The Honourable Dr Wykeham McNeil, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment has expressed his willingness for the Ministry to strengthen its partnership with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) by funding key projects in the upcoming year. The Minister was addressing the UDC’s two day Board Retreat at the Knutsford Court Hotel from January 29-30, 2014.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), owner and operator of Two Sisters Caves, Hellshire, St. Catherine wishes to advise that the Caves will no longer open on a daily basis but will be open for bookings for special events to groups of at least fifty (50) persons. This is to increase the operational efficiency of the attraction.
This change will take effect February 5, 2014.
The Urban Development Corporation has signed an agreement with Portmore Marina Development Limited (PMDL) for the sale of the Forum Hotel located in Portmore, St Catherine on January 28, 2014 at its Corporate Office, 12 Ocean Boulevard.
The deal which was inked at a cost of J$350 million falls within the broad vision of the Corporation for making development happen when and where it is needed in the context of national priorities.
The Urban Development Corporation’s celebrated event, Fireworks on the Waterfront, will once again be headlined by popular artistes including, Kevin Downswell, Mr. Vegas, Verlando Small, Omari, One Drop Routz, Nickeisha Barnes, Ryan Berry and Jermaine Edwards. The event will also include a stage show which will continue until 1:00 a.m. with the main highlight being a fireworks display at midnight. Master of Ceremonies will be Miss Kitty. An annual event, Fireworks on the Waterfront will be staged on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, on Ocean Boulevard, downtown Kingston.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will once again collaborate with several stakeholders including the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the National Works Agency to implement traffic arrangements for Firework on the Waterfront 2013. The annual event which will be held on Tuesday, December 31will get underway at 2:00pm and end at 1:00am. Major sponsors are New Era Homes Ltd and Digicel.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will stage its premier event ‘Fireworks on the Waterfront’ on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, in collaboration with major sponsors Digicel and New Era Homes 2000 Limited.
The event has a full slate of activities scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. In keeping with tradition, the event will be staged along Ocean Boulevard, and will include a children’s play area with a variety of rides, as well as vending stalls offering food, art and craft items and entertainment.