Kingston, and more specifically downtown Kingston, can be described as the cradle of Jamaica’s cultural development. In fact, Kingston has given rise to many of our cultural icons and has been home to such internationally acclaimed artistes as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Shaggy and 2002 Gold Musgrave Awardee, painter David Pottinger to name a few.
Many have had an ongoing love affair with Kingston. The city was both their inspiration as well as the subject of many of their works.
As part of its ongoing effort to promote downtown Kingston as an ideal location for business and pleasure the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has collaborated with Scotiabank Kingston and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation to host several events under the theme “Christmas in the City, Downtown Comes Alive.”
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be upgrading the Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay, St. James from December 8, 2009 until April, 2010 for use as a public recreational space.
The contract which is valued at $J29.6M will see at completion, the establishment of administrative and sanitary amenities, gazebo, viewing pavilion, open green space, perimeter fencing, walkways, seating and improved lighting.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has today effected the redundancy of 16 positions, affecting 16 persons in its Project Management Department.
This comes as a result of the on-going restructuring of the corporation to return to its core function of preparing and implementing development plans and recommendations emanating from the Management Audit being conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers.