Gordon Town Square being renamed in honour of Ms Lou

by September 8th, 2019

Gordon Town Square in St. Andrew will be renamed in honour of late cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley (Ms. Lou) at a special ceremony in the square.


The ceremony is now underway at the square.


Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to deliver the keynote address at the event.


Advisor to the minister of culture, Lenford Salmon, said that work at the square began last year when the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation partnered with the ministry to erect a statue of Ms. Lou.


Salmon said that the renaming of Gordon Town Square is one of the many activities planned to celebrate the centenary anniversary of the birth of the cultural icon, under the theme: ‘Miss Lou 100’.


The symbolic 100 days of observances, started on September 1, with a church service at the Coke Methodist Church in Kingston.


The celebratory activities, to be held in Jamaica and across the diaspora, are being spearheaded by the ministry in partnership with several stakeholders including the Jamaican Language Unit at the University of the West Indies.


Persons can view the calendar of events on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) website.


Born on September 7, 1919, Miss Lou passed away on July 26, 2006 in Canada and was buried at National Heroes Park, in a section reserved for cultural icons.