St. Joseph’s Infant, St. Jago Cathedral Preparatory and Kingston Technical High have emerged winners in the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) “2012 Hellshire Schools Enviro Competition”. The winning schools copped trophies and cash prizes valued at $25,000 each and select passes to UDC-owned attractions Dunn’s River Falls and Park and Green Grotto Caves and Attractions in St. Ann. The awards were presented at the 6th annual Hellshire Enviro Fair held at the Two Sisters Caves on Thursday, May 31.
Hundreds of students from schools in Kingston and St. Catherine are expected to converge at the Two Sisters Caves in Hellshire, St. Catherine on Thursday, May 31, for the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) 6th Annual Hellshire Enviro Fair. The event which will last from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. is a community outreach activity aimed at encouraging eco-friendly practices and environmental awareness.
Green Grotto Caves and Attractions is now the first tourist attraction in the history of Jamaica to receive Platinum Certification, representing 10 years of continuous certification with EarthCheck. The Attraction received this certification in April and will be platinum certified for the period April 2012 – March 2013.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) welcomes its new board of directors appointed by the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica in April 2012. The board is responsible for oversight of policy at the Corporation. The members of the board who will serve for three years are:
The world famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park in St. Ann now boasts a new website. Visitors to the new information portal launched during February, 2012, can now access a more interactive site at www.dunnsriverfallsja.com. The attraction is managed by the St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) on behalf of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
The Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) was recently recognized for its engineering achievement in completing the Montego Bay Sports Complex, St James on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel by the Jamaica Institution of Engineers during its Annual Awards Banquet. The facility was among two other contenders including the Falmouth Cruise Ship Terminal built by the Port Authority of Jamaica and Wigton Windfarm, controlled by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica who were vying for the prestigious Project of the Year Award.