Jamaica National Heritage Trust -  Pedro Bank - Jamaica

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This section contains motley group of Jamaican Heritage trivia. Items that we think are important but fall into no particular category. We hope you will enjoy browsing them.

The JNHT Act

Jamaica National Heritage Trust Act of 1985 makes new provisions for the operation of the Trust and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith...learn more


On the morning of May 20, 1980, a fire of unknown origin razed the Myers Ward at the Eventide Home for the aged on Slipe Pen road, Kingston 5...learn more

Maima-Seville Heritage Park

MAIMA-SEVILLE Heritage Park represents a microcosm of Jamaican Culture. This is the heritage site that truly embraces the Jamaican motto - out of many one people...learn more

Gun Boat Beach

The bathing beach and recreation park along the Palisadoes Road, in the area known as Gun Boat began in 1955...learn more

The People Who Came

Over 90% of our population is comprised of individuals of African descent, the contribution of other ethnic groups such as the Indians, the Chinese, the Germans, the Jews, and the Syrians/Lebanese to the social and economic development of the country cannot go unnoticed...learn more

Do You Know About Our Parishes?

Morgan's Valley in Clarendon was named in honour of Sir Henry Morgan, the Buccaneer Governor in Jamaica 1675-1682...learn more

Investing In Heritage

Historic buildings can contribute significantly through tourism to earnings of foreign exchange...learn more

The Tainos

The Tainos were the earliest known inhabitants of Jamaica...learn more

Taino Day

The very first “Taino Day” in 2007 - the year when Jamaica marked the bicentennial of the passing of the “British Slave Trade Abolition Act,” simply because that Act continued the process (however slowly), of dismantling the trade in Africans and slavery...learn more

Guidelines for approval to restore

JNHT offers guidelines for restoring and developing a heritage site...learn more

Guidelines for application permit

JNHT offers guidelines for application permit...learn more

Artifacts Collection

You can view a list of Artifacts Collection...learn more

Declared Site & Monuments

You can download a list of declared sites and monuments...learn more


Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...



The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.



Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...