Keep He­roes Park as green space for all

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY - LOUIS E.A. MOYSTON (PhD) thearchives01@ya­


IN RE­CENT years, we wit­nessed the es­tab­lish­ment of a car park as­so­ci­ated with the Min­istry of Fi­nance in the Na­tional He­roes Park. A new build­ing was con­structed for that min­istry, but there was no thought of hav­ing a level or a few lev­els for park­ing.

It passed by qui­etly, but his idea of con­struct­ing a Par­lia­ment build­ing in the mid­dle of the park must be met with loud and sus­tained op­po­si­tion. In ‘Na­tional He­roes Park must re­main true to its in­tended pur­pose’ (Gleaner, May 16, 2018), the writer pro­vides all the com­pelling rea­sons why it is a bad idea to de­prive that area of the Cor­po­rate Area not just a green space, but an im­por­tant his­toric site.

When the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship in this coun­try has no ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the his­tory of the coun­try, what should we ex­pect from the cit­i­zens?

In that same area where the present Par­lia­ment build­ing is lo­cated is the his­tor­i­cal leg­isla­tive site in Kingston. There is ad­e­quate land space there to build a new Par­lia­ment build­ing. I strongly op­pose the con­struc­tion of the Par­lia­ment build­ing at Na­tional He­roes Park proper.

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