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Annual New Years Eve Fireworks Events Cancelled

Corporation Committed to Public Safety

Kingston, Jamaica | November 5, 2020: The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) advises that there will be no staging of its signature New Year’s Eve events, Fireworks on the Waterfront and Fireworks On The Bay this year. The Corporation recognises the new realities brought on by COVID-19 and supports the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to curb the spread of this novel virus.

The annual Fireworks on the Waterfront and Fireworks On The Bay, hosted respectively by UDC and its subsidiary, St. Ann Development Company (SADCo), have become a staple for many families across Jamaica as a tradition to usher in the New Year. Over the years, in excess of 300,000 have gathered along the Kingston Waterfront and Ocho Rios Bay Beach, to witness the island’s most stellar fireworks displays. It has been the Corporation’s gift to the nation and its way of celebrating continued national development.

UDC is cognizant of the physical distancing and public gathering rules in place for public safety and therefore will not host the event this year at either of the usual venues.

The Corporation takes this opportunity to thank the Jamaican public, sponsors and other stakeholders who have consistently supported the events.