Save historic and national treasures
I have been extremely fortunate to have cross paths with some remarkable and brilliant persons over the years and I will also admit that they have contributed significantly towards my nurturing/approach in/to life and some personal achievements.
One such achievement to date is my passion for preserving historical treasures/artifacts, especially taking on the task of being an Independent Tourism Advocate for quite some time now. It all started with stamp collecting and it has enabled me to garner/grasp a wealth of knowledge in the subject areas of History and Geography, and I have managed to also collect some interesting pieces of the “British Guiana” era.
It does break my heart to pieces to witness the demolishing of treasured and historic buildings.
I also often wonder if Guyana will ever truly understand the importance of preservation. I would say it is due to the lack of education and exposure.
Perhaps Guyana should seek some guidance from the ‘British” or the Smithsonian Institute in the USA on preservation.
I will add my public support to Mark Archer’s KN publication dated June 12, 2012 and captioned, “Apparently nothing of historic value in Guyana is worth saving”.