“One lot has already been declared a National Monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), while there are four others already identified. We are looking at a total of six lots for acquisition and the establishment of a Rastafarian heritage site and National Monument,” the Minister explained.
Minister Grange made the announcement during a visit to Pinnacle on April 22, 2016.
In highlighting that everything is a process, the Minister said, the new board of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust will lead the process in accordance with the JNHT Act.
In calling for unity among Rastas on the matter of Pinnacle, Minister Grange said, “We will all sit at the table to determine what the project will be, in order to secure the appropriate funding and to determine the way forward and how we will sustain what we are going to put in place and how it will benefit Rastafari and Jamaica.”
“Today and this week is important to you and it is important to Jamaica because when His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966, he came at the invitation of my Government and 50 years later it is the same Government that is making a commitment to you, that will be realized in your lifetime; that we will once again restore the glory to this piece of rock we call Pinnacle. But for us to achieve this we must recognize that unity is strength,” said Minister Grange in highlighting the 50th Anniversary of the State Visit of Emperor of Ethiopia, the arrival of his grandson, His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle – Selassie and the commitment of the Government in declaring and developing Pinnacle.