The Barbados National Trust has announced that it has appointed Dominican historian, Dr. Lennox Honychurch, as its new General Manager effective July 1, 2015.
“Dr Honychurch was born on the island of Dominica of a Barbadian family whose roots in Barbados go back to the eighteenth century,” the trust said in a release. “He was educated at the Lodge School, Barbados and Oxford University from where he received his doctorate in anthropology. He is skilled in many areas. He is an artist, an actor, an educator, a noted radio and television personality, an excellent public speaker and lecturer and an author whose many books include school texts which are used throughout the Eastern Caribbean.”
The release continued, “He was at one point in time, Dominica’s youngest politician and was a member of the late P.M. Eugenia Charles’ team which negotiated the independence of Dominica and is a member of the Council of the Open University of the University of the West Indies. His forte and great passion however is in the realm of heritage.”
Dr. Honychurch is well known in Dominica. He has written many books including The Dominica Story, The Caribbean People series, Dominica: the Isle of Adventure and in very recent times Negre Mawon: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica, among others.
The restoration of Cabrits in Portsmouth has been his most recent achievement.
He has won many awards including the prestigious Anthony B. Sagba award for Caribbean Excellence and many more.
“We at the Barbados National Trust are pleased to welcome Dr Honychurch back to Barbados where as a teenager, he immersed himself in things Barbadian at the home of his uncle and aunt, the iconic Frank Collymore and Ellice Collymore,” the Barbados National Trust said in its release.
According to its website, the Barbados National Trust “is a body incorporated by Act of Parliament to be involved in the preservation of places of historic, architectural and archaeological interest and of ecological importance or natural beauty.”