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.
Several private and public sector stakeholders from downtown Kingston and surrounding areas attended a Downtown Kingston Network Exchange, hosted by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) on Thursday, July 5, in the Information Centre at UDC’s head office on the Kingston Waterfront.
Speaking at the event, Desmond Young, Acting General Manger, UDC said “This will be the first in a series of five fora that will be held at the UDC to facilitate networking and encourage partnerships and the exchange of ideas between members of the private and public sector”.
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: