Citation for REV. Devon Dick - When Devon Dick entered the doors of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in 1999, the first thing that struck members of staff, especially the women, was his striking good looks and beautiful smile. When he was introduced as the Reverend Devon Dick, there was an air of uncertainty as to how to approach him. We quickly learned that he was infinitely approachable. We learned too that he is a man of passions. He is passionate about Christ and his Church; passionate about the parish of his birth, St. Thomas; passionate about his alma mater, Calabar High; passionate about his Jamaican heritage and passionate about his lovely wife Mary and their three children... read more


Citation for Ms Lyon - Susanne Lyon came to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust as Executive Director in May 2002 and during her tenure, we have come to understand that the S at the beginning of her name stands for strength, stamina and standards very high standards that she sets for herself and everyone around her. When Miss Lyon arrived at the Trust on May 1, 2002, she was no stranger to the organization. She had in fact, served briefly on the Board of Trustees as Acting Commissioner of Lands. She was soon to find out however that the transition from Trustee to ED was no easy task. She had no honeymoon period. First there was the Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Conference hosted by UNESCO in association with the JNHT... read 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...