Marcus Garvey birthplace to receive much needed attention

by July 11th, 2017

Nearly six years after ground was broken for the restoration of the birthplace of national hero, Marcus Garvey, in St Ann, the government has decided to move ahead with the project this year.

Culture minister, Olivia Grange who made the disclosure, said the details of the project will be announced by Prime Minister, Andrew Holness on August 17, Garvey’s birthday.

She says, almost everything is in place for the restoration work to begin, except for the relocation of the persons living on the property.

She says the government is in the process of assisting the owners of the property to purchase land to relocate.

In October 2011, ground was broken by then Prime Minister, Bruce Golding to restore Jamaica’s first national hero’s birthplace at 32 Marcus Garvey Way in St Ann’s Bay.