The Culture Minister Lisa Hanna says the Government is to acquire lands at the Pinnacle Heritage site for Rastafarians. She was speaking in the soon-to-be-published edition of The Gleaner Online’s current affairs programme On The Record. After a six year battle in total (five years before Occupy Pinnacle and one year after) the six lots at Pinnacle is now being acquired by the Jamaican Government. The issue now is Governance. Is there any Positive and Meaningful feed forward from the community?
What is Pinnacle?
Leonard Percival Howell was born in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. W.I. On June 16th, 1898. He passed in Kingston, Jamaica. W.I. In 1981. He was born a hero, a scholar and beyond the shadow of a doubt died a hero defending his race. Pinnacle is located in Sligoville, St. Catherine, Jamaica. It consists of over 500 acres of land. It is the Black man’s heritage of self reliance and a gift of love to the Rastafari community worldwide by Leonard P. Howell. There have been a lengthy legal battle with rich and greedy land developers who stole 500 acres of this pristine land, which was Jamaica’s first multi-million dollar free slave community. Mr. Howell gifted this land to all people who love and honor His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I. Many supporters and members of LPH Foundation fought long and hard because they were in danger of loosing this land. The very top, Pinnacle was still left uninhabited by the developers who had desecrated the land, mining and blasting the mountains, desecrating ancestor graves, they sold off most of the parcels of Pinnacle and had plans to develop in phases. The very Pinnacle of the mountain was still left untouched, as we are sure the developers were saving this breathtaking view and fertile land for their own illegal gain.
Everyone who supported Pinnacle began to rally to Save & Occupy Pinnacle and went a step further to petition for Pinnacle to be named a Heritage site. By spreading the word, petitioning, and rallying, the word was spread to now Pinnacle lands and supporters are given a opportunity for development and growth.
Please Visit the Official Website of The Leonard Percival Howell Foundation @ www.lphfoundation.org to learn more and lend you support and professional talent and good hearts to build up this new Heritage site.