Central Branch Infant, St Jago Cathedral Preparatory and Linstead Primary and Junior High copped the top prizes valued at $20,000 each and passes to Dunn’s River Falls and Park in the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) “2011 Hellshire Schools Enviro Competition”. The awards were presented at the 5th annual Hellshire Enviro Fair held at the Two Sisters Caves on Thursday, May 26..
On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the Chinese construction firm China National Complete Plant Import and Export Corporation (COMPLANT) officially handed over the keys for the Montego Bay Convention Centre to the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) at a luncheon which was staged at the Centre, located at Rose Hall, St. James. The event was attended by several Chinese and Jamaican representatives from the political, civic and business society.
On Tuesday March 22, the town of Falmouth welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s ‘Oasis of the Seas’. The highly anticipated ship has a combined carrying capacity of over 9000 passengers and crew.
As was the case with the historic ‘Voyager of the Seas’, the first cruise ship that docked in the Falmouth Harbour on February 17, 2011 and the ships which followed, the visitors aboard the ‘Oasis of The Seas’ were exposed to the “Falmouth Experience”, which incorporated Jamaican entertainment, art, craft, exquisite cuisine and cultural performances.
On Thursday, February 17, history was created in Falmouth, Trelawny, when the Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Voyager of the Seas, took over 4000 visitors to Jamaica on its maiden voyage into the Falmouth harbour.
The visitors were welcomed to the island amidst much jubilation and were greeted by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Babsy Grange and other Government officials.
“Today, I am a proud resident of Falmouth, I am 200 % proud” says Norma Chong. “I am glad for this day because I was really looking forward to it and it has come to fufillment. The residents of Falmouth will reap significant benefits from the arrival of the cruise ships” she concluded.
She was one of the many residents who turned out in their numbers on Thursday, February 17, to greet the over 4000 visitors and crew aboard the eagerly anticipated Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Voyager of the Seas, which docked at the Falmouth pier in Trelawny.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is partnering with the National Works Agency, Trelawny Parish Council, Jamaica Constabulary Force and other stakeholders in the implementation of a new traffic management plan for Falmouth. This is to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic in and around Falmouth with Water Square and several adjoining roads being pedestrianised. This will also provide an opportunity for the paving works project for Water Square and the adjoining roads in Falmouth, which is being undertaken by the Port Authority of Jamaica, through contractors Pihl & Son.
Montego Bay Conference Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has signed an agreement with the international company SMG to market and manage the Montego Bay Convention Centre, located in Rose Hall, St. James. The agreement which was signed on January 5, 2011, after months of negotiations will be in effect for a seven year period in the first instance, with the option to renew for an additional three years.
Telecommunications giant LIME, the RJR Group of companies, Allied Insurance Brokers and GraceKennedy Limited lead the private sector support for the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) staged Fireworks on the Kingston Waterfront, which will be held on News Years Eve Friday, December 31, 2010.
Other private sector partners, Singer, RBTT and the Jamaica Biscuit Company join with Development Bank of Jamaica, National Housing Trust, Port Authority of Jamaica, and Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation to ensure the staging of what has become a calendar event.