Hundreds of students from the corporate area turned out at the ‘School’s In Extravaganza’ hosted by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) at Orange Park, located on the Kingston Waterfront, on Friday, November 9, 2012 where they received well needed textbooks and other educational material. The items were donated by Project Educate Jamaica, a private sector led initiative.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be hosting ‘Schools In Extravaganza’, a community outreach activity for schools in the downtown Kingston and its environs at Orange Square, located on the Kingston Waterfront, on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Honourable Damion Crawford, M.P, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment will give the main address at 11:00am
The Urban Development Corporation continues to fulfil its role as the Government of Jamaica’s main urban and rural development agency despite global and national economic constraints.
For 2012 and beyond, the Corporation is working towards the completion of draft development plans for Kingston and Port Royal, Caymanas Estate, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Falmouth.
The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) along with Her Worship the Mayor of Kingston Councillor Angela Brown Burke and other representatives of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) toured several sections of downtown Kingston on Tuesday, September 4 as part of the planning process for the area.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is reporting a four hundred percent (400%) increase in application for benefits under its Tax Incentive Programme from the period 2008 to 2012. This was announced at a Downtown Kingston Network Exchange forum hosted by the UDC on Thursday, July 26, in the Information Centre at the UDC’s Head Office on the Kingston Waterfront.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be hosting a Food Bazaar at Orange Park, 12 Ocean Boulevard from July 30-August 3, except for Emancipation Day, August 1, from 12 noon to 3pm, as part of its Jamaica 50 celebrations. The Corporation has also endorsed the Kingston Craft Market’s “Celebrating Jamaica 50 with a Difference” which will be held from July 29- August 5 at 52 Port Royal Street.
Patrons will also be able to view the nearby National Gallery Exhibition every last Sunday inclusive of July 29 and August 26, from 11am to 4pm.
Jamaicans and individuals from all over the world are now in a position to share their views on a re-development plan for downtown Kinston by visiting the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) website www.udcja.com and streamlining their ideas via a new blog launched on July 9, 2012. Individuals can also make their contribution to the discussion by visiting the UDC’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/UrbanDevelopmentCorporation
Over 400 children from childcare and protective institutions in the corporate area were treated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to a fun-filled day at the 32nd staging of Hellshire Summer Fun, which was held at Fort Clarence Beach in Hellshire on July 19, 2012.
This year nine institutions were treated at the event including Early Stimulation Project, My Father’s House, Best Care Lodge, Reddies Place of Safety, The Nest, Walkers Place of Safety, Jamaica Christian Boys Home, Alpha Boys Home and Homestead Place of Safety.