky” or big mouth sleeper, as well as several migratory birds. The caves were once a ceremonial site for the Tainos, as indicated by the carvings of the adult faces or petroglyphs on the wall of the eastern cave.
Green Grotto known at various times as the Runaway Bay Caves, Cave Hall Caves, Discovery Bay Caves, Dry Harbour Caves, Hopewell Caves, Rum Caves and Dairy Caves, are among Jamaica's most prominent natural attractions. They are of international repute and have been seeing visitors since the 18th century.