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Hyatt ‘risk’ to heritage designation

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Hyatt ‘risk’ to heritage designation

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AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERT on heritage sites has warned against erecting the Hyatt hotel in Bridgetown, saying the city could lose its UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription as a result.

The president of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Gustavo Araoz, told the SUNDAY SUN that it was “dangerous” to erect the proposed 15-storey hotel at Bay Street, St Michael.

“It is dangerous only if you really prize your World Heritage nomination,” he said. “If you don’t care about the World Heritage nomination, then it is not risky business.

“Similar efforts have happened in other places and there are plenty examples that you should study to see what’s happened when certain developments that were unacceptable have been pushed forward.”

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.