Greater Portmore Primary and Camperdown High Schools copped the top prizes valued at $25,000 each and the winning trophies, in their respective categories, for participating in the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) “2010 Hellshire Schools Enviro Competition”. The awards were presented at the 4th Annual Hellshire Enviro Fair, held at Two Sisters Caves on October 7, 2010.
Patrons looking for exciting locations to visit, while maintaining a tight budget, can take advantage of the special Reach Falls package now being offered at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) managed attraction in Portland. This special offer is available to groups who pre-book ahead of their visit to Reach Falls and allows for two complimentary tickets for every group of 10 or more persons. This offer is valid up until November 30, 2010.
The Urban Development Corporation has opened an office in Falmouth, Trelawny to support its developmental mandate in that town and its environs.
The office which is located at 4 Rodney Street is headed by Senior Portfolio Manager, Howard Barrett and supported by Community Integration Manager, Yvonne Brown and a team of urban planners and support staff. The office will also ultimately serve as an information hub for residents and visitors alike.
For 21 year old Shelly- Ann Mills, 30 years is a long time, but she can certainly identify with having fun and that is what she associates with the Hellshire Summer Fun event.
The event is a project spearheaded by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and involves a treat for approximately 1000 children, each year, from age 6 months to early adulthood. The children are taken from protective and childcare institutions from across the Corporate Area.
Significant work has been completed on the Reach Falls Attractions in Portland ahead of the summer tourist season through a J$25 million upgrading contract by Portland General Contractors. Painting work as well as the installation of cabinets and fixtures are currently being done in the administrative offices, sanitary facilities, food and beverage hut and nurse’s station.
The Port Maria Civic Centre, St Mary is returning to its full glory as the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) continues its work to restore and refurbish that historic facility. Significant work has been completed on the main building while work is currently in progress on the amphitheatre, sanitary facilities and seating area.
Trelawny Jamaica, renowned for its rich historical legacy and as the birthplace of the fastest man in the world, “Usain Bolt” is poised for yet another record making feat. This time, the redevelopment of Falmouth, chief town and capital of the parish. Situated on Jamaica's north coast, just east of Montego Bay, Falmouth is reputed for being one of the Caribbean’s best preserved Georgian towns.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be hosting the 4th Annual Hellshire Enviro Fair at Two Sisters Caves in Hellshire on May 26, from 9:00 a.m - 3:00p.m. The Enviro Fair is a community outreach activity aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly practices.
The Fair is held in celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, which is celebrated on May 22nd annually. The theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation.”