(ZIZ News) – The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is, this year, celebrating its 50th anniversary under the theme “Restoring, Preserving and Managing Our Heritage.”
As part of the celebrations, on Saturday evening, tribute was paid to the founding fathers of the National Park.
President of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society, Sir Probyn Inniss said he hopes the World Heritage Site can be a shining example for future generations.
He said, “My vision, of course, is that in addition to all of the many attributes of Brimstone Hill, that one day we might see at Brimstone Hill a place reserved as a kind of mecca, a very sacred place where people will come to look and to marvel at what was achieved by our ancestors under conditions of slavery and we say to ourselves today, if they were able to achieve so much, under such conditions, how much more can we achieve today?”
Attorney General, Hon. Vincent Byron in deputizing Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, pledged the continued support of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to the preservation of the National Park.
“We will continue to support the society in preserving this national landmark. Brimstone Hill will require resources and I encourage our citizens to become members of the society and to pledge their support, be it financial or otherwise. I encourage our corporate citizens as well to do the same,” he noted.
The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance.