One hundred and thirteen students have benefitted from The Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) ‘Summer Employment Programme’ which ran for the period July-August 2014. Students were drawn from various educational institutions across the island inclusive of the University of Technology, University of the West Indies, Excelsior Community College, Heart Vocational Training and Development Institution, Kingston College, Ocho Rios High School, College of Agriculture Science and Education, Hilda's Diocesan High School and Charlemont High School.
The Kingston Craft Market will be hosting Emancipendence Day Celebration from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 52 Port Royal Street. Vendors will also be offering special discount of 20 percent on selected items throughout the day.
The Emancipendence Day event will see a mix of traditional Jamaican dishes, jerk pork, jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish, ackee and corn pork, curry goat, mackerel run down, stamp and go, fritters, bammy, roast breadfruit, potato pudding, chocolate tea, lemonade, ginger beer and other culinary delights on offer.
Recognised as one of the Caribbean’s leading sustainable tourist attraction, the Green Grotto Caves adds yet another EarthCheck Platinum Certification Award to its already impressive record.
The award which was first copped by Green Grotto in 2012 is issued by EC3 Global through its EarthCheck Benchmarking and Certification Program and indicates EarthCheck’s highest accolade which recognises outstanding sustainability achievements and continuous reporting under the EarthCheck program for ten years.
Statement UDC Responds to Concerns of Forum Fishing Village Fisherfolk
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) takes note of a recent article in the Observer “UDC chairman KD Knight has no answer for suffering fishermen” published July 21, 2014.
The UDC wishes to state that subsequent to the January 2014 sale of the Forum Hotel property in Portmore, St Catherine, Chairman K. D. Knight and a UDC team visited the location; spoke with settlers and thereafter a number of initiatives were developed to assist in the relocation of the informal settlers now occupying the property.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) continues to work towards the fulfilment of its development plan for the restoration of Downtown Kingston through its divestment programme.
According to Desmond Malcolm, UDC General Manager, ‘this programme facilitates the strategic offloading of assets in the Downtown Kingston region which will ensure that the city benefits from the development plan and the expected growth levels.
Alpha Infant, St. Jago Cathedral Preparatory and Waterford High have emerged winners in the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) “2014 Hellshire Schools Enviro Competition”. The winning schools copped trophies and cash prizes valued at $25,000 each and passes to the Biodiversity Centre at the Port Royal Marine Lab, Dunn’s River Falls and Park and Green Grotto Caves. The awards were presented recently at the inaugural Crocodile Conservation Fair organised by the Jamaica Crocodile Working Group at the Hope Zoo, St. Andrew