workonmandelaparkunderwayWeeks after the official ground-breaking ceremony, excavation work on the Mandela Memorial Park at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies is finally underway.

Management of the campus has said, the park, in honour of retired South African president and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, will be used as a place for quiet reflection, study and where national monuments can be erected. An appeal has gone out for funding to assist in developing the facility because, in the words of university Principal Sir Hilary Beckles, the institution does not have any money. Seen here is evidence of heavy equipment which has moved in to clear the wooded area. (EJ)

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