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The second phase of the Jamaica Heritage Trail Project, was launched on Saturday, March 27, at the Riu Hotel in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.
The launch, which saw the unveiling of newly installed signboards for Mammee Bay and Rio Bueno in St. Ann and Trelawny, respectively, is a joint effort of the Spanish Jamaica Foundation (SPJF), the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) and the Tourism Product Development Corporation (TPDCo).
“This Heritage Trail is just a small contribution to the idea of developing a wide range of offers to make a link with this nation, so that is why we decided that we wanted to highlight some places that have some historical importance for Jamaica,” Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Jesus Silva said at the launch, noting that the Spanish Foundation of Jamaica was also greatly involved in a number of social and educational projects.
Turning to the first phase of the project, Ambassador Silva pointed out that since the launch in 2008, some 11 signboards have been erected and unveiled in various areas across the island.
“With these two signs that we are launching, our intention is to reach a number around 30 or 40, so that we can really speak that there is a trail there and then we can develop more sophisticated ideas like planning to train tour guides to make routes around the signboards and trying to encourage some economic activities around the signboards,” he said, adding that the Foundation would seek to invite other companies to sponsor the Jamaica Heritage Trail.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann, Ms. Shahine Robinson, commended the Foundation on its vision for the Jamaica Heritage Trail and thanked them for their efforts in the venture.

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