Bill ‘not enough’
IT WILL TAKE more than the Preservation of Antiquities and Relics Bill to save some of the derelict buildings of historic value on the island.
This is the view of a former president of the Barbados National Trust, historian and conservationist Dr Karl Watson.
“I would wish that an improved Antiquities Bill would help to solve the issue but, sadly, I am a realist and I think an improved Antiquities Bill may be a step in the right direction but there are other variables at play that the Antiquities Bill does not address,” he told the SUNDAY SUN.
Recently, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley had suggested that the bill, which had drawn vociferous opposition when it was first proposed, would have been the saviour of the derelict house of Roland Edwards – the man who composed the music to the National Anthem, and other houses of such historic significance.
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