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Lisa Hanna out of Pinnacle dispute

Monday, February 10, 2014    

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THE committee established to deal with issues raised by the leadership from the Rastafari community has been directed to refer the matters relating to the property at Pinnacle to the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change.

At the direction of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, chair of the three-person committee appointed by her, met with Robert Pickersgill and officers from his ministry Friday to provide documents and information related to the issue.

Jamaica Observer sources suggested the move was to remove any sign of conflict of interest between the Rastafarians and Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna, who has close ties with one of the interested parties in the dispute.

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust has declared the lot on the property containing the ruins of the Great House a national heritage site. Discussions will continue on the determination of other lots to be similarly declared and protected. The Rastafari community regards Pinnacle as the spiritual home of the movement, founded by the late Leonard P Howell who headed a community at Pinnacle between 1939 and 1945 in what is now the St Jago Hills Housing Development, where most of the lots are currently owned by private individuals.

The Committee which includes Professor Rupert Lewis and Judith Wedderburn, held a meeting with representatives of the Rastafari community last week and is expected to meet again shortly.

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