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Jamaica is being considered a possible site for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Underwater Cultural Heritage Regional Centre.
Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, told JIS News that Jamaica is at the “top of the list” of countries to host the regional centre, which will serve the Caribbean and Latin America.
Miss Grange, who spoke to JIS News recently in London, following discussions at the UNESCO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, explained that the regional centre will be charged with the protection of the world’s underwater heritage. She said the country selected to host the centre will take the lead in developing programmes and concepts or interventions to protect underwater heritage sites.
Miss Grange said that UNESCO’s Assistant Director General for Culture, Fran