Don’t go changingHistorian Dr Karl Watson (right) showing UNESCO director general Irina Bokova the mutual building.
Fri, June 15, 2012 - 12:03 AM
UNESCO DIRECTOR GENERAL Irina Bokova is warning Barbados not to modernize itself out of its recent world heritage designation.
In an interview yesterday after a tour of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, Bokova told the WEEKEND NATION this was something she had seen happen in other countries.
“I know how much the pressure of modernization and urbanization in many parts of the world has damaged historical sites,” she added.
“I know some people are quick to modernize and introduce new elements, but I want to warn against such developments.”
Read the full story in today's WEEKEND NATION.
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