Bob Marley’s home’s a national monument

Bob Marley’s home in Kingston is to be declared a national monument. The
house, which has since become the Tuff Gong International music studio, is a
major tourist attraction in the Jamaican capital. The tribute, officials
say, recognises the reggae star’s work in promoting his home country
overseas.

Marley was given the Order Of Merit, Jamaica’s third highest honour, a month
before his death in 1981. He has not, however, been given the status of
national hero, a title to have only ever been bestowed on seven Jamaicans,
despite repeated calls to government officials to give Marley the honour.

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