Artist defends site for 1823 monument

-says ‘Emancipation Monument’ was intended for Parade Ground

Renowned sculptor Ivor Thom, who designed the 1823 slave rebellion monument, has said the site being developed by government for its mounting meets the selection criteria.

The base for monument is being developed at a cost of $26M opposite Camp Ayanganna in the vicinity of Carifesta Avenue and Vlissengen Road. However, its construction has sparked opposition as African groups expected the monument to be erected at Parade Ground, which was the location where some of slaves who participated  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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