Jamaica National Heritage Trust - About The Trust

About JNHT - Board of Trustees


• Mrs. Laleta Davis-Mattis - Chairman 
• Mr. Basil Naar - Vice Chairman 
• Executive Director (JNHT) - Ex-Officio 
• Mr. Peter Knight – CEO/National Environmental & Planning Agency, Government Town Planner (Ex-Officio)  
• Mrs. Elizabeth Stair - CEO/Commissioner of Land - National Land Agency (Ex-Officio) 
• Mr. Hugh Nash - Ministerial Designate 
• Mr. Patrick Stainger – Ministerial Designate 
• Dr. Janice Lindsay - Ministerial Designate
• Ms. Joy Douglas – Ministerial Designate
• Mr. Tyrone Robinson - Ministerial Designate
• Representative - Institute of Jamaica 
• Representative - University of the West Indies 
• Representative - Archeological Society of Jamaica
• Representative - Jamaica Historical Society 
• Representative - Jamaica Institute of Architects


Please note that the list will be updated shortly with the additional members.


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...