Marcus Garvey’s Boyhood Home to be Restored

Photo: Mark Bell Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange delivering her speech in the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 12. At left is Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry.

Story Highlights

  • Restoration work on the boyhood home of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, is to be completed by August 2017.
  • In August 2011, the CHASE Fund made a commitment to support the project by approving a budget for the restoration of the home as part of the Jamaica 50 legacy programme.
  • The home is located at 32 Marcus Garvey Way (formerly Market Street) in St. Ann, and the site was declared a National Monument on December 31, 1992.

Restoration work on the boyhood home of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, is to be completed by August 2017.

Making her contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 12, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, said she has instructed the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) to review the plans and to make a new submission for the undertaking.

In August 2011, the CHASE Fund made a commitment to support the project by approving a budget for the restoration of the home as part of the Jamaica 50 legacy programme.

Due to the non-use of funds from 2013, CHASE indicated that the funds were no longer available, but committed to assisting with aspects of the restoration project in the future, subject to the resubmission of a detailed plan and estimates for the restoration.

The home is located at 32 Marcus Garvey Way (formerly Market Street) in St. Ann, and the site was declared a National Monument on December 31, 1992.

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