Jamaica’s Heritage Sites Must Be Preserved

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Chris Patterson (Jamaica Information Service) writes on Jamaica’s numerous historical sites and efforts by technical director of Archaeology at the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) Dorrick Gray to promote preservation of these tangible representations of aspects of the country’s diverse culture and history. He speaks about two examples of important heritage sites: the Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann and the Underwater City of Port Royal. Here are excerpts:

[. . .] Two of the nation’s most notable spaces, known as heritage sites, are the Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann and the Underwater City of Port Royal.

These sites are located on the Tentative List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by UNESCO as being of special cultural or physical significance. The Tentative List is an inventory of properties which…

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