Taniesha Scott, Michelle Grant volunteers from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) assist the children (from left) Malia Grant, Maleec Denham, and Matthew Green in cleaning up debris from the Hellshire Bay Beach in St. Catherine. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) partnered with NEPA to spearhead clean-up activities on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in celebration of International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICCD) through its Natural Resources Management and Environmental Planning Department (NRMEP).
(L-R) Philarna Henry, Shanoy Downer and Penka Lawrence, GSAT awardees are greeted by the Honourable Reverend Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education after the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) 2012 GSAT Awards Function held at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) on Wednesday, August 8. Over 20 students who are children of staff members were awarded a scholarship of $10,000 each and a Jamaica 50 Pin of Pride by the UDC for their performances in the March examinations.
Danae Vacianna, protected area supervisor, Urban Development Corporation (UDC) assists with clearing of debris from the Hellshire Bay Beach. She is flanked left and right by Marica Riley and Beverley Yearbe from the Progressive Grocers Group. while Ellis Keith from the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force keeps track of the collection .
Children from childcare and protective institutions in the corporate area enjoy the beach under the watchful eyes of lifeguard, Glenton Beadle at Hellshire Summer Fun 2012. On July 19, over 400 children from 9 institutions were treated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to a fun-filled day, inclusive of a mini sports day, bounce abouts and a concert. The occasion was the 32nd Hellshire Summer Fun, which was held at Fort Clarence Beach. This community outreach activity is geared towards treating children to a day at the beach during the summer holidays.
(l-r) Kellie Magnus, Editorial Director, Jackmandora Desmond Young, Acting General Manager, Lenworth Tracey, Deputy General Manager, Economic Development and Corporate Relations and Lorna Clarke, Director, Corporate Relations, all of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) listen attentively as Tavi- Jaay Whyte and Onecia Henry read from I am a Doctor Bird, written by Kellie Magnus. The occasion was the UDC’s Annual Reading competition held at the UDC Head Office on Wednesday, July 11.
(l-r) Sara Simpson, Director, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Planning (NRMEP) Department, Commander Errol Taylor, Deputy General Manager, Development Planning and Management, both of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and Marcia Creary, President, Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals listen attentively as Kerrissa Palomino, student, St. Jago Cathedral Preparatory informs them about their winning project which focused on the negative impact waste disposal can have on human and marine life.
(l-r) Lenworth Tracey, Deputy General Manager, Economic Development and Corporate Relations, Urban Development Corporation (UDC) engages in dialogue with Vinay Walia, Co-Managing Director and Neil Robinson, General Manger, Finance, both of the Guardsman Group. The occasion was a Downtown Kingston Network Exchange, hosted by the UDC on Thursday, July 5, in the Information Centre at UDC’s head office on the Kingston Waterfront.
Hundreds of Jamaicans ushered in the New Year on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at “Jamaica 50 Fireworks” on the Waterfront Kingston. The event was organized by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) along with private sector and government partners. Main features included a kiddies village, a VIP poolside party and a stage show featuring popular artists such as Khago, Ken Booth, George Nooks, Omari, Joan Flemmings and I-Octane.
Owen Ellington, commissioner of police tests one of four jet skis which was purchased by the Urban Development Corporation in collaboration with the Port Authority of Jamaica at cost of approximately J$8.6 million. The jet skis will enhance the JCF’s monitoring capabilities of the Ocho Rios and Falmouth coastlines. The handing over event was held at the Office of the Police Commissioner on November 4, 2011.
Lenworth Tracey (l), deputy general manager of Economic Development and Corporate Relations, Urban Development Corporation (UDC) hands over the keys for one of four jet skis to Owen Ellington, commissioner of police. Sharing in the event at centre is Dianne Mcintosh, permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security and Superintendent Terrence Sanko (l), head of the Marine Police Division.