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ANNUAL REPORT 2009 - 2010

Emancipation Square, Spanish Town The historic Emancipation Square came in for attention during the financial year, as the UDC through its Social Intervention Department (SID) undertook the stabilization of several of the structures around the square. This included the Old Kings House and the Court House, with the intent of making the structures physically able to undergo restoration works. The Social Intervention Department was established after the winding up of the previous Lift Up Jamaica Programme, but utilizes the same methodology in undertaking projects for the social advancement of communities.

GC Foster College Construction commenced on facilities for the G C Foster College of Physical Education, with additional changing rooms and sanitary facilities and seating for some 1400 spectators. The work was carried out by the Engineering Regiment of the Jamaica Defence Force. Upgrading to the football field will be undertaken in the new financial year.

Portland Reach Falls- Phase 1 Upgrading of the Reach Falls Attraction in Portland continued with completion of a car park. Construction of a two storey administrative building, ticket and security office, craft hut, food and beverage hut, nurse’s station, souvenir shop, sanitary conveniences and waste treatment and disposal system also continued during the period. The attraction remained operational during the upgrading receiving visitors from Wednesday to Sunday weekly.

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