The Government is looking at having the records of the nation’s cemeteries digitized so that they will be properly preserved.
This was disclosed by Minister of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Seaports, Grenadines Affairs and Local Government Benarva Browne during her appearance on WE FM’s Issue At Hand program on Sunday.
Minister Browne said that there is currently limited to no record keeping being done at the nation’s cemeteries.
“We have activities planned to try and address the issues regarding cemeteries. One of the things that we are looking at as well at first is the digitization of some of the cemeteries and running a small project. Because what we have realized has happen is basically in some instances no, or very limited record keeping in terms of cemeteries.
Generally the records are kept by workers within the cemetery, as they pass, the knowledge passes,” Minister Browne said.
According to Minister Browne the Urban Development Ministry currently manages 45 public cemeteries, %25 of which are either past capacity or near maximum capacity.