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Kingston Mayor to appoint restoration panel for Ward Theatre

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 1:17 AM

The Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, says he will be appointing an advisory panel to help with the restoration of the historic Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston.

Mayor Williams toured the site yesterday and indicated that some US$6 million is needed to restore the historic venue.

The Ward Theatre has been in a deplorable condition for many years.

According to Mayor Williams, the initiative forms part of efforts to fast track the rebranding of the capital city.

He noted that the historic and creative values of Kingston must be leveraged adding that more emphasis should be placed on Kingston as a world leader in sport, tourism and other aspects of Jamaican culture such as its heritage sites, music and food.