Discussions for the establishment of a museum in honour of the life and legacy of Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, in St. Ann, are in the final stages.
The announcement was made by Culture Minister Olivia Grange, yesterday (August 17), during a civic ceremony, commemorating the 135th anniversary of the birth of late the national hero.
The ceremony was held at the St. Ann’s Bay Parish Library.
Ms. Grange said through the Office of Prime Minister, the National Land Agency and the National Heritage Trust, housing units have been completed to relocate the persons currently residing at Garvey’s birth residence.
She said once the relocation exercise is complete, construction of the museum will begin.
Ms. Grange said through the museum, Jamaicans will be able to learn of Garvey’s contributions to Jamaica.