On April 12th, 1967, an act of Parliament empowered the Grenada National Trust…
‘to protect Grenada’s cultural, architectural and natural heritage, to ‘preserve chattels of prehistoric, historic or artistic interest and the establishment of museums’.
this mandate was clearly prescribed by the following clauses taken from Ordinance 20 of 1967, which are as follows:
- The listing of buildings and monuments of prehistoric, historic and architectural interest an places of natural beauty with their animal or plant life;
- The compilation of photographic and architectural record of the above;
- The preservation of chattels of prehistoric, historic or artistic interest and the establishment of museums;
- Making the public aware of the value and beauty of the territory’s heritage as set out above;
- The pursuance of a policy of preservation and acting in an advisory capacity;
- The acquiring of property for the benefit of the Territory;
- The promoting and preserving for the benefit and enjoyment of the Territory of submarine areas of beauty or natural or historic interest and for the preservation (as far as possible) for their natural aspect, features and animal, plant and marine life;
- The attracting of funds by means of subscriptions, donations, bequests and grants.