Dunn’s River Falls and Park (DRFP), was on March 27, 2018 named one of six Caribbean nominees in the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction’ Category of the prestigious Word Travel Awards. The St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) - a subsidiary of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) -managed attraction, was voted most popular and exciting attraction by cruise officials during 2004 and Leading Caribbean Tourist Excursion by the World Travel Awards in November 2009 and 2010 and will once again compete for the coveted prize.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) continues to enhance its relevance in a developing Jamaica, this was the consistent theme echoed throughout the Corporation’s 50th Anniversary Church Service held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Kingston Parish Church located in downtown Kingston.
The service held in commemoration of the UDC’s fiftieth year attracted Government Ministers along with other private and public sector dignitaries who joined in celebration and thanksgiving for the work the Corporation has completed over the past 50 years.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has reopened the Walter Fletcher Beach located on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay to the general public. The beach which suspended operations in 2017 following the expiration of the lease agreement between the Corporation and the then leasee reopened its doors just in time for the Easter Holidays on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Dunn’s River Falls and Park (DRFP), has received a Special Recognition Award as part of the Tourism Service Excellence Awards Programme (TSEAP) for contribution to Innovative Adventure Tourism.
The attraction which has the most certified tour guides globally received the award at Saturday night’s (March 17, 2018) ceremony held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay St. James. The attraction is managed by the St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) - a subsidiary of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) celebrates 50 years of making development happen in Jamaica since March 21, 1968 through development planning, project implementation, real estate development and attractions management. An agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)), the UDC has played its role as the government’s main urban and rural development planning agency over the last 50 years.
Dunn’s River Falls and Park (DRFP), is in the running to become one of 2017’s winners of the Tourism Service Excellence Award. The St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) - a affiliate of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), managed attraction will compete alongside ten other semi-finalists in the organisation category for the coveted award which spans entities involved in the areas of accommodation, ground transportation, attractions and the craft industry.
The multimillion dollar redevelopment of the earmarked Montego Bay Waterfront spearheaded by the nation’s chief urban planning agency the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is advancing; this was the sentiment expressed by Mr. Winston Dear, Director of the UDC and Chairman of the UDC’s Montego Bay Advisory Committee, during a recent interview focusing on the redevelopment plans for the region.