Culture Minister Olivia Grange says the restoration of National Hero Marcus Garvey’s boyhood home in St. Ann will be completed by August next year.
Minister Grange says she’s instructed the Jamaica National Heritage Trust to review the plans and make a new submission.
In August 2011, the CHASE Fund committed funds to support the restoration as part of the Jamaica 50 legacy programme.
However, because the funds were not used within a certain period of time, CHASE indicated that the money was no longer available.
They have since indicated they would still support the project, once a detailed plan and estimates are resubmitted.
Garvey’s boyhood home is located at 32 Marcus Garvey Way in St. Ann’s Bay.
The site was declared a National Monument on December 31, 1992.