Bridgetown gets World Heritage ranking
HISTORIC BRIDGETOWN and its Garrison are now an official World Heritage Site.
Word of this came yesterday from the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, where it was announced that three new sites had been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List.
The others are the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and Temples, Gardens and Archaeological sites representing the Buddhist Pure Land (Japan).
Yesterday Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was overjoyed at the news, stating that World Heritage Site status should boost Barbados as a tourism destination.
He congratulated Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley and the team which went to Paris to ensure that “no injustice was done to Barbados”. (YB)