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Wanted: Czar over heritage

Heather-Lynn Evanson

Wanted: Czar over heritage

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BRING ON THE “CZAR” and let that person lead the fight to trumpet the island’s World Heritage status and the importance of our historic buildings.
And, said one of Barbados’ leading realtors and conservationists, it won’t cost as much as the price tag attached to other Government projects.
“If I had to make a recommendation,” said Paul Altman, the leading force behind the restoration of the Jewish Synagogue in The City and Arlington House in St Peter, “I would appoint the equivalent of a czar of restoration in Barbados.
“Give someone a title and say ‘This is the person, not Town [and Country] Planning, but someone who is going to go out and put up a flag, put plaques all over Bridgetown that say we have this designation’,” he told the DAILY NATION. 
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.

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