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The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has received an allocation of $8 million in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure to carry out the repair and refurbishing of buildings.
The funds will facilitate the renovation of the Linkway located at 79 Duke Street in order to accommodate staff. The Archaeological Division was relocated from Port Royal and as such additional space is required to accommodate staff and to safely store and manage the historical artefacts.
Meanwhile, $7 million was also allocated to the JNHT for the erection of a monument in the National Heroes Park in honour of the late Right Honourable Hugh Lawson Shearer, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.
The allocation is also to be used for the erection of Freedom Monuments as a tribute to the fallen heroes of civil wars that led to the abolition of slavery. To date, several sites have been identified such as Kingston’s Emancipation Park, the Montego Bay Civic Centre, Port Antonio Square, and the rear of the Morant Bay Courthouse.