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UDC Reassures Kingston Craft Vendors

General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation Dr Damian Graham (second left) evokes smiles and laughter from Kingston Craft Market entrepreneurs 87-year-old Ruby Toques (first left) and Icilda Brighton (third left) following a Business Continuity Meeting at the UDC’s Ocean Boulevard Offices in downtown Kingston recently. Also sharing in the moment is Director of Sales with the Corporation Lance Fisher. Toques and Brighton were among some 18 vendors displaced after an early morning fire razed their shops at the iconic Kingston Craft Market. Several interest groups including the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the Social Development Commission and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) were on hand to lend support and advice to the vendors