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Where Kingston meets the Blue Mountains
Bringing communities together
for
social and economic
development
AIMS :
1. To strengthen the voice of the communities in the
area
2. To provide an avenue to voice common concerns
3. To unite communities, businesses, service
organizations and NGOs within the area in a common
purpose
4. To foster social and economic development
5. To provide a bridge between the communities within
the area and government bodies, service agencies
etc (including the Parish Development Committee)
PDAC was brought together by the SDC
in 2001 as an umbrella body to
represent the interests of the
following communities which have a
natural connection with Papine:
Papine
Irish Town
Maryland
Dallas
August Town
Gordon Town,
Mavis Bank
Woodford
St. Peter’s
Content Gap
Constitution Hill
Papine
August Town
Gordon Town
Irish Town
avis Bank
Woodford
Maryland
St. Peter’s
Content Gap
Dallas
Constitution Hill
On 13 October 2010
PDAC became a
non-profit
company. This
allows PDAC to
better apply for
grants for
projects in the
communities.
We used to have
general meetings
every month, but
now only very
occasionally.
What would make
you want to
attend a PDAC
meeting?
PDAC has a constitution
dating back to 2004.
But to make the work
effective, we need
more community
members to attend
the meetings and
volunteer to work on
the various
committees –
projects, education,
youth & sports,
environment
COMMUNITY
MEETINGS
continue to take
place in many of
the districts that
make up PDA. MPs
and Councillors
sometimes attend
the meetings of the
CBOs (communitybased
organisations)
Visits to various
communities
to hear of the
challenges
facing local
people are a
necessary part
of community
activism
Meetings with the
local business
community are
also important.
Here we see a
business
luncheon hosted
at Llilian’s
restaurant at
UTECH.
Every year since 2005
there has been an
annual concert in
Papine Park,
mostly to allow
local schoolchildren and others
to show their
talent. This year it
includes a fashion
pageant.
COMMUNITY
TOURISM
Hiking down from
Holywell to
Gordon Town…
There is plenty of
scope for
alternative
tourism in our
area, including in
August Town
(Bedward)
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Kintyre Ornamental
Fish Project – 2011
At the end of
September 2011 a 16vat ornamental fish
facility was completed
at the Kintyre
Community Centre. It
was a J$1.2m project
funded by the EU
through JSIF.
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Kintyre Ornamental
Fish Project – 2011
Designed for 20
residents of Kintyre and
Highlight View, 11
started the training but
only 4 completed. They
were rewarded with a
HEART-NTA Certificate
and the opportunity to
run the fish farm, partly
for themselves, partly
for the community.
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Kintyre Ornamental
Fish Project – 2011
But it wasn’t just
training. Derrick,
Rechardo, Ray and
Roderick put in a lot of
hard work installing
the vats and plumbing.
We wish them well.
The NSWMA has plans for Papine Park –
now the money needs to be found!
The Architecture
students at UTECH
have plans too pedestrianising
either
the north or south
of the square.
What do you think
should be done?
Challenges in the
PDAC area…
No-one to fix our
roads, except
ourselves…
Sometimes no
road at all, so
we have to
carry heavy
loads…
More challenges….
Improper disposal
of garbage, or
garbage not
collected…
Breakaways so
bad that
community
labour cannot
fix them…
More water
damage to
houses, roads
and gully walls
Serious damage in the
Hope River – no
driving road to
Kintyre and the land
disappearing all
around
But something is being
done – reclaiming the
road in Hall’s Delight
and a gabion basket
wall near August
Town
Plenty of other good
things going on
too…
Making wine from
‘tinking toe’!!!
Homework centres
helping our
children to learn…
Information fairs are
held regularly to
share knowledge
on health and other
matters – the top
one here is at the
School of Hope
MRI computer-based
learning centre in
Irish Town – a
great
achivement…
Education for beekeepers in Dallas,
proudly receiving
their certificates
A Ganar classes
being held in
Kintyre as a
student takes
charge!
Even so, much
help is still
required by
those trying to
offer classes
and run basic
schools…
Where do you
think the help
can come from?
There is so much more we can achieve
if we come together. Please consider
representing your community at our
meetings.
With the help of our two new MPs and
new KSAC councillors, let’s see if we
can make the greater Papine area the
very best part of Jamaica!
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