Grenadines Island Group Consultation For Potential World Heritage Sites

PR – Various stakeholders, including representatives  of international organizations, recently met to discuss ways of preserving and recognizing the  natural and cultural richness of the group of Grenadine islands, including Carriacou and Petite  Martinique. They also assessed sites with potential for inclusion in the World Heritage List. 

Meeting participants included local and national authorities, such as officials of the Ministry of  Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government; key decision-makers; experts; and  representatives of associations, community groups, and non-governmental organizations. 

Other participants included representatives from the International Council of Monuments and Sites  (ICOMOS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

Heritage Consultant, Grenadian Michael Jessamy, said some of the existing monuments can be  considered the crown jewels of the world. 

As part of the meeting, participants engaged in visits to important sites to gather preliminary  information in a process for their possible inclusion in the World Heritage List. Among the sites  visited was the Belair Park.