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$100 000 underwater project


HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

$100 000 underwater project

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AMERINDIANS AND SLAVES will be joining reef fish, turtles and even lion fish in Carlisle Bay’s waters later this year.

They will be in the form of marine statues and future reefs crafted by internationally-acclaimed underwater sculptor Jason DeCaires-Taylor.

The idea is the brainchild of the Barbados Marine Trust and one of its trustees, Lalu Hanuman, revealed the organisation had already received United Nations funding, to the tune of $100 000, to carry out the project.

The underwater heritage museum will be officially launched days before the big bash for the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence, on November 26, at 2 p.m.

“It will cover from the Amerindian settlement to the onset of slavery,” Hanuman told the DAILY NATION.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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