The Significance of Brimstone Hill

ProbynInniss-1(ZIZ News) — The Brimstone Hill Fortress and its importance to the Nation was the topic of discussion on Monday night’s edition of ZIZ’s “The Round Table”.

The discussion formed part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society.

President of the Brimstone Hill Heritage Society, Sir Probyn Innis, spoke of the significance of UNESCO naming Brimstone Hill as a World Heritage Site.

“They decided, listen, in St. Kitts at Brimstone Hill, there is a site which is of universal, historical and cultural value and therefore, we’re imposing on the people of St. Kitts the responsibility to ensure that that World Heritage Site is preserved and if possible, enhanced for the benefit of not only Kittitians and Nevisians but the people of the entire world,” he said.

LesroyWilliams-2CFBC Lecturer in Caribbean Studies, Lesroy Williams, said Brimstone Hill forms an undeniable part of the college’s efforts to underscore the importance of students knowing their local history.

“We impress upon the students the importance of knowing their history. And not just Caribbean history, which is important, but the importance of knowing local history. And Brimstone Hill would fall right into the category of us understanding a significant part of our history,” he said.

The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society’s 50th Anniversary Week of Activities includes cultural events for children at Brimstone Hill on Friday 24th April and an awards banquet on Saturday 23rd May.

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