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Tourism ministry plans to invest in Trench Town development

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:20 PM
A section of Culture Yard in Trench Town. The building in the background is where Bob Marley wrote some of his most famous songs, while the old Volkswagen was owned by the late reggae superstar.

Ministry of Tourism says it will be investing in Trench Town in a bid to increase the tourism offerings of Kingston.

The inner city community was home to musical greats such as Bob Marley.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he intends to put the community high on the agenda when he meets with major cruise lines at the Seatrade Conference in Florida in March.

The minister says there is plenty of opportunity for Trench Town, largely because of its available space.  He says art, for example, can become a centrepiece of the community's physical surrounding and appeal.